It is not always easy to find out what a certain product really is. D-Link’s Music Everywhere can be seen as both a regular Wi-Fi repeater and a solution to provide access to wireless music in the home for those who do not have a wireless speaker. We’re going by the product name and will focus on how the mojen works on the musical front.
It doesn’t look like much to the world, the thoughts go closest to an overgrown mobile adapter. It is thus a small lump that is plugged directly into an electrical outlet and then connected to your existing wireless network.
Smooth plug. Music Everywhere is pushed directly into the socket and does not take up too much space.
This can be done in several different ways, with the easiest definitely being to use the wps button on the side of the lump. However, it requires that your router supports this, otherwise you are forced to do a little trickery to connect Music Everywhere to the network. If you don’t have your own wireless network, you can easily connect to the product’s own, making it useful for everyone.
If you choose to connect Music Everywhere to your existing network, it also acts as an extension of this. It may not be particularly necessary for you who live in a one-room apartment with a kitchenette, but in many larger homes it is not certain that the network reaches all parts of the home.
Airplay and DLNA
On the bottom of the plug there is a simple 3.5 mm input, to which you can connect any speaker. After that, you can play music wirelessly from basically any device, as long as it’s connected to the same network. For those of you with an IOS device, Airplay is supported, so it’s just a matter of honking and driving.
Android users can stream either via Airplay or DLNA using various third-party apps. Those who prefer to play music from the computer can do so via either iTunes or Windows Media Player.
So how does it work? Yes thanks, really good actually. We have tested from both mobile and computer, and Music Everywhere seems really reliable. The quality does not seem to be affected to any greater degree, and we perceive no disturbances in the music.
However, the built-in delay is annoying, from when we press any control on the phone until the music is affected, it takes four or five seconds. It may not be a decisive factor, but after a while the delay becomes annoying.
Overall, Music Everywhere is a pretty useful product. It is easy to install and does not require you to have your own network. In this way, it is no different from a normal bluetooth receiver that you can also plug into any speaker, other than that it is a couple of hundred Swedish kroner more expensive. But the advantages of Airplay can be worth the money, and you also get a built-in Wi-Fi repeater in the bargain.
Facts: D-Link Music Everywhere
Wireless Standard: 802.11n/g/b.
Connections: 3.5 mm audio.
Security: Web, wpa/wpa2.
Size: 5.4 x 4.2 x 5.5 cm.
Weight: 81 grams.
Award: SEK 695.
Plus: Easy to use. Provides wireless music wherever you want. Built-in wifi repeater. Cheap.
Minus: Gives some delay.