A ... certain segment of fans ... have gotten it into their heads that Google played down the fact that Chromecast needs USB power to work. They are wrong.
Here's Google's Mario Queiroz, describing Chromecast at Wednesday's event:
"Once you take it out of its beautiful, clean box, all you have to do is plug it in to, ah, any HDMI input on your TV, power through USB, connect to your home Wifi, and you're ready to kick back and watch."
- Chromecast tech specs (scroll down)
- Our post announcing Chromecast. (Made it into the second sentence.)
- The "getting started" instructions on the inside flap of the retail box. (Here's a larger version for the hard of hearing.)
Just stop it.