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Microsoft HD-10 Beams Your Lumia to Your TV

Tom's Guide went hands-on with the HD-10 at Microsoft's conference and found that the product was actually as easy-to-use as advertised. By using the near-field communications (NFC) built into Lumia phones, users need only tap a Lumia 830 (also announced at the event) against the small HDMI-connected cylinder, tap a few commands and see their content mirrored on the TV almost instantaneously.

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Only Lumia phones with the Denim operating system will be able to use the HD-10's NFC capabilities, but any Miracast-enabled device (including many Android devices and Windows PCs) should work just fine by going through the standard Miracast connection process. For more info, check out the Tom's Guide article on How to Use Miracast and WiDi.

Of course, performing well for a few minutes at a press conference and performing well in a user's home are two different things, so we'll take a more thorough look at the product once it hits the market. The Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 will go on sale in September for €79, with a similar price and launch date planned for the U.S. market.

Marshall Honorof is a Staff Writer for Tom's Guide. Contact him at Follow him @marshallhonorof and on Google+. Follow us @tomsguide, on Facebook and on Google+.

Marshall Honorof

Marshall Honorof is an editor for Tom's Guide, covering gaming hardware, security and streaming video. After hours, you can find him practicing taekwondo or doing deep dives on classic sci-fi. 

  • Spoiler000001
    "Denim operating system"? Which one is that? 8.1?
  • b23h
    Good point, there is no Denim operating system it's simply the next firmware release after Cyan. We were calling it Debian Red up till now.
  • Efqwef Cqawqw
    When will Lenovo catch up with the ipad and give us decent resolution. It's embarrassing offering resolution that hasn't improved in 10 years.