A few weeks ago, we reported on Rockchip’s plans to release a Miracast dongle design based on its single-core RK2928 SoC CPU. Well, it looks like its landed on the market in the form of the new Mocreo M1.
The HDMI stick, selling for $26 on dx.com, clocks at 1GHz and comes with almost a ‘pick a number’ amount of RAM (anywhere between 64MB and 256MB). While the on-board storage is unknown, there’s no Bluetooth but it does support 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
The M1 handles DLNA, AirPlay and Miracast so it should work with a range of tablets and smartphones.
Power comes through its microUSB port and the kit includes dongle, HDMI extension and microUSB power cable. It’s not clear whether it comes with a USB power brick or you have to provide one yourself.
However, it’s not the only model based on the Rockchip RK2928 CPU – another new model interestingly named the MD321 Chromecast (does Google know?) runs the same CPU with 256MB of RAM, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and RTL8188 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi chip. Again, it also supports all three Miracast / AirPlay / DLNA combinations, but sells for $33.
We imagine these won’t be the only ones you’ll see in the coming weeks. But remember, at the very least, you’ll need a compatible device with Android 4.2 operating system minimum for Miracast to work.
Just in case you missed the original story, you can see armdevices.net video story on YouTube at the jump.
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