Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter Review
Your search for a way to convert a working sound system into a wireless Bluetooth enabled network while saving the hundreds of dollars you’d need to spend on total replacement ends here. The Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter is a cost effective solution to the everyday man’s quest for a better music experience.
- Range: Up to 50 feet
- Size: Fits in the palm of the hand
- Connectivity: Multipoint compatibility, can pair to more than one device simultaneously
- Pairing: Auto-connects when within range once paired
- Works with all speakers or audio output devices that use 3.5 mm or RCA jacks
- Priced at just under $50
From the basic features itself one can see that this is a fairly high quality product with some pretty impressive attributes features on there.
But which of these advertised characteristics truly live up to the hype?
4 Reasons Why Should Consider Buying It
- The range is great – better than most products in this niche of the audio market. Not only does it live up to the promised fifty feet, it also works through multiple walls and doesn’t require you to be within its line of sight.
- The set-up is impressively simple, with a plug-in-stereo, press-the-button, pair-with -source mechanism. A subtle blue light winks from the tiny adapter to tell you the device is on – a classy feature.
- Connectivity is very easy as the Logitech sets itself apart by auto-connecting with a device that has been paired before. This makes for a hassle free music experience without you having to sift through the Bluetooth devices listed by your mobile phone to find the right product.
- The appearance is suitably stylish and the Logitech product is small enough to stay unobtrusive even when placed right on top of your clunky old soundbar.
There really are very few downsides to the product, but let’s discuss the few I could spot.
- The sound quality is smooth and pretty good, but it does drop a bit and cut out sometimes. This isn’t much different from several other devices, but the issue is that unlike some of the competition, the Logitech Adapter has issues auto-restoring, and re-pairing might be unavoidable. Also for the money you’re investing the sound could be slightly better quality in general.
- Logitech does not work with Windows 7, which makes it hard to use with most laptops. It’s very inflexible about this, and you need to install a separate driver to get the Windows 7 operating system to accept pairing with this Bluetooth device.
- The final glitch (that some top-range Bluetooth devices have overcome) involves mobile phone sounds such as phone-call ring-tones or text alerts that do not sound when the phone is connected but the speakers are off.
At the end of the day it is up to the buyer whether or not he wishes to invest a good fifty dollars on this product. My verdict is undoubtedly positive, but the fact of the matter remains that good products with equally good sound do exist at significantly lower prices. Still, if you want a no-risk high-quality product, there really aren’t many options as reliably impressive as the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter.