Connecting HDMIPi to your phone via MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and HDMI is probably not what most people are backing HDMIPi for, but at least one person has asked me about it. He’s a mobile app developer who wants to work on a larger screen.
It just so happens that I’m one of those ‘nutters’ who likes to buy adaptors to make things connect to each other – whether I need them to or not. I just like to do it “because it can be done”. So, shortly after I found out that my Samsung Galaxy S2 had MHL capability, I bought an MHL adaptor. This lets you break out HDMI through the USB port of your phone (if your phone has this facility).
I’ve used my MHL adaptor a few times to view videos I’ve filmed with the phone, straight from the phone, on a large TV.
Does HDMIPI work with a phone & MHL then?
Yes. When asked if it worked with HDMIPi, I’d already tested it. I plugged in every HDMI device I had, to check compatibility. HDMIPi works really well with a phone plugged into it via an MHL adaptor. Here’s a little video to show you what I mean.
HDMIPI being used with a phone
Here’s a link to the HDMIPi KickStarter campaign