Continuing its series of wireless media devices, Sony has just made available its Bluetooth-powered BM10 music receiver. Sporting a design identical to that of the Sony IM10 wireless display announced last week, the BM10 focuses more on spreading your music to more areas than your smartphone or tablet speakers can reach.
With almost the same dimensions as the IM10, standing at 75.5 mm x 70 mm x 19 mm and weighing 103.5 grams, the BM10 is definitely not a looker, designed to attach to your HiFi sound system via RCA connectors and work quietly in the background. The appearance of the BM10 is definitely plain and simple, with nothing on the little black box except a connect key and a four-color LED at the front, an NFC marker at the top, and a micro USB port for power and RCA ports at the rear.
Pairing with your smart devices is made easier using NFC, but phones and tablets without NFC can still connect with the BM10 music receiver via the usual Bluetooth pairing procedure. The BM10 utilizes Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and aptX enhancements to deliver high-quality audio. The music receiver is able to pair with up to 8 devices and has a working distance of 100 meters for smartphones that support Bluetooth Class 1 and 50 meters for those that don't.
Unlike the IM10, the BM10 Bluetooth Music Receiver is already available for purchase for 49.99 GBP or around $79. Like the IM10, however, the BM10 comes in only one color option: black.