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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Device - Modernize Your Audio Equipment!

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    JimC
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    The Aluratek ABT05F Bluetooth Transmitter is a very inexpensive and effective way to upgrade your pre-Bluetooth equipment to today’s technology standards. It provides a reliable Bluetooth 5.0 transmission function to any audio output on any device. Here are the key features: • Aluratek Model ABT05F universal Bluetooth 5.0 transmitter • Bluetooth 5.0 transmission range up to 50 feet • Can connect to two devices simultaneously • Rechargeable internal lithium ion power source: 3 hours to fully charge with included micro USB connection cable • Device will transmit 10 to 12 hours continuously from a full charge • Automatic shutoff 5 minutes after disconnection • Remembers last two devices paired and automatically pairs with either when powered on • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male connection cable included • Stereo RCA (left and right male)-to-female 3.5 mm connection cable included • Full easy to follow illustrated instructions • Very compact: 1.1 inch by 2.5 inches • One year warranty Simply attach the appropriate provided connector (RCA stereo plugs or 3.5 mm headphone jack) to the Aluratek transmitter, connect the other end to the device you want to use as a source and you have added Bluetooth 5.0 capability to that device! To pair it with Bluetooth speakers or headphones just enter pairing mode on that device, then press one button on the side of the Aluratek, watch for alternating red and blue flashing lights and wait until the light changes to blue. In a couple of seconds, Boom! – you are now paired! Connections were solid and provided a very clean data stream from all devices I tested. The 50 foot range claimed for Bluetooth 5.0 assumes essentially line-of-sight but you can safely expect that the device will work perfectly in most home situations, reliably covering multiple rooms. I cannot over-emphasize how easy the pairing process was – push the connection button and it just works! Once you have performed the connection process on a device/speaker combination it will remember that connection and automatically connect the next time you power it up. If you use more than one device and/or speaker it will also remember the second combination. Beyond two combinations you will have to use the connection button but again, that is a very simple process. The included instructions are very easy to follow (unlike many instructions included with products made in China!) and should answer any question you might have. Aluratek even includes tech support contacts by email and phone in the very unlikely event that you need assistance. The device is very compact and lightweight so it can be attached to any port on the source and just hang unobtrusively next to that source device without straining the wiring. It has a micro USB connection on one end (for charging the internal battery), a female 3.5 mm connection on the other end, an on/off switch and a connection button with LED indicator light. What can you do with it? Here are just a few suggestions that occurred to me: • Connect a non-Bluetooth stereo receiver to Bluetooth speakers • Upgrade the sound of compact HD TVs by linking to a Bluetooth speaker • Enable wireless Bluetooth headphone use for any TV • Bring your old non-Bluetooth iPod back to life by pairing it with a Bluetooth speaker or headphone • Link any audio device to your Bluetooth-enabled car stereo system • Add Bluetooth 5.0 capability to older laptops and PCs. I am delighted to give this great device my full and enthusiastic recommendation! Buy it (in fact, buy several!) and you will be very happy with its performance and the many uses you will find for it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth from nearly any audio source

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    DavidJr
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    Back in the day when I had a MP3 playing portable CD player, I needed a way to get it to play on my car stereo. So, I bought a little battery operated FM transmitter and with the right tuning I had this portable device playing on my car stereo. Leap forward many years later and now we have Bluetooth connections with car stereos, wireless speakers and headphones. However, some tech is still a bit outdated and may not connect to Bluetooth. Welcome the Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter. This device is super simple, small and works surprisingly well. You can take pretty much any device that has a headphone jack or RCA audio plugs and make it Bluetooth capable. From your old Walkman, a TV or even a cellphone that you don’t want to pair to another Bluetooth device. Simply press the pairing button on the transmitter and enable pairing on the audio device and it connects. Then plug it to an audio source with the 3.5mm cable or red/white RCA adapter. The Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter can also connect to two audio devices at the same time, like two pairs of headphones or two speakers. I actually found that having two audio devices running on this transmitter actually worked better than dual audio option on my cell phone. On a full charge it has ran for 12 hours straight before dying. It uses a micro-usb charging cable and works while plugged in. So, if using near an outlet you can plug it into a standard charger block, or if using on a computer, into a USB port for endless use. As for range, I have walked around my entire house with headphones and only having minor interruption in the farthest corners with the most walls for disturbance. I did occasionally get some audio pops, but I think that may have been from wireless interference as I do live in an area where I can see multiple wireless devices. I was also surprised by the low latency while watching videos, as I have seen other devices lag seconds behind video. This is also dependant on your audio device as well though and will have the best performance on a device that can use aptx low latency. Once this is paired with something, say a Bluetooth speaker, you can keep that speaker on and just plug this device into any other audio source without having to pair anything else. Like the phrase “pass the aux cord,” you can pass the transmitter and anyone can be playing audio without having to go through the pairing process each time. Note, it does say “Not for Use With Smartphones” on the package. However, if you are pairing it with headphones or speakers, you can plug the 3.5mm jack into a smartphone as it acts just like an aux cord would. However, smartphones can usually pair with those audio devices directly themselves.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding, Bluetooth Universal Audio Transmitter

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    dnottingham4
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    The Aluratek Universal Bluetooth Audio Transmitter with Bluetooth 5 (model ATB05F) is an outstanding and useful Bluetooth based audio transmitter. This is a must-have device for travelers, gym rats, and especially couples that may share a love of the same book or music and have a device with either a 3.5mm audio out or RCA audio out. This device’s single purpose is to adapt the audio output of devices that have either a 3.5mm headphone jack or RCA audio out to Bluetooth headphones or speakers. The typical uses for this are in the gym – while you are using the treadmill or other cardio machines TVs - and Airplane entertainment systems. But since this device has both 3.5mm and RCA cables - the device can be used to adapt sound from a whole host of devices with audio out jacks. While testing I used my cell phone, my Kindle, and a TV. The device is extremely simple but also very effective. The sound was excellent and there was no noticeable lag. Having recently reviewed another similar item; the Aluratek device has one additional benefit in that it’s Bluetooth can simultaneously connect to a second Bluetooth device – thus a couple could listen to an audiobook together while walking, or even watch a movie together on a long haul flight to say Rome! The device is rated for up to 10 hours of battery life but can be charged while in use which would be effective on longer flights. Knowing that battery life ratings typically are inflated I would expect this device to last 5 – 7 hours. The device has a 50-foot range. It has an auto-shutoff that turns the device off within 5 minutes of disconnection from an audio source. It comes with a 3.5 mm audio cable, a 3.5 mm to RCA cable, and a USB charging cable. The device has a 1-year warranty. Pros: Simple and effective – does the job it was intended to. Dual Streaming capability. Price – the 29.99 price for this device is spot on and is a great deal. Cons: None Noted.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Bluetooth Adapter

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    SteveC
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    I have been using Bluetooth adapters for a couple years now for pushing TV audio over to my portable speakers and Bluetooth compatible headphones. I have hearing problems and have to either have a speaker sitting next to me or use headphones. The Aluratek Bluetooth adapter is one of the simplest adapters I’ve found. It’s a small dongle shaped device that that’s very light and easily concealed. In the box there’s a USB charging cable, a mini plug audio adapter and a RCA attachment for the mini plug cable. There isn’t a power adapter with it but you can hook it up to your TVs USB port “if it has one” or use any USB charger to power it up. This does have a built in battery, and Aluratek states that it has a 10-12hr battery life. While I haven’t tried that yet it’s really nice to have in case you want to use it on a portable device that doesn’t support Bluetooth itself. I hooked it up to our TCL TV we have in our bedroom, and luckily it has a USB port that does power on the adapter. Syncing was simple, just press the sync button on the side while your Bluetooth device is in pair mode and a couple seconds later it paired right up with my Audio Technica Bluetooth headphones. The only thing missing on this one is an optical in port “due to size I can understand that”, and if you absolutely need an optical connection then you’ll have to look elsewhere. I can understand it lacking that due to the size and price point. The sound quality is really good too; I was surprised that I could easily walk out into our living room and almost out to our garage before the sound started breaking up, about 45’ away. Now I can listen to the TV in the bedroom without disturbing anyone. In all this is a very simple to use device that allows you to add Bluetooth connectivity to pretty much anything that has audio out ports. I did attach it to a portable radio we have and that worked perfectly, didn’t even plug the power in as the battery was fully charged, “just not sure yet how long the battery lasts” but it worked fine for a couple hours and connected to our Sony sound bar. So if you are looking for a very simple to use Bluetooth adapter that has a lot of uses then I’d be looking strongly at this one.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works...unlike those that don't

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    RandallFlagg
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    I received the review item and didn't have great expectations for it. I've purchased similar type items and they seem to come up short most of the time. Not today. So far I've had great success with this unit. I first tried it out with my old 80gb 5th generation ipod. I paired it with a set of Bose Soundsport wireless earpods. Getting the buds to pair up with the transmitter was simple. Just turned on the unit, pressed the pairing button...there's only one button and the on/off switch, and I got a flashing blue light. I immediately heard the buds say they paired up with (a weird name/number) which of course was the name of the transmitter. I started a playlist and it played very well. I listened to about a dozen songs and I didn't have any lag or buffer issues. The songs played flawlessly. So today I figured I try to pair it up with my car. I have a Kenwood DPX702BH head unit and it has bluetooth mode as well as a hard wired ipod cable. I was planning on just trying it out, but I realized I left the ipod cable in my PC. So a simple song test turned into a number of song played while I ran errands. It did the same in the car as it did last night. I had it in the glove box and so it was only 3 feet away, but again, no issues. The instructions state it will work up to 50 ft. away. I haven't had a need to test that, but it worked 10-15 ft. away as I walked from the den to the kitchen. Other things I liked about the unit: It had decent instructions, unlike many that come with a multi folded newsprint that tears when you try to open it. Theirs is a colored, well made manual in a few languages..including English. Oh and thank you for separating them by page, not have them grouped together (what a headache that always is). The unit also come with 3 cables, the micro USB for charging, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm to connect the transmitter to a earphone jack and a 3.5mm to dual RCA's to connect to a TV or receiver. Again, I thought I would be disappointing, but I was happily surprised with how well it performs. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a way to connect by bluetooth on older tech.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good at what it does.

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    ShoppingNinja
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    The PROS: DOES ITS STATED JOB VERY WELL. Transmits Bluetooth from your audio out on your device, with a clear and stable connection. No noticeable lag and absolutely no drops or stutters. I got up to 30 ft with no dropouts and was very pleased. The stated range is 50 feet but I didn't have that much space to test it. SMALL and SLEEK. It's quite small and unassuming. Given that it is really intended to bring your older (and probably higher quality) tech into the modern age with Bluetooth reception, this tiny adapter will probably go unnoticed next to some swanky old-school hi-fi system. (I'm looking at you Marantz, you big beautiful thing you!) RCA CABLES sticking with the subject of bringing older technology forward, the Aluratek comes with RCA cables in addition to a USB connector. Many older devices that are still being used today, while high quality, will only have RCA connectivity. In this area more than any other, the Aluratek shines. There are many MANY Bluetooth transmitters and adapters on the market today but few that come ready to go with RCA connectors. CONNECTS EASILY to headphones of choice I connected to two different bose. One JBL headphones. One Bose SoundLink speaker One Kissral single bud earpiece (for stealthy listening to audiobooks at work). And two Insignia wireless speakers. All connected without a hitch. All sounded excellent. DUAL CONNECTION very nice feature being able to connect to two sets of headphones at once. If the headsets have individual volume controls, a couple can watch TV in comfort without disturbing other household members. THE CONS: NO SMARTPHONES: Wut? Yep, that's right. It doesn't work with smartphones. This is an absolutely huge stumbling block for a device in a glutted market with a bevy of competitors. It does state "not for smartphones" on the box, but I think the item page on the site should be MUCH more clear about this. I give it 4 stars. 1 star off for no smartphones.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No doubt you can use this

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    TheTruQ
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    I’m not sure I know anyone that listens to music, podcasts, etc., and/or watches TV shows, movies, or any type of video media that hasn’t pushed audio to wireless sources or had the desire to. At this point, it’s becoming second nature to listen to audio wirelessly. Heck, many of the newer phones are being designed without headphone jacks. It’s for this reason alone that the Aluratek Bluetooth Audio transmitter is a very useful, if not game changing device. It allows you to push sound from any audio output device to a Bluetooth transmitted signal. The Bluetooth Audio transmitter comes in a very unassuming package. It doesn’t look special, and it’s not very appealing. Don’t let that fool you. This is one of the more useful devices for audio listening. Inside you will find connectivity cables for audio as well as recharging. The fact that this device is battery powered is a welcome plus, because it gives you much more flexibility with regards to placement and portability on the go. The Aluratek BT5 is easy to pair and performs just as expected. You can stream audio from your preferred source and enjoy it on the Bluetooth compatible device of your choice. I use it primarily to listen to my headphones in bed while watching TV – keeps from waking up my wife. This is also great if you would like to add Bluetooth surround speakers to an existing non-Bluetooth capable sound system. The battery works very well, lasting an entire day on a full charge, and range is more than adequate. Of course, signal strength and range are affected when using through walls, but that’s to be expected with Bluetooth equipment. Overall, I more than recommend this device. I don’t think you have to be an audio enthusiast to find a use case for the Aluratek BT5. Even if you wanted to use it just to add wireless to old equipment, it is a worthwhile purchase. I highly recommend it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth Enable Any Audio Output Device

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    LindaCT
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    I set this device up for the TV in my bedroom so I can use my Sony wireless earphones. Set up is simple and once everything is plugged in you just pair the wireless devices via Bluetooth. You can Bluetooth enable your regular audio devices that aren’t already Bluetooth such as a TV, stereo, computer, laptop, anything that has a 3.5mm headphone or aux out port. If you don’t have an aux port or headphone port on your TV, you can use the included 3.5 mm RCA Y-cable (red and white Y-cable) to hook up this audio transmitter, pair (Bluetooth) wireless devices and then you are able to use your Bluetooth wireless headphones or earbuds through this device. Set up is pretty simple. It paired to my earphones easily. Just press the button on your headphones/earbuds and this audio transmitter device and it will pair them together for your use. You can even have two headsets or earbuds paired at the same time! It also remembers the paired items, so that you can easily hook up to it again and again without any hassle. It states that you can use this up to 50 feet away, but it seems more like 30 – 35 feet, but being in another room could be causing interference. I can walk about 35 ft away before a problem, as long as there is nothing between me and the TV to cause interference. Takes about 3 hours to fully charge and gives approximately 10 hours of use before needing to be recharged. If you can’t wait for it to charge you can even use it while charging it. I love that I can now use my wireless headphones or wireless earbuds while in bed watching TV and won't be bothering anyone in the house at bedtime.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes my life easier to enjoy my entertainment

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    JKinSYR
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    This is such a great device and makes perfect sense to have in this day and age. I like to be able to watch tv or movies and hearing the audio has always been an issue with having kids that go to sleep early. I am always fiddling with the remote for the tv to try to find a happy audio setting. This Bluetooth transmitter works seamlessly with my 8 year old Sony TV. I have this plugged into the audio jack on my tv and listen to my shows and movies with my Sony wireless headphones. Sound is in sync and I’m able to watch my entertainment at my own leisure without going up and down on the remote all show long for loud scenes or soft spoken scenes. Being able to pair 2 headphones to this at the same time for a his/hers experience to watch tv in our home has been such a relief. I can watch a movie and keep the volume at my desired headphone level with explosions and loud noises...and I don’t have to worry about the bass from the home theater shaking the house and waking up little ones that are asleep by 8 pm. I’d say this device is a great investment for anyone who wants to be more immersed into their tv shows, music streaming, and entertainment with Bluetooth headphones paired. Has been the device I needed for years but never knew it existed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job without any major issues.

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    MIXMASTERICE
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    This is a simple little Bluetooth transmitter that does the job. It comes with a 3.5mm short cable, 3.5mm female to RCA stereo male adapter and a micro USB cable. If you want to use this with a typical home receiver via the headphone jack, chances are you will need a 1/4" headphone adapter, which is not included. I've used this on a TV and receiver and, at least for the most part, it works pretty well. It has an average range and if you get too far away within your house, particularly with walls between the signal, the sound will start cutting out. This states it's range is 50', but I'm not getting that, at least not indoors. Listening to music the sound quality is noticeably deteriorated by the transfer of the audio through the transmitter. It's not bad, but it does degrade the quality to a certain degree. I've used this on my Onkyo receiver connected to the headphone jack, which takes the larger 1/4" adapter you don't get with this device. Connection is stable and pairing up to wireless/Bluetooth headphones was simple, but make sure you don't have the headphones already paired up to another device. This transmitter can work with two devices simultaneously. I also ran this with some Bluetooth speakers, one of which is the LG RK8 Boombox and had no issues. Overall, not a bad little device for the price. You will have to keep it charged or connected via the included micro-USB cable to something with a USB port for powering devices or a wall adapter (not included), which would then allow you to not have to worry about charging.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can we give more than 5 stars?

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    Cheerwhiner
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    If you need a BT transmitter that supports better codecs with decent range, buy this. Do not hesitate. I've been holding off on getting one of these, but with a recent turntable purchase and my awesome Sony BT headphones (WH1000xm2) I figured the other reviews of this product said "this is worth a try." I really don't see why spending any more than this would make sense unless you need extreme range or longer battery life. I've compared running the same source with this and with wires on the same source material and headphones- there is no difference. Period. Yes this will have to compress audio but the freedom gained is nice (read on). I've got them connected directly to the "line" output on a new Audio Technica turntable several hours of the week as to not disturb my wife (night nurse). Using my headphones (yours may vary) I can still control volume. And these transmit enough volume without any distortion. I've even connected them to my phone, which I use with BT all day at work as a comparison. Yeah, these actually may sound better than the BT output on my G5 Plus, but that phone also doesn't support aptX....but the range is better if you're already using a BT source and need a little more range. My only complaint is that the included cables are really really really cheap but I already have a mix of various cables to use with these.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing little device!

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    EvilChaderCheez
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    The Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter is a small but powerful little device that really comes in handy if like me, you have any sort of audio devices which do not have Bluetooth functionality but you want to use another Bluetooth device for listening purposes. For me, this Bluetooth audio transmitter does a phenomenal job of allowing me to watch TV without bothering anyone else in my household with the sound, especially later at night when others are already in bed. I already had several pairs of wireless Bluetooth headphones but until now, had no way of using them to watch TV despite the fact that the receiver which is connected to my TV says it is “Bluetooth compatible”. Unfortunately, I discovered my receiver’s Bluetooth compatibility doesn’t mean it can export sound to Bluetooth devices on its own. This is where this little transmitter comes into play. Upon plugging it into my receiver and then pairing the transmitter with my Bluetooth headphones, I can now watch TV and have the audio streamed directly to my headphones with no noticeable lag. Overall, the Aluratek Bluetooth Audio Transmitter is an incredible little piece of technology and if you are in need of something like this, you can’t go wrong with this one and I highly recommend it!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty interesting little device

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    Bappy
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    I’m used to the standard mobile device to Bluetooth receiver for playing audio from your mobile device or tablet. This is the opposite, use the line out from a device you want to broadcast from to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. I used this on the output from my Television to listen on my wireless headphones. Essentially put your wireless speaker into connect mode and the transmitter will pick it up. Pairs automatically with two devices and will connect to them automatically from that point on. Only issue I had was my sound bar upstairs in another room tried to pair with the transmitter for some reason, not sure if the sound bar is always in discovery mode or what, something I need to keep an eye on. In any case the audio transmitted from the device sounded clear, with a little background noise. Nothing major but still slightly noticeable. In any case this device comes in handy. Pros: - transmit audio from a non Bluetooth device - comes with a couple of adapters - sounds decent Cons: - instructions and description could better explain its use. - no switch reversal, thinking this would be better as a dual purpose device, transmitter or receiver.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow! Amazing and life changing

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    teasten
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    Wow! If you are looking at this because you need a Bluetooth transmitter you should just buy now. TLDR: Yes, it works. Exactly as promised. Longer review. The Aluratek Bluetooth Audio Transmitter is about the size of 2 x quarters (see picture). Is rechargeable, and comes with EVERYTHING you need to use this out of the box. Including RCA cables. Pairing is FAST. There's no need for an app or anything, there's a pairing button on the Aluratek, so basically you put your bluetooth headphones in pairing mode, hit the pairing button on the Aluratek and like magic you can stream. The Aluratek let me use bluetooth headphones on my Nintendo switch! Wohoo! but the LIFE changing tip is take these on a plane! Was in economy class where you have the TV in front of you, where when you have headphones plugged in you have to always unplug them so people can walk past you. The Aluratek lets you use your Airpods on a plane or any other bluetooth headset. Plus it's so small you can easily take it anywhere. Seriously this little bluetooth transmitter is an absolute winner! I plan to get another one for my wife.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Use Bluetooth Transmitter

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    CoolBoomer
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    The Aluratech Bluetooth 5 transmitter is a simple device and easy to set up and use. You charge it, turn on the receiving device and put it in pairing mode, and turn on the transmitter. It pairs instantly on power-up with the first device you pair. It is a bit awkward to pair additional devices since there is no screen to guide you like with a phone. I think it's easier to use the included instructions to delete the first paired device and use the easy power-up routine to pair another device. You can pair and transmit to 2 devices at the same time according to the instructions Comes in very handy to hear a TV or computer that doesn't have Bluetooth output. I discovered that it wasn't suitable for transmitting musical instrument play as there is about a half-second delay in streaming. So no guitar through this ;( If the device you're streaming from has USB you are in luck since the transmitter has to be charged up or connected to USB to work. .

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Adds bluetooth to everything!

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    JayDubsFL
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    Ever had an item with a headphone jack but didn't have bluetooth built into it? Wish that you could add it? This device does it for you! I tested it with my Uniden SDS100 radio scanner and my Marshall Stockwell II speaker. Pairing was super simple - put the speaker into pairing mode, put the Aluratek transmitter into pairing mode and bingo - they found each other and now anything coming out of my scanner was playing on the Marshall speaker! I did note that to get full volume, I had to set the volume coming out of my scanner to high and then adjust the volume on the speaker. What a super-great device! Now the only dilemma - how many more do I buy? LOL!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The two devices can fall out of sync...

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    MurphyR
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    This is a nice little transmitter! I’ve never used Bluetooth to connect a speaker/headphones to anything other than a phone or tablet, so this was a new experience. It was very easy. All you do is plug this transmitter in, push the pair button, and turn on whatever you want to pair to it. If you only have one connection to it, you can do it again to add a second speaker or pair of headphones. In using this, I found that the speakers I connected fell out of sync regularly. If you want to set up speakers for a surround-sound effect, you may have difficulty. However, I cannot confirm if this was due to my specific speakers (different models may work differently). For only $30, you can add Bluetooth to anything. Nice. Here are my thoughts in video form and hopefully you can hear what I mean with being “out of sync”: https://youtu.be/mJ_Qh2iZXg8

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a COMPACT Bluetooth Dongle for 2.5mm

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    GadgetGuy1981
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    This little guy is really useful on a few fronts... We have several scenarios (my wife helps coach a cheer team, I'm a gadget nerd) where we need access to wireless speakers from an analog device that doesn't have Bluetooth (CD players, etc)... Finally there's a device that isn't HUGE that lets us carry it with the player or to games at stadiums/arenas where hauling a bulky adapter is less convenient. This BT dongle has been so useful to us! The best part for my wife, in situations where a phone can't dual-pair to multiple BT speakers at once, this little guy gets charged the night before, and works for several hours of streaming to pairs of wireless speakers, and even comes with RCA stereo analog for those odd stereo hookups at certain venues. Awesome little device that almost no one realizes they might need!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    add bluetooth to anything with a headphone jack

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    DHCrocks
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    my first impression was not so good I had trouble paring my airpods, took several frustrating attempts before I finally got it to work. Once I got it paired it worked flawlessly. Range is not bad, I can get around 25-30 feet from the transmitter before it falls out. sound quality is very good, clear with no distortion. I use this on my computer and using the PCs USB jack for power some of the ports give static to the sound but others do not. just need to try different ones to get the best sound. its really easy to use. if my airpods are paired to my phone and I want to use it on the computer, i just turn on the adapter and it automatically switches. super easy to use.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well, when you get it to work

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    dsjjfgrn
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    I have no major complaints about this Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter. Its range is typical for Bluetooth devices, and as such, only drops out when the range is exceeded. It is pretty unremarkable, except that getting it paired the first time was frustrating at best. Once that was accomplished, it was quick to re-connect and perform well. Its small size and light weight keep it from being an annoyance. The two LEDs (red and blue) reveal a lot, but some of what it tells (connection type, for example) is not explained, and required a online search for explanation. The answers ended up meaning nothing to a consumer who isn’t interested in this very esoteric information.

    I would recommend this to a friend