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Bolse® S1 NFC Enabled Bluetooth Music Receiver - Bluetooth wireless audio receiver

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  • Tap-and-pair and tap-and-connect the receiver with NFC-equipped Android, Windows 8 and Nokia phones
  • Plug the receiver into any A/V receiver, stereo system, or speaker through standard RCA or 3.5 mm jack; UL-plug AC adapter included
  • Connect your phone or other smart device to your stereo or music system wirelessly
  • Works with your choice of speakers: Plug the adapter into virtually any pair of powered speakers
  • Stylish modern design
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Technical Details

Size: S1
  • Model: S1

Product Details

Size: S1
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 0.6 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B00EU4E6G6
  • Item model number: S1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,064 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 28, 2013
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Product Description

Size: S1

Bolse® Bluetooth Music Receiver is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, including the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod touch (2nd generation or later), and Android smart phone and devices. To connect by tapping the receiver with your smart phone, you need an NFC-enabled device with Android OS 4.1 or higher.

Compatibility
Bolse® Bluetooth Music Receiver is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, including the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod touch (2nd generation or later), and Android smartphones and devices. To take advantage of NFC "tap-and-play" pairing functionality, you need an NFC-enabled device with Android OS 4.1 or higher. Alternatively, if your device runs Android OS 4.0 or 4.0.1, you can download Tap-and-Pair app from the Google Play store to enable this functionality.

Feature
Using your phone's Bluetooth connection, Bolse Bluetooth Music Receiver lets you play your smartphone's audio through your stereo system or stand-alone speakers. You'll be able to browse your playlist and change music tracks from up to thirty feet away. The receiver stores settings for connecting to up to eight devices - ideal for large households.

Package Includes
Bolse Bluetooth Music Receiver, power adapter, 3.5mm-to-RCA cable, 3.5mm audio cable, and quick install guide.

12 Month Manufacturer Warranty from Bolse

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound quality and range are very good.
Daniel clay
This Bolse NFC Enabled Bluetooth Music Receiver works very well for streaming my iPad/iPhone music to a pair of speakers without having to be tied down via cords.
Thomas Duff
Can connect to any speaker, radio or stereo with a 3.5mm stereo jack or regular RCA plugs.
Dre

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Carrie on November 9, 2013
Size Name: S1 Verified Purchase
I purchased the Bolser S1 for use with my iPhone 5s 64gb that has iOS 7.0.3. I have to unpair, or forget the device, every time that I want to use it with my iPhone. This is becoming quite the annoyance. I have had the device for 3 days and am strongly considering returning. I don't know if the iPhone or if the Bolser S1 is the cause of the problem, or if I just received a bad unit.

The sound after the device is connected is great. I have not had any interference issues.

Ultimately, a Bluetooth receiver with an auto connect feature is desirable, but I wouldn't mind pushing a button once. Having to go into the phones settings each time though, that is too much.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Solecism on September 7, 2013
Size Name: R1 Verified Purchase
Want to add Bluetooth audio to your stereo? This is the one you want!

It will connect to any audio system using RCA or 1/8" stereo cables.

I looked at a number of ways to get our iPhones to play music through my Yamaha hi-fi - connecting via AirPlay Express, docks, and finally decided Bluetooth A2DP offered the most options, especially if I switch to another kind of phone.

Once I got down to looking at what's out there (Belkin, Logitech and a few others) it seemed that the Bolse device was getting the best marks for ease of use and sound quality.

The order came a day early and I connected an iPhone 5 to my hi-fi. I listened with a song that I also had on CD. I switched between CD and Bluetooth while playing the same song, with my head in front of the speakers. It was essentially impossible to distinguish between the two - all the frequencies were there from bass to at least 15 kHz (my speakers don't really go below 50 Hz and I don't have a subwoofer). This is very impressive. And when you connect or disconnect, there is very little noise from the device through your stereo - no loud pops or crackling. There is an audio prompt that you'll hear through the speakers if you are pairing or unpairing your phone. If you've got the volume turned up, you will hear that prompt that much louder. The prompt is perhaps half the volume of your music.

Range seems to be in the same order as other Bluetooth audio receivers. Turning off wifi on the iPhone 4S improved range a bit, but on the 5 there was no difference. With clear line of sight, I can go 50' from the receiver. Through walls, perhaps 15' or less.

Pros:
1) Excellent price at $27 US.
2) Perfect sound quality - I would call myself an audiophile with very good ears.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert J. Newell VINE VOICE on October 16, 2013
Size Name: S1
Note: I received a free review item but I write independent and unbiased reviews that pull no punches.

The advertising and documentation for this device say it's useful to stream audio from your smartphone to your stereo system, but it really goes a lot further than that.

The idea is that you plug this device into an audio system, using the supplied cables (there's a 3.5mm to 3.5mm stereo plug cable and a 3.5mm stereo plug to dual RCA plug cable, so you probably already have what you need). Then you turn on Bluetooth and Bluetooth audio output from whatever device you want to play music from. You do a Bluetooth pairing in the usual way (push a button on the Bolse device, etc.) or just "tap" if you have an NFC enabled source device. It's easy either way.

Then you just turn on the music on the source device and it streams over Bluetooth to the Bolse unit, which feeds it into your stereo or whatever you're using.

Sure, you can do as they say and stream from your phone, and that's great. But you can also stream from a laptop, meaning you can sit on your couch and play your music from your laptop over your nice stereo system. Or do as I do and send it to a desktop computer (which doubles as the audio system in our small condo).

If you want you can plug in a Bluetooth adapter to your desktop computer and send music to your stereo that way. The possibilities are many and they all work just fine.

Now, keep in mind, this is Bluetooth, pretty much line of sight. Don't expect long range, or something Bluetooth won't do, like stream from the basement up to the third floor of your mansion. And since there is a bit of lag, don't stream audio over Bluetooth and expect it to match up exactly with a video stream.

Bottom line: a versatile, useful, and easy to use product that "just works" without fuss or bother.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Keri S Hazen on February 2, 2014
Size Name: R1
I bought the Bolse Bluetooth Music Receiver after looking at similar offerings by Logitech, Belkin and others. I was hesitant to buy a brand that I was not familiar with, especially since the price of the Bolse was less than the others. While I don't have NFC to try this feature, the Bolse unit connects quickly using normal bluetooth. I have connected with other devices (from Logitech) that have bult-in bluetooth, and the Bolse connects in 1/3rd the time of the Logitech device. In addition, with other built-in receivers that have no software interface, it was never clear what was going on during the connection process. While l didn't pay much attention to this when I bought the Bolse, the automated voice that says what is happening as the Bolse connects in a pleasant surprise that removes the mystery from the connection process. Well designed and executed - highly recommended!
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