Initially, the board looked great... more on that in a bit. Packaging was crushed, but was big enough to prevent damage to the contents. Shipping to the East Coast was a little over three-weeks.
Disappointing that there is no reverse polarity protection (ask me how I found this out). To be fair, there is a warning on the product page. But seriously, this can and should be properly handled with a few pennies-worth of components.
Power supply runs extremely hot to the touch at peak output; release notes indicate that this was improved? I have mixed feelings about using this in unattended solutions.
Device was restarting randomly while powered via laptop USB; connector fell-off the PCB after a light jiggle. Closer examination shows the traces were soldered but the body of the USB PCB connector was not. All these problems were present in both the WiFi Deauther OLED V1.5 and WiFi Packet Monitor.
Overall, it is a good product, and what i was looking for. I was looking for an ESP8266 based product with integrated display, and LiPo battery management. It was needed for a product, and hence the WiFi Deauther functionality was not useful for me.
Improvements 1) Mounting holes, and their strength 2) LEDs could have been bigger. I had hard time in desoldering the SMD and integrate an regular LED (since i used a box) 3) No reverse polarity protection for battery 4) The display can't be moved up, as the inductor height is more (especially, if you are using a top plate, display won't flush)
I bought 6 units, and 4 of them are working fine. One of the display is totally not working (ever since I received) and the other one's glass edge got broken, since it is very near to mounting hole.
I just got this lovely board a few days ago, and started to go through the FAQ. I downloaded the ESPFlasher on your site as well as the driver, but my Microsoft Security Essentials flagged the Flasher as having a Trojan infection. Trojan:Win32/Spursint.A!cl is what it came up with!
Description: This program is dangerous and executes commands from an attacker.
Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.
I'll try getting the Flasher from Espressif and see if that's ok. But you should be aware that your copy may have been compromised...or there is a false positive you need to be aware of and mark it accordingly!
Please contact me if you need more information, and if anyone else knows something about this, please let me know.
You can go to http://espressif.com/en/products/hardware/esp8266ex/resources to download the newest flash tool. I tested the file on my site. It is OK and safe. I think it is the Microsoft Essentials' problem. I have already added the link to download the newest flash tool. Thank you for your information!