The USB connection requires constant fiddling, even when the proper wire is used.
The device is inappropriate for recording playthrus of long-running games like Breath of the Wild. Longer sessions may look like 8-12 hours (I park in front of the game if I have the flu). About 100 hours into the game, the software truncated one of my longer sessions to 5 hours. This wasn't a disk space issue, it was just the software being flaky.
But that snapshot sums up my experience with the device. Constantly annoying in almost every way possible. It's something that you want to work quietly and transparently in the background. But that characterization is the opposite of reality.
I give it 3/5 stars because when it works (or "once it's working")... it does technically work just fine.