Editors Liked

  • Simple setup and ease of use
  • Control TV with your phone
  • Can control with computer or phone interface
  • Compact
  • Brings free Hulu content to your TV
  • Plenty of local and Web-based media options
  • Doesn't require line-of-sight to control
  • Streams audio and video from a source computer to HDTV or AV receiver
  • Supports Android and iOS platforms

Editors Didn't Like

  • Netflix not working currently
  • No HDMI
  • Requires a running Mac to serve content and a mobile device to control playback
  • No control interface on the Mac
  • No high-definition video
  • Smartphone interface leaves a lot to be desired
  • Lackluster streaming-video quality
  • No native video player app for source device
  • Orb Controller limits use to Android or iOS platforms
  • No way to change aspect playback
  • Crippled video navigation and browsing functionality