I've essentially switched all control to my Android mobile apps (Squeeze
Cntrl usually).  But on Monday during football games when I look to turn
off the tv audio and listen to music while watching the game, I
discovered that my mobile had run out of juice.  Was on my way to get my
Surface to use the Win10 control app when I remembered that RIGHT THERE
I had a Controller sitting in its cradle, unused for a year or so.  Sure
enough, fired right up.  Well, not "right up".  After its interminable
wake-up it was prepared to do duty.

And it worked very well.  The interface is functional and elegant, and
it continues to do everything it's supposed to.

I did find some minor irritations:

    
- To turn it on you have to hit the "home" button, something it took
  me 15 or 20 seconds to remember.  The design is old enough that it
  doesn't use the now-standard power button labeling.
- Start-up takes a long time, as I remembered.  Probably not
  appreciably longer than start-up on an Android mobile, though.  The
  difference is that the phone is always on.
  
- Battery life is not what it could be.  It was draining towards empty
  after three hours off the cradle.  Of course, being IN the cradle for
  a year without an empty/recharge cycle probably has damaged battery
  life.
  

I won't be going back to the Controller for regular use, but nice to
have it at hand.



LMS on a dedicated server (FitPC3)
Transporter (Ethernet) - main listening, Onkyo receiver, Paradigm
speakers
Touch (WiFi) - home theater 5.1, Sony receiver, Energy speakers
Boom 1 (WiFi) - work-space
Boom 2 (WiFi) - various (deck, garage, etc.)
Radio (WiFi) - home office
Control - Squeeze Control (Android mobile), 2 Controllers (seldom used),
Squeeze Remote (on Surface Pro 4)
Touch x 1 - spare
UE Radio x 1 - spare
Boom x 1 - spare
Controller x 1 - Spare
Duet Receiver (backup)
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