Techie Magee’s Dongle

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No, not me as the techie…I give full credit where credit is due: this is Boy’s get.

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Behold the Chromecast dongle.

chromecastimage source: Amazon

NO!  I’m totally not messing with you; it’s referred to as a dongle.  Say it with me: Dongle…DONGLEDONGLEDONGLE!  So fun.

What is this thang?!

It’s called the Chromecast from Google.

What does it do?!

So glad you asked…

Product Info:

*Stream online video, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop

*Supports Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, as well as anything on the web through Chrome browser

*Works with Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, and Chrome for Windows

*Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network

Oh. My Word.

In a nutshell: stream content wirelessly from your internet-connected gadgets to your HDTV.

What it means for me (and you): no more squinting when Husband insists I watch a youtube video on his phone or laptop (this happens waaaay more than you’d think), because he can send it to the TV.

Still unsure?  Check out this comprehensive review, from The Verge (another one of Boy’s gets).

I know you know a techie that would love one of these, or you are the techie, either way, impress all the young punks in your life by owning or gifting one of these badboys.

Amazon is selling the Chromecast for $35 bucks.

If it shows as sold out, check back, as this little item is the new must have for those who feel the need, the need to stream!

Thanks for the head’s up, Boy!




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  1. Kathryn Tall and Strong says

    Just popped over from Thrifty Thursday and… hehehe… dongle! Thanks for the clear and concise explanation of this… dongle! I don’t think I can get over the name! Love it!

  2. Carol Covin says

    So, what are the two pieces that are connected? Your mobile phone to your tv with the dongle in the middle. The concept sounds fabulous – would love to display mobile videos on the tv.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      The dongle connects to the HDTV and then prompts your smartphone/tablet et through your wireless service.

  3. We are using ours daily, mostly to pump music through the surround sound! I have ZERO complaints so far, works as advertised, and there’s a whole slew of Android apps that are about to get support for it!

  4. Dongle, heh-heh. Hubs and I are thinking of getting one of these. Thanks for the post!

  5. Sande Sivani says

    Showed this to my husband and he can’t wait to get one!! The gang over at My Personal Accent think your post about the DONGLE is Amazing!! We would like to invite you to party with us starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!!

  6. So glad to read this post. I ordered one of these for my hubby from Amazon 2 days ago! Can’t wait for Christmas to use it 🙂

  7. I want to pick one of these up for my son.

  8. Hahah….dongle is a funny word. One of those that looses meaning once you say it enough 🙂

  9. That thingamabob sounds awesome! May have to make it onto the can-fit-in-the-stocking- wish list. 🙂


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