Brightech BrightPlay LiveTM – NFC Enabled Bluetooth Audio Receiver / Adapter

Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 3.14.39 PMThere are plenty of Bluetooth speakers and stereos out there, but if you happen to own a “legacy” stereo that is still performing really well acoustically, then you are out of luck when it comes to streaming audio from your favorite portable media device to it. This is where this Brightech BrightPlay Bluetooth music receiver comes in. It is small, portable, and it works with either RCA or 3.5 mm jack. I was able to pair up my iPhone pretty quickly. I don’t own any NFC-enabled devices, so I was not able to test how well this feature works. Once paired, I was able to stream my music easily. The sound quality was pretty impressive – I think that the Bluetooth standard has come a long way since its early iterations. A dedicated audio wireless network will still give you the best results, but for most practical purposes Bluetooth works rather fine.

The theoretical range for this receiver is about 30 feet, but in most practical situations you may max out at about 20 or so. For listening to the music streaming from your smartphone in the same room this is more than fine.

The receiver comes with a power supply which is small enough to be inconspicuously tucked away at the wall outlet. There are no on/off buttons, so you’ll have to manually unplug the receiver if you want to turn it off. The receiver has a small blue LED light which indicates that the power is on. The light is pretty dim and for the most part it is not very intrusive. However, you might want to unplug the receiver if it’s located in your bedroom – at night even the small amount of light can be pretty distracting.

Overall, this is a pretty neat device that serves its purpose rather well.


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: Twitter: Google+:

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