Vtin Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver Car Kit

My car has built in Bluetooth, but interestingly enough it can only be used to place calls, and not for music playback. The fact that only a partial of the technology was implemented, I was led to purchase an external 3rd party receiver. I’ve gone through a few over the years, and they were either bulky or were powered by batteries which were a nuisance to constantly replace.

This review is on the Vtin Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver Car Kit. The Vtin Bluetooth receiver has the smallest form factor for a receiver I’ve used, slim and sleek with a carbon fiber like pattern etched into it’s surface. The fact that there’s a built in mic as well as play/pause and volume buttons, makes it even more user friendly.


The package included the receiver as well as some wires, such as an auxiliary wire, a metal double sided 3.5mm adapter, and a micro USB charging wire. The double sided 3.5mm adapter is great for in car use as it can just be plugged into the AUX jack in the car, and there are no messy wires to deal with.

Pairing my phone with the receiver was quite simple actually. First, I powered on the device by holding down the play/pause button, and only let go once the led started flashing blue and red alternately. Then on my phone I turned on Bluetooth and searched for new devices. In the Discovered Devices list I selected “Grid”, and I was connected. Pretty simple.

Once connected, I was able to answer a call by pressing the play/pause button and end a call by pressing the play/pause button again. To reject a call you simply long press the play/pause button. Double pressing the play/pause button redials the last dialed number. If I want to listen to music, I just press the play/pause button while the phone is in standby and it opens my default music player. The volume buttons double as track changing buttons too. Long pressing the ”+” button goes to the next track, and the opposite with the “-” button.

Being that this is a Bluetooth 4.0 receiver, it can connect to two devices simultaneously, which I think is a nice feature for times when in the car with more than one person.

I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review, and I truly think this is a worthy Bluetooth receiver.

This Bluetooth receiver can be found on Amazon right here: http://amzn.to/1T4u2yn

 

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