Scosche's BlueLife home kit lets you enjoy your MP3 player's music through your home audio/video system with a simple wireless setup. The included portable transmitter uses Bluetooth technology to send a clean, high-fidelity stereo signal from your player to your receiver. The system has a range of up to 30 feet, so you can carry your player around and select songs from just about anywhere in the room.

Setup is easy. Start by plugging the transmitter into your MP3 player's headphone jack. The provided double-pocketed case lets you conveniently carry your player and transmitter while they're connected. Then just hook up the included Bluetooth receiver to your system's auxiliary input. Now you're ready to play your MP3s through your best-sounding speakers.

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth connection kit for home stereo systems
  • for all MP3 players and portable media players
  • includes wireless transmitter with built-in, rechargeable battery
  • Bluetooth transmitter connects to your player's headphone jack
  • Bluetooth receiver module connects to the auxiliary input on your stereo system
  • range of up to 30 feet
  • includes double-pocketed carry case for MP3 player and transmitter
  • includes holders for iPods, video iPods and iPod mini
  • includes adhesive clip for iPod nano and other brands of MP3 players
  • Bluetooth 1.2 compliant
  • 15 hours playing time with transmitter's built-in rechargeable battery
  • stereo RCA audio cable included
  • AC power adapter for receiver
  • transmitter w/belt clip: 2-1/8"W x 3-7/16"H x 15/16"D
  • receiver: 1-5/8"W x 4-5/16"H x 2-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Bluetooth transmitter with attached belt clip
  • Bluetooth receiver with removable plastic base
  • iPod Mini 4/6G holster
  • iPod 40/60G/Photo holster
  • iPod 10/20/30G holster
  • Nano adhesive clip
  • Universal MP3 player soft case
  • Receiver power adapter with attached 56" cord
  • 110 AC transmitter charger with attached 65" cord
  • 20" Stereo RCA cables
  • Instruction booklet
  • "SCOSCHE bluelife wireless system" brochure
  • Product Survey card

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Specifications
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Features

Overview: The SCOSCHE IUBHK Bluelife Wireless System kit includes a Bluetooth Home Transmitter and Receiver that allows you to play your iPod or universal MP3 player through your home stereo system using Bluetooth wireless digital audio streaming technology. You get 30 feet of wireless range at digital CD quality in stereo.

Compatibility: The Bluelife Wireless System is compatible with the following Apple iPod media players - Gen3/Gen4, Mini4G/6G, Nano or Photo Player. The system will also work with any portable digital media player with a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack output. Your home stereo must feature an external audio input connection. The wireless kit comes supplied with a RCA stereo patch-cable.

Bluetooth Receiver: The wireless receiver allows connection to your home stereo through stereo RCA connection and receives audio signal from the wireless transmitter. The Bluetooth receiver is powered by standard 110V AC current with the supplied AC power adapter. The receiver rests vertically in a removable plastic stand. The unit features the following controls, connections and LED indicators.

  • Controls:
    • On/Off Switch: powers receiver On and Off; the receiver features a blue LED light beside the power switch that turns blue when the unit is on
    • Output Level: allows audio level-matching to your existing stereo
  • Connections:
    • Power: twist and lock power connection for use with supplied AC power adapter
    • Output: stereo RCA output connections to connect to the audio input on your existing home stereo
    • Microphone: microphone input (not used for this kit)
  • LED Indicator:
    • Flashing Blue: pairing or search for Bluetooth Transmitter
    • Solid Blue: receiving signal link establish with Bluetooth transmitter
    • Off: power switched off or unplugged

Bluetooth Transmitter: The Bluetooth wireless transmitter connects to your MP3 player through its 3.5mm headphone output then transfers the audio signal from your MP3 player wirelessly to the Bluetooth wireless receiver that is connected to your home stereo system. The transmitter features a rechargeable internal battery that will need to be fully charged for 4 hours before its initial use. The battery offers 15 hours of playback. The transmitter also features a belt clip so it can easily attach to your clothing. The wireless transmitter features the following controls, connections and LED indicators.

  • Controls:
    • On/Off Button: powers the transmitter On and Off with a push of a button
  • Connections:
    • DC 5V: charging port for supplied AC power adapter
    • Headphone Connector: 3" pig-tail 3.5mm male headphone connector used to plug into the headphone port of your MP3 player
  • LED Indicator:
    • Flashing Blue: paring or searching for Bluetooth receiver
    • Solid Blue: established connectivity with receiver and transmitting signal - also indicates transmitter fully charged
    • Solid Red: charging (when connected to charger), low battery (when not connected to charger)
    • Solid Purple: charging and transmitting
    • Red Solid/Blue Flashing: pairing and charging

Auto Pairing: "Pairng" creates a link between device with Bluetooth technology and allows the transmitter to remember the receiver unique ID. The Bluetooth transmitter and receiver will automatically pair up the first time both devices are powered up. The initial pairing operation between the two devices happens within 1-2 seconds.

Level Matching: Level matching eliminates the need to unnecessarily adjust the volume when switching between your iPod or MP3 and other sources. The Bluetooth receiver includes an output level adjustment to level-match the iPod or MP3 player to the volume of your stereo.

iPod Holsters: The Bluetooth wireless kit comes supplied with 3 unique holsters designed for the following models of iPods. The holsters are designed so the iPod slides securely into the front of the holster and the wireless transmitter then clips onto the back of the holster.

  • 40/60/80G Holster
  • 10/20/30G Holster
  • Mini Holster

Universal and Nano Clip: The wireless kit also comes with an adhesive clip that attaches to your iPod Nano or other portable MP3 player. The adhesive clip then attaches to the transmitter.

Carrying Case: The Bluetooth kit provides a leather-like carrying case that houses two compartments. The front compartment houses your MP3 player and features a clear see-through plastic window so you can still see your iPod's screen and access its controls. The rear compartment is used to house the wireless transmitter. The rear compartment features an opening in the back so the transmitter's belt clip can still be used.

Expandable: The wireless system allows you to add additional receivers (part # UBR, sold separately) to other stereo equipment in your home to allow wireless audio from your portable MP3 player in various rooms of your home.

Specifications

SCOSCHE Bluelife Wireless System Specifications:

  • Wireless Format: Bluetooth Compliant 1.2
  • Digital Wireless Range: 30 feet
  • Support Profile: A2DP
  • Battery Life: 15 hours

Dimensions

Wireless Receiver Dimensions with Stand:

  • Width: 1.596"
  • Height: 4.266"
  • Depth: 2.895" (with RCAs)

Wireless Transmitter Dimensions:

  • Width: 2.068"
  • Height: 3.436"
  • Depth: 0.895"
  • Cable Length: attached 3" pig-tail, right angle 3.5mm male minijack connector

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Overpriced and inflexable device

Written By Rocklobster, Rosemount, MN on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I should be clear that the only reason I give this product a 2 is because it does what it is advertized to do, and does so reasonably well.

But, it should cost about 20% of the Crutchfield price (MSRP). There is nothing complex or particularly high quality about it. And it has limited range. It is a simple device that is way overpriced.

My main problem is that the manufacturer refuses to release a windows (XP or Vista) Bluetooth driver so that you can play music directly from Bluetooth enabled computer to the receiver. Having this functionality in all reality would be more useful for a "home" product than just being able to play music from a small MP3 player. Why not have simple, instant access to your whole MP3/WMA library while working on your laptop right to your home audio system? Yes, you can plug the transmitter into your laptop but that sort of defeats the purpose of Bluetooth technology...