Yeah, so, sorry for the lack of postings this week, I’ve been tied up with a site re-design over on TestFreaks. It’s been the same for a few years now and I thought it needed an update, which of course isn’t a simple thing, and I was focused on that and neglected my other duties. Anyway, Belkin has just introduced a Bluetooth music receiver that features NFC compatibility or capabilities so you can tap and play basically and it seems it’s for Android phones only, but it will work with pretty much any BT device, you just won’t have NFC unless you use Android. MSRP is $60 and I guess that’s not too bad…

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Belkin today announced its new HD Bluetooth Music Receiver to stream content from smartphones and tablets directly to a home stereo system or standalone speakers via Bluetooth wireless technology. An embedded NFC chip also gives NFC-equipped phones tap-and-play functionality—instant connectivity by tapping the device to the receiver.

“The HD Bluetooth Music Receiver gives you the best of both worlds, exceptional audio quality and the convenience of accessing music stored directly on your mobile device or your favorite music service,” said Nate Kraft, director of product management at Belkin. “It even stores settings for up to eight different devices, meaning the whole family can stream their favorite music seamlessly to the best sounding system in your home.”

The sleek-designed HD Bluetooth Music Receiver sits near your home stereo setup and features a variety of connections for optimal audio output, either digital coaxial, digital optical, or a traditional 3.5 millimeter-to-RCA connection for older stereos. Using Bluetooth or NFC, pairing your device to the receiver is simple and can be done from up to 30 feet away, so you can change tracks or browse playlists from across the room.

Belkin HD Bluetooth Music Receiver (G3A2000) $59.99

Wirelessly streams audio content from a mobile device to home speakers

Multiple connections for perfect audio quality

Stores settings for up to eight devices for easy pairing

Compatible with all devices enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phones and tablets

NFC tap-and-play capability available on NFC phones with Android OS 4.1 or higher

Free Belkin BT app enables tap-and-play feature on Android phones with Android OS version 4.0 or 4.0.1 available from the Google Play store

Availability

The Belkin HD Bluetooth Music Receiver is available now at Verizon stores and online at Belkin.com and Amazon.com.

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