After more or less ceding the market for cheaply streaming media from the internet to the TV, Microsoft appears to have finally responded by developing a dongle to Miracast enable older TVs.
The dongle, which plugs into an HDMI port, is Surface branded, and will presumably allow those devices to seamlessly stream their desktop, apps and other video to an HD TV, and was spotted passing through the FCC.
It is however likely the dongle will be compatible with any other Miracast-enabled devices, including possibly all our Windows phone 8-handsets, after the Windows Phone 8.1 update.
When Microsoft released their first GUI-driven OS, they also started selling mice, and it is good to see Microsoft finally acting to support their own technologies in the market.
Now how about some dongles to NFC enable our PCs?