When it comes to tuning out the world, nothing beats a good pair of headphones and your favorite playlist. Of course, any wired pair necessarily keeps you tethered to your smartphone or tablet, which can be a hassle. If only you could somehow endow them with the magic of Bluetooth.
Presto! For a limited time, you can get the Outdoor Tech Adapt Bluetooth Headphone Adapter for $24.95 shipped. There's no coupon code required; just use that special link to save $15 straight away. This is a Cheapskate exclusive, folks; you won't find this deal anywhere else.
The Adapt endows your favorite headphones (or earbuds, or whatever) with the magic of Bluetooth. Plug them into the 3.5mm jack, then clip the Adapt anywhere on your person: sleeve, belt, neck-hole, etc. The little gizmo pairs wirelessly with your phone or tablet to allow for streaming audio at a range of up to 30 feet.
As you can see in the photo, the Adapt incorporates an assortment of handy controls: play/pause, volume, and track-skip. That play/pause button is also used to answer/end phone calls, which you can do thanks to the Adapt's built-in microphone. That effectively turns any pair of headphones into a headset (an especially nice feature for iPod Touch and iPad users who want to make Skype, FaceTime, and voice-over-IP calls).
The Adapt comes in your choice of five colors. Its rechargeable battery is good for 5-6 hours of play time, according to Outdoor Tech, and up to 150 hours of standby.
I haven't had the chance to test-drive one of these myself, but around 60 Amazon reviewers collectively rated the Adapt 4.1 stars out of 5 -- and that was at the $39.95 price. At $24.95, this is a total steal. Can you say "stocking stuffer"? Or "fifth night of Hanukkah"?
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