The second generation Chromecast media streaming stick was released in May 2015, costing $35. Since then, Google hasn’t dropped its price, but it offered discounts occasionally, selling it for $10 less.
Currently, on Google’s online US store, the Chromecast has the same launch price, but Office Depot has listed the streaming stick on its website for $25.
Pretty excited about this deal? Unfortunately, it will be available only tomorrow, December 10, so hurry up and grab the Chromecast from Office Depot, then starting streaming YouTube videos, Netflix, HBO, ESPN or whatever you like, by plugging the stick into the HDMI port of your TV.
The one year old Chromecast has a different design than the original stick, as it has a disc-shaped body and a HDMI cable, which is flexible and helps the device to be magnetically attached behind the television. The second gen model is powered by a dual ARM Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz that’s housed by a Marvell Armada 1500 Mini Plus 88DE3006 SoC alongside 512MB of Samsung DDR3L RAM. The Marvell Avastar 88W8887 WLAN/Bluetooth/NFC/FM has improved WiFi performance, supporting 802.11 ac and 5 GHz bands. Also, the internal memory has a capacity of 256MB.
Last month, Google has released the Chromecast Ultra, which costs $69 and comes with upgraded hardware. It supports 4K Ultra HD and High dynamic range (HDR10, Dolby Vision), being capable of loading videos 1.8 times faster than previous models. The new device measures 58.2 x 58.2 x 13.70 mm, it weights 47 grams and it requires the use of the included power supply in order to connect to a wall outlet.
However, the power supply also offers an Ethernet port so that users could opt for a wired connection. This way, the device can support fast network speeds in order to stream 4K content.
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