Smart devices are now integral parts of our daily lives and one facet of those that it covers is entertainment. The way we experience multimedia content now is wireless and we take our music and videos everywhere. That said, nearly all of us have their music files in their smartphones and those that like to spice up an afternoon or so playing music from their phones to their home audio system will either hook it up via Y-cable jack or with a compatible and expensive, proprietary dock. Logitech has another solution to this situation by allowing you to connect to your home audio system wirelessly with their Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter.
Supported Bluetooth Profile: A2DP
Bluetooth Operating range: up to 50 feet / 15 meters line of sight
Auxiliary inputs: 2
Controls: Bluetooth Connect
Product dimensions (L x W x H)
50 mm x 50 mm x 23 mm
0.16ft x 0.16ft x 0.07ft
Powered speakers with RCA or 3.5mm inputs:
home stereo systems
User Â Experience & Conclusion
The Logitech Bluetooth Adapter is quite easy to setup: connect the power cable, connect the necessary output to your system and connect to your phone via Bluetooth and voila! Just press play and you’re off. The devices shows up as Logitech BT Adapter in your device and will work with any BT3.0 or better compatible device.
Prior to this review, we’ve gotten hands-on with the Logitech Bluetooth Adaptor in an event in an open area where we managed to hook and stream our audio to the device from a good 10-15 meters away. That was in an open area, now moving to our labs we hooked up the device to our home system in the living room with our smartphone with us walking around room from room to see how we can drop the signal. As expected, a good solid wall caused the signal to drop and made the sound stutter. Still, going back to a good line-of-sight to the device, it was all good. Using the device with our motherboard with BT4.0 with a Logitech F710 receiver and ASUS USB WIFI-AC Adapter, we didn’t notice any interference with any of the devices.
Priced at $39.99, some might feel its a bit out of range considering that a Y-cable barely costs a dollar and does the same thing. The main take here is you don’t the wireless flexibility of a Bluetooth solution. You can’t freely move around checking your tablet or smartphone while playing audio off your home audio or speakers. While it may be a steep asking price, its niche solution and is a better option in my opinion compared to soundbars and pills that dock and are proprietary in nature.Â Logitech could’ve opted for a USB power source for lighter drivers to allow the Logitech Bluetooth Adapter to be more flexible since some home systems allow USB devices to be plugged in now.
In closing, we really like the idea of the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter. It may just be a device to do one task, but it does it well and does it for many devices. If you live in a home with a fellow music lover that wants to blaze up the speaker system with their smartphones or you just don’t like getting tied down by any wires, then the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter is a good choice.