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Great for streaming video - pants for charging anything with a big battery
on 17 May 2014
Easy to setup if you follow the suggested app installs on the client devices (all android in my case). Streamed two different movies to two devices (Kindle Fires) simultaneously with no buffering from a usb thumb drive. Will charge my Kindle 3 with no problem. Doesn't even register as an input charge on my Kindle Fires. I tried two different Fires and three different cables. I haven't got an iPad to test it with but suspect it would struggle there too.
As a streaming device it's great so far. As a charging device, which is one of the primary reasons I bought this (with two kids on a transatlantic flight to consider) it is a huge disappointment. It may just be that this is a faulty one (unlikely as it charges my Kindle 3 and my phone) so it's going back to see if a replacement item is any better.
OK, getting back to this item after a period of use. I decided not to return it because the WiFi functionality is brilliant. Still won't handle charging Kindle Fires though, although it meets the charging requirements of my Samsung Tab 10. I swapped a few emails with tech support who offered an explanation. A 20 year career in electronics didn't support their response, but at least they looked into it. Got ext batt units from another retailer for the Fires which work great (£10 each). More than happy to recommend this for the batt function for a Samsung and the WiFi is fantastic.