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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
This is a fast and easy Bluetooth receiver that you can pair with your smart phone and stream music to your:

* Home stereo
* Your wired headphones
* Your wired earphones
* You old 30 pin Apple docking station (see my video)
* A boom box with and AUX input
* Car stereo with an AUX input jack

You can stream your music from any device and this Bluetooth receiver uses Bluetooth 3.0. I plugged it into my older 30 pin docking station that I used with my iPhone 4 and then I streamed music to the docking station from my new iPhone 5S wirelessly. I also charged the battery in the Bluetooth receiver and I plugged in my wired headphones and turned them into a set of wireless headphones. The built in rechargeable battery lasts for up to 5 hours of operation. The only downside is that you have to charge the unit with an Apple 30 pin cable or a 30 pin docking station.

There is an LED on the top and when it is red the internal battery is charging. When it is a solid blue the internal battery is fully charged. If the LED is blue and quick flashing then the unit is in the Bluetooth pairing mode and when it is slow flashing blue it is Bluetooth paired to your device.

The unit comes with an auxiliary cable that is 20 inches long and each end is a 3.5 mm stereo jack. The unit can receive music wirelessly and output it through the Aux port or the 30 pin Apple style of plug. This makes the unit a multifunctional receiver with a lot of applications. I could play my music from over 30 feet away and shooting through multiple walls.

I liked how I could take an old iPhone docking speaker station and now use it wirelessly and also connect my favorite wired headphones using Bluetooth to my phone. I rated this product as a 5 star item. Just remember you have to charge it with an Apple 30 pin connector or with at 30 pin docking station.

I was supplied a sample of the product for test and evaluation and I promised to provide a fair and honest review.

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2014
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I have a Bose SoundDock that I got 9 years ago, and I haven't used it in a couple of years because it is an Apple 30 pin connector, and all of my iDevices are Lighting connector now. It doesn't have auxiliary in port, or I would have hooked an Airport Express and played music through it that way. I thought that I had a $300 paper weight on my hands until I found the CoolStream Duo.
It works great! As soon as I received it, I plugged it in to the Bose, opened up the Bluetooth Settings on my iPhone 5s, paired them, and stared playing music. It works like a charm.
I have a typical wood frame single family home, and I walked around the house while the SoundDock was in the living room, and it never lost the signal, even when I went downstairs and in the garage. The distance that the signal reached was very impressive. I was concerned that since this was Bluetooth, not Wifi like an Airport Express set-up, I would have to stay in the same room, but that was not the case at all. The other nice thing about this is that you can control the devices volume from your iPhone while you are playing music. I set the Bose volume to max, and then control the volume from my phone.
I easily paired my MacBook Pro, iPhone 5s, and 3rd gen iPad, and played music from all of them on the Bose.
It has another feature that you might not use often, but it does add value in my opinion. The Duo has an auxiliary out port that you can plug into any radio that has an auxiliary in port using a 3.5mm Auxiliary Jack and play music through that player as well. This would make it work with any device that doesn't have the Apple 30 pin connector. While it is plugged in to the 30 pin connector, it is charging it's internal battery, so you can take it with you and play it through other devices with the 3.5mm Auxiliary Jack wire. They say you'll get 4-5 hours, of play on a full charge, but I did not test this.
Overall, I strongly recommend this product.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on April 2, 2014
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I was looking for a way to connect my iPhone 5 to my first generation Bose Docking station and I came across this. It works perfectly as described on the box. I guess other versions only worked with the newer style Bose Dock. I have it for about a month now and I can now at last use my Bose Dock again , not just with my old iPod Nano which had been sitting in it for years. I had gotten tired of the song on that iPod, now I can stream radio or Spotify right to my Dock.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2014
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Have been thinking of upgrading the Bose sound dock system to a sound link system until I found this. The connection is a breeze. Sound quality very decent.

Since the iPhones came out we used the classic iPod and this old sound dock less and less. Now with this little gem our sound dock is alive again!

Highly recommend.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2014
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I love this! I have an old Bose Dock with a 30 pin connection. It no longer fits with my iPhone 5, so I decided to give this a try. The product pairs instantly, has great range (even through a wall), charges effortlessly while it sits on my dock and now I can control all of my music through my phone. Awesome in my car too. I love the dual function - I may buy a second one! Best purchase I've made in awhile.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2014
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I had the previous CoolStream and liked it a lot. The only thing more I wanted from it was to not have to turn it on every time I got into my car in order to sync my phone. This one gives me that, and is automatically turned on when my car turns on. I get very good audio quality from it as far as I notice and it works very well for what it was meant to do. I have an iPhone 5c and a 2010 Hyundai with the factory iPod cable, which is unfortunately only available in the old 30 pin style for older iPhones and iPods. Connecting this device on the end of the short factory cable and hiding it allows me to seamlessly have bluetooth without having an expensive "tech package" or an aftermarket stereo in my car. The only thing that bugs me is that if I start the car without remembering to turn the bluetooth on for my phone first the two will not automatically pair, and I will have to go into my phones bluetooth settings and select the device. If bluetooth is already on in my phone before starting the car and powering the device this is not necessary. Minor annoyance, but otherwise the device is excellent for an affordable solution.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2014
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Coolstream Duo meets my expectation and makes 30 pin bose speaker easier to use with powerful sound. I'm very satisfied with it and recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2014
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I really loved this item for the 4-5 weeks it worked with 2-3 days' use a week in a Cambridge Soundworks ipod dock. Then it died. Of course, Amazon won't take it back and the manufacturer's website is down. Save your money.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2014
I received this as a Christmas gift and am able to stream music from any tablet to my iPhone docking station- I can even use it in my car! Perfect gift where I can listen to music anywhere and have the ability to select what I want to listen to right from my iPhone. It even has a rechargeable battery, love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2015
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I have a 2010 Kia Forte koup. I'm only able to Bluetooth phone calls but with this product I'm now able to Bluetooth music. It does everything that it says it does. Thus product has breathed new life into my stereo that was just collecting dust up until now. Sound quality is not sacrificed with this.
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