$40 Upgrade: Give Your Home Stereo or Surround Sound Wireless Playback & Control


These days, when playing music through a stereo or surround system, the audio isn't coming from records, tapes, or CDs. It's likely coming from an iPhone or laptop utilizing an auxiliary input on the stereo. It works great, but it's wired. The device can only be as far away from the stereo as the cable you have it plugged in with, and that usually means choosing between playing music, or using the device in other ways. In a world where all of our entertainment has become wireless, being tethered to a speaker system is one of the last wired chains to be cut.There are a bunch of new (expensive) options on the market for wireless music and sound. You know what Sonos has that your current audio setup doesn't have? Wireless capability. Seems silly to spend $400 to replace that perfectly decent stereo or 5.1 surround system you've got hooked up. Luckily, you can get the same functionality for only 10% of that price.The Wireless Speaker Adaptor from Logitech takes a traditionally wired audio experience and allows you to play the sound on your speaker system from smart phones, tablets, laptops and any other Bluetooth enabled device.

Setup is extremely simple: Plug the Logitech box into an input on your stereo, hit the Bluetooth pairing button, connect with whatever device you want to use, and go. It works just like a Bluetooth headset; once the device is paired with the Wireless Speaker Adaptor all you have to do is turn it on under your Bluetooth settings on your phone, tablet, or laptop anytime you want to use it.

It makes sharing YouTube videos with the room a cinch. And being able to control a music playlist from anywhere in your place has obvious appeal. As always, don't just take my word for it, it's got over a thousand Amazon reviews with a 4.5 star rating.

The Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter is $39 on Amazon.

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