One of the best aspects of Google's Chromecast -- other than the low, $35 price tag -- is the built-in Wi-Fi that connects the little dongle with content and apps from the web.
That assumes, of course, you have a strong wireless signal; sometimes a little challenging since the Chromecast only supports the 2.4 GHz frequency. Ideally, I'd like to see 5 GHz support added.
In the meantime, Google has a new solution for wireless woes. The company now sells a $15 wired Ethernet adapter for the Chromecast through its online store.
The adapter, first noted by Android Police, takes the place of the standard USB power brick included with a Chromecast.
It adds an Ethernet port so you can connect the Chromecast to a wired network for a faster, more stable connection. The other benefit here is that your Chromecast won't be sharing wireless airwaves with other devices on the network.
While the price is right, I won't be buying one of these; mainly because I don't have Ethernet ports in my house and my router is far away from where I typically use the Chromecast.
For those with wired homes or offices that have Ethernet jacks in every room, however, this might be $15 well spent.