Just about everything’s going wireless these days, from high-quality gaming headsets to Wifi-enabled Smart TVs. It’s no wonder that hardware giants Logitech felt that there was a niche to fill; after all, what are you going to do with that set of 5.1 speakers from a few years ago? They’re too good to throw away, but yet don’t fit in with that clean, minimalist (aka wireless) aesthetic you’ve planned out for your living room.
Enter the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter. This handy little device, while looking completely unassuming and unimpressive, will probably solve most of your wireless audio woes. Let’s take a look!
Good Things Come in Small Packages
Measuring barely 5 centimeters across, with a matte black and blue finish, this tiny adapter would be extremely easy to conceal just about anywhere. Without any closer inspection, one might not even realize what it’s capabilities are; it could easily be mistaken for some kind of connector or extension device.
In fact, the adapter is smaller than it’s own wired power unit, which is rather odd. It almost seems as if the power unit was an afterthought, as it somewhat undermines the compact design of the adapter itself.
Considering that this is a device with wireless capabilities as it’s main selling point, perhaps Logitech could have come up with a more elegant solution to powering it. Hopefully, this is something that can be addressed in a subsequent model.
Easy as 1-2-3
On the adapter itself is a single large button emblazoned with the Bluetooth logo, which is used to pair your device of choice with the adapter itself. The single-button operation is simple and effortless, and if you ever need to switch pairings with another device, all you have to do is tap that button again, and a new connection can be established within seconds. It really doesn’t get any easier than that!
The Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter comes with it’s own set of RCA cables, which would be connected to your speakers of choice.
While this implies that the device is not completely wireless, it is easily concealable and most certainly beats trailing a whole bunch of cables around your living room!
On top of that, the adapter has some surprisingly good range. I was able to get a clear connection from more than 10 meters away, through a number of obstructions, without a discernible drop in sound quality. Clearly, this device would be well-suited to users living in an average-to-large-sized apartment or condo.
While the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter won’t give you better sound quality than a traditional wired setup utilizing 500-dollar gold-plated cables, you can experience some top-notch wireless audio streaming for a mere $49! It does exactly what it sets out to do and is an affordable and effective piece of hardware for those who want a practical, user-friendly companion to that set of dusty old speakers that you just can’t bear to throw away.
GEEK REVIEW SCORE
Inexpensive and easy to use, the Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter accomplishes what it was designed to do perfectly. While it might have zero extra features, you get exactly what you pay for: a no-frills wireless audio solution that will breathe new life into that old set of speakers that are lying around collecting dust in your storeroom.
Aesthetics - 8/10
Build Quality - 7/10
Performance - 9/10
Value - 10/10
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