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Obihai OBi202 VoIP Phone Adapter with Router – Google Voice, SIP & T.38 Fax Support
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent home telephony box 05/30/2015

This review is from: Obihai OBi202 VoIP Phone Adapter with Router – Google Voice, SIP & T.38 Fax Support

Pros: Small
Very simple to set up
Supports Google Voice as well as other SIP providers
Up to 4 lines (providers) and 2 phones

Cons: Documentation can be hard to find
Support via forums can be hit or miss
Documentation for advanced features non-existant

Other Thoughts: Forget junk phone service from your broadband provider, get cheap and easy service from Google Voice or any of the very many SIP providers out there in the world. I've had a 200 for a year and recently added a 202 for the 2 phone line capability. Far easier to set up for home use than Asterix, self-contained in one little box, no further fees to pay if you use Google Voice. Highly recommended!

Boxed Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFCR, Single Pack(Win 8.1)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Not ready for prime time 05/16/2015

This review is from: Boxed Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFCR, Single Pack(Win 8.1)

Pros: Small-ish (still bigger than a Chromecast or AZ Firestick)
Cheaper than a whole computer
Easily portable
Can run headless

Cons: Only one USB 2.0 port
Power cord very short
Installing another OS voids warranty
Broken Windows 8 implementation
32G storage only has 21G available for users
Windows version does not support remote access into stick

Other Thoughts: Pretty much useless out of the box. "Windows 8.1 with Bing" pre-installed should be renamed "with Bugs". Metro apps aren't working for many users (check Intel community forum for more information).

Unit only comes with a quick-sheet of documentation, and Intel's site has little more. Intel has stated installing an OS other than what was supplied on the stick will void the warranty. There are no recovery images available for download from Intel, if you trash your unit it's junk.

Hardware specs on the device are pretty good, it can make a decent general purpose basic computer. Good for surfing the web on your TV, watching movies from Netflix, Prime or Plex, email, games. But is larger and does cost more than a Firestick which can do pretty much the same.

For now I can't recommend this device to anyone, Intel has delayed it a few times and it still isn't ready for prime time.

Obihai OBi200 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Google Voice & SIP
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Up and running in 5 minutes 12/10/2014

This review is from: Obihai OBi200 VoIP Telephone Adapter with Google Voice & SIP

Pros: Small unit
Works with Google Voice

Cons: Requires broadband internet service (internet is down, so is phone service)
iOS application is horrible
***No 911 service***

Other Thoughts: Looking for a cheap replacement for phone service? This little unit works great. Less than 5 minutes to set up and works just fine with Google Voice for free calls in the USA. Works with various providers for cheap international calls as well.

It _does_ require broadband internet service, so if you don't have that, then this is useless for you (but you shouldn't be shopping for it in that case anyway)!

Recommend this unit for anyone wishing to ditch expensive phone service.


Scott L.'s Profile

Display Name: Scott L.

Date Joined: 11/09/04

  • Reviews: 23
  • Helpfulness: 15
  • First Review: 02/16/05
  • Last Review: 05/30/15
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