A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be accepted as an ASIAIR Pro Plus Experience Officer.
What the heck does that mean?
Well, having used the ASIAIR Pro since last year, the manufacturers ZWO were looking for people who posted online content to receive one with a big discount and test out their new ASIAIR Pro Plus. So how could I refuse?
After it taking a bit of a tour round Asia and Europe, I eventually received mine and have now taken it out twice to see how it performs.
So here’s what you get in the box:
Of course the Plus has the external aerial, which everyone is hoping will solve the weak WiFi signal.
Included are a USB cable and a few power cables.
A USB stick was included with the previous version, but not with the Plus.
But you can still use a USB stick to transfer files from it.
The Plus is slightly bigger that the Previous AAP Pro.
(Thanks Stu, now you mention it looks like Spiderman’s Router, I just can’t drop that impression from my mind).
It has the same USB3 and USB2 ports and Ethernet ports.
In this view you can also see it is a bit thinner.
It is also a little it lighter:
The Power Ports have lights above them, so you can see when they are powered up:
On the other side of the Plus there is now a USB-C and an DS Card slot, both used to transfer files:
Annoyingly, if you are using the securing holes to attach the dovetail foot or the clamp, it covers these up.
It would be really annoying to have to remove this each time to use them.
So that’s what it looks like, the next thing was to put it through its paces and see how I got on with it.
I managed to get two clear nights since it arrived.
I will post a following blog entry to let you know how I got on.