Bush bluetooth adapter £9.99 was £19.99 @ argos
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Bush bluetooth adapter £9.99 was £19.99 @ argos

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Found 13th SepMade hot 13th Sep
I had it on my wishlist for a longer while and it just went up with notification that price was dropped by 50%

It has an optical output witch is just great for me.
Additionally 3.5mm output and nfc.

This is a receiver not a sender.

A receiver accepts connection from a phone or laptop to play music on a suitable amp or car stereo .

If you want to add Bluetooth headphones to an Amp then you need a sender , and this is not the item for you .

Hope this stops somebody buying the wrong item

(Very little detail regarding the specifications, so out of curiosity I did some debug packet logging and decoding and got this information.)

Compatible protocols-
  • APT-X (Sample Rates: 16K, 32K, 44.1K, 48K. Channels: Stereo.)
  • SBC (Sample Rates: 16K, 32K, 44.1K, 48K. Channels: Mono, Dual Channel, Stereo, Joint Stereo. Block length: 4, 8, 12, 16. Subbands: 4, 8. Allocation: SNR/Loudness. Bitpool: 2-53.)

Bluetooth chipset-
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grifo11 m ago

how do you power it?



With love
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Ideal for adding Bluetooth audio to a Aux in only car.

It's 19.99

Nino78611 m ago

It's 19.99


Shows as £9.99 for me.

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Heat!

Showing £9.99 on listings within Chrome on my iPhone but when you click on the item it's £19.99. Listing on Chrome Browser on my Mac's £19.99. When you put it into the basket it drops to £9.99 however.
Edited by: "ellbee" 13th Sep

There's loads of similar devices on Amazon which I've been looking at recently, similarly priced though. Is there anything particularly good about this one?

Nobull3 m ago

There's loads of similar devices on Amazon which I've been looking at …There's loads of similar devices on Amazon which I've been looking at recently, similarly priced though. Is there anything particularly good about this one?



Not sure, I paid a little over £20 for one similar to this from Amazon which had good reviews, only had a 3.5mm jack output though, but could also be a transmitter. This has an optical output which may help a lot of people, probably got quite good sound, and for £10 is a steal. Not sure if there's anything better on Amazon for the same money.

What a terrible product description on the Argos website. Whoever wrote it clearly took the Ch-engish words without understanding what they were writing.....

how do you power it?

£19.99 for me

The reservation confirmation on phone shown £19.99 but the email shows £9.99!
Edited by: "5426angela" 13th Sep

grifo11 m ago

how do you power it?



With love

I have aux in on my original car stereo, if I connect this to it and Bluetooth my phone, as well as playing music will it take the calls through the speakers?

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...

Vistrix3 m ago

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 …Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...


Tape player? Although that could be a mangle of wires and an accident waiting to happen!

Vistrix14 m ago

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 …Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...

You need a bluetooth radio transmitter. It plugs into your cig lighter socket then you just connet to the bluetooth and tune it into your radio using an empty radio frequency

Vistrix14 m ago

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 …Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...

Search 'Bluetooth FM transmitter' on eBay. It connects into your cigarette lighter socket and broadcasts your phone's music/call over an FM frequency which you can tune into. Very short transmission range and adjustable frequencies so low risk of others tuning in.

Vistrix15 m ago

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 …Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...


An FM transmitter powered by the cigarette lighter. It creates an FM station that you tune your car radio to and it'll play whatever you push through Bluetooth.
Most have usb sockets so you can charge your phone whilst using it, too

sicky_d16 m ago

You need a bluetooth radio transmitter. It plugs into your cig lighter …You need a bluetooth radio transmitter. It plugs into your cig lighter socket then you just connet to the bluetooth and tune it into your radio using an empty radio frequency

Are any decent quality though? The last fm transmitter I tried (7dayshop) was nowhere near FM radio quality.

What does this do can I use it to get Bluetooth on my non Bluetooth computer

Vistrix51 m ago

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 …Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...


You could just get a stand alone bluetooth speaker. Even £1 ones from B&M will probably be fine for in car use.

Vistrix57 m ago

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 …Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...


Xiaomi Roidmi 3S from gearbest. £10 and sound quality is amazing. Only problem is driving through other towns with stations on similar frequencies

Vistrix1 h, 0 m ago

Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 …Any way of adding Bluetooth to a car with no aux? No idea why but my 2008 car has no aux...


You can get tape to aux cables. If you so desired you could wire this unit in say below the glovebox, and and then add the tape to aux and route that into the glove box too.

amazon.co.uk/Cas…c=1

I've always wanted to adapt my bush to Bluetooth.

bubsy12318 m ago

This or …This or http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-SoundSync-Bluetooth-handsfree-compatible/dp/B0177T3OEU


The Anker one would be ideal for use in a car, long wires so can be hidden/stored easily. The Bush one from Argos is more designed for Home Cinema system or Amp I guess as there is an optical out, so probably slightly better audio quality, but honestly, i have no idea.

My Bose in the car is notorious for CD jumping, so I use this out of the tape deck.

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There seems to be a mismatch on Argos' web site, if it comes up as £19.99 add it to your basket and you should see the price comes down to £9.99.

When buying a bluetooth sound device, there are two things you need to check. If it supports Bluetooth 4.0+ and AptX. (Apple use their own standard...of course they would which means it's not well supported, something called Airplay).

With standard bluetooth audio, the audio gets compressed too much causing poor sound quality, with AptX, it's close enough to plugging in a 3.5mm jack. Bluetooth 4.0 means the phone uses less power. Both phone and device has to support AptX which a lot of Androids and all windows phones do.

I use a iClever Himbox HB01 plus currently at £25 but I bought mine at £15 and a friend purchased his last week at £20.
With such a device, wired up properly, you can take handsfree voice calls, use Cortana / Google voice thingy and skip tracks using the buttons on it.
Edited by: "big.k" 13th Sep

OB11 h, 18 m ago

Are any decent quality though? The last fm transmitter I tried (7dayshop) …Are any decent quality though? The last fm transmitter I tried (7dayshop) was nowhere near FM radio quality.


I bought this:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

Very skeptical but got fed up of not having aux-in on a car that frankly cost enough it definitely should have done. Other than faint static on very quiet parts of music or silence, I would be hard pressed to tell it apart from something off the CD or the HDD jukebox - these things have come on a hell of a long way since I last used them as I thought it would sound dreadful too. It obviously depends on the speakers you have in the car and the FM antenna too though.

Has NFC.

cosmichamster2 h, 27 m ago

I have aux in on my original car stereo, if I connect this to it and …I have aux in on my original car stereo, if I connect this to it and Bluetooth my phone, as well as playing music will it take the calls through the speakers?


it would but you would have no way of talking back as it has no microphone built in

i bought something along the lines of this, but the position of my Aux socket means i sound like i am speaking from a mile away to the person on the other end of the phone

tinydeal.com/Wir…BwE

Original Poster

Collected my reservation and already tested.

Plugged it to the USB port on the back of my sat box and keep it hidden nicely behind it.
Can't hear any quality difference between 3.5mm, optical outputs. Bt quality of music streamed from spotify on my s7 is just great. Didn't notice any connection drops or anything that could be annoying.

It has nfc for easy pairing.
No microphone if someone needs to know that.

And yes - THIS IS RECEIVER ONLY

For a tenner it's a steal.

Wanted to get another one for my bedroom audio but not sure whether it would interfere with each other as I would keep both on standby at all the time.

I'm more than happy to recommend it.
Edited by: "mike28uk" 13th Sep

Cheers OP bought this. Just wondering if anyone knows if this can be paired to my iPhone which is already paired with cars bluetooth (for calls)?

mike28uk12 m ago

Collected my reservation and already tested.Plugged it to the USB port on …Collected my reservation and already tested.Plugged it to the USB port on the back of my sat box and keep it hidden nicely behind it.Can't hear any quality difference between 3.5mm, optical outputs. Bt quality of music streamed from spotify on my s7 is just great. Didn't notice any connection drops or anything that could be annoying.It has nfc for easy pairing.No microphone if someone needs to know that.And yes - THIS IS RECEIVER ONLYFor a tenner it's a steal.Wanted to get another one for my bedroom audio but not sure whether it would interfere with each other as I would keep both on standby at all the time.I'm more than happy to recommend it.

Can it be turned on/off with a button or is it always on when powered? Thinking about leaving it in my car but the USB in my fiesta is always on even when the car isn't on so don't want it draining the battery

Original Poster

jackchappell13 m ago

Can it be turned on/off with a button or is it always on when powered? …Can it be turned on/off with a button or is it always on when powered? Thinking about leaving it in my car but the USB in my fiesta is always on even when the car isn't on so don't want it draining the battery


It can be turned off with the button on the top but it's not completely off. It won't appear on your bt devices list any longer but it still draws some power I would say because red led light stays on at all the time.

Red light - turned off
Blue light - turned on and connected.
Blue flashing light- pairing mode.


Checked it and it basically uses silly amount of power.

First pic is standby with red light on
Second pic is while in operation


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Edited by: "mike28uk" 13th Sep

ellbee5 h, 32 m ago

Showing £9.99 on listings within Chrome on my iPhone but when you click on …Showing £9.99 on listings within Chrome on my iPhone but when you click on the item it's £19.99. Listing on Chrome Browser on my Mac's £19.99. When you put it into the basket it drops to £9.99 however.


Both confusing, and annoying them thing's, huh?, lol.

mike28uk16 m ago

It can be turned off with the button on the top but it's not completely …It can be turned off with the button on the top but it's not completely off. It won't appear on your bt devices list any longer but it still draws some power I would say because red led light stays on at all the time.Red light - turned offBlue light - turned on and connected.Blue flashing light- pairing mode.Checked it and it basically uses silly amount of power.First pic is standby with red light onSecond pic is while in operation[Image] [Image]

Thank you for this!

OrribleHarry6 h, 47 m ago

Ideal for adding Bluetooth audio to a Aux in only car.

Thats what I wanted to know. I assume this needs charging? Just wondering how often if most of the time it was left idle in the car

mrdude4 h, 1 m ago

With love


No, I don't think it is love actually. I think it plugs into the wall.

This is perfect for me as my aux connection is in the glove box so can be hidden away
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