The Good The Logitech Bluetooth Music Receiver streams audio from nearly any mobile device to any stereo or powered speakers with an open input. It's easy to connect via either 3.5mm or RCA and you can link multiple devices to it at once. The wireless range extends up to 50 feet (15 meters) away and it holds a strong connection within reasonable distance.
The Bad The Chromecast Audio offers better sound quality and multiroom options via Wi-Fi, making it a better option for Android users.
The Bottom Line Forget the aux cord -- this Logitech Bluetooth Music Receiver is the easiest way to stream audio from your smartphone or laptop.
Forget the aux cord, this little box turns any stereo into a wireless music system
Yes, wireless speakers and headphones are cheaper and better than ever before. But if you want to retrofit an existing stereo system or old boom box to be wireless compatible, the Logitech Bluetooth Music Receiver is just the ticket. This little box makes anything with an auxiliary line-in -- including any old set of PC speakers -- Bluetooth compatible, so you can stream audio from pretty much any smartphone, tablet or Mac -- any many PCs, too. Best of all it retails for as little as $30 (£30, AU$55).
This model is the second generation of Logitech's popular wireless streaming accessory. The new one is smaller than the first version so it's easy to hide behind a receiver or a speaker, since Bluetooth doesn't need line of sight with the source to operate. Like the original, the device draws power from a wall adapter that plugs into the back.
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