Joined on 09/09/04
The Future of Streaming
Pros: The Chromecast Ultra is the streaming device of the future. Right now, Roku rules streaming with its selection of hundreds of channels. However, as more streaming apps become available for smartphones, Chromecast Ultra will take the lead. The Chromecast Ultra buffers very quickly. I tested the Pure Flix streaming service, and buffering completed in about two seconds.
Cons: The Chromecast Ultra comes without any instructions, but only a URL. If you experience any technical problems, you have to find your own solutions. I ended up writing my own page of instructions to set it up the way I like. That will make it easy when I buy another one. The Chromecast Ultra requires a screensaver consisting of two or more rotating photographs. This is annoying, since my Sony BRAVIA TV is not vulnerable to burn-in. There is no way to disable the screensaver.
Below average laptop
Pros: Touch screen is a nice feature.
Cons: Battery is not user serviceable. Must return entire laptop to manufacturer for battery replacement. Even an authorized service center for ASUS was unable to obtain a battery during the warranty period. Wi-fi range is very poor. Had to add an external wi-fi adapter.
Matches my ASUS Router
Overall Review: This is one of the best USB Flash Drives to plug into an ASUS RT-AC66U WiFi router for use as an inexpensive NAS (Network Attached Storage). It looks really good with its black color and blue LED, both of which match the router. Also, like my router, the LED is recessed so I only see it blinking when I am looking down on it. That means it does not distract me when I do not need to look at it.