Here is the Choice review from a few years back as you indicated…
Choice seemed to indicate that ‘even a plunger could do better and, once the novelty wears off, it’s not worth the poor result.’.
Other reviews on the internet have generally more favourable than negative reviews…but these did not compare with other cheaper (such as plunger) coffee making products. Maybe purchasing a product which is more expensive than a plunger, one thinks the coffee must taste better.
My other half uses a Bodum Solo Single Set and swears by it. The glass mug that came with it broke many years ago, but it does also fit onto of some commonly available coffee mugs. While I don’t drink coffee, it is a single cup dripper…which is possibly similar to the Aeropress…but without the plunger function. Looks like it may be difficult to obtan at the moment.
A single Vietnamese coffee dripper is also used from time to time and one of the cheapest options to make coffee from ground beans. I understand that it is similar to the Bodum, but more sediment gets into the cup as the filter is coarser. If you live near an Asian/Vietnamese supermarket, then they have them cheap and for about the same price as a cheap plunger (~$10). Note Kmart has single serve (300mL) coffee plungers for $6 - which I incidentally use as a tea plunger).