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Needs to re-pair a little easier,
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Audio quality and distance where great. My only issue is that if you power it down (i.e. to save electricity or save iphone battery from bluetooth connection) you need to walk over, press its button, go through settings, and re pair. Many other competitors like miccus remember the last paired device. If logitech added this tiny but critical feature, I would give it 5 stars.
Update to 4 stars: Looks like my description wasn't fully accurate. Now that I have switched to android from iphone, I have found it much easier to connect via my phone and I don't have to push the physical button on the device. Seems like there is a procedure to autoconnect via iPhone and iPad, but it is a bit more cumbersome.
I would like to request a second hard button that would attempt to re-initiate a pair with the last device. Otherwise, this is the best device I have found on the market
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Initial post: Apr 9, 2012 9:46:53 AM PDT
girl with a view says:
just curious, if you *don't* power it down -- but do disconnect the bluetooth to save iphone battery as mentioned, same problem? i'm less worried about the electricity drain than the more difficult to maintain phone battery charge..
Posted on Apr 19, 2012 4:48:46 AM PDT
Ron Cronovich says:
Wouldn't it be easier to turn off Bluetooth on the phone itself?
Posted on Jun 20, 2012 5:16:19 PM PDT
Actually, you don't need to re-pair the device once it's paired with your phone (at least not on the EVO 4G). All you need to do after you disconnect the device is reconnect from your phone "settings" menu. On my EVO the adapter is listed, it just says "paired but not connected". Press the connect button and you're good to go. This is one of the best items under $40 that I think I've ever purchased!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 5:57:20 PM PDT
Problem was I kept getting that dreaded red light rather than the solid green light which shows it is paired. It disconnected itself and never paired up. The symbol on my iPhone kept spinning, indicating it was searching for the device, blue could not get any audio out of it.
I saw a number of other posters who had the same proble. Whe it works it is great. I think I ended up with 2 defective units and don't want to try a 3rd. Thanks!
Posted on Sep 13, 2012 9:41:35 PM PDT
Ken R says:
Interesting. I have mine paired with my iPad, Computer and my Android phone. I never have to press any buttons on Logitech receiver to re-connect to it (other for the initial pairing) and I have the Logitech receiver's power supply connected to an energy saving smart switched outlet that automatically switches on or off when the master device that logitech feeds the audio stream into is powered up or down. So the Logitech Bluetooth Receiver is only powered on when I want to use it.
To re-connect once previously paired:
ON THE iPAD: Hit the home button, locate and launch the "Settings" app. Once it opens find and tap on "General" tab on left side of screen. Then find and click on "Bluetooth" tab in the window on the right side.
Once on the "Bluetooth" screen appears, tap to slide the Bluetooth switch to the "on" position. It will instantly display a list of previously paired devices below. (while looking for new devices to pair to.) Find the one that says "Logitech Adapter" entry with status "not connected" and tap on that entry to connect. (Don't tap on the blue arrow on the right hand side of that entry. Click on the BlueTooth back button on the top left of that configuration screen to go back to the Bluetooth screen.) The status will change to "connected" then click the home button and relaunch the application you want to use.
MY COMPUTER is set to automatically connect when I log in.
My Android phone: I just slide down the notification bar and touch the bluetooth symbol to enable it. It will automatically connect. Then slide the notification window back up.
Remember: You can only connect one device at a time. So you will have to disconnect from one device before connecting another otherwise you will get a connection error like this on the iPad: "Connection Error, make sure the 'Logitech Adapter' is turned on and in range."
Just disconnect from or turn off bluetooth on the other device and then reconnect on your desired device.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 9:59:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 13, 2012 10:03:23 PM PDT
Ken R says:
Actually the light is "red" when nothing is connected to it. I have three devices paired to it.
When you turn on Bluetooth on iOS 5.x the iDevices will spin when looking for new devices to pair with. It will instantly display a list of previously paired devices below. (while looking for new devices to pair to.) Find the one that says "Logitech Adapter" entry with status "not connected" and tap on that entry to connect. (Don't tap on the blue arrow on the right hand side of that entry.) It will change the status to "connected" and the light will turn green.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 5:06:49 AM PST
In this price class it is not surprising that the device does not have non-volatile memory to 'remember' your connection. The Logitech device uses a relative tiny bit of power and I suggest you just leave it on so that it maintains the Bluetooth connection.
Regarding battery charge, I do have experience with Apple, Motorola and Samsung devices and can tell you that Bluetooth does NOT drain the battery because the short distance transmitter does not require much power to operate.
Specific to the iPhone, if you use your phone all-day every-day for voice communication, then disabling WiFi when you don't need it will improve battery life in favor of voice calls. The iPhone FaceTime feature is a battery hog. Disable it and you will see noticeable improvements in battery life. Hope this helps.
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