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Works great - affordable conversion of car AUX port to Bluetooth
on March 14, 2013
Comes with a USB cord charger and a coupler, which is intended to connect non-bluetooth headphones to the receiver (connect coupler to end of headphone cord; connect receiver to coupler to allow for a bluetooth connection to/from headphones and a smartphone/tablet). I don't use the coupler that way. Instead I use the coupler to extend the reach of the receiver: plugged a short cable to the AUX port in my car, which is hidden in the console, connected the coupler to the end of the cable, then plugged the xtreme receiver into that. That way, I can close the console with the the receiver sticking out a bit, which I think improves the bluetooth reception between the receiver and my phone. Sounds great. Best to turn the volume on the phone all the way up and then adjust volume via car stereo.
Runs about 8-10 hours on a single charge and can be charged in car using included cable.
My only quibble is sometimes it takes more than 1 try for my phone to connect with the receiver, but otherwise, it works pretty flawlessly. UPDATE: As the instructions advise, to get it into connect mode, press and hold button for 4 seconds; after second series of beeps, it's ready to connect to your device. If you let go of the button after the first series of beeps, it's on, but not ready to connect. Also, it does not connect automatically, but really, it's a 5-10 second process to connect, so for me, this is not a big deal.
Minimal manual, but it's pretty straightforward to use so I can't imagine anything more comprehensive is necessary.
In sum, a very affordable way to convert the AUX port in my car to Bluetooth.