Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ChromeOS on your TV

Have you been thinking about ChromeOS?  This might be an easy way for you to get started.

Google announced a new type of ChromeOS device called a Chromebit.  This is an HDMI dongle that turns your TV into a ChromeOS device.  This first device is from ASUS, but we are told to expect similar devices from others.  They are listed at $100 and will be available this Summer.

Something I like about this is it's portability.  I could take a Chromebit on a trip and plug it into a TV in my hotel room.  Or, an extra monitor when visiting someone's office.

I am a little concerned about power, keyboard, and mouse...there is one USB port on the device...how do I connect all my stuff?

There is no mention of Bluetooth, but hopefully it's supported.

Gizmodo has some additional images in their post (http://goo.gl/L2lD0Y)

The official Chrome Blog post can be found here: http://goo.gl/ptBUZ8