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Great if you only use 1 usb device and no other wireless devices
on June 15, 2012
I was very enthusiastic when I found this card as I thought it would be a much better approach to sending music to my receiver than using the Apple AirExpress device. Boy was I wrong. The first hint of bad things to come was my wireless mouse began hanging ever 10 or so seconds. No problemo thinks I, I am sure the geniuses at Creative have a work around for this, and in fact their crappy non compliant little dash board has 3 channels to broadcast from. Either they are are all the same channel with a convenient non functional control, or the spectrum the card broadcasts on is too wide to make a difference as the mouse works just as badly under any setting. Well me thinks, I can just use it for music when I am not at the computer with my mouse. Wrong again! Apparently there is little or no buffering in the send unit as any time a USB device does ANYTHING, music skips. At first I thought that maybe my external hard drive where I house my music was becoming corrupt, but no, when I play the same "skipping" songs without the "Creative Wireless Music Corrupter" installed, they play fine. Then I noticed that the skips happen when any USB device does anything. I am using this on a i7 SandyBridge machine with 16 Gigs of RAM, not a a 4 Mhz 286. This device proved to be a waste of money and time, but if you have a dedicated PC with no other USB devices attached that you may ever plan to use, or are not planning to do anything wirelessly in its range, go for it.