I have a new goal for 2013 – to never pull my iPhone out of my pocket! Don’t laugh, at CES we saw countless smart watches that allow you to answer calls from your phone. Bluetooth headphones that allow you to listen to tunes while keeping your phone in your pocket have been around for a while, but unfortunately my big Yankee headphones are not wireless. Could it be, will I have to pull my phone out of my pocket to use my Yankee headphones? No way Jose! I simply plug the headphones into the new OT-ADAPT from Outdoor Tech and boom – my headphones become wireless headphones that will work with any bluetooth device!
The OT-Adapt allows you to wirelessly connects headphones and stereos to Bluetooth-enabled devices. Does it work? Is it simple to use? Should you buy it? All excellent questions and exactly why we decided to test out the Outdoor Technology Adapt in the real world. Please watch our video review of the OT-Adapt –
The ADAPT is Small, Simple and Effective – A Winning Combination
The OT-Adapt is one of those great gadgets that you keep finding new uses for once you get it. Of course making a pair of wired headphones wireless is the obvious use for the OT-ADAPT. The fact that the OT-Adapt has a microphone really expands the usefulness of your headphones. Suddenly, your favorite pair of wired headphones become a wireless headset that allows you to listen to music and make and receive calls. There is something very cool about having your phone in your backpack and still being able to listen to music, skip songs and answer and make calls.
We also found the OT-ADAPT a great way to send music from our laptop to our stereo. You do need to have a Bluetooth enabled laptop to pull off this trick, but most of the more recent laptops do have Bluetooth built-in. As we show in the video, you can also use the Adapt to wirelessly pump tunes to external speakers.
In Our Testing, The ADAPT Generally Worked As Advertised
We have been using the ADAPT for about 2 weeks now and it has generally been a very positive experience. The sounds quality is very good and we have had very few issues with interferences or drop outs. The battery life is very strong, easily beaming 5 hours of music straight on one charge.
We had some minor issues with the controls, that middle button, called the Multi Function Button (MFB), is just that – a button that does a whole bunch of functions and it can get confusing. The MFB sounds like a late night infomercial – it plays, it pauses, it answers calls, it rejects calls, it makes calls…but don’t order yet! The MFB even activates bluetooth pairing and powers off the ADAPT. You do get used to it, but at first it takes a little practice to figure out how many clicks, or how long you hold down the MFB, to activate all the different features. On the plus side, having just one MFB keeps the Adapt small and we did love its very small size.
You Want Specs On The Outdoor Tech ADAPT, Here You Go…
Here are all the specs –
- Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices
- Noise suppression, echo elimination and duplex sound for crystal clear quality calls
- Built-in Li-Polymer/rechargeable battery
- Measures 1.25 x 0.63 x 1.75 Inches
- Works With Anything That Uses a 3.5 mm jack
- Talk/listen time: 5-6 hours
- Standby time: 150 hours
- Operating distance: up to 30 feet
Overall, we were very impressed with the OT-Adapt. It is a gadget that any Mom or Dad can love – easy to operate and makes your life a little easier – especially if you hate wires! At a price point of $39.95, the OT-Adapt will not break the bank and it can be used in so many different ways, it is a small price to pay to live in a more wireless world!
OT-Adapt from Outdoor Tech Sells for $39.95 and is available in black, pink or blue.
OT-Adapt is Also Available At Amazon.Com