UNBOXED: Reviewing the iClever Bluetooth Receiver Transmitter
If you’re one of those people who complained endlessly (and probably still are) about Apple killing the headphone jack in their latest iPhone, iClever’s device could be just the solution you’re looking for. Of course, this is essentially just a dongle in a different form, but it’s one that you’re less likely to use and lets you use your “legacy” audio devices on more than just the iPhone.
The iClever Bluetooth Transmitter/Receiver is basically a two-in-one device that allows the user to turn their wired headphones into Bluetooth headphones, or turn their non-Bluetooth audio-generating product (like a classic iPod, TV, or stereo) into one that you can stream via Bluetooth.
As a Bluetooth receiver, the iClever device is very simple to use. You plug your headphones or speakers into the product and pair your smartphone, computer, or other audio streaming device. It comes with a built-in mic that allows you to take calls, and it also has volume and track control buttons on the side. The buttons, in my opinion, function a little backwards—you press them once to skip ahead or go back a track, and you have to hold them to raise or lower the volume, which can be a bit frustrating if you’re just looking to bump the volume up a notch.