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Fiddly to set up, but worth it
on 7 October 2012
Just been given one of these by a friend as a gift - I was going to buy one (or something similar) but had always been deterred by the fact that AirPlay tends to be a bit hit and miss.
However, once I'd set it up (of which more below), it's very easy to use, and so far (only a day's usage, but there's surely no technical reason why it should be any different after a longer period), there's not been a hint of trouble with AirPlay - it's been rock-solid, responsive, and the sound quality is excellent. (I use an iPhone 4S (iOS6), and iPad 1 and a BT HomeHub 3)
The setup though is a complete faff, as others here have noted. It is worth persisting with, but took several tries to get it to remember my wifi details and then detect the wireless network. Now it's done, I'm hoping that if I don't use the speaker regularly (it will spend a lot of time unplugged - I do hope the battery powering the hardware which has the wifi settings retains a charge) I don't have to go through it again, as that would be unnecessarily painful.
So, that's it really - a speaker with great sound quality, hassle-free AirPlay support (for my setup at least), but irritating to get started with - so 4 stars.