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Netgear unveils its NeoMediacast dongle, a Chromecast-like device

Netgear's new HDMI dongle wants to take on Google's Chromecast, features an micro SD card slot.

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Published Mon, Jan 6 2014 11:13 PM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

CES 2014 - Google's Chromecast is a lot of things, but one thing it doesn't do is play local media - Netgear has just unveiled its new NeoMediacast dongle, which features a micro SD card slot for local storage.

Netgear unveils its NeoMediacast dongle, a Chromecast-like device | TweakTown.com

Netgear's NeoMediacast is Miracast-enabled, and is compatible with any device running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and above. The Netgear NeoMediacast also comes with a micro USB port, so that you can plug in additional storage and content into the device, streaming it through your TVs HDMI port. This means that no Internet access is needed, another shot fired at Google.

Although, Netgear hasn't built-in support for iOS into its NeoMediacast, which is a tick in the negative box when comparing it to Chromecast, which works across a broad range of operating systems, including iOS. We should expect the Netgear NeoMediacast sometime in the next 6 months or so.

NEWS SOURCE:gizmodo.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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