Using Your Smartphone or Tablet as a Desktop PC with the Diamond DS3900V2 Ultra-Dock

Believe it or not, there are times when you stumble across something on your smartphone or tablet and wish you could see that content on a desktop monitor. I know, because it happens to me all the time. Rather than taking the time to turn on your computer, logging in, then opening a browser and searching for that content, wouldn’t it be much easier just to connect your device to a monitor? This week, we’ll quickly go over how you can be using your Android smartphone or tablet as a desktop PC with the Diamond DS3900V2 Ultra-Dock.

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The Diamond DS3900V2 is a dual-video USB 3.0/2.0 docking station enabling an Android 5.x device to have access to a large screen display with a maximum resolution of 2048 ×1152. Instantly transform your Android device into your desktop workstation. Now you can use Microsoft Office, Google docs or any other productivity app on a desktop monitor with a keyboard and mouse.

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First, you will need a USB OTG cable, to connect the USB DisplayLink dock cable (USB Type A) to the Android device. Then connect the other end to the DS3900V2. All USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices are supported. Keep in mind, if the device is USB bus powered, you may have to attach it to an externally powered USB hub first, as the Android device might not be able to provide enough power. You’ll also need to download the Android Displaylink drivers from the Google play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.displaylink.desktop.

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So if you’re looking for a convenient way to integrate your Android mobile device with your desktop duties without the actual use of a desktop PC, then the DS3900V2 would be a great choice. And of course this is just part of the capabilities of the Diamond DS3900V2 Ultra-Dock. You can read more about it here in a previous blog. If you would like more information on how to order the Diamond DS3900V2, or any of the other innovative multimedia devices available, just visit: www.diamondmm.com.

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Use the Diamond WPCTVPRO to Wirelessly Stream your Android Mobile Device to Your Large Screen HDTV or HD projector

On this second part of streaming to your large-screen TV, I really like the Diamond V-Stream WPCTVPRO which is a Wireless USB, PC to TV device that allows you to wirelessly stream HD video and internet content to your HDTV.

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With an OTG Cable, you can now enable any Android 5.0 device to stream internet content on a large-screen TV by installing an app. Here is the link to the app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.displaylink.desktop

Let’s look at how an OTG (On-the-Go) cable can make your life easier. Basically, an OTG cable is a small adapter that goes between your smartphone or tablet (in this case AndroidTM 5.0 devices) and a USB connection (in this case a Diamond WPCTVPRO transmitter that will allow wireless streaming from your device to a large-screen TV).

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For me, this has replaced the need for any other cables and wires which may get in the way when I’m walking around in my living room. I just have a small transmitter connected to my Android OS smartphone and the WPCTVPRO connected separately to my large screen TV.

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The Diamond WPCTVPRO not only supports your PC/Mac based computer but also supports your Android based smartphone or tablets. Mirror and stream your mobile screen to your large screen TV or projector without any wired restrictions such as with MHL and HDMI cables.

Impress friends and family with a streaming slideshow of your vacation movies and selfies. Use it in your office conference room,  stream internet content from your smart mobile device or share Google Doc presentations and slideshows on the conference room projector.

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So if you want to share what’s on your mobile device, or simply want to see it on a large screen, without all the wires and cables connected to your TV, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the Diamond WPCTVPRO. The Diamond WPCTVPRO and other innovative multimedia products are available at: www.diamondmm.com.

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