LikPok HYPER MIRROR Review – Lossless, mmWave Display Casting
Setup is fairly simple. The receiver and transmitter paired to each other without any issues. It takes a few seconds for the display feed to start, but after that, the experience with the HYPER MIRROR is pretty good.
Outside of the notable limitations of mmWave devices (you need to make sure the transmitter and receiver are at least facing each other for a solid connection), there weren’t any issues with interference or dropout. LikPok claims the transmitter and receiver can communicate at up to five meters apart. Signal dropout due to distance was never an issue during testing.
Getting a good signal with a laptop can be a bit tricky. Depending on how the HDMI port on your laptop is positioned, you may run into communication issues between the HDMI dongle and the receiver. LikPok does mention a 360° HDMI adapter on its campaign page, which would allow you to precisely position the antenna. It might be worth picking one up if you plan on using the HYPER MIRROR with a laptop.
The manual notes that operating temperatures for the HYPER MIRROR transmitter and receiver span from 0 °C to 60 °C. In our testing, we recorded up to 57 °C on the transmitter module in a 28 °C room. We didn’t run into any issues with overheating or thermal shutdown of the transmitter.
The video feed provided by the HYPER MIRROR seems to be completely uncompressed as the Kickstarter campaign page claims. LikPok claims that the device has a transmission rate of 3.96 Gbit in the manual, which should be plenty to support uncompressed 1080p video transmission.
HDCP is supported according to the Nvidia Control Panel. However, the HYPER MIRROR seems to identify itself as a repeater. This might cause issues with certain pieces of HDCP-protected content. However, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu worked fine when played through a laptop.