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bCODA Multishare Jak USB Android Smartphone/Tablet Wi-Fi Media Streaming Device (Green)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Easy way to connect an iPod to an amplifier using wireless

Cons: - Gets HOT. Very hot for something essentially the size of a USB memory stick
- The app copies your playlists into itself. It takes FOREVER.
- Control of playback is entirely at the mercy of what your amplifier (or whatever you plug this in to) is capable of. I have a nice Sony 5.2 amp, but it lets me fast forward, rewind, skip, pause, play, and use random. There is NO easy way to select a song, as control on your iPod is not available.
- Once you disconnect, it's a pain to get it to reconnect. I wound up deleting the app and reinstalling. And then waiting another hour as it copied my one playlist.

Other Thoughts: If I plug my iPod directly into my amp I can use the touchscreen to control it. Sure, the wire trails across my living room, but it's way easier to select a song. If they can juice up the software this might be a great product. As it is, there are better ways to get your music to other devices.

Dell U2913WM Black 29
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Wider than widescreen gaming without having to use more than one monitor.
- Great color reproduction (Although you may have to set it up, mine was almost perfect from the factory.)
- Fantastic panel with great viewing angles.

Cons: - First one I bought would not turn on. You had to unplug everything, and then only plug in the power cord, turn it on, and then plug in the DP cord.
- 2560 x 1080 support is sometimes lacking. Not really anything that the monitor does, but something to be aware of.
- Light bleeding from the bottom corners. This is a common problem with LCD screens and not something I even notice except when the screen goes completely blank, but it drives some people mad so I thought I would mention it.

Other Thoughts: - Diablo III - does not support 2560 x1080 in full screen. Developers made a big deal about it being cheating somehow. Laughably, you can simply select Full Screen Windowed and it works in 2560 x 1080.
- A LOT of games right now support this resolution in game, but the menus will be in 1920 x 1080, so you will get black bars on the side during the menu screens. Battlefield 4 cuts off the screen as soon as the round ends, blocking the chat box. Somewhat annoying.
- Guild Wars 2 and The Elder Scrolls online look AMAZING at this resolution. You have no idea what you miss off to the side of the screen until you are playing at a wider resolution than the default 1080p.

Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: When it works, it's fast.

Cons: - WPS - Good luck getting this to work. I tried on my work router, my home router, and the router of another business owner, and none of them would connect via WPS. The blue light blinks for a few minutes and then turns orange, signifying that it could not detect a compatible WS setup.
- Manual Setup - It could not detect either of the business routers. Their SSIDs just did not show up, and manually entering them did not allow it to find them either. It did detect my home router, and I was able to get it to connect, unfortunately...
- Disconnection issues - ...once it was connected it didn't want to stay connected. The longest I was able to keep it up was a day. The only way I could get it to reconnect was by powering it off (unplugging it, I believe is the technical term). It seemed to randomly lose connection every few hours. I understand that wireless communication is subject to interruptions, but it should be able to automatically reacquire the network without my help. Instead, it can't even see the network again until I reboot it.
- The shape - Who is this going to work for? It's not really mountable, and you can't lay it flat due to the shape. So you're forced to stand it on something. It's a bridge; I don't care what it looks like, it shouldn't be seen. Which means it should be shaped to hide it, not make it stand out.

Other Thoughts: I didn't update the firmware, since the average user of a product like this is going to want it to work out of the box. Perhaps the firmware addresses some of these issues (It doesn't, according to the research I did), but a lot of people will not even call support about such things. If they open it, set it up according to instructions and it doesn't work, your average user is going to return it.


Jeremy S.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremy S.

Date Joined: 04/09/04

  • Reviews: 22
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 12/11/05
  • Last Review: 04/30/14
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