• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin Hits A Homerun

    • Written by from Matthews

    This accessory has made driving in my car an absolute joy. The music is full range, calls are clear, and the person on the other end of the line can hear me great. The added bonus is Siri! Once installed you now have hands free Siri. Just hold the button for 3 seconds and your ready to give you commands to Siri. Well done Belkin.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with iPhone 5S but not iPod 7th generation!

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I have an '08 Volvo without bluetooth and adding this allows me to connect to my 5S without having to connect a thing. Audio for my calls through my car speakers works okay and clear on my end, even though I get a few complaints here and there. I try never to answer my phone while driving though. Connecting to my music through the iPhone 5S produces excellent quality!

    And so, I thought I would just use this Belkin Aircast Bluetooth to use with my new iPod Nano 7th generation, and just leave that in my center console rather than use my iPhone. Big mistake. This will NOT connect. It just does not see it, no matter how I've tried to connect it. I've disabled bluetooth on the iPhone because I read that it can only use one device at a time. Still will not connect.

    I called Belkin tech support and they all must read from a script, even the higher-level techs. They advertise this device as working BLUETOOTH with all iPods except the 7th generation. I told them it's impossible because this is the only iPod with bluetooth. They just didn't get it! I can definitely use the Belkin adapter of course hooking up an AUX cable from the headphone jack, but that kind of defeated the purpose of this.
    I got a letter this morning that said they will correct their information on their website.

    Just wondering if anyone using this bluetooth adapter did get it to recognize the Ipod Nano 7th G.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but slightly lacking in audio quality

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    I've been using this device for just over a year now. It works as advertised, but I never use the hands free calling. Tested it a few times and caller complained about noise. Also for whatever reason Siri sounds terrible and distorted.

    I give it 3 stars because of convenience factor. It is nice to get in the car and tap a button and music starts. I just recently switched to Apple's lightning to 30-pin adapter cable and am back to using my old aux-in cable I used on my older iPhones (4S and older) with 30-pin connectors. I definitely notice audio degradation when I use this device via Bluetooth versus when I use my old 30-pin to aux in cable.

    Bluetooth seems to sap the bass significantly and I have to turn up the car stereo more to account for loss of volume too. Bass is much fuller when I do audio via cable. I have no idea if this issue is solely due to this receiver or due to Bluetooth audio from the phone simply being worse, but in either case it is noticeable.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Yorba Linda

    I love being able to play music in my car through the Aux connection without plugging in my iPhone 5.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable microphone

    • Written by from Crownsville

    This device does not work as a hands free device. The sound quality on the receiving end is so poor that the other party needs to concentrate very hard to understand the words. I have a 2009 Subaru Forester and it is not excessively noisy. Not recommended for hands free.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product

    • Written by from Calgary

    Bought this for our 2009 Hyundai Santa FE Limited Edition. Easy setup, great quality audio, and the blue ring is actually a perfect match for the stereo/lights in our truck. Only niggle would be that the cord is extremely long. Should be two cords, one short and one long. Other than that, works great!

    81 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Great for Music!

    • Written by from Houston

    I bought this because I'm sick of plugging in to a wired auxiliary connection. I can't tell a difference in the audio quality (wired vs this Bluetooth), and I'd say I have pretty good taste in audio. I saw a review from an audio engineer who recommended this product; I'd say his was a very good review. I put off buying this for a year because I was worried it would sound like the old FM transmitters. Thankfully, it sounds like its plugged straight in. Pairing seems easy enough, setup was fine (I have an RCA aux input on my Pioneer CD Player), plenty of extra wire which I just tucked away. I haven't tried the skip and other features, or attempted a phone call using this device. But I have a Bluetooth headset, so I'm not really concerned about the possibility of hearing an echo on a phone call (which seems pretty likely, but again, untested with this device.)

    82 of 84 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    echo on the other end of the line

    • Written by from Петрозаводск

    Good product. But the problemm is that ther is a awfull echo. People who call me hears themselves. How can i fix it?

    77 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best solution for bluetooth audio + phone functionality on the market

    • Written by from Danville

    Bought the air cast because it "just made sense" to me as a technician/audio engineer. Wasn't disappointed. Audio quality is near indiscernible from straight aux plug-in (i'm an audio engineer.. i would know!). Transistions between phone, music, music-control is seamless and simple.

    Next track does work - you just have to get the timing right - and you don't' always get it right. it just takes a couple tries and you get it. Hardly that much of a pain!.. just *tap* slight pause *tap*. No "back to beginning" or "previous track" command though which is too bad.

    My first AirCast broke down after 6 mos (but probably more a function of the cable getting pinched too hard too many times from my center console (where the power/aux plug is) to the front dashboard where i place the mic/bluetooth receiver. I tried other products to see if any were better ~ and none of them came close . So I bought a 2nd AirCast and am babying it this time to make sure it lasts me a long long time.

    Trust me.. you aren't going to find one that sounds this good, and is this versatile, and is this easy to use on the market.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth solution under $100 for a car!

    • Written by from Northridge

    Installation is simple and product is easy to use.
    Audio quality is good. Better than an FM transmitter, equal to or slightly lower quality than a wired auxiliary connection, but obviously not as good as a factory installed solution.
    Call quality is decent, but placement of the transmitter is key. Place it as close to your mouth as possible.
    It works with Siri, and Voice Control for older generation iPhones.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Elkton

    My Alpine receiver is showing it's age (2004), and after trying their proprietary Bluetooth enabler with negative results, I gave this guy a try. Within 15 minutes I was up and running (Using a Monster RCA-1/8" jack coming from the AUX port). My friends are impressed with the sound quality and I am happy with the price.

    The only downfall is the mic. It's horrid. I don't even attempt to answer calls with the Aircast anymore.

    That's what my Bose Bluetooth earpiece is for :)

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, a little expensive

    • Written by from Killiney

    Got this hooked up to the integrated head unit on a 2002 Citroen C5. I had to get a CD-autochanger to AUX in converter as the unit doesn't have an aux in. But once in the sound quality is terrific. Voice activation works great on an iPhone 3GS, but Siri on a 4S not so well. Still, as handsfree and streaming music it works perfectly.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the best handsfree call & music stream devices

    • Written by from San Jose

    This device works great for me. It is very simple to use, does what I need it to do, and does not distract me away from driving my car. It works like this: I get into my car, press the button once to pair the Aircast to my iPhone, and it pairs up in 2 seconds. I then press the button again and my music starts streaming from my Pandora station right where it left off from my last trip... awesome! Calls come through clear with no complaints from the other caller, and the music quality is pretty good too. Some people think that double-clicking for skipping a song does not work, but it does in fact work. You just have to double-click the button like you are giving CPR or to the rhythm of the song "Stayin' Alive". I was nervous about the aux cord reaching from the power source to the jack, and I was relieved to find a aux extension cable in the box, so you don't need to worry about that. This device is probably better than a factory installed Bluetooth hands free calling system, because it is so simple to use. I would give it 5 stars if it consistently picked up my music immediately after pairing with my phone. For some reason it played immediately for me the first few times I used it, then it stopped... but pressing the button again is honestly not that difficult, and in some circumstances is much better than blasting your partner with the music from your last car ride. :-)

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A fantastic buy!

    • Written by from London

    After trying a $20 adapter from Monoprice for this purpose (which failed miserably), I bit the bullet and bought this for my '94 Accord (with an upgraded system). The sound quality is nearly flawless for music. Highs and lows come through great, but I feel like it's compressing a bit in the loud parts. Still, amazing sound.

    Quality in Voice Control is MUCH lower, but that's because Voice Control falls back to HSP/HFP Bluetooth profiles for this, and doesn't use A2DP. Voice quality was fine for me, and the device recognized my speech well. Voice Control can be used to specify an album, or ask the time, which are handy features.

    Voice Control DOES work by pushing the button for two seconds. Pushing longer will unpair the phone, so just push for two seconds and release, and it'll work.

    Bluetooth pairing is easy as can be... AND it remembers more than one device. I connected my iPhone and iPad (in that order), then took the iPad away from the car. Pushing the main button made it connect to the iPhone.

    Added features: included magnetic mount, and USB port for charging on the 12v plug.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Ottawa

    Works great. I have Ford SYNC, and it is too buggy and frustrating. This solves my music enjoyment issues I have with SYNC.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great feature set, questionable mic quality

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I'm a huge car-audio fan. I once ripped apart the dashboard to self-add an auxiliary jack to my Prius after finding instructions online.

    I've also tried several different car kits for my iPhone in the past, all over the dock connector to provide audio output and a charge at the same time. I picked this because it was the only product I could find that also provided the ability to place calls over the car speakers. I love AirCast based on simplicity of setup and feature set alone, but have two major complaints that prevented me from giving it five stars.

    1) When I listen to music, I skip the track a lot. The past car kits had remotes that made this easy, but AirCast has a single button and two-tap gesture to advance tracks. However, when I double tap advance, I instinctively do it a little too quickly, and thus it pauses the music. I've had to retrain myself to click slower in order for an advance to register.

    2) When dictating over Siri or placing a call, sometimes people complain about audio quality. Siri certainly gets a lot more of my dictation correct when using the built-in iPhone mic, so there's a little bit to be concerned about here.

    Overall, it's a great product. I've already recommended it to a few other people, but you should be weary if you need it a lot for dictation or if call audio quality is EXTREMELY important to you.

    32 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Naperville

    The product concept is great, however it does not work well. After the setup, which went 1-2-3 with the 4S, I made a call and all you could here was an echo on the receiving end. I was able to hear everything fine, but it was so unbearable on the other end that we had to end the call. Tried calling two other number(land line and cell) and still had the same issue. Had the volume on my phone all the way up. Not sure if there is a fix for this issue, but I just picked this up yesterday, and will be bringing it back today. Highly disappointing after seeing all the good reviews, and I do hope that there is a fix.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea

    • Written by from Springer

    It's a great way of connecting, but mine does not always work right.
    It would be perfect if it did.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product!

    • Written by from Cleveland

    It was simple to setup and pair to the 4S. The sound is crystal clear. I was using a cheap "Y" cable that had an audio out and USB connection, but the static was annoying. The AirCast is great because if I'm driving a short distance the phone can just stay in my pocket. Another nice thing is that with the auto play I don't have to take my gloves off on cold mornings to use the phone or start my music. Once I get the track skipping figured out I'll love it even more.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best accessory ever.

    • Written by from Medford

    It does everything it says it does. I love how I can leave my iPhone 4 in my pocket, and listen to my iTunes or Spotify playlists by only pushing one button.

    17 of 17 people found this useful