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Reflector review (iOS Airplay receiver) – PC/Mac

July 4, 2014

If you are trying to find a simple-to-use, relatively inexpensive method of recording your iOS device or displaying it on your computer screen, you will want to know about the Reflector app from airsquirrels.com.

Official blurb to save me writing it: “Reflector is an AirPlay receiver that allows you to wirelessly display your iPad or iPhone on your computer. Mirror your device on a big screen without wires or complicated setups. Play games, watch movies, demo apps or present on the big screen from your iPhone or iPad. With Reflector, everything you do on your mobile device is wirelessly streamed to your computer in real time.”

This is a short montage of recordings I made recently using Reflector:

It really is very simple to use, with no additional app required on your iOS device.
– Install the small PC/Mac application (under 20mb installed).
– Turn on AirPlay on your compatible iOS device.
– Watch the iOS screen being displayed (vision + sound) on your computer.
– To start or stop recording, press ALT-R (that’s the PC default anyway).

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The results are very good, although this would depend on whether or not you have a fast, reliable wi-fi connection between your iOS device and your computer.

Summary
Very simple to set up and use
Reasonably priced
No wires or other extra bits and pieces needed
Compatible with iOS devices from iPad 2 and iPhone 4S
Very good results when recording

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This application comes fully recommended by Arcadelife. Hopefully they will use that epic endorsement on their website!

Version reviewed – 1.3.4
Website link (again) – http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/

This review was typed on a Das Keyboard Model S mechanical keyboard – check them out, they’re really rather groovy.

 

 

 

 

 

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