Review of DBPOWER BA-800 Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver


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A lot of our devices are Bluetooth enabled but not everything is and you sometimes you need a way to make something either transmit or receive Bluetooth signals and that’s what the little product I have today for review does. The DBPower BA-800 is a tiny battery powered Bluetooth transmitter and receiver in one and it can makes something that’s not Bluetooth enable have Bluetooth functionality. It’s a very simple device but one that can be very handy. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features

Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver, DBPOWER BA-800 2-in-1 Wireless Bluetooth Audio Music Streaming Switchable Transmitter and Receiver with 3.5mm Stereo Output – Connect Your Pc, Iphone, Ipod, Ipad, Tablets or Mp3 Player to Speakers and Entertainment Systems, Home or Car

-DBPOWER 2-In-1 Bridges Your Bluetooth Device To Your Speakers Or Your Bluetooth Speakers To Your Audio Device.
-Simple one-button switch to shift between transmitter(TX) and receiver(RX) mode. TX Mode:Plug In To Your Non-Bluetooth Device And Pair Up Your Bluetooth Speaker Or Headset. RX Mode: Plug Into Your Non-Bluetooth Speaker And Pair Up Your Bluetooth Phone Or MP3 Player.
-Bluetooth-enable all 3.5mm media devices (enable Bluetooth receiving: speakers, headphones and more; enable Bluetooth transmission for: MP3, CD / DVD players, e-readers, TVs and more).
-Built in battery for portable use, or connect to a USB power source for always-on application.
-Every DBPOWER Product have a money-back & worry-free Guarantee!

BA-800 is a dual one transmit and receive Bluetooth adapter, if you use it as a Bluetooth transmitter, it can be your cell phone, walkman, TV, music on computer equipment to make your transmitted wirelessly to the Bluetooth receiver, Bluetooth stereo headphones or Bluetooth speakers and other devices. When as a Bluetooth receiver, it can be used as a stereo Bluetooth headset (only the headphone cable into the 3.5mm) are used with the speakers and other devices, or complete connected audio wireless transmission.

Parameter:
Bluetooth Version V3.0
Frequency range 2.402 GHz-2.480GHz
Hour meter reading (transmitter mode) about 9 hours
Hour meter reading (reception mode) for about 6 hours
The charging time is approximately 2 hours
Bluetooth protocol A2DP, AVRCP
Battery 160mAh Lithium Battery
Charging power supply 5 V DC, 100-240V AC adapter
Weight 15 g
Size 51mm * 27.4mm * 11mm

Price: $25.99 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review

Let’s start out with a video unboxing:

 

The packaging is just a small white box and inside you’ll find the BA-800 wrapped in thin styrofoam for protection along with a user guide, 3.5mm double ended audio cable and a microUSB cable for charging.

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The transmitter/receiver is very small making it portable, it looks like a small black box and there’s a single button on the front of it.

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On the top edge is a 3.5mm audio jack and the microUSB port for charging. On the side is a sliding switch labeled TX and RX for transmitting and receiving, just slide the switch to the mode you want.

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The first thing you’ll need to do is charge the battery, the button lights up red to indicate charging and you charge it with the included microUSB cable or any other one you may have.

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You can use the BA-800 for transmitting or receiving Bluetooth signals. For example I used it with my ZuneHD to transmit to a pair of Bluetooth enabled headphones. Pairing took a bit of time, but it worked and when it’s connected the LED blinks blue. It did take a few tried to get paired to the headphones, they have to recognize each other basically and that takes time.

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The BA-800 can also be used to turn a standard set of speakers into Bluetooth equipped ones.  For example you can transmit vie Bluetooth from your phone to the receiver and have it hooked up to your speakers.

Conclusion

All in all the BA-800 works as it’s supposed to for me. You can turn any non-Bluetooth device into a Bluetooth one and transmit the signal to a Bluetooth enabled device like headphones or speakers. The BA-800 can also receive Bluetooth signals so you can turn non-Bluetooth speakers into Bluetooth enabled ones. The BA-800 is a handy little gadget for sure.

It’s very small and portable and it’s fairly simple to use. Pairing might take a few tries but it does work.

Pros:
+Simple to use
+Small and portable
+Transmit or receive with same device

Cons:
-Pairing can take a few tries

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Grading

Scores Out of 10
Overallscore-10-10
Design / Aestheticscore-10-10
Value / Pricescore-9-10
Performance / Usagescore-9-10

Disclosure: This product was given to us for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review.

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