Geeky/Programming Product Reviews

Orb 2.0: Trying it out again

A long time ago, I tried out Orb right when it came out, and it was cool, seemed buggy. Yesterday I installed Orb 2.0, flashy new Ajaxy type site now, and a few more features. Still doesn’t work well over mobile data. I have to turn on Wi-Fi on my phone to get any good speeds/buffering. Even then the videos/movies audio is always ahead of the video. Listening to mp3’s over it is pretty good though.

Just another tool for the media toolbelt.

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By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

2 replies on “Orb 2.0: Trying it out again”

Has this company just fallen off the face of the earth? It really had a cool and exciting product….two years ago, but there has been no advancement, no new news, nothing. As a MAC user, I was hoping for a new mac version that would work well with the iPhone. It seems like a slam dunk, but it appears that Orb has missed the boat. If Apple comes out with a similar product…which the rumor mills are buzzing about then it could be an absolute waste of a cool and (at one point) novel application.


funny you mention it, because they just came out with an iPhone…client. I have a mac and couple PC’s here, one with a TV tuner. I installed orb again on it, and the orb iPhone client and it rocks. Streaming TV to my iPhone – yes a mac “server” would be nice as well


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