The Media streaming gadgets have been present in the developed markets for quite a long time now. But in India, interest among people for these types of devices was missing until very recent. The launch of Google Chromecast in India added new chapter in terms of home connectivity and modern communication between existing devices.
So far, we have been thinking that only the Google has magical power to develop a HDMI casting gadget. However, there is an Indian brand, which is doing really well in this space. And, good news is, the brand has launched second version of its media streaming stick in the month of May 2015. Yes, we are discussing the Teewe 2 HDMI media steaming device. The HDMI Stick is a much improved version of its predecessor both in terms of hardware and software. And, it is available for just 2399 INR at Amazon India.
Build and Design
The first version of this media streaming stick was huge, unpleasing and bulky. All these issues seem to be resolved in the Teewe 2 Media Streaming Stick. This time around it is so small that you should not have a problem in attaching it in the smallest of places. However, if the there is no space at all on the back of your TV, you can use the HDMI extension cable that comes within the box of this device. There are vents on all sides of this stick except the front where you will find the company’s logo. Moreover, the edges of this stick have been curved to give it a cuter look.
Features: The Teewe 2 Media Streaming Stick comes with a dual-core Cortex A9 1.6 GHz processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. This much processing power is enough to give blazing fast experience. It can be plugged into any display with the help of HDMI port. It requires much less power to operate and if you do not have a spare socket, you can also use the USB port of your TV to supply power to this device. However, a working Wi-Fi connection is required for this device to work.
This stick supports a wide range of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. All you will have to do is install its application on your device. You can also stream content from your chrome browser by just installing an extension. The maximum resolution at which you will be able to play media is 1920 X 1080 pixels, which is a little disappointing thing for 4K lovers.
Setup: Setting up this streaming stick is really easy. When you will attach this device to your TV, a setup wizard will start guiding you. You will also need to install the Teewe app on your smartphone so that you can help this device to connect to your local Wi-Fi network (iOS, Android and Windows phone platform are supported). The whole process will not take more than a few minutes and you will be ready to enjoy the features of this device.
How to use Teewe HDMI Dongle?
The Teewe 2 Media Streaming Stick can play online videos, stream content from your devices and it also keeps a queue of all your content. Operating the interface is a child’s play. It has got a nice database where videos are stacked according to their categories. However, to enjoy this device to the fullest, you will need a high speed internet connection.
The good thing for you as a customer is that you will get a life time free phone support in case you get into any trouble.
- Easy setup
- Ergonomically designed
- Supports all platforms
- 6 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM
- Internal antenna. Supports Wireless 802.11b/g/n standard
Cons: Cannot play videos with resolution more than 1920 X 1080 pixels.
Verdict: The Teewe 2 is a worthy plug-in to your current home gadgets. The manufacturer has effectively tackled the downsides of its first version. However, you should not regard it as a new medium of entertainment. This media streaming stick is just an add-on to your existing entertainment platforms.
|Dimensions||2.6 x 9 x 4.6 cm|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 X 1080 pixels|
|In the box||Streaming Stick, Power Adapter, HDMI Extender, USB Cable, Manual|