GlobalSat iWAG iPod Wireless Bluetooth Entertainment Kit (BTH-820 / BTA-809) | iLounge



Umm, excuse me, but isn't the idea of bluetooth headphones to ELIMINATE THE CORDS???

Posted by Instynx on March 24, 2006 at 4:43 PM (PDT)


Instynx, in fact this is very nice since it allows you to use any phones you want. Don't want cords? Buy an integrated solution featuring crummy phones for oodles of money instead, we're not holding you back.
This is pretty nifty, I'm interested in a review regarding the sound quality. If this just employed Bluetooth 2.0...

Posted by Bad Beaver on March 29, 2006 at 9:58 AM (PDT)


Nice. weitrher I like it or dont though, is "TBA" as soon as the price is announced.

Posted by LawnBoy on March 29, 2006 at 1:23 PM (PDT)


Just for your information, Globalsat are
renaming the iPod Wireless Bluetooth Entertainment Kit (BTH-820 / BTA-809)to reflect the style and image of the iPod range of products. This will now be marketed as "iWAG". The recommended retail price for this will be $129.99.

We are also in the process of applying for the Bluetooth for iPOD logo, and will be launching with new and innovative packaging in the USA.

Posted by GlobalSat on April 12, 2006 at 1:06 AM (PDT)


Can anyone try to pair BTH-820 with naviPlay ipod adapter? I had no success doing this, currently disscussing the issue with Globalsat. They assured me the two devices should work together prior to the purchase.

Posted by grigory76 on April 21, 2006 at 5:44 PM (PDT)


I was given this product for the purpose of reviewing it on another site, and I generally agree with Jeremy's assessment. I never had to re-pair the devices and I found that there were no audio disruptions when moving around a small room, but the signal breakup became a significant problem when using the devices while out and about, even when the modules were less than one metre apart.

When the audio signal was uninterrupted, the audio quality was acceptable, but some degradation was noticable. Basically, it sounded as if I was listening to my music at a slightly lower bitrate than usual.

Being able to connect your headphones to a small module clipped onto your shirt is a bit more convenient than running your headphone cord all the way to your iPod, but does this convenience outweigh the loss of sound quality, choppy audio signal, and the hassle of having to recharge the batteries of the two devices? I believe not.

Posted by alasta22 on April 24, 2006 at 4:20 PM (PDT)


Absolutely useless product....

The transmitter on the iPod is so weak that you can not even wear your iPod (on the outside) of your backpack and the receiver on your lapel without losing connection.
You also can not wear your the iPod in a messenger bag on your hip and the receiver on your lapel without losing connection once the bag shifts just a little to your back..
So more than 30cm apart it needs a line-of-sight (without even so much as fabric in between)to stay connected.....

I sent back the device to have it repaired as I presumed it was faulty. They sent it back 'repaired' only to find out the signal was just as weak so I assume that is the standard they see as 'working correctly'.

Excellent idea... completely crap execution.

I wish I bought an iTech set like my GF that works flawlessly with her Mini.

Posted by nuts on March 6, 2007 at 4:19 AM (PDT)

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