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3.0 out of 5 stars Too Good To Be True?, 7 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: LAYEN i-SYNC - Bluetooth Audio Adaptor / Receiver. Stream Music Wirelessly From Your Bluetooth Device; iPod, iPhone, iPad, Smartphone, Tablet, MP3 Player, PC or Laptop to your Docking Station or Stereo System (Electronics)
Three stars for two reasons. First, it works with my Series 2 Bose iDock but the range is very disappointing. I understood this would work up to 10 metres "even through walls" to quote Layen's description. I expected a bit less range as the source (my computer) to the iDock is 7 metres and there is a thick wall in the way but there is also a flimsy door and obviously an open space when it's open.The unit works well enough line-of-sight at 6 meters but the moment I move it through the door, into the shadow of the wall, the signal is lost completely. Unless you live in a house with thin partition walls or have your iDock in the same room as the source I don't think this is up to the job. But that's probably true of all such receivers. I now remember why I've always hated Bluetooth but I foolishly thought it must be better now!

The other reason for 3 stars is I emailed Layen to ask which model I needed but did not receive a reply. Despite the fact this works with my Series 2 iDock I actually wanted to use it with a Series 1 which I use for parties etc. (It doesn't work). I'm not stupid I don't think but I could not understand all the prattle about iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s or newer generation iPods, I have four iPods (only, no iPhone) and all charge on my Series 1 iDock, which I think is the later model. One of these iPods (Classic) is quite new.... but is it "newer generation?". Hence my query. But if Layen couldn't be bothered to reply maybe I should have bought elsewhere anyway.

My fault then, but I certainly cannot recommend this device because of it's limited range or Layen for failing to reply to my query and me therefore having to use my "best" iDock for parties.

Oh yes, I've had to resurrect an old laptop to provide the music (iTunes) so the receiver can "see" the transmitter. All round, a disappointment. Using iPods is all very well but when your guests keep requesting their favourite songs it's a damn sight easier to stream from a computer with iTunes. This device seemed too good to be true. And it is.
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