List of Bluetooth Adapters for Bose Sounddock

If you use a Bose SoundDock or any other 30-pin audio device, you’re likely to have once considered trashing the device — no thanks to the discontinuation of 30-pin connectors. But you can still get your SoundDock back alive and into full use with a Bluetooth adapter.

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Bluetooth Adapters for Bose SoundDock: Our Top Recommendations

While there are not so many options on the market, choosing the right 30-pin Bluetooth adapter for your Bose SoundDock can be quite challenging, nonetheless. You have to consider factors like ease of pairing, connection range, durability, and others.

But we’ve done the hard work for you. Our research team spent hours comparing many 30-pin Bluetooth adapters in terms of the above-mentioned factors and came up with a list of the best options for Bose SoundDock users.

1. DockLinQ Pro Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter


The DockLinQ Pro Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter is great if you own an iPhone device and you want an inexpensive Bluetooth adapter to handle all your music streaming. It also supports Android devices from the likes of Samsung, Google, LG, HTC, etc. A classy feature of the Bluetooth adapter is the robust aluminum shell design that makes it quite sturdy plus ensures that the 30 pin plug stays in place.

This product is extremely easy to install such that all you have to do is plug, pair, and play to enjoy music wirelessly. The range is also impressive, especially if you’re considering the price tag it comes with. You get up to 70 feet in the open air. There is also the usual dual pairing feature that allows you to pair two devices (iPhone and iPad) simultaneously.

The battery life is fairly decent. The built-in battery only offers 5 hours of runtime which might be the only thing to worry about in this device.


  • Plug, pair, and play setup
  • Bluetooth range of 70 feet
  • Supports any version of iOS and Android devices
  • Works with voice commands


  • Built-in 5 hours battery
  • Not compatible for all docks

2. CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Adapter


The CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Adapter comes with Bluetooth 3.0 but it is a rather affordable device with decent sound quality. It is compatible with first-generation Bose SoundDock and comes with a built-in 3.5mm auxiliary jack that works with wired headphones. Something that does seem pretty common with these devices is the battery runtime.

The CoolStream Duo Bluetooth Adapter comes with a rechargeable battery that operates for up to 5 hours. Like all top-notch Bluetooth adapters, it supports multipoint technology for pairing 2 devices simultaneously and supports streaming from a mobile device to docking stations, home stereos, boomboxes, or car speakers.

The range of coverage is another decent feature of this device. When in use, it has a maximum Bluetooth range of 30 feet. Of course, obstructions like walls will decrease the range if you’re indoors.


  • Auto Power On
  • Maximum Bluetooth Range of 30 feet
  • Pairs with iOS and Android devices
  • 1-year warranty


  • Does not support hands-free calling
  • Battery runtime of 5 hours

3. LAYEN i-SYNC Bluetooth Receiver


The LAYEN i-SYNC Bluetooth Receiver is an affordable device that comes with a pretty affordable price tag. It is designed for a wide range of docks and will work with Alexa. This gives it voice-activated functionality saving you a ton of time you would spend doing things manually.

You can also listen to your music collection through Amazon music or Xbox music. If you want you can stream live Radio or listen to YouTube. The product is also compatible with Alexa, giving you voice command control. Simply pair the i-SYNC to your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot via Alexa to enjoy the voice-activated function.

Installation is another area this Bluetooth adapter does impress. It offers a simple plug-and-play device that will only take a minute to install. The premium scratch-proof casing and sleek design also make the device aesthetically appealing while ensuring it will last you for a long while. In addition, the Bluetooth device offers a transmission of up to 10m away though you might want to get closer if you’re indoors.


  • Wide compatibility
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Easy to pair
  • Good range of connectivity


  • Produces static noise
  • Can’t pair 2 connections at once

4. ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter


The ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter features a plug-and-play installation that makes it extremely easy to use but that’s not its most mind-blowing feature. For some, it could be all about the cost, as the adapter is one of the most affordable options you will find on the market. For other shoppers, it could be due to the lack of a battery.

The ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter draws power directly from the dock which means you won’t have to worry about it running out of juice. To promote convenience, the adapter is compatible with Amazon Echo Dot. Once connected, you will be able to enjoy your music voice commands.

It is also compatible with all versions of iOS and Android devices allowing you to enjoy music from your device. It will work well with your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and any other Bluetooth-enabled device. There is also a Built-in 3.5mm Aux jack for connection in case you want to enjoy music in other ways.


  • Easy to use
  • Slim and portable design
  • Compatible with Amazon Echo Dot
  • Powered directly from your 5/12v dock


  • No built-in battery
  • The range could be better

5. LAYEN BS-1 Bose Bluetooth Adapter


The LAYEN BS-1 features a slim and sleek design with a premium scratch-proof casing. It doesn’t with a battery so you won’t have to plug it up every now and then. You can also connect to up to 8 devices so you won’t have to pair every time you turn on the device. When connected, you can listen to your music collection through Amazon Music or Xbox Music, stream live Radio, listen to YouTube or play music through other apps on your mobile. With a Bluetooth range of 10m, you should be able to get decent sound quality indoors. Keep in mind that the range will drop when you move around obstacles like walls.

Just like any other top-notch Bluetooth adapter, the LAYEN BS-1is compatible with Alexa. If you own an Echo, Echo Plus, or Echo Dot, you can connect it to your docking station or speaker through the LAYEN BS-1 which will give it voice-activated functionality.


  • Remembers up to 8 paired devices
  • Superb sound quality
  • Portable
  • Voice-activated functionality


  • Static noise when around other Bluetooth devices
  • Cannot pair 2 connections at once

6. ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter


The ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter comes with an innovative design that actually raises the price. It does come with other decent features though. The design includes a built-in 3.5mm aux jack for increased compatibility and an HD LCD screen that displays the Bluetooth connection status.

You can connect both Android and iOS devices. The ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter also works with Amazon Echo Dot and comes with low latency Bluetooth connection technology that ensures perfect audio synchronization within the working range of 10 meters.

The ZIOCOM 30 Pin Bluetooth Adapter is not the most portable of Bluetooth Adapters but it is still easy to carry around. The HD display does come in handy especially if you want to confirm the connected Bluetooth device.


  • LCD high-definition display
  • Easy to use
  • Built-in battery
  • Voice command functionality


  • Bigger than other models
  • A bit pricey

7. Fanxoo DockPro 30 pin Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter


The Fanxoo DockPro 30 pin Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter features a built-in Qualcomm top audio Bluetooth chip and supports aptx HD professional audio decoding technology to ensure crisp and crystal clear sound quality. The plug, connect, and play setup means you won’t spend any time installing the device on your docking station. The range of 10m is pretty much standard but it is just about what you need when indoors.

Just like other top adapters, it allows you to play through Amazon Music or Xbox Music, stream live radio, and every other Bluetooth-enabled device. There is also Alexa functionality that allows you to control the device using voice commands when paired with your Echo or Echo Dot device via the Alexa app.

Overall, the Fanxoo DockPro 30 pin Bluetooth 5.0 Adapter is a decent and portable device but it does come with a slightly expensive price tag.


  • Plug and play installation
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology
  • 33 feet of Bluetooth distance
  • High-quality sound quality


  • Pairing stays on every time
  • Battery life is poor


  • Keith Rowland

    Keith Rowland is a seasoned electrician who enjoys fixing faults in home appliances and electronics. Being someone who loves writing, he shares on this blog, DIY tips on how to fix various devices within a few minutes. When he's not fixing stuff or writing a new blog post, he's playing with his two cute girls and their mom.