Let’s talk about the Cootree® R210 Bluetooth Receiver!

20160503_080443[1]So not long after I got my Harley, a good friend of mine stopped over for a visit on his Victory.  As he was leaving he was telling me about the source of his music and showed me this little gem.  After a small demo, I walked back into the garage while he was still there, and ordered this puppy off of Amazon.  Here’s a handy link for you so you can get some further information and maybe even order one for yourself.

Cootree® R210 Portable Car Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Music Streaming Receiver Adapter

I now am able to listen to Pandora as well as my massive music library without the need for any over-priced shit from Harley.  To have Bluetooth for less than $20 is pretty friggin awesome.  I’ve had it since December 9, 2015 and so far am very impressed.  I do try to be proactive and remove it in heavy rain, but it has seen some light sprinkle on rides and keeps on going.  A good charge will last most if not all day, so impressive battery life for sure.

I also like the fact the the buttons allow you to either skip ahead or go back a track which is nice when you can’t get to your phone, and with my setup, it makes it easy to do while riding.  There is also a pause/play button as well giving you even more control over your music.

So if you are looking for a Bluetooth solution, I’d say the Cootree® R210 Bluetooth Receiver is certainly the way to go.  If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Have a great day and happy listening!

Stang

3 comments to Let’s talk about the Cootree® R210 Bluetooth Receiver!

  • *UPDATE*

    Ok, well I have discovered the first weakness of this product.  Included in the package is the receiver and a 3.5mm Jack to 3.5mm Audio Male Adapter Connector as well as a 3.5mm cord.  On my Harley, I use the Adapter Connector instead of the cord as shown in the original post.  I of course remove the unit in heavy rains or when I wash the scoot so I can cap the opening.

    Well, last night I grabbed the adapter and it left the pin plugged in while the housing came off in my fingers.  While I can solder many things, this was a bit small and a bit out of focus for my eyes, so fixing it was a wash and into the garbage it went.  Now that I have discovered the weakness, I ‘ve also discovered the cure so you don’t go without your tunes.

    Be proactive and just get yourself a 5-pack of these bad boys and you’ll be set.  Here’s the LINK to get you there.  $6.99 really is a small price to pay for some peace of mind knowing that if you are out on the road you can swap in a new one if there’s an accident.  Luckily, mine will be here Sunday and in plenty of time for the ride to Pahrump next Friday morning with the OBMC.  I rarely pull mine out actually, just the receiver for charging.  Maybe going forward I’ll just give the adapter a quick twist before pulling it out.  Maybe that will keep it together.

    At any rate, I hope this tidbit helps.  And YES, I would buy this unit again.  For what it does, you sure as hell can’t beat the price for the functionality you get.

    Stang

     

  • Well, what can I say?  This is a great product.

    So back in May I went down, didn’t see my bike for 4 months, low and behold this little gem was still alive and kicking when I got my bike back.  Battery even still had a charge to it as well.  Of course when I went down, it was early in the day so hadn’t used it much yet, only an hour or so.  It was still in the deck where I left it at the accident, so even with impact all is well.

    Hopefully you have no doubts at this point and are getting ready to order yours today.

  • I’ll tell you a bit of advice from a tough lesson learned this past weekend.  I was making a trip over to Cali to see my Mom Saturday, when just after I started my trip, I had a small audio emergency.  See, earlier in the day I washed the scoot right?  Well obviously I unplugged my receiver during the wash, but it’s plugging it back in where I made my mistake.

    Leaving it attached to the connector I pushed it back in and thought I had a solid connection.  Admittedly, I didn’t want to push too hard by the case of the unit and break it so I probably did not get a snug fit.  Well it popped out while riding and away it went.  So going forward I will be inserting the pin connector firmly to the stereo and then plugging the unit into the pin connector.

    It’s funny this happened when it did, because just last week I was thinking about having a second one on hand as cheap as they are.  Well, needless to say I have two arriving today to be sure I won’t be without tunes.

    I might also add, sadly the Cootree was not available so I went with the

    Mpow Streambot Bluetooth Receiver

    Which can be found over HERE AT AMAZON.

    Ride Safe!

     

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