Arctic Audio Relay Review

Remote App and Conclusion

Arctic Audio Relay Review

Remote App

Of course it would be pointless to have a wireless receiver if we didn't have a way of controlling it remotely too. Having the flexibility of changing song to suit the mood, or even take requests, is a nice option to have. You can control the Audio Relay with either a iOS or Android app available for free (search AR Remote). It's as easy as it looks. Pick your computer, pick the output, pick the song, play.

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Conclusion

Such is the simplicity of setting up the Arctic Audio Relay and such is its single-purpose focus, it's very easy to sum up. If you want to stream your music from your computer to an alternative set of speakers, there are few easier options around.

It's well built, comes with all the bits and bobs you need and, if you'll forgive the cliché, it's so easy to use that even your Gran could get it up and running in minutes. If you're one of those people who gets sick at the thought of lining the pockets of the Apple Corporation then this allows you to combine things you most likely already own to do something that would otherwise require a hefty investment.

The only thing we can really criticise would be that the App is nice to use but it would be even better if we could stream the music from our Android/iOS device via the Audio Relay to our sound system. We do have to point out that Arctic Cooling never claim this is something that it does, and so we're not marking it down, but it is rather strange to have a smart device that can play music, an App that can 'push' music and yet be unable to combine the two.

This is one of those products that offers a particular talent and performs it flawlessly. You will be up and running in moments. Although there are a couple of features we think would really tip it into the territory of truly awesome, we can't knock it for not doing something it never offered and for the pure simplicity of getting music from your PC to wherever you want it, we have to award the Arctic Audio Relay our OC3D Gold Award.

       

Thanks to Arctic Cooling for supplying the Audio Relay for review. Discuss our findings in the OC3D Forums.

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07-11-2012, 05:55:49

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...114638283l.png

Want to enjoy your playlists anywhere in the house? The Arctic Audio Relay might be just the ticket.


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08-11-2012, 06:11:36

jamdox
I hate to be "that guy," but we Mac users have had this functionality for... 8 years at this point, with the airport express.

08-11-2012, 11:02:53

Mythricia
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Originally Posted by jamdox View Post
I hate to be "that guy," but we Mac users have had this functionality for... 8 years at this point, with the airport express.
Pretty sure the article did not at any point say that this was a first, for neither "non-Mac" or Mac users. So.... What?

08-11-2012, 11:20:35

PEXON
No, but the Airport express is a superb bit of kit already and I HATE Apple. Plugs it just plugs in the mains too, its no bigger than a plug

16-11-2012, 02:55:26

rossi94
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Originally Posted by jamdox View Post
I hate to be "that guy," but we Mac users have had this functionality for... 8 years at this point, with the airport express.
Mac and interessted in hardware? Fits not good together in my oppinion. Mac destroys any freedom, you're even loosing the warrenty if you're swapping your HDD.
+1 hates Apple.

16-11-2012, 05:32:59

Josh Weston
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Originally Posted by rossi94 View Post
Mac and interessted in hardware? Fits not good together in my oppinion. Mac destroys any freedom, you're even loosing the warrenty if you're swapping your HDD.
+1 hates Apple.
I'm posting this from my Apple laptop right now, so I don't really understand where you're coming from. It's all down to personal preference, and I prefer OSX for day to day use.

And, you can replace hard drives and RAM without voiding any warranty, as long as you don't mess anything else up when you do it.
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