Box contents:The Nokia MD 310 is a lot easier to use than previous similar Nokia accessories of this nature. Just a couple of RCA adapters or, even easier for me, 3.5mm jack which I can feed into the line in of my laptop (which is then subsequently connected to a monitor which is then connected to the speaker). This way, I can play music from the phone onto my normal audio set up. If I connected to the speaker/monitor, I’d have to keep switching settings/wires. For some people their speaker system might be separate anyway.The MD-310 is a shiny, piano black pancake. The material seems to be some durable plastic with a cold metal base at the bottom. At the top you have an LED ring that lights up white when on and blue when connected to a device.
At the side, the 3.5mm jack loops its wires around the recess. When empty, it will glow a soft white light whenever audio is being transferred. At the bottom you have a small rubber ring which allows it to grip to your surface. This is powered by a 2mm pin charger. You connect to your speakers either via RCA adapters (which attach to the 3.5mm jack) or via the 3.5mm jack directly.
Pairing is easy, either traditional bluetooth (though all I had to do was select pair, no password necessary) or tap with NFC. Note, NFC needs to be switched on (not on by default) and you may need to just rest the phone onthe MD 310 for a bit in case you miss the initial NFC contact. You can also use the NFC tap to disconnect.
This plays pretty much all audio except calls/alarms. This means, music, games, videos and even incoming alerts. The quality is very high and the range is quite something. Where WiFi is normally killed by our ancient super thick walls, the bluetooth oddly manages it. In Nokia’s own promo video they mentioned getting as far as 100m.
You can connect multiple bluetooth devices, though not simultaneously. To switch to a different device, just press the button in the middle. It will blink as it tries to find the next device in the list and it will connect if it’s available.
You can grab a Nokia MD 310 on Amazon for as cheap as £34.