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This is Aukey’s Bluetooth wireless receiver, fit for a range of use cases. It can be used as a hands-free device in your car, a receiver for your speakers or an accessory for your headphones, so that you can listen, even without a headphone jack on your phone.

Design

The design of the wireless receiver is simple and portable, as it really should be with a device like this. The front has the microphone, button and LED indicator on it.

With the built-in microphone, you can use the receiver has a hands-free device in your car to take calls from your phone safely. It also supports being paired with up to two phones at once and you can switch between both from the receiver by holding the function button for two seconds. I think this is a handy feature as many devices don’t have this, and this saves the hassle of having to mess around with Bluetooth settings on two phones.

On the top, there are the connectivity options. An AUX audio out port and a micro-USB port for charging the device. As with most things that have micro-USB in 2018, my comment will be that I wish it were a USB-C port instead but it’s certainly not a deal breaker as the receiver has a built-in battery.

The bottom is covered in a rubber-like material so that it doesn’t slide around too much whilst it is sat on a surface.

Functionality

The wireless receiver does exactly what it says on the box, and it does it well. The receiver is pocket-sized so you can use it with a regular pair of headphones wirelessly. The sound quality that it puts through is also very good. The quality of the microphone isn’t so great, as you’ll be able to hear in this sound sample that I recorded.

One great thing is that the range of the wireless receiver is pretty great. My phone can be in another room across the house and it still manages to keep a strong signal and have high-quality audio coming through, which is something that even Bluetooth speakers struggle within my house.

Battery Life

In regards to battery life, Aukey says that you’ll get up to 13 hours of play and talk time. This is good as it means that the receiver doesn’t have to be plugged in all the time if you are in the car or out of the house. You’ll also get over 700 hours of standby time, which is around 30 days.

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Extra Stuff

In the box, all the cables you’ll need are included. There’s a 3.5mm AUX cable, 3.5mm to RCA Audio cable and also a micro-USB charging cable.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to add wireless Bluetooth connectivity to a pair of headphones or speakers – the Aukey wireless receiver is what you’re looking for.

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