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5.0 out of 5 stars Use This for Car/USB Power, May 10, 2012
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For those wanting to use the Belkin Music Receiver in your car and/or power off of USB, use this cord, it's much cleaner than the adapter solution mentioned by those who are using the IGO adapters. It's worked great for me so far and is only $6 plus shipping. Plus these guys deliver fast!

Item 839-1027-ND from digikey.com

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Background:

I deliberately bought this unit to plug into the Auxiliary jack and USB power source in my car's center console so that it would power on/off with the car rather than having to be manually powered on via the device like other Bluetooth Music receivers, which would be a pain for me given the location of my auxiliary jack and power source.

I cannot comment on the range issues others are experiencing because range isn't an issue in the car as I'm right next to it, but it's buried deep in my center console and has no problem connecting. You do have to connect via your phone every time you want to use it, but that beats turning it on via the receiver deep in my console. So all I have to do is connect via phone, switch the stereo input to auxiliary input and Presto! - Pandora, Slacker and my MP3's play flawlessly all from my phone. Sounds great IMO.

For a hack job solution, I'm really happy.
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Initial post: Sep 23, 2012 7:57:16 AM PDT
Great review. I too, want to use this in my car so range is not an issue. Do you still have to manually connect your phone? What kind of phone do you have? I'm hoping to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3. Have you noticed the quality difference between this BT audio link and directly through the aux-in cable?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 1:05:26 PM PST
I am actually using this to connect my Samsung Galaxy S3 in my car. The Bluetooth receiver sits in my center console so my phone is never more than a few feet away and I've never had problems with it. You do have to manually connect every time you get in the car. It's not very difficult (about 3 clicks). As far as the quality goes, I can notice a slight degradation compared to an aux cable. At times there is a barely noticeable high frequency noise, that is the worst i've experienced. I mostly listen to audio podcasts and the quality is more than adequate. When I do listen to music I overlook any slight degradation in favor of not having an aux cable strung across the car. After reading all of the bad reviews about quality I was more than surprised. Also, I've ordered the above cable from digikey. This will eliminate the power cord strung over to my power inverter.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 9:15:50 PM PST
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Posted on Apr 14, 2013 6:54:53 AM PDT
Namgod says:
Thanks for the USB to dc power (Size A, possibly?) number. Your post was a real time saver. Thanks.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 1:48:59 PM PDT
Aaron Guck says:
Awesome solution! Just so you know you can also make one of these yourself with an old usb cable you have lying around. http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F8Z492TTP-Bluetooth-Music-Receiver/product-reviews/B0047T79VS/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R4VGY3GCATF8P

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 11:09:19 AM PDT
Lahaina Joe says:
Thanks....
Ordered the cable...
Must disagree with you on the term "hack" as you have provided a clean, well thought out solution...
Best...
Joe

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2014 4:04:03 PM PDT
sk123 says:
So sorry, I missed this. I'll answer to help others.

1. Technically, yes, you have to manually connect phone to BT everytime, BUT...I use a free app called "Triggers" on Android that will trigger a rule to connect to the Belkin BT everytime my car's phone BT connects to it. Since the phone BT connects automatically when I start my car, the "Triggers" app then automatically connects my phone to the Belking BT...Viola!

2. No quality difference for me tween the BT audio link and aux-in cable. The quality of your audio files (e.g., MP3 bit rate) or app is what affects the sound quality in general.
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