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Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver for iPhone 3G/3GS / iPhone 4 / iPod touch 2nd Gen (F8Z492-P)

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The Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver lets you play your iPod Touch or iPhone music through your home stereo or stand-alone speakers wirelessly. Select your favorite song, turn up the volume on your iPod Touch or iPhone, and enjoy the high-quality stereo sound on your couch.

 

 

  • newegg Play Your Music through Your Home Stereo—Wirelessly Now you can play your iPod touch or iPhone music through your home stereo or stand-alone speakers—wirelessly up to 33 feet away. You’ll get stereo sound and the ability to control your playlist directly from your device from the comfort of your couch.
  • newegg Sit Back and Listen The Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver connects simply to your stereo and pairs wirelessly with your iPod or iPhone via Bluetooth v2.1 for reliable, high-quality sound.

Learn more about the Belkin F8Z492ttP

Model

Brand
Belkin
Model
F8Z492ttP

Spec

Type
Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Operating Range
33 Feet
Bluetooth Version
2.1
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP
Compatibility
iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPod touch 2nd generation

Features

Features
Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR for superior wireless performance

Transmits up to 33 feet away

Remembers up to six paired devices

Cables included: 3.5mm-to-RCA & 3.5mm-to-3.5mm

Compatible with all devices enabled with A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ronald D.
  • 10/20/2014 12:25:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints

Pros: I've owned this since Jan 2011, almost 3 years now. I have it outside in a gazebo hooked up to an amp and speakers. I've used 2 different iPods, 2 different phones, and an iPad at different times over the years. It has never failed me, syncing is quick, clarity is great, zero complaints. Again, this is outside in a gazebo near the roof line, so it is out of most weather. It has been since I received it 3 years ago. It is not waterproof, nor designed to be weather proof, but has seen the heat and humidity of summer and a -25 below zero winter. It rocks, no need to hesitate on buying.

Cons: None

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  • Andrew L.
  • 5/25/2014 12:33:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice toy

Pros: This thing is quite small and works quite well, BT works great i can be pretty far away i didnt have to customize it like some have.

Cons: none

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  • Matthew B.
  • 11/1/2013 8:13:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPurchased 2 of these

Pros: I have purchased two of these. One for my garage and one for family. They work so well for quickly streaming your music from a larger stereo. 8/10 sound quality.

Cons: Range is not that great but as long as you are in the same room you are fine. I have had to power cycle the unit maybe once a month due to lockup but I am ok with this. Only reason I docked an egg.

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  • Steven T.
  • 8/4/2013 8:43:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Good

Pros: --Good sound.
--Paired with my Lenova Laptop, Ipad mini, Ipod touch, not problem.
--Not so big. Easily portable.
--Loud enough.

Cons: --Does not charge from a USB port.

Other Thoughts: I wanted a blue tooth speaker that I could carry around the apartment with me. This fits the bill. Good sounding, but not high fidelity.

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  • jose v.
  • 7/20/2013 7:44:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA+++++

Pros: small and powerful, can use around the home with no problems at all.

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: my kids and family love this little marvel

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  • Hernan A.
  • 6/26/2013 9:24:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBuy at your own risk

Pros: Pairs quickly. Easy to operate.

Cons: Audio quality. Source NEEDS to be in line of sight.

Other Thoughts: In spite o attempting EVERY recommendation found online, I still could not make mine work without having to be right in front of it. Even if I turned I lost connectivity or got intermittent audio. To me that is a useless audio "cordless" device. Might as well be wired to it, at least I'd be able to turn.

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  • Peter W.
  • 6/26/2013 8:54:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAbout the audio quality...

Pros: It will connect.

Cons: Abysmal audio quality. This is the only con that matters.

Other Thoughts: The audio on this thing is horrible. The theory that it's the transmitting device which is the problem is bogus, not because it might not be the case, but rather because other Bluetooth audio receivers work properly.

With an iPhone, EVO 4G, Samsung G III, and multiple laptops connected to this Belkin I got universally wretched, compressed audio. These same devices streaming through the equivalent Logitech device work perfectly (and the range of the Logitech was also vastly superior, even after removing the weight plate from the Belkin). Note my audio setup is B&K Pro preamp -> Marchand electronic crossover, feeding an Adcom multi-channel amp driving bi-amped home-built Dynaudio speakers.

These same sources also work perfectly with my Etymotic Bluetooth headphones (not counting the annoying ever-present amp noise in the Etymotics). It is NOT your device, it is the Belkin - I suspect it just doesn't have sufficient resources to encode at high bit rates, but that's just a WAG.

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  • Robert M.
  • 6/26/2013 6:09:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsAd tayloring

Pros: It works.

Cons: Usual Bluetooth limitations.

Other Thoughts: WORKS WITH ALMOST ANY BLUETOOTH DEVICE!!! WHY DON'T YOU PUT THAT IN YOUR DESCRIPTION!?!?! NOT JUST APPLE PRODUCTS!!!!! MAYBE YOU WOULD SELL MORE.

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  • Daniel P.
  • 6/21/2013 1:15:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHorrible quality

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Horrible sound quality. Not worth it unless you really want wireless speakers and don't care for sound quality.

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  • Kriston R.
  • 6/18/2013 6:18:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSound quality varies but not its fault

Pros: Very tiny.
Comes with two high-quality Belkin audio cables, 1/8 to 1/8 and 1/8 to dual RCA jacks.
Power supply is tiny.
Has a blue light.
Sounds great if your device can send the correct audio data to it.

Cons: This device has varied sound quality, but this appears to be the fault of BlueTooth and not the fault of this device.
Talk radio has a weird reverb. Connecting my headphones directly to my phone does not have the reverb but using this BlueTooth device does have it.

Other Thoughts: While BlueTooth EDR should theoretically handle high-quality sound, and this device should theoretically handle it, chances are pretty good that your phone does not transmit high quality sound over BlueTooth to begin with. I have a Galaxy S III which does not provide good sound. I don't know if this is a BlueTooth limitation or a phone limitation.

**UPDATE** I have tested this device on a high-end stereo and with several different devices.
I have found that the Nook HD+ and Samsung Galaxy S3 send low-quality sound that swishes and flanges.
The Kindle Fire HD sends high-quality sound which is nearly as good as local headphones.

BlueTooth is unreliable and not implemented well in the real world. This could be good device if your device could send high-quality EDR to the receiver, but more often this isn't happening and it sounds like a low-bitrate MP3.

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