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Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 2004 reviews

72%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Posted
    Tamela

    $30 product failed in less than 2 months time. Best Buy gives you 15 days to return a lemon product. Best Buy does not offer customer service to their customers via phone, so I called the company in California and the employee said we could "begin the warranty process". I would need to ship it out there at my expense. The product failed the way many cheaply made electronic components fail, it can no longer be charged and, based on previous experiences with this with other products, I would guess it's possibly because of their using the cheapest, thinnest wires or cheap solder. Aluratek and Best Buy got $30 in exchange for nothing this time, but they won't again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pairing this with my Altec Speakers, works great!

    Posted
    Opie495
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am presently living in an RV and the roof mounted A/C unit is exactly between my TV and my bed. I was having a very hard time hearing the TV due to the noise of the A/C unit. I charged this unit up, plugged it into the headphone jack on the back of my TV and turned it on. I then turned on my Altec Lifejacket speaker and the two paired themselves automatically without any input from me. I can now hear my TV easily and the sound is much better than the TV speakers. The only drawback, and it is minor, is the battery life is short. I believe it is somewhere around 4 hours. However, when it does go dead I plugged it in and use it while charging, a good feature. Once fully charged I unplug it and keep using it until dead again. The battery will last me 4 or 5 nights.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works everytime

    Posted
    Solz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I used this device when I'm teaching and play audio-video in the classroom. I have a Bluetooth speaker but it doesn't come with 3mm wire that we have on our school laptop. It also work on my car 3mm connection and played music thru my iPhone, although my car comes with Bluetooth, it's good to have back up. If you asked me if this works on the plane, yes it does if you want to watch movies and prefers to use your personal headset instead of the airlines cheap headset. Battery last very long and for a small price for this device, I highly recommend to get this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to pair, but works OK.

    Posted
    Fritz
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Wanted to connect two pair of BT audio earphones to my Samsung TV. It is already broadcasting one BT signal, and it was easy to pair one earphone because the on-screen display makes it simple. However, once selected, the second earphone did not appear on screen (can you only pair one BT device?). Connected the Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter to the TV-audio-out, and after much consternation was able to pair it to the other earphone. All you get for feedback is some flashing blue and red lights. I now turn on my BT earphone first, lay them next to the transmitter, then the TV. Many times they pair easily. If not, just press the side button on the side of the transmitter. The trick is to pair the transmitter, not the receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth transmitter

    Posted
    MyKee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Excellent for plugging into the headphone jack of a home stereo system inside the house to play your favorite music on a Bluetooth speaker outside! Transmitter Range is about 30ft which is plenty far enough to keep your expensive system safe from backyard shenanigans and pool splashing like outdoor speakers are meant for. Now you don't have to drain your cell phone battery streaming from your phone to a Bluetooth speaker. Transmit from your home stereo or anything with a head phone jack or output RCAs [red/white jacks]. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works with my CD Player and Air Pods

    Posted
    Sfcwx101
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I brought my portable CD player out of storage to listen to music I had not converted into a streamable file. At first I had trouble pairing the Aluratek to my AirPods and had to call tech services. They said to hold down the power bottom while plugging the device to a USB charger. Apparently that action resets the Aluratek and I was able to pair it to the AirPods. Another reviewer at Best Buy said they did the same thing to make things right. Good sound for Bluetooth and I have a range of about 15 feet walking around the house before I lose the connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Used it to extend bluetooth capability

    Posted
    TioPete
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I totally love Bluetooth except that it's only usable up to 10 meters(about 33 feet). This prevented me from using my Bluetooth headset to enjoy my music outdoors as I was able to do for the past 30 years with standard wireless headphones which have a usable range of up to 100 feet. My music source is my PC which of course has Bluetooth. However, my PC is integrated with my HDTV AND stereo system. I plugged the Aluratek into the 10 foot mini plug audio cable I use to connect my wireless headset. Now, I've added about 20 feet to the range of my Bluetooth headset enabling me to listen to music outdoors again on our deck. BTW-for faster recharging, I can use my smartphone charger which plugs in to a wall outlet. I do the same thing to recharge our Bluetooth headsets

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with Nintendo Switch

    Posted
    Nerdninja
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I got this to try out with my Nintendo Switch with my Bluetooth headphones. It works perfectly with no lag whatsoever with the Switch and my Sennheiser HD1 Wireless headphones! Lip sync through the YouTube app is perfect and game sound is also right on the money. Just plug it into the headphone jack using the supplied short cable. It's light enough to let it dangle, but I suppose you could always attach it with a small piece of velcro if necessary. Sound quality is great! Pairing is a little different than with a smartphone, but is pretty easy to figure out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Device Is Great !

    Posted
    MacMatt
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    This little device has given me a whole new reason to love my older LCD TV. Instead of struggling to hear a program while other noises are going on, I can listen in peace and quiet and even listen without disturbing my family when they're trying to sleep. Paired with a descent set of Bluetooth ear buds, this changes everything. Pairing was super easy and the charge it takes has not run out once during the time I've listened. It even turned my older non-bluetooth MP3 player into one so I didn't have to buy a new one ! If you have older devices and want to "upgrade" them to a little more capability with wireless headphones/earbuds, this is the device for you. Very small and just what you need to breathe new life into those older and still functional devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BLUETOOTH TRANSMITTER BY ALURATEK

    Posted
    PHIL

    PURCHASED TO USE WITH MY SONY MDR-XB950BT HEAD PHONES AND HAD NO PROBLEM FALLOWING PARING .WHICH MY HEAD PHONES ARE COM PATABLE WITH THE DEVICE. PAIN IN THE BUTT TO PAIR. I TRIED EVERYTHING FOWARD AND BACK WARDS BOOM ONE DAY IT DESIDED TO WORK. MAN THOSE SONY HEAD PHONES I BOUGHT ARE THE BOMB. BLOWS MY HEAD RIGHT OFF . ANY WAY AFTER A MONTH IT STOPED WORKING ISO I HAD MY WIFE TAKE BACK AND GET ANOTHER ONE. AND GUESS WHAT IVE TRYED IT ALL AND IT LOOKS TO BE PAIRING BUT NO SOUND.. I HAD TO PAIR THE FIRST ONE EVERY TIME I USED IT AND THEY SAY OUNCE PAIRED YOUR DONE PAIRING UNLESS I PAIRED THEM IT WOULD NOT SEND SOUND TO THE HEAD PHONES. THIS PRODUCT HAS SERIOUS ISUES BECAUSE I TRYED EVERYTHING . NO I WOULD NOT RECOMEND JUNK TAKING SECOND ONE BACK TO TRY ANOTHER BRAND

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    Posted
    Toffee5

    Needed a way to transmit music from my TV to Bluetooth speakers outside. Purchased & exchanged three separate times because the product would only work once or twice before breaking. Called the company who informed me the internal chips were bad and blowing out so for me to look for one that had a sticker on the back of the transmitter. This would indicate a transmitter with the updated chip. I located one of the newer models and as soon as it paired with my speakers the light went off on the transmitter and it never worked, not even once. The new version is worse than the old one. Don't waste your time or money on this product. It's a piece of junk.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It only lasted a couple of hours.

    Posted
    TaeLee
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It worked great at first, for a couple of hours only. I left the transmitter plugged in for charging battery. The red charging indicator light went off, then the transmitter failed to respond no matter how long the on/off button was pressed. I returned the one and got another as replacement. However. the second one was just like the first one. Now, I need to return the second one....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Paired fine at first

    Posted
    way2top
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    At first when my husband pluggef this item into my headphone jack in my car it paired perfectly to his Samsung phone. When I got in the car and tried to pair my iPhone or new Sony Bluetooth wireless headphones and they would never pair. When we went inside and attempted to pair the adapter to other items that did not have Bluetooth capability it is not working as well so we are not having much luck with this item and may need to return it but have not decided yet. With the ease of use in the car the first time I would have expected it to be the same for other items however for some reason we are having difficulties probably related too many other Bluetooth devices within the same range. We are going to keep trying a few more days.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, but ran into latency issues with sound

    Posted
    Chris
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I used these to wirelessly connect my Sony headphones to my guitar amp for practice, unfortunately there was a 1 - 1 1/2 second delay in the sound, so when strumming chords or picking single notes you were half way through the measure before you heard any sound/ Not sure if this was the headphones or the transmitter, but it made it impossible to use for the purpose I needed. I wound up returning this unit along with the headphones and picked up a set of JBL headphones that were both bluetooth capable along with manual chord connection for unit to allow use either way. Again no idea if the latency was due to this unit or the headphones, so really can't recommend for use other than streaming music.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good product for basic Bluetooth connection.

    Posted
    Bragi
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I needed this to adapt a variety of MP3 players to a Bluetooth-enabled portable speaker I use during work hours. For a variety of reasons I often need to swap out a player and this item seemed likely to work best for this purpose. The connection is easy, the recharge function works well, and the item seems sturdy. One particular advantage is that the charge adapter is a USB connection which will plug into the speaker and receive power there, so if I run out of a charge early, I can still use the connector. My only problem has been that sometimes there can be a small bit of interference in the signal if I have this device too close to the speaker. All that I need do is move it an inch or two and the problem is fixed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than expected

    Posted
    AussieDrummerGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My only options to use my bluetooth headphones were this little gem or buy a $500 receiver (only 1 brand receiver will transmit bluetooth). I had read some negative reviews but decided it was worth a shot. I was pleasantly surprised that the sound quality is excellent. Easy set up. Compatibility was a concern, but my headphones paired without any issue. Standing it on it's edge gives improved transmitting range. Latency is low while watching video. I can dial A/V sync in perfect at 200ms if I use VLC media player, half of the almost unnoticeable delay could be contributed to the headphones. Very pleased so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life Changer

    Posted
    kwilks3
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This thing is a life changer for me. My wife loves to watch TV at night, and I have to be up early in the morning (3am). This usually leads to me asking her to please turn the TV down and and getting some grief for doing so, because it usually happens during prime time TV viewing for her. I've attached this Bluetooth transmitter to my stereo receiver via the headphone jack and paired it with a very nice set of over the ear headphones. She can listen to her shows as loud as she wants, and now I can get some uninterrupted sleep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Would not pair with the AfterShokz - Air Wireless!

    Posted
    CMajornote
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Paired the AfterShokz with computer no issue; however, the Alurateck would not pair with the AfterShokz even when your sales/tech (blue shirt) tried. Needed it to pair with the AfterShokz so that I could the AfterShokz with my t.v. The Aluratek has its own kit that includes an Aluratk ear bud set but we wanted the features of the AfterShokz. Kept the AfterShokz for use with computer and returned the Aluratek. Still have the issue of getting acceptable wireless headset for use with T.V.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Finicky

    Posted
    MarkN3D
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    I'm using this with a pair of Bose AE2 SoundLink wireless headphones, and if I can get it to work at all, it works pretty good. I haven't quite hit on the magical combination that gets the transmitter to connect quickly and reliably, and I have managed to put it into a state where it just locks up and the only way to reset it is to let it sit for a day until the battery goes dead. That's happened a few times, in fact. There's only one button on it, and I forget exactly what it does. I try not to push it because I've gotten into trouble that way. But that said, I'm getting a lot of use out of it now that I've figured out how to avoid the most common land mines.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not A Bad Blue Tooth Transmitter For The Price

    Posted
    Providian623
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    This is not a bad little Blue Tooth transmitter for the price. However once the battery hits the wall (about a year) you can't replace it so you have to purchase another one. The sound is a bit "tinny" for me and it doesn't have a way to adjust audio output. Sort of plug and play. There are better transmitters on the market sold by Best Buy and the associates weren't helpful when answering questions (they just didn't know). I`had to replace one, at the one year mark, and went with a different model/brand. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad transmitter and for the price it's ok. But I am into "sound" so a more expensive models with more features was what I needed. But this one will work for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend