New App Brings iPhone and iPad Mirroring to the Mac

"Ever wanted to use AirPlay mirroring to show the screen of your iPad 2 or iPhone 4/4S on your Mac? Just released, Reflection ($14.99 for a single license, $39.99 for a 5 pack) offers a well-featured mirroring receiver for OS X, ideal for education and demos..." Reflection app goes live, brings iOS screen mirroring to your Mac | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

I saw this post on TUAW today and was immediately excited about the possibilities. I'm very active in my local Mac Users Group and more and more we're looking for ways to demo iOS apps to our group. Our setup is fairly basic, a Mac connected to a projector.  Currently we use a Point 2 View video camera to capture an iPhone or iPad screen for demos but it's a less than ideal setup and the video quality is poor. We considered purchasing an Apple TV to connect to our projector but unfortunately that's not an option either because our projector doesn't have an HDMI input. For $15, or $40 for a 5-pack we could install this App on our demo Macs and use our existing equipment to demo iOS apps to the group.

Of course the downside is you still that an iPhone 4S (which I don't have…hmmm maybe a reason and a tax write off?) or an iPad 2 or better for AirPlay mirroring, but that's going to be required for just about any solution like this and in another year or two it will be a non-issue as most people will meet these requirements.

I'm excited. Please Apple, don't kill it.