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Nice find, but it doesn't actually say it's a true universal bridge (that can used with anything with a wired port). If you can handle the setup complexity, bridges are usually better than a single-use host controlled dongle.
That said ... if you can run a wire, my experience is that it's always better (especially if doing video or un-compressed audio). Wireless has higher latency and speed is not guaranteed but wired pretty much is. Wired gigabit (1000) backbone (Cat-6 or better) is what I install these days. Even old Cat-5 (running at 100 full duplex) is better than most wireless. If you must, you can install a $15 5-port 100 speed desktop switch at the end of a single 1000 run, and it will handle multiple 100 streams.
Edit: If running new (permanent) cable or buying patch cords ... get Cat-6 or better (Cat-6a or Cat-6e). You can run gigabit/1000 over older (pre-installed) Cat-5e ... just don't push the length limit. For most residential installs, you should be fine.