Nine mirroring devices let you wirelessly present from phone, laptop and tablet | How to connect your laptop, tablet or phone to any projector

Wirelessly sending a presentation from your laptop or tablet to a large screen is a breeze with one of these mirroring devices.


Many of the inexpensive devices that stream entertainment media over a home Wi-Fi network - Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and others - can also be used in the boardroom. The nine devices we've rounded up both wirelessly connect and plug into a projector, TV or large monitor and can mirror the display of a laptop, tablet or smartphone so you can make presentations from your own device - and from anywhere in the room.

Some use a HDMI cable for connecting to the display, while others resemble thumb drives and plug directly into the HDMI port. Most are about the size of a pack of cards or even smaller, making them easy to take on the road. They can also, of course, be set up permanently (and unobtrusively) with a display in a conference room, and then all you need to do is walk in, tap a few keys and you're on the big screen.

The bad news is that one device does not fit all business situations. For example, Apple TV can only connect with Macs, iPads and iPhones and Chromecast works with Macs, Windows PCs, iOS and Android devices, but relies on apps rather than true mirroring for most devices.

That means that if you're really serious about accommodating all types of laptops and mobile devices, you should consider getting two mirroring devices. Otherwise, choose the one that best suits your needs.

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