iSimple - BluJax 3.5mm Bluetooth Adapter - Black

This iSimple BlueJax ISBT32 adapter connects to most standard 3.5mm auxiliary inputs, so you can wirelessly stream music from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device. The built-in rechargeable battery offers more than 8 hours of use for extended listening.

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Overview

What's Included


  • iSimple BluJax 3.5mm Bluetooth Adapter
  • USB charging cable, 3.5mm extension cable
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
74% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (712 out of 964)

Features


Connects to most devices with a standard 3.5mm auxiliary input

For wide-ranging use.

Enables wireless audio streaming from most Bluetooth-enabled devices

Including Apple® iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® and most Android and Windows cell phones and tablets for listening at home or in a vehicle.

Built-in rechargeable battery

Delivers more than 8 hours of operation on a full charge.

USB charging cable

Allows you to easily replenish the battery's power supply.

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Overall customer rating

3.8
74%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery needs improvement.

    Posted
    RMatila
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    I purchased this Bluetooth Adapter as my vehicle does not have built in Bluetooth for playing audio through my phone. The adapter works decently well enough when it's charged but seems to require charging more often than not unfortunately. This is the main issue with the adapter, charging; since it seems to require a full charge (while not plugged into the vehicle) - this makes for an unnecessary inconvenience. I have a USB outlet next to the aux input into the car which I hoped would act as a charging station while playing audio; this is not the case - the device does not seem to charge enough to operate as expected. When the device is not charged (and it flashes red) - the audio is limited to a certain volume, not loud enough to drown out the road noise if traveling on the expressway. Because of this I will probably be considering alternative's in the near future. *Disclaimer - vehicle is 09 Hyundai Sonata & I have tried charging while playing by both USB and Cigarette outlet plug-in. Device works great when it's fully charged and easily finds the connection to my iphone once it was a recognized device. Probably requires a charge once a week is not twice depending on use. (from wall outlet) This could be different depending on your vehicle possibly?!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    May be worth the price

    Posted
    Randy
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    I bought this Bluetooth connection first. Then I bought another one online as a backup. This beats the other one in all ways except volume. This device has consistently worked since I bought it. The first thing I recommend is to never actually turn it off unless it desperately needs a reboot. It goes to sleep when it loses it's connection to your device. One quick click and it reconnects automatically no need to turn it off/on. I can run it all day (about 8 hrs) without a recharge. If you need to recharge you can do it while using it. Power hot swaps in and out without losing connection or interrupting your music. There is some background noise while charging but you can only hear it when you have the sound cranked way up and there is no actual sound being streamed. I find this convenient when jumping from one vehicle to another (Work related) if you carry it with your device nearby you don't have to reconnect each time you plug it into a different Aux connection. Just push it once to pause and again to start playing again when you are ready. As others have pointed out the volume may seem low. In some systems this is a disadvantage. Newer equipment has an Aux boost you can use to compensate. Works great in my car but not so much in my truck, which I have to crank way up, but it still works. I enjoy this and think it may actually be worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    THE QUIET VOLUME IS FIXABLE! READ ME!

    Posted
    AdMan
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    I have a new car with an audio jack for music, so I thought I'd get this as a nice way to connect. This is definitely a finicky device, but it is certainly a usable one with practice and patience. When I get in the car, I hit the button (the only button) on the device to make it wake and look for paired devices. This takes a moment, so I start up the car and buckle. That is usually enough time. I hit the button again, and my music begins playing. For some reason, if it's charging, it doesn't connect to my phone well. I just be patient, and usually hit the button every 7 seconds hoping it's ready to play. Dunno what to tell you. It takes maybe 5 times, but it will usually bear results. As for the popular problem with the volume suddenly being stuck as super soft, you need to forget the device from your phone (iphone users will go to bluetooth settings> the "i" in a circle next to "BluJax" > "Forget this device"). Re-pair it and you will be fine. Also, the volume you set the phone to be on directly affects audio quality. Too loud, and it's static-y.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Quality

    Posted
    jeepurs01
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    I bought this to use at work when I'm on the road and use it in my own car as well. Super easy to use! I almost always plug it in and charge it over night and it always works great for at solid 6+ hrs. 3 things to keep in mind, 1. I need to be extra careful and put in my pocket if I take it out of the car. Due to it's shape, I find it too easy to drop. (If it was sold with or made with a rubber anti-shock ring I'd be super impressed) 2. If I'm in and out running errands, I sometimes lose the bluetooth connection and am forced to disconnect and reconnect the bluetooth connection on my iPhone 6 and power off and power on this device. Happens occasionally - not a lot, but sometimes. 3. I have an Alpine head unit w/ a 250W amp. When I used an aux line to connect my phone to the Alpine head unit my max volume setting would be "19" (max is 31 or 32) With this device I most often use a volume setting of 23-26 to get the equivalent of the "19" with the aux line. When I use it in my work vehicle ('15 Tahoe stock stereo) I turn the volume between 3/4 and max and sound quality is great. I have used it in a '13 Tahoe w/ stock stereo and it is VERY hard to hear anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as described.

    Posted
    cea1
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    after a initial bad unit with a defective plug( i think it was a returned item best buy just put right back on the shelf because the packaging was too easy to open compared to the replacement unit) I charged it with my micro usb phone cord in minutes and have been using the new unit for ten days now without an issue. the 8 hour battery may not seem like a lot but for daily errands its plenty to last a week and takes just 30 minutes to charge from dead. I have paired it with iPhone 5, old iPod 2nd gen, and an android phone without issue. pairs is seconds if directions are followed. Very easy. The music fidelity thats lost is truly minimal, at least between apple products and itself. Ive done very in depth comparison between cord and cordless. i loose one block or maybe from volume level 5 to 4 in my ford escape stock radio. same with bass and such. Very acceptable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great solution

    Posted
    Kevo111584
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    My car, I found after I bought it, is Bluetooth capable, but does not have it installed. Until I found this product, everything I’ve seen has been bulky and pricey. BluJax is small, lightweight, easy to use, and does not deteriorate sound quality. It’s a great solution if you have a basic need. There are some drawbacks which show the differences between this product and more elaborate/expensive products that fully integrate with your audio system. You cannot use this product for hands-free phone conversations; it is strictly to stream audio to your stereo from your mobile device. Also, the battery life leaves something to be desired. Mine dies about every other day. True you can leave it plugged in while using it. However, I’ve noted fed that doing so causes a loss of stability in the audio jack as it is not designed to hold that much weight, so I’ve stopped doing that and just bring my BluJax in at night and charge it overnight. Definitely a great solution to my problem tho!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Simple and effective

    Posted
    AnonymousLuke
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    Firstly, this device gets the job done. It is easy to pair a phone to the device and start playing music from any source: YouTube; Amazon Music; SoundCloud. There are two cons to buying this device and two possible solutions. 1. Battery Power and Charging Port: I say to myself, "I don't want to ever lose battery power and have to charge it mid-song so I will keep it plugged in constantly to avoid this problem." This method of constant charge works but causes a ghastly static sound to erupt from the speakers. You may just say, "Charge it while your in the house, it'll last long enough." but why should I have to do that!? Message to iSimple: "Insulate internal connections to avoid this problem and convene with Engineers as well to make sure this solution works." 2. Distance, Intermittent Playing, and Static. If you're in the back seat you're going to run into these problems. I find that taking your phone out of your pocket or blocked area relieves it if it's placed in a fixed and open-to-air position. But I want to have my phone in my pocket for safety and efficiency's sake.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another great Bluetooth option

    Posted
    ActionHank
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    When I bought my car, I didn't get the package that included Bluetooth audio, only the phone. I was using the 3.5mm headphone jack, but the cable was super annoying to have coming out of my center console and when I broke said cable I decided to go with a wireless solution. This solved all my problems. Just turn it on, sync up and you're set. Lasts me a solid 7hrs before I have to charge it and it takes only around an hour to charge. Great for having that stealth Bluetooth setup without people knowing its an addon. The only complaint I'd have is that you get the typical loss of audio quality because of Bluetooth. Not the device's fault. Just be aware if you're never used Bluetooth audio that it's not quite as good quality as a direct plug-in.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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