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Google's Chromecast is cheap and awesome, but it only performs a very specific set of functions, and even venturing out as far as tab casting gives murky results. Dell's Wyse Cloud Connect, formerly known as Project Ophelia, is a little dongle that can toss up a full Android desktop on any HDMI or MHL-enabled display, and it's now available for purchase. It comes with complete access to the Play Store, so you can use it to keep up with episodes of The Daily Show, listen to Lady Gaga, defend towers, or, you know, be productive.

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Dell Wyse Cloud Connect comes with PocketCloud pre-installed, which gives users remote access to physical or virtual desktops. The device is pitched towards enterprise customers, but there's no reason you can't have good clean fun with it. The screenshots above show off the hardware, but you can get a feel for what the Android experience may be like in the video walkthrough that Dell has provided.

The Dell Wyse Cloud Connect costs $129. That's 3 - 4 Chromecasts, but at the same time, no amount of Google's dongles will give you this type of functionality. You could still find much cheaper options on Amazon, but if you want something with a reputable brand attached, Dell might just be calling your name.

Dell Wyse Cloud Connect

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Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • andy_o

    You can watch Daily Show episodes from some app besides the sorry ass Daily Show Headlines app?

    • tehboogieman

      I use Dolphin + a modded flash player to watch almost any flash videos on my KitKat phone. Could possibly work on this

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    For that money I would get a Odroid.

    • Vignesh

      This is a much better choice.

  • Zaatour36

    i think its pretty nice and handy, granted its not high end specs, but its for simple applications for enterprises on the go.

    and mostly expensive for the cloud enterprise functionality I assume

  • Vignesh

    I remember when it was called Project Ophelia the price was $99, why sudden increase in price?

    For the rockchip processor and just 1GB of RAM it is quite expensive.

  • Christopher Robert

    $129 for a 1gb ram android pc... doesn't seem legit not enough RAM at all.

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