MPow Streambot Mini – Bluetooth Music Receiver
The MPow Streambot Mini is the number one seller on Amazon under the Car Stereo Digital Media Receivers category.
When I bought it, it was retailing for US$13.99 (S$20), but the price has gone up by US$1 to US$14.99 ($22).
The MPow Streambot Mini is reasonably priced, but unfortuntely, it doesn’t ship to Singapore directly. Hence, you have to include the freight forwarder cost as well.
Ever since I started using iPhone 7 Plus, I can no longer use the 3.5mm audio-in cable to play music through my car’s audio system.
I could have bought another Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for the car, but I figured the best way going forward is to use Bluetooth.
I chanced upon MPow Streambot Mini when I was searching for Bluetooth music receiver on Amazon.
The MPow Streambot Mini is very small (53 x 33 x 10 mm) and lightweight (68g). It uses Bluetooth 4.1 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for higher quality audio streaming over Bluetooth.
It charges via micro-USB and a single charge can last you about 8 hours of music streaming.
You can also use the controls of the MPow Streambot Mini to control your music playback.
The play/pause button on the front allows you to play or pause the music. Short pressing the + and – buttons on the right allows you to increase or decrease the volume. Long pressing it allows you to skip to the next song or return to the previous song.