Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Genki ShadowCast adapter allows you to connect the PS5, Xbox or Nintendo Switch to a laptop screen


Genki ShadowCast will satisfy a long-standing gaming demand by providing the ability to use a console on a laptop screen.

This will attract travelers. How many video game enthusiasts would like to take their console, but give up due to lack of a screen? This will soon be a thing of the past with the new Genki ShadowCast adapter. In fact, it will allow any next-gen console to connect to a laptop to use the screen.

Credits: Kickstarter / GENKI: ShadowCast

Genki ShadowCast: a Kickstarter project for which funding has already been secured

Many gamers expected this possibility, Genki ShadowCast did. Thanks to this little adapter, it will now be possible to connect a console to a laptop to use its screen. A possibility that will allow players to take their console and give them the ability to play from almost anywhere. Many did not consider the possibility of taking their travel console, since without screen, impossible to enjoy it. Some gamers have gotten around this problem by buying a portable display, the models of which are multiplying, but they come at a significant cost. This restriction will now be a thing of the past, thanks to this extremely practical and inexpensive adapter.

Laptops do not have an HDMI input, so it is not possible to display an external source on the screen. In general, it is rather the other way around, that is, it is displayed on a larger screen, what is desired for a laptop. This is why they have an HDMI port on the output, but not the input. This is the purpose of this adapter, which virtually create an HDMI input using the USB-C port. The project was launched on Kick starter and has already collected more than 10 times the amount initially planned.

Genki ShadowCast: an innovative but flawed workaround

The operation of this adapter, according to the Kickstarter page, will be very easy. All you need to do is plug the adapter into the console and plug the other end of the cable into the laptop’s USB-C port. The operation will work on any computer that has a USB-C, Apple or Windows port. It still has its limits, since it can only be used1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps resolution. In fact, the adapter will be perfect for the Nintendo Switch, whose quality will not alter, but a next-generation console like the PS5 or Xbox Series X will see its display quality reduced. However, this backup solution is still very acceptable and has the merit of bringing this possibility to gamers.

On the other hand, certain compatibilities still raise doubts. It is not clear at this time if the USB-C port should support DisplayPort. In any case, this adapter is intended for those who have a recent laptop, since USB-C has only been around by default for quite some time. Regardless, if the most nomadic among us were still hesitant to get a next-gen console, this solution should offer a viable alternative. However, if stocks finally stabilize, it’s still hard to get these new consoles today.

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