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The Logitech Bluetooth Music Receiver is a dead simple audio streaming solution, no wires attachedIf you're looking for a simple way to add wireless audio streaming to a powered speaker or stereo system, the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter is your best bet.
[MUSIC] The aux cable used to be the easiest way to play music off a smartphone to a stereo. But if you recently purchased an iPhone without a headphone jack, you could forget about the hardwired connection. And that's where devices like the Logitech Music Streamer come into play. This small little box is a Bluetooth receiver that lets you add wireless audio streaming to any powered speaker or component audio system with an open input jack. [MUSIC] It has connections on the back for three and a half millimeter jack or RCA cables and here's how it works. Using those ports, you can hook it up to things like a stereo, an AV receiver, a TV or a PC speakers. And once it's wired in, all you have to do is hold down the pairing button and click on the device on your phone or computer's bluetooth menu and that's it. You can now stream anything off the device straight to your audio system, no wires attached. According to Logitech the range of the Bluetooth connection is 50 feet but I was able to get a little further than that without dropping the connection. Your mileage may vary though depending on the room that it's in. The only caveat to mention is that there's some audio compression that happens over Bluetooth, so your music might not sound as dynamic as it would using say a Chromecast Audio that connects via WiFi. And for someone who doesn't care about multi-room connection And isn't too picky about sound, its definitely worth the price for the ability to play wireless audio from any application off your computer or phone. [MUSIC]