MiraScreen Micro USB to HDMI REVIEW | MacSources

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5 min readJan 25, 2021

Mirror your phone on a bigger screen with an App Supported Plug-n-Play cable.

For those that are not tech-savvy, trying to get your phone to link to your television can seem daunting. My mother-in-law wanted to play videos from her Android-based phone on her television, and my wife requested that I help her with this. Her goal was to play movies for the grandkids and to play workout videos. She wanted a setup that could allow her to see the videos to interact with them more easily. Thanks to the power of Amazon, we found the MiraScreen device.

Unboxing

The Mirascreen USB to HDMI Cable Dongle arrived in a 8 3/8 inches tall by 6 1/4 inches wide plastic bag. The dark blue upper half of the bag had a light-blue circuit design and a classy “POWER YOUR LIFE” motto. The lower half of the bag had a clear window, which allowed me to visualize my new device. As a lover of technology, I appreciate this method of product display. More than a simple flat image, this setup provided a deeper understanding of what I actually purchased. The bag’s reverse surface duplicated the circuit appearance along the top half, ink-outline images of a computer, laptop, gaming console, camera, and connecting cables along the middle. Along the bottom, you will find two short paragraphs. First, they provided a cautionary warning to discard the plastic to avoid suffocation risk for children safely. Secondly, they provided information that they used recycled materials in their product packaging.

I found a bilingual eight-panel instruction manual within the packaging and a 3 inches long by 1 inch wide HDMI adaptor with two black-braided cables jutting from the neck. The first cable was a 37 3/4 inches long USB-A power cable. The second cable was a 77 inches long USB-micro cable with a micro-USB female to USB-C adapter. The braided cables had strong/secure neck junctional segments and well designed USB-A/USB-micro ends. I gripped each end prong to test each end and bent each cable 25 times forward/backward and side to side. I gripped the end caps, tugged firmly, and was pleased with the design’s structural integrity. The USB-C adapter fit snuggly over the micro-USB end and remained secure after numerous on-off cycles. Similarly, the HDMI prong…

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