Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

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Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

The tiny Auris turns any 30-pin speaker dock into a Bluetooth speaker dock.

(Credit: Touchkraft LLC)

In my kitchen I have this great Fluance speaker dock — well, great except that it doesn’t have Bluetooth. If I want to listen to music, I have to plop my iPhone onto its 30-pin connector.

Or not, if I plop an Auris onto it instead. This Kickstarter-spawned gizmo can turn that dock into a Bluetooth speaker, able to play wireless audio from my iPhone , iPad, Android device, Windows phone, or anything else capable of Bluetooth streaming.

Neat, huh? No wonder this Kickstarter campaign earned more than three times its funding goal. I received a sample Auris from BiteMyApple.co (a site that sells all kinds of Kickstarter-created goodies), though you can also buy it direct from maker Touchkraft (for the same price).

Smaller than it looks in pictures, the matchbook-size Auris is compatible with all 30-pin speaker docks (i.e., those designed for earlier-gen iDevices). I tested it with the aforementioned Fluance and a DLO iBoom Jukebox; it fit just fine on both. There’s also a 3.5mm line-out jack (and cable) for using t… [Read more]

Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

Auris turns any 30-pin music dock into a Bluetooth speaker

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