Best mirroring devices that wirelessly present from phone, laptop and tablet

How to connect a laptop, tablet or phone to any projector


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.

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.

Our top picks are:

  1. Google Chromecast

  2. Himedia Q10 PRO

  3. Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick

  4. Apple TV

Keep reading for the full list.