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Make any speaker a bluetooth speaker
on March 10, 2015
With this magical little device, you can pretty much turn any regular speaker into a bluetooth speaker. It’s a very small device, but it does come with a bunch of wires. There’s a dedicated power cable/adapter and an AUX cable to connect the bluetooth receiver to an actual speaker. Within the adapter, there’s also an NFC chip which allows NFC enabled phones (search “NFC enabled phones” on Google for a list if you’re not sure) to tap the receiver to pair it up via bluetooth. For those without NFC, you can still do it the old fashioned way (via settings, etc.). Anyways, once you have it plugged in and paired to your phones, you can connect it to any speaker with an AUX input jack, and that speaker essentially becomes a wireless bluetooth speaker! It also comes with the more outdated audio adapter as well so you can plug this into your older speakers/TV and play music from your phone!
I’ve personally found this to be useful for my old set of stereo speakers, because now I can essentially stream music wirelessly from across the room. That being said, I do think that this is a product with limited use, since you can essentially do the thing by just connecting your phone to the speakers via an AUX cable. The only benefit this gives you is that it allows you to have a wireless connection between normally wired connections. When I was using it, it took me around 2-3 taps using the NFC pairing function before it recognized it and paired it up with the receiver. After pairing it up however, everything else worked flawlessly. The range is around 30 feet, which is more than enough for my uses around the house. On a side note, since this isn’t battery operated, it has to be kept plugged in at all times. This limits the portability, but it also means you don’t have to rely on battery life.
Aside from the limited functionality, it does work really well. I’d like to see it come with something like a car adapter as well, for example, so I could also use it in the car. Overall, I don’t think this is something that would be considered a necessity for everyone, but for those who would like what is essentially a wireless update for their older speakers, this is a solution which works well.
Check out the pictures for the size comparisons–it’s around the size of a regular egg.
Feel free to leave any questions and comments below, and please note that I was sent this product for review.
+ Works flawlessly
+ Easy to use
+ “Upgrades” older speakers with Bluetooth
- NFC function took multiple taps
- Limited use
- Has to be kept plugged in