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Bluetooth Range Extender, Booster or repeater?Tips

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  1. SHIVA77

    SHIVA77 Well-Known Member

    I am looking to boost the range of the Bluetooth on my Note II.

    I understand the type of Bluetooth that we have (class 2) is limited to about 30 feet, but is there a consumer device that can extend the range of Bluetooth?

    Searching on this site and online didn't provide a good solution.

    Thanks, S

  2. SHIVA77

    SHIVA77 Well-Known Member

    I recently got a WiFi range extender that works like a charm. I was hoping something like that exists for Bluetooth.
  3. DonB

    DonB ♡ Spidey Sense !! ♡ ™ Moderator

    Not that I am aware of, but if you do find such a specimen, report back. ;)
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I've never really thought about trying to extend my bluetooth range until you started this thread today. So, I did a quick google search and found these:

    I've never heard of this app store before, but it's up to you if you want to risk trying it out:

    All the other links that I briefly went through seem to be for PC, Mac, or non-mobile phone devices.

    Project #015 - Bluetooth Dongle - Range Extender
    How to Extend Your Bluetooth Range | eHow.com

    Just not sure how or if it's possible to adapt the concepts that are mentioned for non-mobile devices, to a cell phone or tablet.
  5. SHIVA77

    SHIVA77 Well-Known Member

    hi, that app has expired and apparently never worked.

    we are on class 2, 30 feet range Bluetooth, apps can't resolve this, but a converter to class 1 can, but haven't seen one that would work for mobile.
  6. phonedroid

    phonedroid Well-Known Member

    Search for bluetooth repeater
  7. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Well-Known Member

    Sorry, just curious as to why you want to extend Bluetooth?
  8. SHIVA77

    SHIVA77 Well-Known Member

    isn't it obvious, just to be able walk a little further from my phone when at home. although they claim 30 feet range, mine gets staticky at around 20 feet.

    just did, nothing for mobile or links that are old and products that don't exist.
  9. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Try another headset...they are not all created equal.

    FWIW, I have the Bose BT2 (self-proclaimed audiophile who generally dislikes Bose products, but it was a gift...and has very good noise cancellation and clarity for the other person) and I am able to leave my phone in my bedroom on the 2nd floor, back of townhouse, and still have a clear connection in the basement, at the front of my house.

    In comparison, I also have the Jaybird Freedom Sprints, and they recommend having the phone/mp3 player on the same side of the body as the "right-earpiece" (with the volume controls), or the reception will suffer. Range from my phone is also markedly less than the Bose, by 6-8ft or so, depending on which earpiece is facing the phone.
  10. SHIVA77

    SHIVA77 Well-Known Member

    I have my Note II on my desk at my home office, I walk into the kitchen which is about 20 feet or so away and it gets staticky. forget about waking to the front door, I'll lose signal. I use Voyager Pro +, have two and both behave the same.
    also I find the Bluetooth volume on Samsungs to be way too low, compare to my former HTC.
  11. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    Fair enough...but neither of your Voyager Pro+ are the Bose, nor any other model which may perform better (e.g. Motorola S11).

    If that solution is not working for you, there's always the antenna route:


    ...or see if you can improve the OEM. I had good results with a home made CDMA antenna for my Droid 1 on Verizon:


  12. phonedroid

    phonedroid Well-Known Member

    Now that we know you want to extend the range of a cordless headset there is another option that avoids the bluetooth issues. Research cordless headsets that would normally be attached to a conventional phone and typically used in offices. The last time I researched these they were pricey but things may have changed. You might need an adapter so that the cordless headset base station can be plugged into a smart phone audio connector. You won't be the first wanting this kind of solution so there's likely to be something out there.
  13. SHIVA77

    SHIVA77 Well-Known Member

    seems like a very complicated solution for just wanting to walk further away from phone without creating a special base station. it is possible that other BT headsets may work better further away. but I happen to have two Plantronics and am not planning to buy more BT headsets at this time. thanks for the feed back.
  14. YouGonaEatThat

    YouGonaEatThat Well-Known Member

    Based on what some very experienced and educated people are saying about the issue it seems that your options are limited. I know it can be frustrating when the answer we are looking for is not available. I hope that you can find a solution to your problem in the near future.
  15. crumpbiscuit

    crumpbiscuit New Member

    I had good luck with using a strong bluetooth transmitter instead of built in Bluetooth
  16. Darkmalik88

    Darkmalik88 New Member

    [QUyou TE="SHIVA77, post: 5724222, member: 803439"]seems like a very complicated solution for just wanting to walk further away from phone without creating a special base station. it is possible that other BT headsets may work better further away. but I happen to have two Plantronics and am not planning to buy more BT headsets at this time. thanks for the feed back.[/QUOTE]
    Or you Could get a different head set.
    I'm a truck driver I can leave my handset in my sleeper cab and still use my headset while at my 53' trailer backdoor. I have a blue parrot Xpress way. And an S4 . You also get great noise cancelation and 8h talk time and it runs about $90.
  17. TrappersTree

    TrappersTree New Member

    so 3 years behind the times here.. bit I do have a solution for you
    this has BT 3.0 and has a range of 900 yards line of sight.. but easily 100 yards + through multiple obstructions
    I use the SMH-10 that I have built into my climbing helmet.. I am a Certified Arborist / Tree Climber and I can talk to my entire crew on a conference feature.

    So this is my issue:
    I have a note 4 and play Pandora music to a whole house / home stereo that I wired up myself.. I am using a Sherwood RX-4508 as my base unit, piped to a Pyle PSS6 (6 room). Yes I know that Sherwood isnt the cream-de'la-crem... but there has to be a way to open the thing up and solder in a stronger BT receiver... my signal is cut to FIFTEEN FEET at times which is unacceptable. I have speakers wired to the outside (and throughout the house), and I cant walk across the living room... my best hope would be to be able to walk 150 feet away, to the back of the back yard and play with the kids.. any thoughts?
    Thanks ya'll....

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