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Sabrent Wifi Audio Receiver (Supports DLNA and AirPlay) for Home Stereo, Portable Speakers (WF-RADU)

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  • Add Apple AirPlay support to any speaker system - including your car, boat, home stereo/receiver or old iPhone/iPod dock. Wirelessly stream music from your iOS device or iTunes
  • Better than Bluetooth - AirPlay is lossless (no audio compression), has better range, no pairing limitations and supports multi-users; anyone can play DJ. Will work seamlessly with your existing Bluetooth hands-free setup (music will pause for incoming/outgoing calls and resume when call ends).
  • Plug and Play - No configuration or computer needed. Setup AirPlay in your car in less than 3 minutes!
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSabrent

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sabrent
  • Model: WF-RADU

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00L26YDA4
  • Item model number: WF-RADU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,905 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2014
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Product Description

Description:
The Sabrent Wifi Receiver lets you wirelessly connect a iOS devices or Android devices , to a stereo or stand-alone speaker. Now you can enjoy your music wirelessly. Changing you standard speakers to Wifi-enabled speakers, you can easily control the content without the need for any cable connection.

Play the Music of Your iPhone/iPod touch Wirelessly Through Your Home Stereo

Enjoy the convenience of a wireless connection while listening to your favorite tunes. With the innovative wifi Music Receiver, you can appreciate the superior sound of your home speakers while controlling your playlist from the comfort of your sofa. Say goodbye to the hassle of cables, docks, and cradles, and play your iPhone or iPod touch wirelessly through your stereo. With the wifi technology, you'll get reliable, high-quality sound.

Low Profile, Elegant Design

The discreet and elegant design of the Receiver will complement any home stereo system. Its small, unobtrusive footprint fits easily next to your stereo or speakers.

Customer Reviews

So I found firmware and updated to the latest, 2.0.5.
Micah
Allows me to play music wirelessly from my phone to my car speakers while having it connected to my car stereo with an AUX cable.
godawgs91
It's not a big deal to work around, but it is something you will want to keep in mind.
Stephen Lerch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By FMG on July 11, 2014
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I was going to give it a 1 star rating due to the difficulty to use it with an Android device. As Android OS itself lacks the native support for AirPlay and DLNA, the user has to get media player App with AirPlay and/or DLNA support from Google Play. While there are free AirPlay /DNLA player Apps, majority of those free Apps require the In-App Purchase in order to AirPlay or/and DLNA feature and some of them require the device been rooted. None of those details is mentioned in the product description and it is far from "Plug and Play - No configuration or computer needed. Setup AirPlay in your car in less than 3 minutes!" (Maybe, this statement is true in case of iOS device, but it is not the case if one want to use it with an Android device)

Then, one would ask why a 3 stars rating. Here is the why: this device is actually a WiFi router with AirPlay/DLNA capability. Few reviewers have complained earlier that once one connected his/her iOS or Android device to the Sabrent WiFi Audio Receiver, he/she will loss the access to other AirPlay/DLNA devices on his/her home network (WiFi or Wired). By connecting Sabrent WiFi Audio Receiver to your WiFi network, you will regain full access to other AirPlay/DLNA devices on your home network and streaming from cloud sources w/o using your cellular data network.

1. Using the web browser on a device connected to the Sabrent WiFi Audio Receiver and type in the IP address of Sabrent WiFi Audio Receiver: 192.168.168.1
2. Select your Home WiFi network SSID and enter your WiFi network password
3. If the connection is successful, you will see something like "WLAN: your_home_WiFi_SSID connected" and then you are all set

WARNING: By default, the Sabrent WiFi Audio Receiver has its wireless security disabled.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JUSTCHILL3N on September 12, 2014
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Before purchasing I have already understood the PROs and CONs of streaming audio between this device for Airplay use and Bluetooth. Airplay outperforms bluetooth audio since it is lossless. The reasons for my purchase are a) High quality audio, b) Airplay, c) Ease of use in my FIAT Abarth, and d) a unit that turns on and off with my vehicle [no internal battery] - I have achieved all these.

Here's a summary of my experience (yours may vary)

Application: Car
Connectivity needs: USB for Power and 3.5 mm for stereo audio (you need to supply the audio cable or adapter which varies by application)
Sound Quality: 5 of 5 stars
Technical Difficulty in setting it up: 5 of 5 (for me) - 3 out of 5 stars possible for a non tech-savvy person*
Functionality: 5 of 5 stars.

*This device requires "some setting up" that a non-savvy person may find challenging, if not frustrating. Fortunately, Amazon provided instructions for it which can be found at the bottom of the product page. The product I received required a firmware upgrade which can be found here: [...]
After which, I was able to set my own SSID and apply security settings so no one connects to it without my knowledge.

Bottom Line: I am very happy

Side Note: I would like to thank all the friendly folks here who provided their useful input.

::EDIT 09/15/2014::
After following the instructions to update the firmware and using it for a few days, I started experiencing these symptoms under the following versions. Your experience may vary but here's mine unfortunately.

Firmware:
v.2.0.4 - Hi-Fidelity audio, frequent audio drops
v.2.0.5 - No Audio drop but discernible lower quality audio (not good)

Action: I have contacted support today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 12, 2014
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--UPDATED--
I'll leave my original review below for the record. I saw that Sabrent drastically reworked the product description to include details on updating the firmware and making sure you reset the device (30 seconds with paperclip, not just unplug and reboot). I decided to give it one more try. Now, with firmware 2.0.7 installed and the device fully reset, the UI is again functional, I am able to turn on wi-fi encryption for the unit's hotspot, and things seem to finally be working acceptably. I'm bumping up from 1 to 3 stars based on it now meeting all my needs, but the initial experience was truly awful.

--ORIGINAL REVIEW--
While I have been able to get this device to mostly work most of the time after putting in a bunch of effort and doing the firmware updates, I will now be tossing it in the trash because of a single fundamental flaw: THIS DEVICE CREATES AN OPEN UNENCRYPTED WI-FI ACCESS POINT ON YOUR NETWORK. This is a gigantic security risk that means anyone around you can leach off your internet connection or worse, access your internal home network printers, storage devices, pc's, etc. Not only that, anyone using your network to illegally download content leaves you liable when they trace the ip address back to your account. You can't even disable this with the latest firmware. Since I'm past the return window I'm going to throw the unit away, I wouldn't feel right letting anyone else use it or buy it.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lantana Al TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 26, 2014
This is an interesting device in that it is like a Bluetooth receiver for playing audio but instead it uses WiFi and DLNA and AirPlay.

You power it via a USB power source (like a power bank, PC USB port, or USB charger) and it creates a wireless WiFi network that you then connect your device to. You can then send audio to it through DLNA or AirPlay. It's quite small and lightweight, and has no built-in rechargeable battery. The USB power cable on the device is only a little over 3 inches and when not plugged into power the cable can be kept plugged into a port on the receiver itself, which is handy for storage and when it's not in use.

The big "pro" is that the quality is better because it is not compressed like Bluetooth. It sounds great with my Sony professional headphones (the same jack that you plug the headphones into is also a 3.5mm line out jack). The downside is that it's a bit more hassle to disconnect from your normal WiFi network and connect to the device's WiFi network (which took awhile to show up on my iPad mini)... and when you do this you'll lose your WiFi Internet connection (but see the UPDATE below) so you won't be able to stream from the Internet if you rely on WiFi to do so.

So it does what it says and quality is impressive and so is the size and portability of the device. If the "hassles and limitations" WiFi connection method works well for you then I think you will be quite happy with the device. If you don't need the best sound quality then you may be better off with a simpler Bluetooth receiver (I would recommend one with aptX).

By the way, there are two small LEDs on the device - a blue one labeled "Audio" and a red one labeled "WiFi".
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