While we wait patiently for the rise of the Android-powered TV, Dell has taken the initiative and released a portable HDMI dongle that can turn any screen with an HDMI or MHL port into an Android PC, complete with access to the cloud. The Wyse Cloud Connect clearly draws some inspiration from Google’s Chromecast, but based on the press release, Dell is targeting a more business-minded audience with its device.
Users will be able to remotely access their Windows or OS X computers from the device using virtualization environments such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix. Bluetooth keyboards and mice are also compatible with the device.
“Small, smart and secure; Cloud Connect is a disruptive device,” said Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager for Dell Cloud Client-Computing. “We unlock new options for our customers to access their data and applications by combining mobility, manageability and security with a powerful user experience at an affordable price-point.”
The Wyse Cloud Connect is now available from Dell for $129.