I generally like this transmitter. It connects to my phone fairly reliably. I've had a few issues; -It confused my phone and would sometimes think my phone's music signal was a phone call. When that happened the sound quality was terrible. I told my phone never to use it for phone calls. -I fell like the microphone is very insensitive. I have to yell for the person I'm calling to hear me. - My biggest issue is that there isn't a power off button. I have to physically unplug it from the car to have it not pair to my phone if I want to listen to the car radio and also hear if my phone rings. Yes I could go into the phone and unpair but that seems to be more of a PITA. For playing music for my kiddo in between daycare and home it serves it's purpose since I don't have an aux jack.
The Bluetooth isn't the best. I have to pair my phone EVERY time I've been out of range from my car for more than 10 minutes. Sometimes I'll be forced to unplug and plug it in for it to pair and no, the issue is not my phone because it works fine with other Bluetooth devices. But the auxiliary for my car radio doesn't work and until I can install another, this will have to do.
There's also a static feedback at times especially when I'm charging my phone and transmitting at the same time. Lately the pairing time has been getting longer and longer. I'm hoping by the time this gives out I would have found a better alternative
Having used this for 2 weeks here are my thoughts also some comparison to my old bluetooth FM transmitter. Pros: Very Easy to use. - I didn't have to read the manual. on first use, a voice prompt will ask you to pair and it pairs quickly, it auto connects when you start the vehicle, but does not autoplay, pressing the volume button resumes the tracks or podcasts or answers the call. The FM transmitter frequency range starts at 87.7 and goes up in increments of 0.1 by pressing the CH+ or CH- button. My car's FM goes up/down in increments of 0.2. Forward and back button to skip or move back to tracks which is nice you don't have to fiddle with your phone while driving. It is small not to be obtrusive but keypad and volume button are sized enough for easy operation. Cons: 1.Can only pair with one device, this can be an issue on shared vehicle. 2.There is more static noise compared my last Bluetooth FM transmitter (however that one was not easy to use). As I have used the same Frequency 87.7 on both devices. occasionally if the static gets too much I move the frequency of this unit up/down by 0.1 above the vehicle FM frequency and at times it does attenuate the static.
I have not used the microsd card and the audio in port as my main use is only bluetooth. Overall I liked the device, it just wish less static noise.
We purchased this for a 20hr roundtrip road trip. It worked pretty darn well for the trip, minus the mountains were there are no radio stations (obviously). It seemed to work better with music that was downloaded to the phone versus pandora/spotify in which u data/internet. However it doesnt seem to have extremely high volume, but neither does our 2003 expedition.
However, it's been a few weeks and sometimes it is extremely static in town, where radio stations are clear.
Not an awful purchase, but I wouldnt recommend it for long term use.
Almost a perfect product. The transmotterninot comes a but on the short side. Since my car the plug is now on the bottom of my dash the transmitter is short sonic always have to reach down to change the channels etc. Alsoneqch time it connects the volume gets resets and I have to turn it up on the transmitter, my car volume and my phone volume where the source is. Three places to get the right volume. And I nee drontuen it up a lot on the car so its loud if I forget and switch to FM radio.
It generally does the job but there are a couple of features/drawbacks to consider for this product. 1) it does not have a power button to allow the device to be turned off. If your lighter/power port remains on after the car is turned off then the device will be a drain on the car battery. I have to reattach the device each time I drive the car which causes the device to have to pair again with the stereo. The pairing is not always successful which causes me to have to fiddle with it. 2) the transmitter interferes with my remote key. The key fob must be within a few inches of the A-piller (antenna location for the fob) in order for the fob to lock/unlock the car.
I have not experienced the interference issues with other branded Bluetooth transmitter.
I bought this is June 2018. I wanted to see how long it would last before I wrote a review. This little Bluetooth transmitter is handy, but after about a year of use and taking it between my two cars, the connection is very easily lost. The head has actually completely disconnected and is only hanging on by wires. I think because of this it takes a very long time to connect, and half the time I have to connect via my phone itself. I won't buy one like this again, I'm going try a Bluetooth transmitter that is just one solid unit and see how that goes.
11/27 Update, contacted by seller with some better setup instructions and is now working a little bit better with a lot less buzzing static noise. Still a noticeable amount of static no matter how much I adjust though.
Original review: it works, but not very well. It syncs immediately with bluetooth on my phone which is a big plus. Unfortunately, no matter what station I put it on, there is always a constant buzz/static which is annoying. I'd buy something else in the future.
I got this one to replace an old one for my new car.It mostly does what its intended to do.My biggest issue is that for some reason i have to keep adjusting it i tried in the cigarette ligter and the outlet for some reason it losses connectivity or the sound starts to drop.Like i said its a fitment issue I have to keep adjusting it and thats not good while trying to focus on the road.Maybe its just this particular one,I hope so because i like the unit itself.