I had a preview of the new Chromecast gizmo today.

£30 price tag!!!

A Solution to the problem of students / academics wanting to share content from their mobile devices in a lecture environment without needing to plug in to a lectern or jump through lots of hoops to show content?

Maybe, maybe not… these things always seem like they are going to fit seamlessly into our lives… I guess time will tell if :

  • it’s glitch free
  • people actually use it after the fad wears off….

A couple of plus points anyway…. Once you have shared a web page to Chromecast, the device streams directly from the web, not through the mobile device, so although you can use your tablet as a controller you can also shut it down and just use the direct stream through your wifi.

iPlayer and other streaming sites are already supporting Chromecast.


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