I picked up a USB-C to Ethernet adapter for my IPAD PRO to try a wired connection for my dedicated Roon Remote. It did provide a faster remote experience but it was necessary to switch back to WiFI so I could charge the battery.
Ordered a Satechi Aluminum Multi-Port Adapter V2 and it arrived this afternoon. The ports on this adapter includes HDMI 4k, Ethernet, 3 - USB 3.0 type a, 2 micro cards slots and a pass-through power port.
Was hoping to at least be able to charge the IPAD with Ethernet connected, and it worked, but I got a bonus of the Roon Remote display on the LG 4K 65 inch TV at the same time.
Nice to see what your listening to from a distance with the Now Playing screen.
Has anyone else tried this? I didn’t find a topic that mentioned it. Sorry if this is duplicate information.
Update: I forgot to mention that the Ethernet connection, with the original Belkin USB-C to Ethernet adapter, apparently draws more power from the battery than the wireless connection, and continues to drain the battery when the screen if off. Probably the adapter itself drawing power and continuing to draw power when the IPAD in not being used.
With the wireless connection the IPAD battery, fully charged, would last a week using Roon daily for several hours without the Keep Awake setting on.
It seems to be good for about 1 day with Roon active, the Keep Awake setting on, and using the Ethernet adapter with no power connection.
Not an issue for me since I don’t use the IPAD for anything but Roon Remote. Just unplug the adapter from the IPAD when not in use.