[CES 2014] IOGear intends to take advantage of the latest wireless capabilities in terms of NFC and Bluetooth by introducing the Bluetooth with NFC Audio Receiver. Also known as the GBNAR3 if model numbers are your cup of tea, the IOGear Bluetooth with NFC Audio Receiver will cost you $49.95 when it is available. This device will be able to wirelessly hook up an Android-powered smartphone or tablet that has been enabled for NFC to a stereo or home audio receiver music system, where all that is required to do so is a single tap against the provided receiver. As for the other range of smartphones, tablets or notebooks, those can also be hooked up via the standard Bluetooth pairing processes.
For instance, a college student is able to rely on a small set of box speakers to fill up the room with music from his or her handset itself, before making the seamless switch to a friend’s phone content whenever he or she taps the receiver. This would mean that a living room which has been wired for speakers will also benefit from the luxury of wireless audio streaming, coming in handy during family and friend get-togethers, parties and events. As for home theaters and audio video receivers, these can be connected via an optical or 3.5 mm output (2.1) without the need for any drivers or applications.