The HTC Media Link HD was first presented at the Mobile World Conference 2012 back in February, and was more recently showcased at an HTC event in Seattle. Since then, news about the device was almost non-existent, partly because the world was caught up in the still on-going Samsung Galaxy S3 craze. The good news is that the HTC Media Link HD has seemingly emerged from the shadows and is currently available online, from AT&T.
The Media Link HD is small, has a simple and elegant design, and features a micro-USB port to power the device a and HDMI port to connect the device to a display. The Media Link HD boasts a lot of features which makes it very simple to use, including:
- Requires only a minute to set up and needs to be done only once.
- Requires a simple 3-finger swipe gesture up on the phone screen, seemingly like flinging the smartphone content to the display.
- Content from the phone is wirelessly shared on a a bigger HD display including, movies, videos, images, music, and HD games.
- Dual-screen mode gives full access to your smartphone while a video or any other content is playing on a larger display.
The device certainly sounds very easy to use; the HTC Media Link HD will not only be useful for watching movies or playing games, but also in the more serious aspects of life, such as making presentations at work. The HTC Media Link HD is already available online on the AT&T webstore for $90, and will also be sold in brick-and-mortar stores starting this Friday. Unfortunately, the device is only compatible with HTC Sense 4.0 devices, which in the case of AT&T, means only the HTC One X.
What are your thoughts? Will you buy the HTC Media Link HD? Is such a device really useful? Let us know in the comments section below.