OK, so it looks like something that you could buy at 7-11 or FiveBelow. But no, this is Rockford Fosgate. Contained within that little cigarette lighter plug are the internals of a Bluetooth connection. All you need to have is a radio with a typical 3.5mm headphone-style AUX input. Then instead of having to plug your cell phone in every time you get in and out of the car, you can leave it in your pocket and wirelessly stream music and entertainment. Delivery guys rejoice! It’ll even make a chime when you are connected.
“The RFBTAUX had a tremendously successful launch at our recent Annual Product Showcase in Las Vegas,” explained Jake Braaten, Rockford Corp director of product development. “This Universal Bluetooth Plug & Play Mobile Adapter gives you an easy way to stream media content from your smart phone, tablet, or laptop directly to an AUX input jack. Media content includes your music library and any app that you use (Pandora, Rhapsody, etc). Plug the RFBTAUX into the radio in your source unit’s AUX input. If space is an issue, you could even use a 1/8-inch to RCA adapter and connect the RFBTAUX directly to the RCA input of Rockford’s amplifiers without using a source unit.” That last method I always thought would be cool for SPL car applications. You could stand safely away from the vehicle and stream all of the SPL tracks through iTunes or some specific track. I like the future possibilities of Bluetooth and car audio. As smartphone content becomes easier to grab, it should be just as easy to play in your ride. MSRP is $49.95.