As a technology enthusiast, I’ve always leaned toward old-school technology. However, the unfortunate part is that most of them don’t have the new features that we know and love. For example, a lot of them don’t have Bluetooth which is unfortunate when I want to listen to something. That’s where the Archeer transmitter and receiver comes in. By using one, you’re able to give devices the ability to connect using Bluetooth, even if they weren’t built with it.
How it works
The Archer 2 in 1 transmitter and receiver works like a separate Bluetooth unit all on its own. One of the most common things I use this transmitter and receiver for is with my TV. My TV doesn’t have Bluetooth, but with this transmitter and receiver, I’m able to hook it up to my Bluetooth headphones. That way, I’m able to listen to movies or Netflix without waking up your roommates, pets, or neighbors. Since I live in an apartment building, my headphones have been essential. With this device, you can make almost any device Bluetooth. I also use it for some speakers I have with an incredible sound but don’t have Bluetooth. Now, I’m able to play music through them with my phone.
Connection options on the Archeer
The Archeer transmitter and receiver can connect using optical, RCA, and 3.5 mm. From there, it connects to the other devices using Bluetooth. I do wish the 3.5 mm cord was a little longer. My TV has the 3.5 mm option in the back of it instead of on the side like some modern TV’s, but it’s not too complicated. This also has the ability to pair two devices at once, which worked easily and they both stayed connected when I tested this. It didn’t lose connection, no matter where I went in my apartment. To be fair, it’s only a 1 bedroom, so there’s not too far to go, but it still stayed connected.
Ease of setup and use
Setup was incredibly easy. You simply charge it, connect it, and then pair it to your device. According to the box, it has a battery life of 12 to 13 hours. I’ve been using it for a few hours a day and haven’t hit the end of the battery life yet. There was no delay in the sound, and the audio stayed synched, which is one of the most important parts because you don’t want to watch a movie where there is a delay in sound.
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Connection options: Optical, RCA, 3.5 mm
- Stays connected up to 33 ft
- 450mAh battery
- Transmitting and receiving options
I received this product at a discount for the purposes of testing it and reviewing it. All opinions expressed are truthful and 100% my own.