BT 4G Assure USB Dongle

eBay has plenty of these usb 4G dongles going for next to nothing, so I thought I’d get one, primarily to see if it would work in my DrayTek router.

It turns out it’s a badged Huawei E3372h, which fortunately is supported by latest DrayTek routers. It doesn’t seem to be running a special firmware. When you plug it into a PC/Mac it just installs a an ‘internet connection sharing device’ and loads up a web page in your default browser, showing the status.

I tried an O2 sim in it and it asked for an unlock code, so EE sims only

They’re a bargain at £5 especially if you have a newer DrayTek router.

Resurrecting the Fiio Q1 with my iPhone.

Around iOS 10 apple tightened up the control of USB devices connected to the lightning port. This stopped my Fiio Q1 from working with my iPhone (with the L19 Lightning to micro-USB cable).

When I contacted Fiio they said i should just upgrade to the Q1 Mk2 that has full MFI certification. It seemed a bit of a waste, so I hunted around for a solution. One possible solution was using the official Apple camera connection Lightning to USB-A socket and a USB-A to micro B cable. A bit untidy and quite expensive too.

I had read some people with the same issue and the rather expensive Chord MOJO DAC. I then stumbled across a lead on AliExpress that promised to work with the mojo. I figured same problem, same solution? So I ordered one of these leads of AliExpress for about £12.00  aliexpress link to click!