Samsung’s AllShare Cast Dongle has finally gone up for sale, a compact box that hooks up to your TV and streams video wirelessly from your Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 10.1 or other gadgets. The £80 ($127) adapter comes with all the cables you need – HDMI for your TV, and a microUSB AC adapter for power – and is in stock with UK retailer Clove.
Samsung announced the AllShare Cast Dongle back at the Galaxy S III launch in May, a straightforward way to get photos, video and music off your phone or tablet and onto your big-screen TV. Although we’ve seen DLNA support on other devices, Samsung’s reskinned version aims to make the wireless streaming more simple, while the Dongle itself means older TVs can be upgraded rather than forcing the user to buy a new Smart TV.
Up to Full HD 1920 x 1080 video is supported, though there’s no ethernet option for those with wired networks, only WiFi a/b/g/n. Still, that should make it easier to hide the Dongle behind your display,
Samsung isn’t just keeping AllShare Cast to existing products, either; it’s a part of TouchWiz now, and so was included on the freshly-announced Galaxy Note II from last week and, potentially even more useful, the Galaxy Camera as well. There’s more on Samsung AllShare in our hands-on demo with the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S III.