Chromecast released in 11 new countries

As of Wednesday the Google Chromecast has officially been released in 11 new countries. I’ve been wanting to check out of these out for awhile now since the HTC Media Link for my HTC One is so expensive, especially considering its mediocre reviews on Amazon.

The new countries are:

  • Canada
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands

On Amazon.com it’s $35USD, Amazon.ca has it for $39CAD, and on Amazon.de its 35€ which compares very favourably with the HTC Media Link at $70USD.

Now that the Chromecast is available for more of the rest of the world, I’m very curious to see what new apps come out and in what new ways the device can be used.

Thoughts on the Google Nexus 10

While I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the convergent devices Canonical and Ubuntu are working on, I just couldn’t quite wait another 6 months to see what comes out. So I picked up a 32GB Google Nexus 10 (along with some really awesome PureLink DisplayPort cables for our new monitors) with the rationale that I’ll be able to flash it with Ubuntu Touch in a few months when I’m ready switch over the OS.