Nexiq USB Link 2 Review Troubleshooting and Testing

Nexiq USB Link (Original) Discontinued In early 2015, Nexiq Technologies discontinued the “tried and true” original Nexiq USB Link. This adapter had been around for around 7 years, and was wildly popular. One of the main reasons that the Nexuq USB Link became so popular was because of their distribution. Nexiq is 100% owned by Snap On, so between the large marketing spends, industry trade shows, and Snap On tool trucks, Nexiq has an unmatched distribution network. The other large source of their distribution comes from formal truck dealerships, as Nexiq is the recommended product for various┬átruck manufacturers such as International, Freightliner, and many others. Nexiq USB Link 2 Changes We’ve literally sold over 1,000 of the original Nexiq USB Link, so to say we are familiar with them is an understatement. Lets talk about some of the changes that we’ve noticed with this new and improved USB Link 2. Packaging/Box The first thing we’ve noticed is that Nexiq is no longer packaging their adapter in the “Nexiq Box” that they’ve frequently used for not only the USB Link, but other products as well. Here is what the original box looked like: Nexiq has decided not to provide this packaging with the new USB Link 2, but I guess who really cares about packaging? ┬áDesign For all its popularity, the original Nexiq USB Link had some serious design issues....

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