Lenovo’s Chromecast competitor promises faster speeds and more connection options.
At its first TechWorld show in Beijing, Lenovo has taken the wraps off a new media streaming device, the Lenovo Cast. A small hockey puck-like that connects your TV and mobile devices, Lenovo Cast aims to outdo Google’s established Chromecast stick with faster connection speeds and more ways to stream your stuff to a bigger screen.
Lenovo Cast supports both 2.4 and 5GHz Wifi networks, with a range of approximately 20 meters and support for playback at up to 1080p resolution. Content is piped to your TV over a microHDMI cable, while a standard microUSB connector powers the small, hockey-puck-sized contraption. As for the technical nuts and bolts, Lenovo Cast supports DLNA and Miracast in addition to the Google Cast standard, which should make it a more versatile streamer than Google’s basic $35 stick.