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Soundcast BlueCast Bluetooth® adapter

for OutCast powered outdoor speaker

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  • Soundcast BlueCast Bluetooth® adapter

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  • Soundcast BlueCast Bluetooth® adapter

    The BlueCast connected to speaker (OutCast speaker not included)

 

Our take on the Soundcast BlueCast Bluetooth® adapter

by Ralph Graves
SoundCast

The BlueCast adapter adds wireless Bluetooth capability to your Soundcast OutCast powered outdoor speaker. BlueCast features aptX® audio coding, an advanced type of Bluetooth wireless streaming that retains virtually all the detail of the audio signal it carries. And the adapter is backwards-compatible with earlier forms of Bluetooth. So you can play your music wirelessly from virtually any smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled portable.

Soundcast BlueCast Bluetooth adapter

The BlueCast adapter fits snugly into the Outcast speaker's minijack plug compartment.

The BlueCast's included rechargeable battery delivers up to 10 hours of performance, and can be recharged easily with its conveninet micro-USB charger.

Note: not compatible with first generation OutCast speakers.

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Highlights:

  • offers Bluetooth streaming capability with the Soundcast OutCast powered outdoor speakers
  • Bluetooth with aptX audio coding for greater sonic detail with compatible devices
  • range: up to 33 feet
  • weather-resistant
  • rechargeable battery with up to 10 hours operation
  • mini USB-to-USB recharging cable
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Bluetooth receiver (for SoundCast OutCast systems)
  • 38" microUSB-to-USB charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Declaration of Conformity

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth Receiver (for SoundCast OutCast Systems): The OutCast BlueCast (BCR404) Bluetooth receiver makes it easy to wirelessly playback your music through SoundCast's OutCast outdoor powered speakers (sold separately). Simply dock the BlueCast Bluetooth Receiver into either the OutCast or OutCast Junior to access your music outdoors.

Note: Works only on OutCast and OutCast Jr "white model/2nd generation", not "gray model/1st generation".

Bluetooth v.3.0: The SoundCast BlueCast (BCR404) employs Bluetooth version 3.0 technology with support for A2DP wireless audio streaming AVRCP music control, and aptX lossless playback. The add-on Bluetooth receiver pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device with a single press of a button. Once paired, the SoundCast BlueCast will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').

  • A2DP (v.1.2)/AVRCP (v.1.4): With Bluetooth A2DP 1.2, you are able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device to the SoundCast BlueCast receiver and your connected OutCast speaker system. Using Bluetooth AVRCP 1.4, you are able to control basic playback functions from your OutCast speaker system, like Play/Pause, FW/RW, and Previous/Next Skip).
  • aptX Lossless Codec: The add-on Bluetooth receiver supports aptX lossless quality codes for CD-quality audio performance from compatible mobile devices (like 4.0+ Android smartphones/tablets).
Note: For advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information, you will still need to use your Bluetooth-enabled mobile device.

Device Compatibility: The SoundCast BlueCast (BCR404) is compatible with almost any Bluetooth audio sources; such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPads, Android smartphones/tablets, Windows or Mac laptop/netbooks, and more. You can stream music stored on your Bluetooth-enabled device or from a wide variety of apps including Rhapsody, TuneIn, Pandora, Spotify, and more.

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 SoundCast BlueCast (BCR404).

3.5mm Jack: The SoundCast BlueCast add-on Bluetooth receiver fits perfectly into the OutCast speaker's 3.5mm minijack housing while maintaining the outdoor speaker's weatherproof seal.

Rechargeable Battery: The SoundCast BlueCast Bluetooth receiver features a built-in rechargeable battery that will last up to 10 hours on a full charge. The battery fully recharges within 1.5 hours using the included micro-USB charger and free USB port on your computer or 3rd party USB/AC adapter (sold separately).

 
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