How to replace your laptop with a tablet
If you're looking for true mobility with your devices, sometimes even a laptop can be too much. Tablets are ubiquitous, and with the right preparation, can easily replace a laptop for your (lighter) work days. If you're hesitant about making the move from laptop to tablet, let me assuage your fears.
I'm Michael Fisher, though you probably know me better as MrMobile, and yes, I'm writing this from a tablet. Sometimes all you need is to sit at a cafe, drinking coffee and typing on a device that can comfortably fit inside a SCOTTeVEST. I know that's all I need. slurp ahhh.
- Pixel C
- Pixel C Keyboard
- iPad Pro
- Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro 9.7
- RAVPower 20100mAh Portable Charger
- Anker USB-C to 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub w/ Ethernet Adapter
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but found that to be a little rigid depending on the HDMI cable for the projector. Now I use this one https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-Plated-Female-Adapter/dp/B00JDRHQ58... and I keep it in my Bluetooth mouse bag with the mouse and carry this from meeting to meeting. All my iPad toting friends are amazed by this mysterious HDMI output functionality on a sub-$300 device :)
The easiest way to connect any device to your TV is a Chromecast and the HDMI port.
I never understand why people don't understand using a Chromecast?
Is that too hard to understand? Screen mirroring works great with the Chromecast, where do you hear that crap!
You can cast audio, video, pictures, everything to the Chromecast! How about doing some googling regarding the Chromecast, instead of making crap up about it.
Who the hell uses Miracast anymore anyways. If anything you can also get a Roku stick, and screen mirror to it as well.
You are not limited to just Miracast or Apple Tv to be able to talk to a big screen TV, their are many, many other devices that will accept screen mirroring and streaming to them.
Miracast is not being implemented on newer TV's.
Just because you can use Miracast on your old Nexus 5 and HTC, means nothing.
You can use a Chromecast with those phones as well, without having a WiFi router enabled.
YOU JUST NEED TO ENABLE 'GUEST' MODE ON THE CHROMECAST!
"when a mobile device connects to a Chromecast in guest mode, only minimal data is used to signal to the Chromecast. The Chromecast streams content using the Wi-Fi network to which it's already connected".
Stream as a guest.
Step 1: Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled on the guest device (BUT NOT CONNECTED TO YOUR NETWORK). Then, attempt to stream by tapping the Chromecast icon at the top of the screen in a Chromecast-friendly app like YouTube, Photos, or Google Play Music and in most cases, the smartphone or tablet will have in the 'Quick settings' the Play to or screen cast option.
Step 2: A window will appear to connect to a device." Look it up, it's a very useful tool.
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6109292?hl=en Again, Chromecast has the ability to directly talk to a smartphone or tablet without the need of a wifi router, or 'HOTSPOT' !!!!!!!! I use it every time I go to a friends house and want to show something new on my phone, never connecting to his wifi network, never using a hotspot, just directly to the Chromecast!
I never set up my phone on his wifi, no need to go through adding his SSID, typing in his 12 character password.
All I need is the 4-digit number showing on the Chromecast screen, because guest mode has been enabled.
I cast directly to the Chromecast, not through his network, not through a hotspot, using guest mode!!!
You can, after setting up guest mode initially, turn off his router, his wifi, and I can Still cast to the Chromecast
I need no wifi router to cast my content to the Chromecast.
Just like Miracast!!!
You are an absolute idiot, with no concept of casting directly to the Chromecast, and you won't even listen.
Nothing can help you and your small pea brain.
You have this insane idea that it's impossible, so be it, you cannot be helped, you are a waste of space and time.
Again, and Again, and AGAIN, you do not need any wifi router network to make the Chromecast talk directly to your phone.
If you really are familiar with the guest mode on the Chromecast (which I highly doubt since you are a liar as well)
and actually did use it, you would know that guest mode does not require having a network connection.
You are the definition of an old man ignorant, stupid, idiot.
Well, you must live in that past where you are, because now just about all meeting rooms with TV screens support hdmi inputs, and Chromecast is very portable for the presenter to carry around for that option.
You can enable Guest mode on the Chromecast and stream directly to it.
No need to use the customers WiFi router at all. Probably, you don't know what you are talking about.
Where did I say you need mobile data to talk to the Chromecast?
Or even any network at all?
The original post was about using a Chromecast to display content on a corporate monitor or projection screen using your phone or tablet.
Most monitors and display projectors have an HDMI port, and that is how the Chromecast can be used to display whatever content you want on those devices because the Chromecast has the HDMI port.
There is NO Need to connect to the corporate network, at all!
Guest mode enables you to communicate to that Chromecast directly, WITHOUT any network, or mobile data!!
C'mon, really is it that hard to understand, NO Wifi network is needed, no mobile data is needed to send from your phone to the Chromecast!
You said you were familiar with 'Guest' mode, but from your response it's evident you don't. Again, and Again, and AGAIN, you do not need any wifi router network to make the Chromecast talk directly to your phone. The content on the phone is displayed through the Chromecast to monitor or screen projector, just like it would from your phone to the Miracast dongle connected to those display devices.
How do you think the Miracast works? Through magic?
If I have to remind you, I'm only talking about being able to display content on your phone not from the internet!
You can also screen cast from your phone through the Chromecast onto the monitor or screen projector, but again only what is on your phone.