Archos launching £79 HDMI PC on a stick

France-based consumer electronics supplier Archos is throwing its hat into the growing HDMI dongle market with the launch of a low-cost Intel and Windows 10-based device, the Archos PC Stick. The device, which will retail for £79 (€111) in the UK, features an Intel Atom Quad Core Processor, 2GB or RAM and 32GB of Flash […]

Google unveils new computer-like HDMI dongle

Google has unveiled a more sophisticated HDMI dongle than its existing Chromecast device that can deliver the functionality of a PC to a TV or LCD screen. The Chromebit, manufactured by Asus, will be available from this summer and will be priced at less than US$100 (€93). Based on the Google Chrome browser, the Chromebit […]

Intel-based HDMI dongles hit UK market

Two providers have separately launched new high-end Intel-based HDMI dongle devices in the UK.  Consumer electronics provider Hannspree has launched a new ‘micro PC’ in the form of an HDMI dongle, which it says can turn any HDMI-compatible devices into a Windows 8 PC, including touch-screen functionality for devices with that capability. The device, which […]

Intel confirms details of Compute Stick

Intel has confirmed details of its new Compute Stick, an HDMI dongle that will enter the market against rivals such as Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire Stick.  Showcasing the device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Intel said that the Intel Compute Stick will transform any HDMI display into a “fully […]

ZapperBox teams up with Access to deliver cable-targeted HDMI dongle

TV technology providers ZapperBox and Access and connected home chipset specialist Entropic have teamed up to launch a new HDMI dongle device aimed at enabling cable operators to deliver IP video around the home. ZapperBox’s dongle, the Zip-R, can run the full RDK stack with HTML5 and the DLNA’s CVP-2 guidelines, also known as VidiPath, […]

Microsoft may be planning Chromecast rival

Microsoft could be about to launch a Chromecast rival, with evidence provided by one of the company’s latest FCC filings and a certification granted by the WiFi Alliance.  Microsoft has unveiled details of a device called the HD-10, including WiFi, HDMI and USB connectivity. A separate document on the WiFi Alliance website identifies a certificate […]

Google Chromecast to boost set-top and dongle market

The release of Google’s Chromecast TV dongle is due to push the smart set-top box and dongle market beyond original forecasts, with unit sales now expected to pass 18 million in 2013, according to ABI Research.  Overall the market is expected to grow at a 10.8% compound annual growth rate between 2013 and 2018, with […]

Google launches TV dongle

Google has launched a low-price TV dongle designed for people to stream web content to their TV set.  Google said the Chromecast device is designed to “make it easy to bring your favourite online entertainment to the biggest screen in your house,” and is its latest attempt to break into the living room, launching alongside […]