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HOSA IBT-300 Drive

Universal Bluetooth® interface kit

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Overview

Our take on the HOSA IBT-300 Drive

If you've got a smartphone, then you've got music. But when you want to send that music to your car stereo, mixing board, or other device, those darned cords are such a hassle. Until now, that is. Hosa's IBT-300 Drive Bluetooth audio receiver is your wireless bridge to almost any sound system. Pair your phone with the Drive, then plug the Drive into your aux input and you're good to go. Imagine listening to your favorite podcasts or music streams while running errands, without having to unplug and then plug your phone back into your stereo every time you leave the car.

Cut the cord

If you've got a smartphone, then you've got music. But when you want to send that music to your car stereo, mixing board, or other device, those darned cords are such a hassle. Until now, that is. Hosa's IBT-300 Drive Bluetooth audio receiver is your wireless bridge to almost any sound system. Pair your phone with the Drive, then plug the Drive into your aux input and you're good to go. Imagine listening to your favorite podcasts or music streams while running errands, without having to unplug and then plug your phone back into your stereo every time you leave the car.

Take it on the go

The Drive's built-in battery will handle up to 10 hours of use for awesome portability, so you don't have to worry about finding a power source when you use it. Charging is a snap with the included USB cable.

Product Highlights:

  • stream audio to your car stereo or other audio systems with a 3.5 mm mini-jack input
  • play, skip, and pause controls
  • included 3.5 mm mini-jack male to male cable plugs into device audio inputs
  • built-in battery charges via USB
  • battery life: 10 hours in-use, 3 days stand-by
  • compatible with Apple and Android Bluetooth devices
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Add-on Bluetooth receiver
  • 32" miniUSB-to-USB cable
  • 4' Stereo minijack cable
  • Instructions

It works great, a lot better quality then what was expected for the price, thanks to archer for helping me in selecting this product.

Anonymous, Houston, TX

Reviews

HOSA IBT-300 Drive Reviews

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HOSA IBT-300 Drive

Anonymous from Houston, TX on 4/4/2018

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It works great, a lot better quality then what was expected for the price, thanks to archer for helping me in selecting this product.

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Anonymous from Brooklyn, NY on 2/15/2018

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decent device but it doesn't automatically connect to phone bluetooth. You have to push the button each time to get it to connect. therefore its not as convenient.

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Howard from Gurley, AL on 2/8/2018

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Easy to use, small but big enough to keep up with, doesn't have to be plugged all the time.

Pros: turns it's self off if you get out of car when you return it starts back up.

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Canton, GA on 2/6/2018

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Sound is good, and it serves the overall purpose. Annoying that it won't stay on when plugged up though. Having to reach inside the console to turn it on every time I get in the car is a pain.

Pros: Allows for wireless connection

Cons: Does not come with a power switch and defaults to turning off after delay

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Anonymous from Front Royal, VA on 10/25/2017

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Extremely easy to setup and works seamlessly. Highly recommend for anyone who doesn't have bluetooth in their vehicle.

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Awesome

BARRY from Linden,Mi on 9/10/2017

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I love this thing. It's just what I was looking for to use on my Harley. I can stream music from my phone thru the radio. Stuck some Velcro on the back and stick it on the dash. I just wish I could find about a 6" auxilary cable.

Pros: Easy to use, pairing with phone couldn't be easier!

Cons: N/A

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Anonymous from San Francisco, CA on 4/25/2017

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This product works great. It doesn't have to stay plugged into power all the time to work and the sound is great. The only issue it has is that every once in a while you have to hold down the reconnect button to get it to reconnect to the bluetooth on the device but mostly it stays connected. I would recommend it.

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Features

Add-On Bluetooth Receiver: The Hosa Technology Drive IBT-300 is an add-on Bluetooth audio receiver that is designed to give your home entertainment system, car stereo system, or pro audio system wireless capability.

Bluetooth 3.0: The Drive IBT-300 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0+EDR with support for A2DP and AVRCP. You'll be able to stream stored music and music apps on your smartphone, tablet, or computer through the Drive IBT-300 to your car, home, or pro audio system. You also get basic playback controls like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track. The IBT-300 will only pair and connect with one Bluetooth source device at a time.

Note: The Drive IBT-300 does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone communication.

Analog Output: The Hosa Technology Drive IBT-300 is outfitted with a stereo minijack (3.5mm) output and comes with a 4' stereo minijack cable that plugs into an Aux input of your car stereo, home receiver, or mixing console.

Rechargeable Battery: The Drive IBT-300 add-on Bluetooth audio receiver is powered by an integrated rechargeable Lithium battery (250mA) which provides up to 10 hours of playback time and 3 days of standby life. The integrated battery can be recharged from the IBT-300's miniUSB port and the included 32" miniUSB-to-USB cable using a free USB port on your computer, receiver, or TV; or using a USB/AC power adapter (sold separately).

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

All ready had one and wife wanted one. [ Howard  Feb 04, 2018 ]
To wireless stream music through my existing radio [ Chris  Jan 24, 2018 ]

4 questions already asked

The plug on the Bluetooth device is different than the receptacle so I haven't been able to make it work. However, I haven't looked for any kind of adapter to make it work. I too am using an old stereo receiver. [ carlin  Nov 17, 2017 ]
Yes, works great. Just need an adapter with a headphone jack (3.5 mm) to attach to the Hosa receiver [ Eric  Nov 16, 2017 ]
I'm not 100% sure because I use it in my car. But I would think it should if you get an adapter for it's jack to fit the standard headphone jack. In my 2008 car, it plugs into an auxiliary port. Not sure I helped, but hope otherwise. [ Edward  Nov 16, 2017 ]
As long as the receiver has a RCA or mini stereo input. [ Timothy S.  Nov 16, 2017 ]
Yes. You will need plug adapter, mini stereo female to RCA left & right male. [ James  Nov 16, 2017 ]
It will power on but you'll still have to push the middle button to connect after long period of inactivity. For example, in the morning on the way to work, I have to push the button to connect to sound system. But if I leave my phone in the parked, shut off car, and come back in a few minutes to half hour, it'll be playing without any switching back on. If I take the phone with me, it disconnects but doesn't shut down. Just have to wait for it to find phone again. It's really minor if you do have to reconnect, though. Overall, this thing is pretty good. [ Edward  Sep 20, 2017 ]
No. It will time out when not being used to save battery. It doesn't have to be plugged into power to work. [ Bobby  Sep 21, 2017 ]
No. The Hosa IBT-300 supports stereo audio streaming from Bluetooth devices but does not provide hands-free calling. [ Ryan  Aug 12, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes you can make calls when using it. Sound goes through the HOSA [ Bobby  Sep 21, 2017 ]
I have not tried that. I have an older stereo and I use the device to stream music from my cell phone. [ carlin  Aug 11, 2017 ]
Yes, I use one and it works very well for that. [ Eric  Aug 11, 2017 ]