Sony has released an innovative range of Bluetooth products, including two Bluetooth enablers designed to upgrade any music system to the wireless standard. Its HWS-BTA2W is a two-way audio adaptor that converts non-compliant products into stereo Bluetooth devices by transmitting and receiving stereo audio streams.
By using one, an AV system which is not Bluetooth enabled can be made capable of playing music from a stereo Bluetooth device such as a mobile phone or laptop. Alternatively, use the TMR-BT10, a stereo Bluetooth audio transmitter that only transmits Bluetooth from a non-Bluetooth device back to a stereo Bluetooth enabled product, such as Sony’s new CMT-U1BT Bluetooth digital micro system.
Along with the stereo Bluetooth function, this micro hi-fi also has an USB host plug which allows you to plug in and play MP3 and Atrac3plus files from a portable devices via a USB cable.
Also new from the brand are diminutive SRS-BTM30 Bluetooth speakers, designed to deliver music from a Bluetooth enabled MP3 portable device or mobile. The speakers can be powered by either an AC adapter or 3xAA batteries, and offer a 10 hour battery life.