(Pre-Order) Measy A2W Miracast and Airplay Dongle £19.99 @ futeko
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(Pre-Order) Measy A2W Miracast and Airplay Dongle £19.99 @ futeko

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Found 30th Nov 2013
Been looking for a Miracast dongle and stumbled upon this, currently for pre-order, so I have no idea how good it is, found video on Youtube of a guy using it with an iPhone 5s and seems to screw up, could just be awful with iOS, the app needs updating, or could be the dongle itself. May possibly be fine with Android or Windows. I'm willing to give it a punt and be a guinea pig for you all using my LG G2 and iPhone 5 for when I get it if you are unsure.

Release: 4th December

Videos of it screwing up on iPhone 5s: youtube.com/use…kun

The Measy A2W Miracast/Airplay/DLNA Dongle allows all content from a smartphone, tablet, or PC to be displayed wirelessly on a TV.
It is an easy and inexpensive way to add Miracast, Airplay, and DLNA capability to any HDMI TV.

Compatible with Miracast (Android 4.2+, Windows), AirPlay (iOS, MacOS) and DLNA (NAS, PC) protocols.

Anything on your smartphone, tablet, or PC screen can be mirrored on your TV. Video, HD Video (up to 1080p), games, music, BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, SkyGo, Netflix, Twittor, Instagram, photos, Youtube.. The possibilities are endless.

The Measy A2W is CE certified, HDCP certified, and Measy are a certified HDMI Adopter. It is a high quality branded product.

Box contents: Measy A2W, micro-USB to USB power cable.

Price now £23.99
- cjdean1983

68 Comments

Shame there's no WiDi as well..

Ordered thanks. Good price so worth a punt. Have used this company before, recommendation from me. Now, if only someone could come up with a 'sender' device to plug in the back of my sky box......

For Info; pre-order but stock due 3rd Dec.

Interesting device but will (apparently) only support windows 7 and 8 on a pc and quite a limited number of phones and iphones and later macs by default

so does this need a router to work or does it connect directly to the tablet or smartphone please?

interesting, may have to try one

Awesome! Hope it works ok. So tired of plugging my laptop into the TV to watch Netflix. Been looking for a cheap solution for ages. I have a wireless keyboard but i'd rather keep my laptop near me so (maybe) i can browse the web on the laptop screen whilst playing a movie on the TV. Have some heat.

Just checked out video and although this looks to be a good idea, it does not work very well. So based on this, is there a point in even considering the purchase of this item?.

Banned

So I could use this to mirror the Sky Sports app on my iPad onto any HDMI tv? ... That would be handy. Is there nothing else similar or more reliable?

I wouldn't bother with this unless the router is in the same room as the dongle and the source device. Miracast effectively compresses and sends the frame buffer, so if you're streaming content from the web, it'll effectively double the traffic on your wireless network.

Banned

You could get a Sky Now TV box for a tenner and side load Plex on it

Great idea, and price if it works.

But beware apps can detect mirroring (I'm looking at you 4od) and refuse to play anything!

Unfortunately experienced this with an S4 and a current LG smart TV using Miracast - iPlayer, YouTube and normal apps worked fine though (Miracast seems to have significant lag so is not really suitable for games, but video was fine)

Why not just get Chromecast? It's smooth lots of official and unofficial apps that even allow 'actual' point to point streaming too.

akaseth

Why not just get Chromecast? It's smooth lots of official and unofficial … Why not just get Chromecast? It's smooth lots of official and unofficial apps that even allow 'actual' point to point streaming too.



Twice the price.

MitchellT

Twice the price.



Sounds like Chromecast works properly too.

when you stream over WiFi on 4g does it use your data (already have file )

wakkaday

when you stream over WiFi on 4g does it use your data (already have file )

No its Ad-Hoc.

I'll wait for more reviews from people who ordered from here before purchasing one.

Original Poster

I would get a Chromecast, however, it doesn't have the option to mirror the screen and not that many apps currently support it, so for me, Chromecast is not for me. But I have said that I will see how it goes when I get it and report back, if it is absolute garbage, I can just send it back.

I use the airplay mirroring on my atv1200 ( sumvision cyclone x2)
This is probably using the same airplay app.

It works ok for a while then randomly crashes .

It also doesn't support live mirroring for games

mikehunt69

I wouldn't bother with this unless the router is in the same room as the … I wouldn't bother with this unless the router is in the same room as the dongle and the source device. Miracast effectively compresses and sends the frame buffer, so if you're streaming content from the web, it'll effectively double the traffic on your wireless network.



I thought miracast connected directly to the source device? i.e. dongle to phone directly.
Edited by: "Magnets" 1st Dec 2013

Cheers Ive been looking for something like this , but i might wait for your review. I have an iPhone 4s and want something like this device to stream to the TV. but im also considering an upgrade to the samsung S5 in Feb
thnx

I was really looking forward to getting one of these... but: youtube.com/wat…xrY

Liverpool_Bear

Sounds like Chromecast works properly too.



Correct, you get what you pay for.

XBMC running on a raspberry pi does everything you would want it to do. However it would be twice the cost with case + cable.

shame it doesn't look great...

It's question answering time from an owner of a Mocreo M1 miracast receiver that I bought for £17

razzmataz1478

Shame there's no WiDi as well..



WiDi supports miracast (or vice versa, Intel were never very clear about that) so this *should* work with your laptops too. I own a Mocreo M1 (RK2918 based iirc) and it works with my phone just fine but doesn't quite work with my laptop although it looks like it's a network issue so might be unique to my laptop.

jasee

Interesting device but will (apparently) only support windows 7 and 8 on … Interesting device but will (apparently) only support windows 7 and 8 on a pc and quite a limited number of phones and iphones and later macs by default



Not quite, Windows 8.1 supports miracast by default, windows 7 and 8 only support it if you have a recent Intel Integrated GPU (like a HD 4000) and an Intel wifi card (like a 6235). You'll need to download WiDi software from Intel. As for phones anything with android 4.2 and later should support it but it relies on the phone supporting wifi direct (look for that on the spec sheets). iphones and macs, no idea, they'll be using the airplay side and I've never used that before.

datca

so does this need a router to work or does it connect directly to the … so does this need a router to work or does it connect directly to the tablet or smartphone please?



It is a direct connection between your phone and the dongle (using Wifi Direct, name makes sense yo). You can simultaneously have a connection to your router.

mikehunt69

I wouldn't bother with this unless the router is in the same room as the … I wouldn't bother with this unless the router is in the same room as the dongle and the source device. Miracast effectively compresses and sends the frame buffer, so if you're streaming content from the web, it'll effectively double the traffic on your wireless network.



Wat... As above miracast itself is a direct link from phone to dongle, however I can see what you're getting at. Wifi is a wireless technology meaning it's not completely reliable, remember the old days when you couldn't use wifi if someone was using a cordless phone in your house? Yeah that's what I'm getting at. The more content is being sent over wifi the less reliable each connection becomes due to interference. If you're watching something on iplayer then your phone is downloading the video over wifi from your router, displaying the video, and then miracast re-encodes that video and sends it to the dongle. There's a chance your dongle might get rather sad about this because lots of devices are talking at once and it can't hear your phone very well (weak antennas are a problem with these devices). If it can't hear your phone, video quality drops massively.

Oh, a word on quality, "eh" it's okay but if you're settling down to watch a HD movie or something you should use a cable.

razzmataz1478

Shame there's no WiDi as well..

jasee

Interesting device but will (apparently) only support windows 7 and 8 on … Interesting device but will (apparently) only support windows 7 and 8 on a pc and quite a limited number of phones and iphones and later macs by default

datca

so does this need a router to work or does it connect directly to the … so does this need a router to work or does it connect directly to the tablet or smartphone please?

mikehunt69

I wouldn't bother with this unless the router is in the same room as the … I wouldn't bother with this unless the router is in the same room as the dongle and the source device. Miracast effectively compresses and sends the frame buffer, so if you're streaming content from the web, it'll effectively double the traffic on your wireless network.



Cheers matey.

If it could support live mirroring that would be good... I know only apple tv can do the full mirroring on ios side, but can miracast accomodate live mirroring for game on the android side of things?

So how does this work? U Plug the dongle in the TV and then what? do u bluetooth to it? download an app? If this could show stuff from my Nook HD+ I'll be all over it, as its about £50 for a cable (HDMI)

Any help will be muchly appreciated

Reviews / demo on youtube of this device show it not working very well. Its a good price for a miracast device but based on the youtube demo I might hold off.

UnicornRiver, you need to check your Nook HD+ supports miracast.

received mine today doesn't work with Asus transformer t100 windows 8, it doesn't show up in add devices and the desktop application says no devices to connect to.

Arrived in the post today. Instruction manual is in Jinglish so really hard to understand but the interface is quite clear. Seemed to stream OK but not perfect as a line keeps jerking in the middle of the screen. No audio either but will play around at home later and have another go. Wouldn't really recommend especially now the price has gone up!

Netgear PTV3000 is a better bet if you want to wirelessly mirror your PC, tablet, or smartphone on your telly (£59 at Maplins):

http://images.mobilefun.co.uk/graphics/300pixelp/netgear-push2tv-wireless-display-adapter-ptv3000-p39586-300.jpg

Here's a video of it working: Click here

gx3k

Netgear PTV3000 is a better bet if you want to wirelessly mirror your PC, … Netgear PTV3000 is a better bet if you want to wirelessly mirror your PC, tablet, or smartphone on your telly (£59 at Maplins):Here's a video of it working: Click here



what I did notice with the Measy A2W Miracast/Airplay Dongle is that its like a new wifi connection thus rending you wifi intent connection unusable cus you have to disconnect from it in order to connect to the new miracast wifi connection is this the case with the Netgear PTV3000 or will I be able to use my wifi internet at the say time as miracast.

1ke

does the Netgear PTV3000 allow you to miracast and use your wifi … does the Netgear PTV3000 allow you to miracast and use your wifi internet at the same time.



Yes. You can see it on the video, the guy was browsing the web while streaming it directly to the telly.

gx3k

Netgear PTV3000 is a better bet if you want to wirelessly mirror your PC, … Netgear PTV3000 is a better bet if you want to wirelessly mirror your PC, tablet, or smartphone on your telly (£59 at Maplins):Here's a video of it working: Click here



now i wish i had seen this first...erm decisions...decisions

Now that push2tv looks the biz, any voucher codes for maplin?

Price has gone up to £23.99

that push 2 tv looks spon on...

anyone know if it works with a HTC Desire s...yrs no laughing, I know its old but can't be bothered upgrading at the.moment.
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