OT-Adapt Bluetooth adapter by Outdoor Technology
$39.99 at amazon.com
When listening to music on your smartphone, it’s not always easy to fiddle with touchscreen controls. If you’d rather work with old-fashioned pushbuttons, check out this little gadget from a California company.
The Adapt connects to the phone through a wireless Bluetooth signal. Just sync up to the phone, and plug a headphone into the Adapt. The device also supports microphones, so you can use it for phone calls as well as passive listening. You can also plug the Adapt into a home audio system as a handy way to feed music from the phone to your stereo.
The rugged little Adapt can be clipped to a pocket or belt loop. It has a volume control and lets you click your way back and forth through your music tracks.
The Adapt isn’t exactly a necessity. For most of us, plugging our headphones directly into the phone is quite good enough. But tinkering with touchscreens is no fun when you’re jogging or cycling, The Adapt makes a handy accessory for those devoted to the strenuous life.
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