4. Benchmarks, Read/Write Storage Tests, Neo A2 Lite Remote
|AnTutu Video Tester v2.2|
|AnTutu Video Tester v3.0|
|3D Mark IceStorm Extreme|
|3D Mark IceStorm Unlimited|
|3D Mark IceStorm|
|GeekBench 3 (Single Core)|
|GeekBench 3 (Multi-Core)|
|BaseMark OS II (overall score)|
|BaseMark X v1.1|
|GFXBench ( T-Rex)|
Read/Write Performance Storage Tests
Moving on to the important read/write tests, we wrote down the following writing speeds for copying an 716MB file from various external sources to the player, using the ES File Explorer:
Wriet speed (MB/sec)
|USB To Neo U1||
|Neo U1 to USB||
|Wifi (2.4Ghz) to Neo U1||
|Neo U1 to Wifi (2.4Ghz)||
|Lan (1Gbit) to Neo U1||
|Neo U1 to Lan (1Gbit)||
|Neo U1 to MicroSDHC||
|MicroSDHC to Neo U1||
The Neo U1 has a good performance with sources connected through its USB and Lan ports. WiFi performance was slower, but it should be much faster if you have an ac based router that operates at 5GHz . With the latest firmware update FW005, the Neo U1 can write to external devices such as a microSD port - very useful if you need some additional storage space.
Below you see the test result with the well known speedtest app, with the player connected though Wifi:
Neo A2 Lite Remote
We had the chance to play with the Neo U1 player using the new Neo A2 Lite air mouse, you see below:
The Neo A2 Lite Air mouse can be used to control Android, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux devices. It should be connected to those devices though its a USB dongle. The mouse is powered by 2 standard (or rechargeable) AAA batteries.
The A2 Lite has a full Qwerty keyboard and fluid cursor control using the built-in gyroscopes and you can also use it to turn off the Neo U1.
During our tests with the NEO U1 player, the A2 Lite worked as it was supposed to, although you may need some time to understand its operation .Compared to its bigger brother -- the Neo A2 -- the Neo A2 Lite lacks the built in speaker and microphone for voice commands, as well as the sound recording functions.
Using the device was smooth -- the mouse's buttons were soft in touch and responsive, and the reception was very good.
To be honest, if you are familiar with keyboards, you may find it difficult to switch to an air mouse. It's a matter of taste and habit, but for instance, you won't be able to utilize the gyro functions to control your favorite gaming character using the Neo A2 Lite Air mouse.