bCODA Multishare USB Jak - Final Thoughts

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bCODA Multishare USB Jak
Features and Specifications
Testing the Jak
Final Thoughts

 

Final Thoughts:

I'd never heard much about bCODA before this review and I've got to say I'm a little impressed with the company.  If what they say is true - that they want to make powerful products that are super simple to use, they stand to become very popular down the road.  The Jak is the first product we've seen from them and while the experience isn't flawless, it's not that bad either.  Image and music playback is very good.

Movie playback is where things started to drop off a bit.  While 720p movies played back fine with the Jak plugged into the default location on any TV - the back, 1080p content would buffer quite frequently as the signal to the Jak was hampered by a steel and glass TV that has a lot of electrical interference pulsing through the wires.  When I moved my Android device closer it worked fine, but this is not what the Jak is designed to do.

In the end though, the Jak is not a bad product that I'm willing to recommend for almost anyone to try out.  The beauty of it is the price.  It sells for $50 online currently and a week or so ago, I saw it listed for ~$30 at one site on a promotion.  At that price, you really can't go wrong.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Plug and Play with Android
  • Create custom playlists
  • Streams music, movies and images
  • Frequent updates

 

Cons:

  • Switching media types isn't seamless
  • Wireless signal hampered by TVs
  • All plastic design may not stand up over time

While the Jak doesn't score absolute top marks because of a couple of issues that we felt impacted the overall experience of the device, it still scores pretty solid and is a recommended "Silver" product here at BCCHardware.com

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Silver

 

I'd like to thank bCODA for sending over the Jak for us to review.  If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please post it in the forum at the link below.