November 19, 2008 Everyone hates headphone cords trailing around everywhere and getting in a tangle, which is one of the reasons Bluetooth has proven so popular for listening to music from Bluetooth capable players and phones. For those whose phones and portable music players aren’t Bluetooth capable, RXS has released two new adapters, which add Bluetooth functionality to iPods, iPhones or any device with a 3.5mm headphone socket.
The Bluetooth iPod/iPhone Adaptor enables Bluetooth connectivity for the iPod and iPhone. Support for A2DP and AVRCP profiles means that music can be streamed from an iPod or iPhone to a Bluetooth headset, speakers or Bluetooth car stereo, while adding remote control functionality so audio can be paused and tracks skipped without fumbling for the iPhone or iPod. The unit weighs 4.5g, measures 43.5mm x 15mm x 6.6mm, and is designed to fit neatly against an iPhone or iPod. It also runs on power from the iPhone/iPod, has a working range of up to 10m and is available in black, white or silver.
Meanwhile, as the name suggests, the Bluetooth 3.5mm Mini Jack Adaptor provides Bluetooth connectivity for any device that has a 3.5mm headphone socket. Simply plug the device into a standard headphone socket and you can stream music directly to a single Bluetooth accessory thanks to its A2DP profile support. The unit is Bluetooth 1.2 compliant class 2 and is charged separately via USB to provide up to 10 hours of listening time and up to 150 hours of stand-by time. The Bluetooth 3.5mm Mini-Jack Adaptor is 48 x 21 x 11mm in size, weighs 14.5g and is available in black or white.
Both the Bluetooth iPod/iPhone Adaptor (RXS BTM-3303) and the Bluetooth 3.5mm Mini Jack Adaptor (RXS BTM-0903) carry a retail price of UKP£29.99 (approx. USD$45), but are currently only available in UK stores or through RXS and twistedcarbon.