by Gregg Ellman
Thanks to a tip from a reader (Ray) in Palmetto, Fla., who asked me about the Telme2 TosBlue-X device.
With the TosBlue-X connected to a non-Bluetooth TV, you can convert it to Bluetooth device and use a Bluetooth speaker or headphones.
Ray originally told me via email that he was looking for a device like this to add to his TV because, “My hearing is not as good as my wife. Therefore I am looking for a Bluetooth transmitter from my TV to my speakers.”
After testing the TosBlue-X along with the company’s BHX Bluetooth headset, I was happy to inform Ray that they work great.
The installation took less than 2 minutes, including opening the boxes. After opening it, don’t trash the box just yet because the instructions are on the back.
All the cables you need are included; you must choose to have your audio connected using either the standard 3.5 mm or the optical Cable, but just one.
The instructions are kind of vague on the either/or part of the audio cables, along with what to do with the Usb Cable, which was obvious to me but might not be to others; it’s for power so I connected it to an AC/USB power adapter (not included).
If your TV has the optical Connection, use that one. If it only has the 3.5 mm port, you have no choice and I used since my TV was mounted to a wall and I didn’t want to remove it.
There’s double-sided tape on the TosBlue-X to attach to your TV; be sure the front part is exposed to where you audio source will be.
I charged the headphones, turned on my TV and hit the pairing button on the headphones and it worked perfect, it’s that simple.
Every time I turn the TV and headphones on and off the connection returns without needing to pair it again. The headphones have padded ear-pads, an adjustable headband and volume controls on the side with the power button.
A charging cable for a specific connection is included.
Thanks for the tip Ray, definitely a great device, which will solve your issue.
www.telme2.com $69.99 for the TosBlue-X, $99 for the Bluetooth headset
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