I got the product within a reasonable amount of time, although it got checked at the post office so it probably took more time than it should have, so ignore my rating for shipping.
I also didn't have to communicate with them about any problems or things like that, so ignore my rating for communication.
It works well, except for the fact that the MemTypeTool didn't work for me on Windows 10, and it only had a text file with the requirements, so I had to use an Ubuntu virtual machine to put passwords on the device and change the pin.
I currently only use it for my most important passwords, because it's a bit annoying to take out and use the joystick for the pin, but that's a thing you sacrifice for the pretty low price and the compactness.
Also, the product feels a bit unprotected as it is pretty much just a bare PCB, but I'm sure I'll be able to find a 3d printed case or even try to design one myself. Again, something that is sacrificed for the low price.
Response from Area0x33 | May 2, 2017
Thank you very much for your feedback!
We are making a new GUI with newer libusb that allows us to provide an easy installer for windows users, you can follow the progress here: https://github.com/oyzzo/MemTypeTool/tree/rewrite/MemTypeManager
We're close to have an original solution to protect a little bit the MemType PCB. More news about it comming soon :)
Regards, Miguel & Noel
April 21, 2016
Good choice to explore using CPLDs as a control solution
Bought the AreaCPDL to see if a CPLD could be a cheaper/simpler solution to a problem that a FPGA was working in but had more capability then required to replace the hardwired logic chips that would have been need to do the job. One of the main reasons I decided to try a AreaCPDL was the CPLD used in it was a from a manufacture that looked like it was backing development with the CPLD with a very strong free version of software that should be fine for small projects and manageable for a newbie in FPGA/CPLD development. Also when I sent an email asking a question on a detail about the AreaCPDL I did get a response from Area0X33 and my questions after receiving the board have also been answered. Am having some things that need to be worked as I get up to speed on using the board but so far think it’s the right choice and not looking to change course. Gus_IA_USA