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RK2928 Miracast Adapter (MOCREO M1) Is Now Available for $26

Rockchip (via Charbax) has been teasing us with their upcoming RK2928 miracast adapter since the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in April 2013. It appears a device is finally available on DealExtreme with MOCREO M1 (iPush) for $25.90 including shipping.

MOCREO_M1

It’s using the same casing as the other iPush or Ezcast (MSD03) HDMI sticks, but the guts of the device are different:

  • Processor – Rockchip RK2928 single core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.0 GHz
  • System Memory – 256MB DDR3
  • Storage – 16 MB Serial Flash
  • Connectivity – Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
  • Video Output – HDMI V1.4
  • Multi-screen protocol – DLNA / Airplay / Miracast
  • Video Format – RMVB / WMV / ASF / AVI / 3GP / MPG / MKV / MP4 / MOV / MPEG2 / MPEG4
  • Audio decoding – MP3 / OGG / WAV / APE / CDA / MIDI / WMA / AAC;
  • Power adapter: 5V / 1A (Micro USB)
  • Dimensions – 7.3 cm x 2.8 cm x 1.2 cm
  • Weight – 19 grams

The device, apparently also called MCAST01, runs Linux 3.0.8, and comes with an HDMI cable (50cm), a Micro USB cable (50cm), and a user manual in Chinese and English.

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  1. August 29th, 2013 at 12:11 | #1

    On Aliexpress they have another version also based on RK2928 called “Chromecast MD321″ for $33. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Multi-small-screen-to-TV-Big-screen-interactive-wireless-Airplay-DLNA-WIFI-display-dongle-Miracast-dongle/1230147002.html

  2. Tsvetan
    August 29th, 2013 at 12:38 | #2

    RK2928 miracast dongle is with 16 MB Serial Flash and 256 MB DDR3 RAM

  3. adem
    August 29th, 2013 at 12:39 | #3

    we need an actual copy of chromecast both hardware and software for a cheaper price where i can use any device to stream content to my tv by wifi using not just android or ios phone but also my desktop or laptop pc. i want to mirror my whole pc screen to my tv from any browser not just chrome thats not too much now is it he he

  4. August 29th, 2013 at 19:04 | #4

    For the new Nexus 7 (2013) a SlimPort adapter is $39 on Amazon.ca. Chromecast option is not yet available in Canada but if/when it does will probably be around the same price. This Miracast adapter would be a good 3rd option *if* it works — so eagerly awaiting someone to test! :)

  5. manny
    August 29th, 2013 at 21:06 | #5

    @darethehair

    Chromecast is the more limited one.

    here’s the rockchip miracast demo:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrTpWlkupUs

  6. whyzor
    August 30th, 2013 at 02:58 | #6

    Do these DLNA supported devices also allow Plex media receiver like the built-in PS3 feature? So stream from Android via miracast, stream from PC via Plex?

  7. August 30th, 2013 at 02:59 | #7

    @manny

    Yea, that video makes it look cool and painless — but from Googling, it doesn’t sound like folks have had a lot of success with Miracast devices. It would be great to get a report from a Nexus 7 (2013) user and this RK2928! For $26, I am almost willing to take the chance on my own…

  8. Paul
    August 30th, 2013 at 04:00 | #8

    So, once again, what’s so exciting about these devices? I assume price is the only thing – indeed, at $25, it finally catches “raw” price of proverbial Pi, while being about the same power. Indeed, such devices could be good target for router usage with OpenWRT. If they would have USB host slot! Otherwise they’re pretty useless, will become interesting at ~$15 range as throw-away hack toys. And I hope that nobody really interested in that dlna/miracast marketing b/s :-D.

  9. CampGareth
    August 30th, 2013 at 06:30 | #9

    @Paul
    Depends on the person, I as a consumer definitely am interested. I tend to want to connect laptops and phones up to bigger screens in a hurry, and having HDMI cables trailing from such things isn’t a great solution, Miracast could be (or Intel WiDi, the Wikipedia entry says the two are compatible but I haven’t tested it).

    It could be sold as simply as saying “it’s like wifi, but for video”, you know that it can be pretty darned convenient to use wifi, as do a lot of people

  10. August 30th, 2013 at 08:16 | #10

    @whyzor
    If Plex media receiver support DLNA too, it should work.
    As mentioned in another recent comment, WiDi 3.5 supports Miracast, and I’ve read Windows 8.1 will natively support Miracast.
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiDi

    @Paul
    The price is the main thing. If you don’t really need an Android HDMI TV, but just want to use Miracast or DLNA or Airplay, that’s a cheaper option. It’s a bit more powerful than the R-Pi in terms of processing power. It’s already running Linux, so it might be fun to hack too. $15 target? I guess that’s possible in a few months.

  11. dfgigger
  12. August 30th, 2013 at 11:31 | #12

    @dfgigger
    Thanks. But it seems that model does not support Miracast or Airplay video mirroring, so it’s probably another hardware.

  13. dfgigger
    August 30th, 2013 at 12:10 | #13

    @cnxsoft
    You are right It needs some WI-FI router too…

  14. Paul
    August 31st, 2013 at 03:35 | #14

    @CampGareth: I certainly would love wireless HDMI connection too, but all the current DLNA-AirPlay-Miracast-Chromecast mumbo-jumbo is pretty far away from being wireless HDMI cable for end users, and I don’t expect that change for at least couple of years. At the same time, screen sharing protocol exists and works for more than decade: it’s VNC. Yeah, it doesn’t work for sharing FullHD videos, but Miracast yet have to prove it really does across devices (current generation definitely won’t work as expected) and implementations, and broken WiFi connections. And working on adding H.264 support to VNC would be more beneficial solution than pray for Miracast to win over.

  15. adem
    September 11th, 2013 at 13:00 | #15

    this device only has 3 apps that can connect to the device something like youtube but not youtube something like vimeo but not vimeo is there other thing i can do with this like youtube

  16. adem
    September 11th, 2013 at 13:34 | #16

    can i connect through laptop or pc if your not chinese then this device is no good for anything except viewing content like video and music files but then you can do that with most hdmi dongles

  17. Berrystar
    September 21st, 2013 at 00:23 | #17

    I tested it with a blackberry Q 10. Screen mirroring works ok but streaming video just does NOT work. Also airplay is not fully supported just airplay of dlna content. Again lot of lag when viewing video. :-(

  18. radox
    October 16th, 2013 at 01:41 | #18

    Can i run Debian on this stick? Is bootloader locked?
    I’m looking for cheapest ARM device, which can run Debian GNU/Linux (on Cortex-A8 or A9).

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