Logitech has recently released the Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter that provides users with a simple way to turn their favorite speakers into a wireless sound system. The adapter is an easy to use link between Bluetooth and analog line level output signals. Wirelessly connect a Bluetooth capable PC, smartphone or tablet and you have music. The adapter is small (approximately 3" x 3" x 1") and weighs only 3.3 ounces. The small size allows it to be hidden away in tight places while providing the convenience of a wireless Bluetooth link.
The Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter is easy to install and configure with your portable device. The unit includes a connect button on the top with two analog options on the back along with the power input jack. Simply connect the 3.5mm cable or standard RCA connections to your audio system. We used the cable provided (3.5mm to dual RCA) with the unit to connect to our Denon AVR-5308CI. It would have been nice if Logitech included a digital output for those with compatible inputs.
Once power is applied to the Bluetooth adapter, the front LED will illuminate red showing that the wireless speaker adapter and your Bluetooth-enabled device are not connected to one another. Pressing the top connect button on the adapter (LED will then flash green) will initiate the Bluetooth connection with your device. Your device must also be in the search mode to establish the connection. Once connected, the LED will go to a solid green
indicating that the wireless speaker adapter and your Bluetooth-enabled device
are now connected.
The Logitech Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter worked as advertised with reliable and consistent performance. Sound quality will be largely dependent on the source material and can sound quite good with better (less compressed) streams. Much of our testing was done with Pandora, which in my option sounds better than some of the other online streaming sources we have heard in the past. What is nice about this product is that your mobile device stays mobile without wires, and you have the complete freedom to use it while listening to your music on a better sounding audio system.
Logitech's Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter solves the problem of connecting your favorite handheld device to your music system. The adapter is easy to use and works rather flawlessly once configured. Installation is a breeze and the product works as it should. We cannot think of an easier or cheaper way ($39.99) to get your music streaming to your existing music system.
- Kevin Nakano