The Dewalt DCR002 Bluetooth radio adapter is a new accessory that allows users to wirelessly connect their Bluetooth-compatible devices to any jobsite radio with a standard 3.5″ headphone input jack.
Dewalt’s 20V DCR015 and DCR018 jobsite radios lack a feature that a lot of readers continuously ask for – Bluetooth connectivity. Come to think of it, a lot of jobsite radios lack Bluetooth radios. With this adapter, you can make any jobsite radio Bluetooth-compatible.
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Dewalt engineered the DCR002 adapter with an industry-standard micro USB charging port, a mounting clip with adhesive and industrial Velcro mounting strips, and a heavy duty cord. It has a range of up to 100 feet and runtime of up to 8 hours.
The package comes with the adapter, a mounting dock and mounting strips, a micro USB cable, and an AC charging adapter.
Launched: July 2014
On one hand, the new Dewalt Bluetooth adapter is a bit more expensive than the many $10-$30 adapters available at Amazon and electronics stores. But on the other hand, it’s said to be built jobsite-tough and looks the part.
The new adapter is compatible with most major brands of jobsite radios that have auxiliary inputs, and can presumably work with iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices.
8 hours of battery life should be good enough for a day’s work. I’m sure Dewalt could have built the adapter with a larger battery, but not without inflating the adapter’s size and price.
This seems like a reasonably priced accessory for anyone who wishes their non-Bluetooth radio had a means through which they can wirelessly stream music from their smartphone, tablet, or other smart-device.