Does anyone use the KOKKIA i10s Bluetooth Adapter

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  1. apolloa macrumors G3

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    Hi, just wondering if anyone uses the KOKKIA i10s Bluetooth Adapter? I am thinking of getting one to use with my iPod Nano 3rd Gen (the fatboy one) to use in my car.

    I have a 2014 Fiesta ST so the bluetooth should work fine and allow me to change tracks etc, I just worry that I have a car that thieves like to steal now, so don't want to leave my iPod in it plugged into the USB port. The cars insured, but the iPod was a present I got once.

    So was thinking of this little adapter as it gets good write ups but I would like to know if anyone has used it? Is it good and what battery life can I expect?

    This is the adapter in question:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/KOKKIA-Tran...F8&qid=1424299277&sr=8-4&keywords=KOKKIA+i10s

    The alternative is to unplug the iPod all the time, but how will that affect the 30 pin connector over time?
     
  2. Ipod Collector macrumors member

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    That kokkia adapter is the bomb!

    I bought one 2 months ago, but I have co-workers that
    have had them for a couple of years now and they still
    work great. I've been using mine for the last 2 months
    almost daily when at work, connected to a 5.5g classic
    ipod, transmitting the signal to a receiver on a bose
    sounddock portable. I love it but the battery life sucks,
    but I got a modded ipod, so that also is part of that.

    In my case, the best thing about the Kokkia is that
    it has an apple authentication chip built in it where I
    can use the volume on the ipod when transmitting
    the signal. Simply awesome, exactly what I wanted
    to do using this bose dock. Couldn't be happier with it.

    Depending on what actual battery life you were looking
    to get with adapter hooked up, I'd say with you using a
    3rd gen nano you probably get around 10-12 hours of
    play on one charge. With the adapter, it'll probably
    take you to around 7-8 hours off one full charge.

    I'll try to take a pic and post it of my set-up if you
    wanted to see it in action.
     
  3. Ipod Collector macrumors member

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    These are pics of my set up I use at work.

    Kokkia bluetooth adapter plugged into bottom of
    ipod 5.5g 128gb ssd mod. I got a bluetooth receiver
    plugged into bose sounddock portable. Both work
    great. The bluetooth adapter connects automatically
    to receiver.

    You cannot go wrong with this bluetooth adapter,
    especially for it's size and what it does.
    The volume authentication is the best feature of it.

    Enjoy !
     

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  4. apolloa thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thank you very much for the reply and the photos. I just took the plunge and ordered the tiny black one with the aptX feature. I'll come and post on here if it works with my car and what I think of it.
     
  5. Ipod Collector macrumors member

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    Nice!

    I don't know what the aptX feature is for,
    but more than likely you don't need that
    feature for what you're using it for.

    Was it the same price, $54.99 ?
     
  6. apolloa thread starter macrumors G3

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    aptX gives better sound quality over bluetooth and less latency, it cost a bit more but not much. Thinking of future proofing you see as I expect to still be using my iPod for a few years yet :)
     
  7. apolloa thread starter macrumors G3

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    Rats, I am going to have to send the adapter back. It's an awesome teeny tiny adapter, but it uses the 4 pin code for Bluetooth system and my cars useless system only uses the 6 digit code system so it won't work. And I can't change it, it seems if I was in America with an American spec car then it's simple to change the Sync system Bluetooth code to 4 digits, but with a UK spec car you don't have the option.....

    Never mind, a good idea up the spout haha, I'll just unplug it all the time.
     
  8. Tiago Pinto macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the pics.

    What do you use as a receiver on the Bose speaker?

    Thanks
     

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