Cut wires out by using this new product from Bionik to connect your wireless headphones to your Switch.
I recently had the chance to review a new device from Bionik that called the Bionik BT Audio Sync. The device is made specifically for the Nintendo Switch and feels like a nice addition for Switch players both at home and on the go who want to enjoy the music and sounds that their Switch has to offer.
The BT Audio Sync includes the features below:
- Bluetooth connectivity enables the use of wireless earbuds, headphones, and speakers
- Bluetooth standard is compatible with Apple Airpods, Beats by Dre, and many more
- USB C passthrough charging port allows you to charge the console while also using the Bluetooth adapter
- Quick and easy setup to pair with popular Bluetooth enabled audio devices
- No batteries needed; Bluetooth adapter is powered when plugged into the console
The Bionik BT Audio Sync is a small and compact USB C wireless Bluetooth adapter that lets you listen to your Switch without connecting your headphones into the audio jack. I’ve been using both at home and on the go when I want to use my wireless headphones since I spent more money on them compared to my wired ones so I want to make the most out of them.
You just plug in the Audio Sync into the bottom of the Switch and press the button for a few seconds to start seeking your wireless headphones. The pass-through charging port makes it possible to charge when the device is in handheld mode in case you’re low on battery and have an external cable to plug in which makes keeping your Switch charged easy.
The BT Audio Sync’s design can seem a little bulky and you might be wary of this bulk resulting in the USB-C plug breaking off. But the unit actually curves around the bottom of the Switch and includes a small peg on the back which supports the unit while it’s plugged in. This made me feel much safer while using the Audio Sync on the go since I didn’t have to worry about keeping it secured to the system.
One feature of the unit that I wish it had was the ability to control my console’s volume with the TV remote while it was in docked mode. Since the Bluetooth adapter is only connected through the dock, the TV remote doesn’t affect the console’s volume. But you can control the volume using your Bluetooth device or the volume controls on the console itself. The Bluetooth controls are likely more useful for this if you want to sit a distance away from your console and TV.
The only bug with was that there were a few times when there was a delay in having the adapter turn on while connected to the dock. But once it’s connected you are good to go. I contacted the customer support team at Bionik and left a voicemail initially and then talked with a team member a day later who discussed my question with one of the product engineers who recognized me from my voicemail. They were very friendly and it was nice to see a small team that actually communicated internally.
Overall, I was delighted to try out the BT Audio Sync for a wireless experience. It’s been very convenient to use at home late at night since I want to get the best sound without giving up the TV size screen. In regards to battery life, I barely felt my Switch lose power any faster than when it was not using the Bluetooth adapter. The price point for the BT Audio Sync is $39.99.
A review copy of the BT Audio Sync was provided by Bionik for the purpose of this review.