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Victsing 244817 Wireless A2DP Handsfree Bluetooth 3.0 Car Home Audio Music Receiver Adapter with 3.5mm Stereo Output for Smart Phones and Other Bluetooth-enabled Devices - Black
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great sound quality; super simple operation; rechargeable battery; easily pairs with any Bluetooth device; compact; comes with a male-to-male 3.5mm stereo connector; decent battery life; recharge time less than 2 hours; charger cable included; has a built-in noise-canceling mic for hands-free talk; really cool "voice information" (see Other Thoughts).

For the money, this is a great deal.

Also, the supplier is VERY responsive to issues and concerns (see Other Thoughts below).

Cons: Must use a charger that supplies less than 1A (1000ma) current or it will damage the device. Computers generally output .5A to 1A, but check your car power charger before plugging it in.

Other Thoughts: NOTE: This review is intended to replace my previous two reviews, and I have requested that they be removed.

I received one of these and I damaged it by connecting it to a charger that output 2A current to the device. There is a note on the NewEgg listing that says that the charger must supply 1A or less, and I did not notice that (the manual included with the device do not mention this). The supplier sent me another unit (without my asking!) and I have been careful not to use a charger that supplies more than 1A current.

The supplier immediately contacted me and gave me a replacement unit, which I have been using for several days now. They also promised to have the user documentation updated to include the note about needing to watch out for over-current chargers.

I was really impressed with the supplier's response.

The device is really pretty cool. It has a built-in female "voice" that informs you (over the speaker system that it is attached to) that it is ready for a Bluetooth connection, when it is connected, and when the battery gets low. I particularly like the last part - other devices simply stop working, while this one tells you in advance that it will soon stop operating due to a low battery.

The range on the Bluetooth is very adequate for use in a car - I have mine plugged into the AUX jack of my car stereo and can set the phone down wherever I want without wires connecting it to the dash. The built-in mic works well but it ends up being located on my dashboard and is a little far from my face and therefore has limited functionality for me.

I also use it in my office to plug into an amplified speaker and it works well. Everyone loves it when it "talks" to tell me that it is ready for a connection.

I got about 6 hours of battery use (the specs say 8 hours), so that was reasonably close to spec, and a recharge took less than 2 hours.

Operation is really simple - there is one button. Hold it down for 3-4 seconds to turn the unit on or off. That's it (once you have paired it with your device, which is a breeze - no codes needed). I also like that if it loses the Bluetooth connection (like if you leave your car and forget to shut it off), it turns itself off after about 2 minutes to save battery.

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GOgroove SonaVERSE BX Portable Stereo Speaker System with Dual Stereo Drivers , Rechargeable Battery and Universal 3.5mm AUX Port - Use with Smartphones , Laptops , MP3 Players and More!
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: On sale it's a great price. The sound is very acceptable quality for a low-cost device. Rechargeable battery, does not require Bluetooth, nice size.

Cons: Not all that portable but much better sound quality than the really small BO devices (so I guess that's a con with a pro). The battery does not last terribly long (most of a workday usually).

Other Thoughts: I got a pair of these for less than the list price of one. Very happy with what I spent and what I got.

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GOgroove SonaVERSE BX Portable Stereo Speaker System with Dual Stereo Drivers , Rechargeable Battery and Universal 3.5mm AUX Port - Use with Smartphones , Laptops , MP3 Players and More!
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Low price. Compact. Decent sound for the size and price. Reasonable connection options for the price. Well packaged. Nice looking, not cheap feeling or looking. Rechargeable and REPLACEABLE battery (I really like replaceable batteries, as they eventually are the part that wears out).

Cons: My only real crab is that the battery connection on one of the 2 units that I bought is a little flaky. The battery door, which is a little piece of plastic that clips closed, holds the battery against the terminals. Not a very secure connection, and pressing on the door can make the unit turn on and off. So far, it's working. The second unit does not suffer from this.
For $30, you can *almost* expect Bluetooth, but this is a wired device only. It comes with an audio cable so unless you have no headphone jack, it'll work. Also does not come with an AC adapter to charge it (though it does come with a USB A-to-Mini-B cable).

Other Thoughts: For listening to tunes at your desk without worrying if you can blast out the volume, yet have a nice compact device, this is a great choice. Got it at a discount, which was a bonus.

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Display Name: David F.

Date Joined: 05/28/02

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  • First Review: 03/26/08
  • Last Review: 02/12/15
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