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Good once you figure out how to use it
on 4 April 2013
I have now bought two of these and consider them excellent, once you have the wifi set up, which is not always easy.
I agree with others that the instructions for entering the code of your router are very poor. The secret is that if you enter the Key it has to be entered in hex! To convert your existing code to hex search the web for "asciitohex", which takes you to a website where you can generate the hex code.
For example if your code is 12345678 then enter this in the yellow box and click convert. The blue box will give you the hexadecimal 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 and these are the codes you need to enter into the radio.
It's also not clear when you buy the radio that to set up your favourite bookmarks you need access to the internet in order to connect to the vtuner website. However it is possible to use the radio without doing this.
I was astonished that the radio is able to receive FM without an external aerial. With wifi it's true there are sometimes delays in connecting and pauses, but that's because of internet transmission problems rather than problems with the radio.
And to be honest I'm not enthralled by the colour, nor the fact that it's so narrow it tends to fall over. I tend to lay it flat. The speaker is a bit small, but for voice it's fine. The volume is good.
In sum I'm very happy with both my purchases and would recommend it.