AirFly Pro Launches at Apple Stores With Receiver Mode for AUX Ports, Headphone Splitting, and More

Twelve South today announced that its new AirFly Pro accessory is now available to purchase at Apple.com and Apple Stores worldwide.

AirFly Pro

Like the classic AirFly, the Pro version allows Bluetooth headphones like AirPods or Beats to work with 3.5mm headphone jacks. For example, on an airplane, you can plug the AirFly dongle into the headphone jack, pair AirPods with the AirFly via Bluetooth, and then listen to the in-flight entertainment system wirelessly.

AirFly is also ideal for treadmills with headphone jacks for listening to a TV at a gym, and it is also compatible with the Nintendo Switch.

What sets the AirFly Pro apart from the classic version is that it can turn any AUX port into a wireless audio receiver, useful for sending audio from an iPhone to a rental car, boat, or speaker without Bluetooth. AirFly Pro can also be paired with multiple Bluetooth headphones for shared listening.

AirFly Pro has a built-in battery that is rated to last 16+ hours and recharges via USB-C. The dongle is available for $54.95 on Apple.com.

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4 weeks ago
booo... for a split second I thought maybe this was a wireless CarPlay dongle. def my number one request for gadgets
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4 weeks ago
Wait, is this a bluetooth receiver or bluetooth transmitter or both?

In the car, you want a bluetooth receiver to receive a bluetooth signal from your phone to the car.

On a gym treadmill or in a plane, you want a bluetooth transmitter to transmit a bluetooth signal from the entertainment center to headphones.

Or is this a thing that does both? If it's both, it should be referred to as a "transceiver"
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4 weeks ago
Youch. About $30 too expensive and about 3 times too big by the looks of this picture anyway.
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4 weeks ago


Are there any better/smaller alternatives? A recent flight with newly-purchased PowerBeats Pro had me wondering about such a device.


It's just a Bluetooth transmitter - plenty available

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4 weeks ago
I have this device and worth every penny especially if you travel a lot. It’s smaller than previous version and works like a charm ... it is a transmitter and receiver.

oh and I bought 2 weeks ago in the airport in Atlanta.
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4 weeks ago


Youch. About $30 too expensive and about 3 times too big by the looks of this picture anyway.

Are there any better/smaller alternatives? A recent flight with newly-purchased PowerBeats Pro had me wondering about such a device.
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4 weeks ago


I bought the TaoTronic one from Amazon and while it does the job, it takes too long to connect especially compared to how fast the AirPods connect with the phone...if this had the same chip that makes it connect the same way AirPods do then definitely worth it!


I don't think it does - it seems like it's just a repackaging of the same tech in some of the generic ones. That would be nice though.
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4 weeks ago


Why hasn’t this been done?

Bluetooth doesn't have sufficient bandwidth for Carplay. The actual wireless Carplay uses a combination of BT and Wifi.
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4 weeks ago


Are there any better/smaller alternatives? A recent flight with newly-purchased PowerBeats Pro had me wondering about such a device.


I bought the best-rated BT receiver off Amazon a while back and it not only was it not that great in the audio department, it wasn't reliable in the connection department either.

So while this thing is stupid big, I'm pretty interested.

Edit: I just read the product page and it's just a Blue Tooth RX/TX... I thought it was AirPlay 2.
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4 weeks ago


Are there any better/smaller alternatives? A recent flight with newly-purchased PowerBeats Pro had me wondering about such a device.


With the exact same features, probably not. Receiver mode for instance (audio sent from iPhones to stereos), or USB-C charging, or even having a battery at all, or having 2 headphone mode, hard to find anything that has these same features all at once.

If you don't care about that stuff though then you can get alternatives much cheaper.
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