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Be careful before ordering.
on September 22, 2013
So, first of all, let me say that this device works exactly as advertised. As for what it does, it does it very well. The only caveat is actually referenced in their literature. This unit only works with systems that use the analog output for playing music. If you plug it into something that interfaces with the iPhone digitally, you are out of luck. Unfortunately, for most equipment with which you use this device, it is difficult or impossible to tell before you plug it in as to whether it uses digital or analog. This is what happened to me.
I originally bought this to plug into the iPhone connector in my car. i didn't know or realize that it used digital rather than analog to connect to the iPhone. As such, my phone connects to the bluetooth adapter and believes that it is playing. You get a link light on the bluetooth adapter, but the stereo says that there is no connected device. When I plugged the adapter into a portable stereo dock, it worked just fine and actually delivered better audio performance than I anticipated. I just cant use it with my car stereo..
One possible rule of thumb is that, if the stereo is able to display track information (artist, song, album, etc) it is probably reading your iphone digitally and will not work with the connector. If it is just plug and play, with no controls or awareness of the song being played, there is a better chance it will work. Otherwise, you may be hard pressed to determine if your stereo has chosen to use digital or analog, and finding out if this will work will be trial and error like my experience.