In today’s postbag came three items from Inateck, namely a lovely small, well packaged Bluetooth plus aux input, a USB powered Bluetooth loudspeaker, completed with leads. The unit also supports a microSD card.
Also in the post from the same company, a tiny Bluetooth receiver/transmitter and a quality dual-phone mains charger (not to be confused with a simple USB hub which cannot provide any additional voltage for high speed charging).
The Inateck BP1109 Bluetooth speaker arrived with a flat battery so the first thing it needed was a good charge.
As the second item in the post was a mains powered (100-240v) dual charger model UCC3002, I put them together. Hopefully it won’t take long to charge.
The charger handily comes complete with plug-ends for the UK, EU and USA and looks impressively solid. As well as having plenty of power (3 amps total) and most likely more importantly, the charger features PD charge though I could find no sign of Quickcharge 3.
Meanwhile I thought I’d check out the little BR1008 Bluetooth transmitter/receiver.This unit has little more than a 3.5mm socket and microUSB connection along with a LED on the top. There is also a tx/rx slide switch and an on/off pushbutton… all very neat.
The Bluetooth TX BR1008 comes complete with USB and 3.5mm to 3.5mm leads as well adaptors to phono.
All three products have adequate manuals in multiple languages (including English) and the initial impression on opening up and switching on the units is a good one.
Some time later – my only gripe so far with the Bluetooth speaker, which sounds very good for it’s size, is the short wireless range, 12ft away from my test PC, max before the sound starts to break up. This is not uncommon with Bluetooth. The BR1008 tx/tx unit has better range, from one room to another, perhaps 20ft before breaking up. Strangely this unit has no volume control, but works perfectly. When watching a YOUTUBE video I did notice a disturbing lack of sync between audio and video which might limit the use of this BR1008 unit.
Throughout all of this, the charger worked without issue, just as well as neither of the other units comes complete with charger.