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Recommendations/thoughts for Bluetooth audio transmitters?
January 14, 2012 11:01 AM   Subscribe

Any experiences or recommendations for Bluetooth audio transmitters (3.5mm to Bluetooth)?

I'd like to be able to use Bluetooth headphones (LG Tone HBS-700) while watching TV on the treadmill. The TV in question has a 3.5mm jack, so I'm looking for a Bluetooth audio transmitter dongle. I've found a bunch on Amazon with widely mixed reviews. Many say there is a long lag, making them unacceptable for television (due to poor sync). Any firsthand experiences or other recommendations? It looks like a bunch of companies made these a few years ago (the long-discontinued Jabra A120s has very good reviews), but current options seem limited (aside from a few refurb Jabra units.) Obviously, less expensive is better than more, and I'd think $50 (the cost of the refurb Jabra) is probably my upper limit, though if you have a great alternative, feel free to toss it out there. Thanks in advance!
posted by JMOZ to Technology (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I don't have it myself, but came across it recently when I was looking for something else. This Belkin unit has good reviews. Some people say it has limited range -- but that shouldn't be a problem for you while watching on a treadmill. Plus, people describe an easy way to increase the range by removing a heavy metal weight from inside.
posted by thewildgreen at 3:40 PM on January 14, 2012


That item does the opposite of what I want; it pairs a bluetooth source with conventional headphones. Thanks for your assistance, anyhow!
posted by JMOZ at 3:57 PM on January 14, 2012


I ended up buying a Jabra A120s on ebay.... It works great, but I guess no one makes something similar anymore?
posted by JMOZ at 12:13 PM on February 15, 2012


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