WeKast is a HDMI & VGA Wireless Display Dongle for Business Presentations (Crowdfunding)

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You have already many options to mirror your mobile device’s screen to a big TV or projector with Chromecast, Miracast adapters, or EZCast dongles. However, if you want to connect it to a projector with a VGA connect you’ll need a separate HDMI to VGA adapter, and some devices may require Internet access, which you may or may not have during your presentations. WeKast dongle have been designed to simplify the process of setting up your presentation on any premises with HDMI and VGA output, and no requirement for WiFi connectivity. Simply copy your presentation on your smartphone, connect the dongle, and you’re ready to get started using WeKast app on your Android or iOS smartphone.

WeKastWeKast hardware specifications:

  • CPU – 1.6GHz processor
  • System Memory – 1GB RAM
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/f/n with WPA2 enterprise security
  • Video Output – Female HDMI and female VGA ports
  • USB – 1x micro USB port for charging
  • Battery – 1,200 mAh good for a 3-hour presentation.

The app and dongle currently  supports ppt and pptx file, but other file formats such as pdf, doc, xls are also being worked on. Audio and video embedded in the presentation will work, and animations too, although with some limitations for the latter. A full mirroring option is also planned.

You can watch the video to show how it works, and what problem WeKast aims to solve.

The company wants to raise $50,000 via a Kickstarter campaign to fund production. The product costs is quite higher than competing wireless display solutions, with the pledges for WeKast starting at $89 (early bird), while the retail price should be $149. Shipping adds $10 to $15, and delivery is scheduled for January 2017. Beside the crowdfunding campaign, you can also visit WeKast website for details.

 

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Thanks for this awesome article. Your description of the pain & our solution is right on!