I have been eyeing of the Wi-Spy-Air product for awhile and due to Covid-19 Metageek had an unbelievable 50% of sale, making purchasing the device an easy choice. So after using this device for the past few months I think it time to write up a small review about my thoughts on it.
Some of the key selling points/features of this product is it’s small form factor, the ability to provide layer 1 & 2 information as well as information about connect clients. Easy to use simply plug it into your smart phone, click on the ” Airviewer” application that you have download from either App Store or Google play and away you go.
The Application Air View is easy to use and displays all relevant information clearly . love that get information about client devices and there roaming history.
The device is small and easy to have it on you at all times to for those just incase moments.
The device comes with 4 rechargeable AAA batteries which can be recharge via the include USB mini cable.
As well as a heap of other different cable types to allow connection to other smart devices that you may have.
I currently have it setup so that it attaches to the back of my iPhone via velroc that is provided and so it does not block my camera, so I can still take photos if required, the setup seems to work nicely.
- Small form factor
- Excellent price and value $799US
- Rechargeable AAA batteries
- Integration with Chanalyzer version 5.12
- Multiple cables for different connections types
- Same spectrum sweep times as the Metageek DBx
- 2.4 GHz 507 µsecs
- 5 GHz 1587 µsecs
- Can adjust scanning information and focus on specific channel ranges i.e U-NII-1 channels 36-48
- Displays layer 1 and 2 information as has internal packet capture devices and spec an
- Based on the Application versions at the time of this blog there are a couple couple of small glitches I experince
- The App sometimes closes upon opening
- Won’t detect Wi-Spy Air is connected at times, so have disconnect and reconnect.
- Case could be built out of strong plastic as I feel it could be break or get damage rather easiliy.
Overall I am extremely happy with the product and has been my go to device for the past few months, where I would normally have had to pull out other devices that take more time to setup for the same result.
In conclusion I would recommend this product to the Wi-Fi Professional or hobbyist and if it was to get stolen or lost? I would buy it again.
Hope this was useful? leave a comment if there is anything else you would like to know otherwise, Cheers.