Many tech enthusiasts strive for tidy cable organization. Today, there are wireless options for keyboards, mice, networks, speakers, and even chargers. Getting rid of all kinds of cables in homes and offices seems to be the new trend.
EZCast has recently introduced the EZCast Pocket, a cutting-edge HDMI wireless display transmitter and receiver that replaces all physical HDMI cables in your home. This device uses point-to-point wireless transmission to effortlessly stream content from devices like TV set-top boxes, computers, mobile phones, and gaming consoles to displays, TVs, and projectors without the need for cords.
In the past, wireless display transmitter and receiver kits often incorporated dual-antenna receivers in their design. However, such receivers may not appeal to users who prefer a minimalist aesthetic and convenient storage options, particularly in small to medium-sized areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, conference rooms, and studios.
The EZCast Pocket boasts a compact and lightweight form factor, featuring a seamlessly integrated design for both its transmitter and receiver. Measuring only 70 x 40 x 16 mm, its main body comes in a sleek white hue, complemented by silver metallic ports.
First, let's take a look at the transmitter. The product is labeled with the letters "TX" to signify its role as the transmitter. It is capable of capturing audio and video signals and converting them into data that can be transmitted wirelessly to the receiver.
The EZCast Pocket offers a choice of two transmitter options: HDMI or USB-C. Users can select the appropriate transmitter based on the connectivity requirements of their devices.
The HDMI version of the transmitter provides an HDMI port that can be connected to any audio and video device that supports HDMI output, such as TV set-top boxes, computer hosts, laptops, and Switch game consoles.
The USB-C version of the transmitter provides a Type-C port, which enables connection to the latest smart devices that support the Type-C DisplayPort (DP Alt Mode). This includes high-end smartphones from Samsung, Sony, and Huawei, as well as the iPad Pro and the new 2022 iPad series, and most laptops.
Now let's focus on the transmitter's side buttons. The new EZCast Pocket transmitter provides two main buttons: the "Pairing" button and the "Reset" button. Clicking the pairing button allows you to freely start and stop the screen mirroring process, while the reset button is used to restore factory settings when an abnormal situation occurs.
The receiver is marked with the letters "RX" on its body. This compact device can receive data packets from the “TX” transmitter and convert them into HDMI digital signals that can be utilized by the display.
The RX receiver features a standard HDMI output port, allowing it to be connected to a TV or projector for displaying the transmitted images and audio in high definition.
The EZCast Pocket is powered by a new chip that delivers superior audio and video codec performance, as well as enhanced efficiency for wireless transmission and data processing.
This advanced chip provides exceptional computing power and reduces codec-related issues like jaggies, blur, and delay for an improved 1080 60p viewing experience with superior picture quality.
Moreover, EZCast Pocket boasts a compact and lightweight design, packing high-performance SoC chips and wireless modules into a body measuring less than 0.3 cm² and weighing just 40g.
Furthermore, EZCast Pocket features a concealed antenna and a powerful 5GHz WiFi module that offers long-range transmission and exceptional performance.
Traditionally, wireless dongles have been challenging to set up. Users had to connect to a hotspot and manually activate screen-casting on their phone, often resulting in failed connections and frustration. However, the EZCast Pocket eliminates these complications with its straightforward and intuitive design.
It offers driver-free, plug-and-play functionality without requiring an internet connection or software installation. Simply power it then you can start wireless screen mirroring immediately.
It is also very easy to use. First, connect the wireless receiver to the HDMI port of the TV or projector and power it on using the included power cable.
Then, connect the transmitter to a device that can output HDMI video and connect it to power. Common HDMI devices include computers, set-top boxes, game consoles, and so on.
After the connection is complete, there is no need to press anything. Just wait for about 5-10 seconds, and the wireless display adapters will automatically pair and project without any other operation required.
The EZCast Pocket offers a user-friendly solution for families with children and elderly individuals, as well as busy offices and meeting rooms. Its intuitive operation saves time and makes wireless screen mirroring effortless.
Additionally, the EZCast Pocket is compatible with some operating systems that support desktop extension mode, such as Windows and MacOS computers. Users can easily set the screen mirroring mode to desktop extension, enabling them to use the TV or projector as a second display to show different content.
Although the EZCast Pocket offers seamless wireless screen mirroring, it does have limitations. It doesn't support protocols like DLNA, Miracast, and AirPlay, which means it could be inconvenient for users who need to be compatible with multiple terminal devices simultaneously.
It is time to see how well it performs in real-life situations.
To begin, we evaluated the actual latency and image quality in a typical-sized meeting room scenario at commonly used distances. During the playback of a video, we observed smooth playback without any dropped frames or stutters. When using a laptop with the HDMI transmitter for screencasting, the delay was approximately 80ms. In extended display mode, we were able to adjust the resolution parameters for the second screen separately, with options of 1080P/720P/480P and a refresh rate of up to 60Hz.
We put the EZCast Pocket and iPad mini 6 to the test.
Our tests showed that within a range of 6 meters, the delay was as low as 60ms, and within 10 meters, it was only 100ms. Even at a distance of 30 meters, the delay was still reasonable at approximately 180ms.
The EZCast Pocket also delivered exceptional color reproduction, without overexposure or yellow tint. With its easy-to-use interface and reliable performance, the EZCast Pocket is the perfect tool for any wireless screen mirroring needs.
Similarly, we also tried screen mirroring using a smartphone, and any smartphone that supports Type-C DP output can be used directly without the need for drivers. While in screen mirroring mode, we can directly open platforms such as Netflix on our phone or tablet to play movies and TV shows.
In a home environment, the HDMI version of Pocket is also suitable for use with various audiovisual devices. For example, the desktop computer in the bedroom can wirelessly transmit the screen to the TV in the living room using wireless display, allowing you to watch various content in the living room at any time. Additionally, for NAS devices with built-in HDMI interfaces, since the living room may not have a wired connection or a place to put the NAS device, you can use the EZCast Pocket to wirelessly transmit the screen to the living room TV, allowing you to watch high-definition movies from the NAS at any time.
Let's wrap it up! We've covered a ton of ground on the incredible EZCast Pocket, but the real test is in your hands. Don't just take our word for it - experience the sleek design, user-friendly interface, and effortless functionality for yourself!
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