There appears to be mixed reviews on these, most being positive however going by what I have read it appears some people don't know how to properly configure the devices correctly for use with a PSTN line in their country and assume you simply plug the OBiLine in to the ATA's USB port and away you go. Not necessarily so! :?
Lets be fair though, the documentation supplied is rather limited. All you get is a quick set-up guide measuring 5x5 inches so if your not a geek like me you could run into problems.
As you can see from the above image there isn't much information other than how to physically set-up the device. Anyway moving on...
This is what greets me when I open the box:
Take everything out and you have a Quick set-up guide as mentioned above, an RJ11 to RJ11 cable and the OBiLine device itself:
The OBiLine device itself does have a good quality feel to it. As you can see from the pictures below there is a Status led on the side of the device, a Telco PSTN RJ11 connector at one end and a 6 inch USB cable hard wired the other end.
One minor issue for me was that the cable supplied with my test device was an RJ11 to RJ11 which is ok I guess if you live state side but here in the UK a PSTN line uses a different plug altogether so I purchased an RJ11 to BT adapter off ebay for 99p including delivery. I couldn't plug the OBiLine into my Virgin Media PSTN line without the adapter! :?
Ok so now we know what's in the box lets move on and install the device... Click here for Part 2!