You can hook it up to HDMI, make sure you get the correct adapter, it takes the newer 11 pin and will not work on the older versions. I have the All share cast wireless and I prefer it.
The only issue I ever had with mine was the volume toggles and power button location. Volume toggles are WAY to sensitive, I downloaded an app that lets me lock the buttons, and the power button needs to be on top. I keep hitting it with my hand, all the time.