bCODA Multishare USB Jak
|bCODA Multishare USB Jak|
|Features and Specifications|
|Testing the Jak|
Today are taking a look at a product from a new company to us here at BCCHardware. We've got the MultiShare USB Jak on our bench and are giving this little dongle the twice over. The Jak plugs into the USB port on your TV, Stereo or PC and then allows you to stream music, movies and images from your device to whatever source the Jak is plugged into. This sounds like a good idea and it helps make any Android phone or tablet integrate into your multimedia experience very easily.
Today we are going to take this product for a spin and find out if it works as well as bCODA claims and what you can expect from the user experience. Before we get too involved with the Jak, let's take a quick look at bCODA and what they are about.
When we first set out to produce wireless accessory devices for mobile phones, our primary focus was placed on creating consumer value through innovative products, simple in user interface and experience, yet powerful in performance. As our product lineup diversified, however, we found ourselves fixated on adding more functionality and complexity to the existing products. It could not be further away from our true spirit. It was about time we looked back on ourselves and returned to our original initiative of creating new demand and value through innovation. We have thus launched our new brand, bCODA, and it is the epitome of staying true to our commitment.
At Enustech, innovation is in our DNA. With bCODA’s spirit as a beacon, we will not hesitate to go back to basics and spur innovation. It is our pledge to the consumers that bCODA’s products will be of the highest quality in consumer value, bar none.
The Jak comes is a nice and tidy package that houses the Jak itself as well as a quick install guide and brief user manual. The truth is, once you install the App for the Jak, it's pretty straightforward. The Jak itself is about the same size as many USB Flash drives on the market today and the casing is made entirely of plastic.
The Jak itself seems to be sturdy enough, but I don't think it will stand up to thousands of installs in different TVs. Once you have it plugged into your favorite TV, stereo or PC - you'll probably leave it there most of the time. That's what we did and we almost shipped it out when we returned a TV to the manufacturer. Thankfully, we remembered it was stuck in the back and pulled it out so we could continue with this review.
Other than the all-plastic USB end of the Jak, the other thing worth noting is a LED at the opposite end that lights up to indicate power and flashes during file transfers. This LED could get annoying if the Jak was plugged into the front of a device and used in a dark room, but when it is plugged in behind our TV, it goes unnoticed for the most part.
That's really all there is to the Jak, so before we share our experiences, we'll cover some of the features and specifications on the next page before we try it out.