DEWALT DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter
DEWALT Bluetooth Adapter Review
Blue Tooth Adapter
Model number: DCR002
Power source: USB
DEWALT recently released their DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter, an accessory to give users the ability to stream music from a phone or mobile device to almost any job-site radio with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input.
People these days are using their cell phones more and more on the job site, including listening to music. The problem with hooking a phone up to a radio at a job-site is that there is a greater probability for theft and damage, and phones are fragile.
The DEWALT DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter, has a range of up to 100 feet and is equipped with an LED indicator light that indicates on/off status, Bluetooth pairing mode, charging, and the successful connection to a Bluetooth compatible device.
The DCR002 is compatible with most major brands of job-site radio and will work with nearly any audio device with a 3.5 mm auxiliary input—including car and home stereos with a thicker than normal, sturdy looking cable.
Charging and Run-time
The unit is powered by an internal battery that takes up to 4-hours to charge and has 8 hours of run-time which should allow most folks to listen for a days work. The DCR002 can be charged by connecting it to a powered USB cord and plugging it into a wall outlet or into a USB charging port.
DEWALT Bluetooth Adapter Video
- Range: up to 100 feet
- Run-time: up to 8 hours
- Includes: mounting dock, two adhesive mounting strips, a micro USB to USB charging cable, and USB to AC adapter.
- Available: July 2014
- Price: $40
How Does It Work
I tested this product on a job-site while I worked. To test out the Bluetooth range I placed the radio outdoors while I was inside and vise-versa. I tested it on different floors and on the other side of closed door. This device worked magnificently up to 50-feet and failed at approximately 100-feet and greater. Line of sight always gave the best results.
DEWALT needs to incorporate this technology in their next generation radios. Currently, Milwaukee is the only company that has a radio with Bluetooth built-in.
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