Last week I talked about wireless monitors, and this week I’ll talk about seven wireless adapters to help you choose.
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Best Wireless Accessories
1. Microsoft P3Q-00001 Wireless Display Adapter
Now that you’re familiar with wireless monitors, let’s talk about the devices that will allow you to use your current monitor as a wireless monitor. Among these, the following adapter from Microsoft offers excellent results with reliability.
The Microsoft P3Q-00001 is quite famous for its productive use as this simple adapter lets you turn any of your HDMI-powered displays into a wireless display for your laptop or smartphone. This adapter works on the famous Miracast technology which basically mirrors your smartphone display directly to the monitor via Wi-Fi. Once connected, it can offer a reliable connection within a range of 23 feet.
Microsoft offers a premium option for a wireless monitor compared to most of the other choices mentioned here. Thus, you will also enjoy a one-year warranty period from Microsoft on this device. It works great with any Windows 10 powered smartphone, tablet or laptop. You won’t even need internet access to use the Microsoft P3Q-00001. As for its size, the adapter measures approximately 4 x 0.87 x 0.43 inches, making it a highly portable device.
Best Features: Wireless display adapter, Full HD 1080p resolution supported, comes with one year warranty, 23ft connectivity range and works without internet connection.
2. ScreenBeam Mini2 Wireless Display Adapter
ScreenBeam also offers a very high-end wireless display adapter that you should consider if you want FHD quality and many other great features.
The ScreenBeam Mini2 Wireless Display Adapter is definitely the right device to travel with whenever you go out for a business trip or a meeting. It also works with Miracast technology to enable direct screen sharing to any HDMI-capable monitor over a Wi-Fi network. But unlike most other options, it doesn’t require an external Wi-Fi connection because the ScreenBeam Mini2 Wireless Display Adapter creates its own Wi-Fi network for streaming content.
You will get 1080p FHD video output from the ScreenBeam Mini2 Wireless Display Adapter at 30 frames per second. And unlike our previous pick, it works with both Android and Windows operating systems. It’s also a plug-and-play device that works with ultra-low latency to deliver better results. You will enjoy a 90-day warranty period on the ScreenBeam Mini2 Wireless Display Adapter.
3. SmartSee Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter
If you haven’t found the perfect compatible wireless adapter for your use so far, stick around as we explore some universal adapters in this section. The next option of SmartSee is one such option with ease of connectivity.
The SmartSee Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter will be a perfect choice for those who want to use the display as a wireless device for multiple sources. This adapter works on Miracast technology to enable streaming from various platforms like Android as well as iOS. To use the SmartSee Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter, you won’t need to install any app or driver as it is a plug-and-play type device.
You will also find DLNA and Airplay modes on the SmartSee Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter which are very popular. Although you can stream your smartphone display through the adapter to share images, videos and other content, you will not be able to stream from platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Prime due to the protection of the protocol. The SmartSee Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter comes with a 180-day warranty, which is good enough for such a compact device.
4. JKFENEOR Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter
JKFENEOR also offers an excellent streaming device designed for HDMI-based displays. It is also a very compact option suitable for outdoor use.
The JKFENEOR Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter can mirror your smartphone display directly to your TV, monitor, projector or other HDMI-enabled device. JKFENEOR also provides timely OTA updates for the adapter to keep it updated with the latest features. By default, you will get access to features like Miracast, Airplay, and DLNA which are popular for Android and iOS devices collectively.
To use the JKFENEOR Anycast HDMI Wireless Display Adapter, you just need to connect the device to your monitor and pair it with your smartphone via Wi-Fi. Another interesting fact about display adapter Wireless HDMI JKFENEOR Anycast is that it is one of the cheapest streaming devices to offer so many features. Therefore, you will definitely get your money’s worth with this wireless monitor adapter.
5. TAOZUA Wireless HDMI Display Adapter
4K is slowly becoming the standard for entertainment content. Thus, we offer a very affordable wireless monitor adapter from TAOZUA which is compatible with 4K.
Coming soon, we bring the first 4K supported wireless display adapter to our list. TAOZUA Wireless HDMI Display Adapter supports both 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi for streaming. So you can use it with a broadband connection to deliver smooth 4K content streaming. Even with such high quality output, TAOZUA Wireless HDMI Display Adapter does not require any tedious setup. Simply plug the device into the HDMI port and you’re ready to go.
TAOZUA Wireless HDMI Display Adapter supports Miracast, Airplay and DLNA modes by default and works with a range of iOS, Android, macOS and even Windows powered devices. You can even use most paid streaming platforms operated through an Android device. You will also enjoy a 180-day warranty period on TAOZUA Wireless HDMI Display Adapter which allows you to thoroughly test the device.
6. MiraScreen G7 Plus Miracast Dongle
MiraScreen also brings a very similar 4K-supported wireless display adapter as a final choice. Apart from that, you will also find various other options for MiraScreen mirroring and casting.
MiraScreen G7 Plus is another ideal choice for those who like to watch the highest quality entertainment content. This wireless adapter, although a compact option, supports streaming 4K content via a 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless network. The device includes an HDMI receiver that can be plugged into any HDMI-capable monitor for seamless compatibility. As for the source, you can use Android, iOS, Windows or even macOS devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Even though the device includes a cable, it works wirelessly from the source and can be easily stored behind your TV or monitor. But you have to keep in mind that it is not a completely wireless device and it requires a continuous power connection to work. Also, you won’t be able to stream content from services like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu due to copyright protection.
7. VAlinks Wireless HDMI Display
In the end, we bring yet another highly portable casting device made by VAlinks. It also offers almost all the essential features you would want in a wireless display adapter.
We’ll end our list with another reliable wireless display adapter. The VAlinks Wi-Fi Display Dongle is the most affordable option you can find on our list today and still offers 1080p FHD content streaming and screen mirroring capabilities. It is also a very compact device that you can carry in your pocket with any USB flash drive. VAlinks Wi-Fi Display Dongle supports multiple devices such as iOS and Android smartphones through services such as DLNA, Miracast and Airplay.
The VAlinks wifi display dongle has a range of 10 meters for connectivity, which may be too low if you use it on a wifi network and your router is in another room or at another stage. To connect the VAlinks Wi-Fi display dongle, you can either use the manual method and pair the devices yourself.
Or you can use the dedicated app to quickly connect the devices by following the instructions provided in the app. It is a very reliable device because you get a one-year warranty from VAlinks. They also offer a 30 day money back policy if you don’t like the product.
I selected the best option for wireless display adapters. I also offer here some recommendations for a faster purchase.
The VAlinks Wi-Fi Display Dongle is the cheapest option you can find on the market for wireless display. Although it is only a wireless display adapter that can work with any digital display with an HDMI port and offer wireless video streaming or screen casting. The main advantage of buying this device is that you can use your current screen as a wireless screen without having to replace it.
I would also recommend the TAOZUA Wireless HDMI Display Adapter to those who like to watch a lot of entertainment content like movies and TV shows on their monitors. The TAOZUA Wireless HDMI Display Adapter can also be directly connected to a TV and offers 4K UHD output. For connectivity, it supports 5 GHz as well as 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network bands. Thus, you can directly stream content from the Internet by connecting to the device with your smartphone and using the streaming function.
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