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This review is from: Logitech Wireless Speaker Adaptor for Bluetooth Audio Devices (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I recently joined a streaming music service and was loving it until one afternoon when we both wanted to listen to the same song at the same time. At the time I was listening to the music on my headphones, so one of us was disappointed, and if I unplugged the headphones and we listened through the speakers on my tablet or laptop we'd both be disappointed as the sound they generate isn't exactly great. What could I do?
I stumbled upon this device while casually browsing the web and it seemed to fit the bill. It's a smallish black box - 8 x 8 x 2.5cm or thereabouts, so small enough to hide away - with a light on the front, a button on the top, and four connectors on the back. It comes supplied with a mains adapter and a Y-shaped cable, a single 3.5mm headphone-type jack at one end, and standard red & white hifi connectors on the others. How do you connect it? Well it depends on what you're connecting it to. If I connect the adaptor to my hifi I plug the 3.5mm connector into the adaptor and the red & white connectors go into the back of my hifi. If I'm connecting it to my Squeezebox Radio I plug the 3.5mm connector into the Squeezebox line in socket and the red & white connectors go into the adaptor. Once it is connected and plugged into the mains you press the "connect" button on the top of the adaptor and the light on the front begins to flash. Now on your laptop, phone or tablet (or whatever Bluetooth device you wish to send music from) enable Bluetooth, search for devices, and select the Logitech adaptor from the list. The light on the adaptor should glow a steady green colour and that's it - all done.
How does it perform? Well I used the adaptor all day yesterday in the kitchen, streaming music from my tablet to my Squeezebox Radio which was maybe ten feet away and the sound was excellent - no crackles, no interference. I took the adaptor into the lounge later, attached it to my hifi and pleasingly the adaptor and tablet had "remembered" each other so didn't need to reconnect, and the sound was just as good. If you find that the volume is a little low check the level on the device you are streaming from - I found that initially it was quiet, but if I set the Bluetooth volume to the maximum on my tablet the sound from my Squeezebox and hifi was excellent, and I could then use the hifi or Squeezebox volume control to modify things.
All in all it's a nice looking thing, cheap as chips, and works perfectly. I'm seriously considering buying another so if I want to move from the lounge to the kitchen I don't have to take the adaptor with me. Highly recommended!