Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2 is rated3.75 out of5 by8.
  • 2016-09-27T09:02CST
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Wirelessly send what’s on your phone, tablet, or laptop to your big-screen HDTV or monitor.1

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Overview

See it all on your big screen

Share what’s on your tablet, laptop, smartphone,1 or Surface onto an HDTV or monitor with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter v2. Stream movies, view photos, or display a presentation on a big screen—all wirelessly.

Modernize your meetings

Modernise your meetings

Project your ideas and collaborate in real time by plugging Wireless Display Adapter v2 into a conference room projector or monitor. You can even ink in PowerPoint to emphasise a point and make the big screen your collective workspace.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast technology

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast technology

Wireless Display Adapter v2 uses Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast technology, so you’re not limited to certain apps or content streaming. You can display everything from your device on an HDTV or monitor. The adapter is also an Intel Wireless Display (Wi-Di) certified adapter and works with 2-in-1s and tablet devices with Intel Wi-Di capability.

Easily connect

Easily connect

Just plug the USB and HDMI from Wireless Display Adapter v2 into your HDTV or monitor, connect, then mirror or extend your screen to enjoy. The adapter delivers a reliable connection up to a 7-metre range.

Tech specs

Dimensions

Adapter length: 103.5 x 22.0 x 11.0 mm
Adapter cable length: 300 mm

Weight

33.1 grams

Colour

Dark titanium

Connector type

HDMI (powered through USB)

Compatibility

Surface devices, including Surface book/Surface Pro 4/Surface 3/Surface Pro 3/Surface 2/Surface Pro/Surface Pro 2, and other Miracast enabled Windows 10/Windows 8.1 devices. Full functionality not available with non-HDCP devices.

Windows app support

Supported Platforms – X86, X64 and ARM, with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1+ operating system

Software Localisation: Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter app may be installed from Windows Store in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Danish, English, French, French Canadian, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Portugal, Finish, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Spanish Spain or Spanish Latin America. If available, the app will be installed in the default OS language. Otherwise, the English language version will be installed.

Features

  • Audio and Video Receiver
  • Pairing with Multiple Devices (not simultaneously)
  • PCM Audio format support
  • RF Range: up to 7 metres
  • Operation temperature: 5 to 35 degree C

Country of manufacture

People's Republic of China

ISO 9001 qualified manufacturer

Yes

ISO 14001 qualified manufacturer

Yes

Restriction on hazardous substances

This device complies with all applicable worldwide regulations and restrictions including, but not limited to: EU directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment and EU Registration Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) regulation regarding Substances of Very High Concern.

FCC ID

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada ICES-003. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Tested to comply with FCC standards. For home and office use. Model number: 1733, Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. FCC ID: C3K1733.

Windows Certification Kit (WCK)

ID: 1784646 Windows 10 (64-bit) and 8.1 (64-bit)

Warranty

1-year limited warranty

Ratings and reviews

Rated 5 out of5 by fromCracking bit of kitI've had this for 2 months now. I've used it with a Ulefone Paris (cheap Android phone), a Blu Win HD LTE and a Surface 3. All of them perform superbly (though the Surface, ironically, can require 2 to 3 attempts before it'll successfully connect).Tips for anyone using this; video playback is glitchy on Chrome. Use Edge - and video is buttery smooth all the way through to 1080p.I actually use mine as my main computer monitor. The only time I switch off the display adapter is if I am playing Windows Store games (then the minor lag is a bit too aggravating).Very highly recommended by me.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 1 out of5 by fromNot pairing with Win-10 Pro NotebookI try to connect my new Fujitsu Lifebook running Windows 10-PRO with a beamer connected to the MS Wireless Display Adapter v2. The display shows adapters "ready to connect" message and tries to conntect to the notebook, but always failed with the error 'pairing failed" ... no information found how to fix that issue, by logic it's no issue of the HDMI device or WiFi connection itself - but something inside the OS that would not like to pair with that device ... frustrating
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 4 out of5 by fromGreat when travellingBought this several months ago. I use it when travelling to cast to TV screens in hotel rooms, etc. Able to cast anything on screen and works standalone. So unlike Chromecast, can just connect to TV and go. No joining hotel networks, etc. Works really well. Lacks an iOS app, so loses a star.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of5 by fromVery GoodAfter a shaky start this now works great. When I first started using this with my Lumia 950XL continuum it would connect ok (about 3 meters range) but would often become very jerky when playing YouTube videos through Edge (or sometimes just with general use) and eventually disconnect itself. I believe it has eventually learned how to live with all my other wireless signals in my home (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 2.4/5GHZ, and other peripherals running in the 2.4GHZ range etc.). It now connects and stays connected 99% of the time. Video (1080p) is flawless but beware there is lag when playing games, I don't use it with games but some YouTube videos demonstrate the lag well. I'm very happy with this as long as it remains reliable but I am aware that even weather conditions or my neighbours wireless activity may ruin my enjoyment intermittently. But I've had no problems in the last fortnight with regular use. Very good useful kit.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of5 by fromMiracast as it should be done!First off, Microsoft has recently lent me a Wireless Display Adapter for review. I appreciate being able to use this loan unit but that has not influenced my opinion of the device or of Microsoft – this is my personal view and Microsoft have no influence directly or indirectly on my opinions.The wireless adapter is basically a HDMI plug and a USB plug attached by a cable. The cable is about 12” long, but also supplied in the box is an extension cable. This would be handy, but it’s only about 4” long, so it really isn’t too much use! Also there is a dummy ‘connector’ to allow you to join the cable together if you are not using it.The power is supplied by the USB plug so your TV really needs to have a USB socket. If it doesn’t you could power it from a phone charger, but unless your socket is *very* close to the TV you’ll need to buy a USB extension cable.Connecting is just a case of plugging it all in then selecting the HDMI port on your TV remote and then connecting from your phone or tablet. I used a Windows phone and Surface Pro to connect with no issues.By default there is no security applied so you may want change the settings unless you want next door to cast to your telly!To access the settings, you will need to download an app from the Microsoft Store. This will allow you to rename the adapter, change the language or security settings. You can set the adapter to accept either a password or PIN to allow a connection. Any firmware updates can be applied using the app.I’ve not had much luck with Miracast in the past, but this adapter has changed that! I have a Samsung TV with built-in Wi-Fi and connecting usually ends with dropped connections. Also when using Continuum from my 950XL phone the experience was very ‘laggy’ and only just usable. But using the display adapter resulted in a silky smooth experience with no stutter. Playing videos from the Surface Pro was also flawless.Although it may seem a bit on the pricey side, the performance really has changed my view of Miracast.This adapter has to be returned as it’s only a loan, but I’ll be purchasing one myself soon.
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of5 by fromExcellent Kit (MWDA v2)“Microsoft has recently lent me a Microsoft Display Adaptor v2 for review. I appreciate being able to use this loan unit but that has not influenced my opinion of the device or of Microsoft – this is my personal view and Microsoft have no influence directly or indirectly on my opinions”.Well I must say am very pleased with it, and my reasons are as follows:The device comes in a small well packaged package.Plugged it into my HDMI slot on my Sony Bravia (not a smart TV), my TV doesn’t have a USB slot for power so I used an old USB phone adaptor (USB connection for powering the WDA is essential).Switched my TV to the HDMI channel I had used, the TV screen shows the ready to connect screen. This screen also advices that you down load the `Wireless Display Adaptor` app from the Windows Store. The app allows one to update the firmware of the WDA and additional settings.To test the WDA, I used a Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Lumia 950XL, and a Samsung S6 Edge plus.The Surface Pro 3 and 950XL both are on windows 10 insider program, the Surface 3 is on Windows 10 Home and the S6 Edge plus is on Marshmallow.On the Microsoft surfaces one connects to the WDA via the action centre and selects project, then select how you would like to project your display. Once you have chosen your desired projection one selects `Connect to a wireless display`. This then shows a list of available connection hardware; in this instance select the WDA. The display on your TV should now show connecting to your device (whatever you have called it).I found that the projected screen did not fill my entire TV screen. I identified the reason for this was because I was duplicating my surface screen and when I switched it to second device only (surface screen only) the displayed image then filled my TV screen.I wanted to really test the WDA so I streamed a YouTube film in 1080p (`1 hour continuous YouTube UHD 4k clips 3 HD 1080p) and I must say I was very impressed, no lag or stuttering and sound reproduction was also excellent.In addition, I also streamed an Amazon prime video from my surface. Being critical I would say there was a very slight lag in places, but as I say it was very slight and properly down to my home Wi-Fi signal to my surface.Next up was my 950XL, similar connection routine, slide down from the top of phone to open action centre, select connection, which then shows available hardware again select your WDA. Initially this automatically mirrors the phone. One can leave it mirrored or start continuum up. Once you select continuum your TV goes to full screen continuum and your phone becomes a touchpad.Apps for continuum are few and far between, and some still waiting to be converted to Universal apps, however there are some like the office programmes, Groove Music, Photos etc.… so continuum is more than usable. Videos and music from my phone streamed very easily, along with Office suite of programs.To use the Samsung S6 edge plus, scroll down from top of your screen, open further options, select smart view and then select the WDA. The experience on android was very similar to the windows hardware. To put it another way you wouldn’t know which device was streaming, unless you were told.Is it worth the money? Well there are many Miracast display adapters on the market, with varying price points. Unfortunately, Microsoft`s WDA v2 is among the most expensive. In addition, I have not tried any of the other makes of WDAs and therefore cannot conclude if Microsoft`s is any better than the rest.So would I buy one. Probably the only reason for my hesitation would be I haven’t tried any others! I also do not believe the display adaptor would be able to stream a heavy graphical game. Moreover, with 4k televisions and similar coming out the question is, is it worth waiting to see what the foreseeable future brings or bite the bullet and use the here and now. I know we can always wait but then we would never buy anything. So to conclude for my needs right now yes I would buy one.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 4 out of5 by fromGreat device for non video playback useMicrosoft has recently lent me a Microsoft wireless display adapter for review. I appreciate being able to use this loan unit but that has not influenced my opinion of the device or of Microsoft – this is my personal view and Microsoft have no influence directly or indirectly on my opinions. The Device comes in a nice little box like most Microsoft products, its very simple to setup a HDMI connector and USB connect which both plug in to a compatible TV. I used mine on a Phillips HD LCD TV which is a non smart TV very basic but has the ports required. Setup from the phone was very simple used a 950XL find no connection problems. The use of Photos, Office and Edge worked very well. I also tested YouTube which I could not fault but found videos made on the camera very jumpy and jerky play back. the sound was ok hard to tell if in sync from the jerky playback. I own a Microsoft Display Dock and recommend if you want to use Continuum for Video playback I highly recommend using the wired Display dock. that said for everything else and for the size and basically one wire, would be a great travel product for use at work i.e. doing word documents or spreadsheets. just bare in mind you require a HDMI port and USB. The wired version is more compatible with TVs as it only needs a HDMI.
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 1 out of5 by fromPoor Video performanceWireless Adapter works but video is very jerky indeed when there is motion. If you move the laptop slightly connection is lost.
Date published: 2016-03-20
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