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.