I have tried AnyCast and Chromecast for projecting video onto a large screen. AnyCast is basically unreliable. Chromecast works very well for YouTube, but less so when doing screen mirroring. I wanted a reliable way for using the phone as a media player, since all the media you would ever want to cast/display is on your phone. This led me to the Hagibis USB-C to HDMI cable. Wired always wins.
At 85 Yuan (S$17), i would say it is quite cheap. Cheaper than most wireless solutions anyway. One caveat though, not all phones support the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) required for this to work.
When paired with my 9 years old LED-TV, it didn’t work. However, it worked with my 15-inch portable display, as illustrated in the featured photo. I presume it would work with any display from 3 or 4 years ago.
I don’t know yet exactly when the cable will come in handy, but i think it will one of these days.