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Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX

Universal Bluetooth® car adapter

15 Reviews

Overview

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This is Bluetooth interactivity made so simple. Just plug Rockford Fosgate's Bluetooth adapter into your car's cigarette lighter, plug its cable into the AUX input on your car stereo, and pair up your phone. Boom, you've got streaming audio in your car. Now that you've got your music library, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and other music apps at your total disposal, you might wonder how you ever lived without this little gizmo.

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RFBTAUX

The Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX's USB port also converts your cigarette lighter into a charging station.


This is Bluetooth interactivity made so simple. Just plug Rockford Fosgate's Bluetooth adapter into your car's cigarette lighter, plug its cable into the AUX input on your car stereo, and pair up your phone. Boom, you've got streaming audio in your car. Now that you've got your music library, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody and other music apps at your total disposal, you might wonder how you ever lived without this little gizmo.

Rockford Fosgate also includes a convenient USB port on the adapter, so you can charge your phone or tablet on the road.

Since my BMW does not come with a Bluetooth feature, I wanted a simple device that would allow me to play Pandora stations from iPhone without the burden of having it connected to a wire. This little device is very practical and simple to synchronize with my phone. I am very happy with my purchase

Jose, Nogales, AZ

What's in the Box:

  • 12-volt charger/Bluetooth adapter
  • 5' Stereo minijack cable (coiled cord)

Highlights:

  • stream audio using this Bluetooth-enabled device
  • includes 5' coiled cable with 1/8" plug
  • included cable plugs into factory AUX input
  • USB charging capability
  • plug and play operation; powered by car's 12-volt power point
  • easy 1-button pairing
  • compatible with Apple and Android Bluetooth devices
  • weight: 0.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX Reviews

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15 Reviews

Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX

Written by: Jose from Nogales, AZ on April 25, 2016

2007 BMW 3 Series

Since my BMW does not come with a Bluetooth feature, I wanted a simple device that would allow me to play Pandora stations from iPhone without the burden of having it connected to a wire. This little device is very practical and simple to synchronize with my phone. I am very happy with my purchase

Pros: Practical, easy to connect, reliable

Cons: I noticed a slight deterioration on sound quality. But this is probably just natural on all Bluetooth devices and not particular to this device.

Brilliant car stereo upgrade for older cars

Written by: Swami from Blacklick, OH on January 31, 2016

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The Rockford Fosgate blue tooth adapter provides the functionality of bluetooth and USB port for older cars that don't have these built in. This adapter allows you to untether your phone and stream audio via bluetooth through your car stereo. Setup entails plugging device into cigarette lighter socket and connecting it with the provided cable into the auxiliary port. A USB port in the device provides an outlet to charge your phone in place of having a dedicated phone charger. After trying this product in one vehicle, I was so pleased that I purchased a another one for our second car.

Pros: Well designed. Easy installation and setup. USB port replaces car charger.

Cons: None.

RFBTAUX

Written by: Todd from tulsa, OK on January 31, 2016

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SYNCS UP QUICKLY NO MORE MESSING WITH AUX CORD

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Blue Tooth for Old School Rides!

Written by: SteveW from Kentucky on September 17, 2015

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This is a clever device. I was originally looking at blue tooth add-ons that featured hands-free calling, but what I really wanted was the ability to stream music from my phone. This unit does that quite well. It connects easily to my phone and initial set-up took only minutes. The unit also has a port to charge my phone, which I really needed. Downfall? Lots of alternator noise picked up. If the music's loud, the alternator whine is hardly noticeable. Otherwise, be prepared to deal with the noisy whine.

Pros: Easy to use, reasonably priced.

Cons: Coil-y cord that connects between the RFBTAUX and your head unit is ugly and short. Alternator noise can be heard.

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Written by: JoeB from Louisville,Ky on August 31, 2015

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Great Product! Very easy to connect and good clarity.

Pros: Connects easily

Cons: None

Easy Bluetooth

Written by: Midnightclubber from Indiana on May 24, 2015

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I had a device that needed to be charged, after about ten charges the mini USB failed. This device plugs into power no charging. push one button and paired easily. I love it, no worries connects instantly every time.

Pros: ease of use. connects easily every time.stays connected.

Cons: Not one that I've found.

Perfect Solution

Written by: Mike R from Colorado on January 31, 2015

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After driving a rental with bluetooth music streaming I started looking for options to upgrade the factory stereo in my LR3. After passing on several very expensive options I found this Rockford Fosgate bluetooth adapter. For less than $50 I thought I would give it a try. Turns out to be the best money I've spent. The adapter works perfectly, and the sound is much better than using an aux cord. I couldn't be happier.

Pros: Super easy to set up and use. Connects automatically every time I get in the car.

Cons: None.

Great BUT

Written by: Anonymous from Phelan on January 25, 2015

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This product is great it works perfect all the time, sound is also good my only complaint is that phone calls are not possible with this unit. Otherwise music is great

Pros: Great price and sound

Cons: No phone calls go though

Perfect

Written by: SS87 from the Washington, DC Area on January 7, 2015

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This was the perfect device because my regular option 2008 vehicle did not come with Bluetooth. So this was a great addition to my car, especially for long trips. It was also great to help other passengers with their music preferences.

Pros: Very simple, compact

Cons: None found yet

Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX

Written by: Anonymous from Columbus, OH on November 29, 2014

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I bought a Toyota Prius without the bluetooth option. This gizmo was made for me. Works perfectly.

Pros: Comes with own power supply so doesn't need charging.

Cons: Couldn't think of any

Simple to us and simlply Awsome

Written by: Dale K from Ofallon MO on September 30, 2014

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This is a great solution for streaming bluetooth audio thorugh an auxillry jack in your car. The fact that this unit combines the power source and audio connection into a single unit saves unnecasry wiires.

Pros: auto connection to smartphone and single uniti for power and audio connection. simple to use!

Cons: Nothing identified after a month of troublle free use.

Works Awesome

Written by: Trevor from West Lawn, Pa on September 28, 2014

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This is the best device I've ever boughten for my phone.

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Bluetooth receiver

Written by: Mark S from Arkansas on June 9, 2014

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Great way to play iPhone music through the audio system in my truck - with no wires! Also has a USB port to connect the phone charger. Works great.

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Fits my application perfectly

Written by: Jim D. from SE Michigan on May 26, 2014

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I bought this device to replace a damaged HTC 2200 Bluetooth adapter and the Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX is much better. I like to listen to podcasts I download to my Samsung S4 while driving and this product is perfect. The HTC sticks out from the aux input jack on the radio with is why it was how it was damaged, I had to remember to turn it off when exiting the car, and it was only usable on battery because it has a buzzing sound when plugged into the charger. The Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX is powered directly off the car battery thus it turns off when the car is shut off. Since it runs off the car power I can use for extended driving, the HTC would die after a few hours. No trouble paring and it has always connected automatically every time I entered the car. No complaints with the audio quality. Audio cable is just the right length for my vehicle.

Pros: Plug in in, pair it and forget it.

Cons: None

Works good

Written by: Anonymous from Central Wisconsin on May 20, 2014

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Once your Bluetooth device connects to it, it works great. On iphone5 I have to go into Settings>Bluetooth>find the "RFBTAUX" device, then go to the little information bubble, forget this device, then it says "RFBTAUX not paired", tap on it to pair & it will connect. This has to be done every time the car is turned off & then back on to reconnect. It would be nice if it would auto connect like my vehicles hands free does, but that's my only con

Pros: Works great once connected Has USB port to charge device

Cons: Doesn't auto connect to Bluetooth, has to be reconnected every time the car gets shut off.

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What's in the box?

Download the Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX manual

  • 12-volt charger/Bluetooth adapter
  • 5' Stereo minijack cable (coiled cord)

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Features

Universal Bluetooth Car Adapter: The Rockford Fosgate RFBTAUX lets you wirelessly stream your music from your Bluetooth-enable device (such as iPhone or Android) to your factory or aftermarket radio via its factory Aux input. It also serves as a 12-volt/USB charger for your Bluetooth mobile device.

  • Wireless Audio Streaming: The RFBTAUX features Bluetooth V3.0+EDR and provides wireless connectivity to your Bluetooth-enabled device. It offers simple one-button pairing. You'll be able to wireless stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth device to your factory or aftermarket radio through its Aux input. Your device's music will be heard through your vehicle's speakers when you have your radio set to the Aux input. You will continue use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information. 5' minijack cable included.
  • USB Charging: The RFBTAUX also features a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter and USB port to charge your Bluetooth mobile device while streaming your music through the vehicle's audio system. USB charging cable not supplied.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the RFBTAUX.

Warning: This Bluetooth adapter does not offer phone functions.

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