Top positive review
After trying 6 other car adapters, this is the one!
September 1, 2018
This Bluetooth car adapter checks off all the boxes - and comes with a couple of unpublished extras!
* Rotating head
* Flex cable
* QC 3.0 quick charging adapter, plus 2.4A charging adapter
* AUX in
* Play from Micro SD card
* Play from USB thumb drive
* Extra bright screen (compared to others).
* No static sound on radio when you first turn on your car.
* MIXES Aux In and Bluetooth!
* Always in pairing mode when not connected to Bluetooth.
* Press center button to play / pause the Bluetooth connected audio source.
I have tried 6 other Bluetooth audio adapters, and this is the only one that has all of the features above. The rotating head with the flex cable means you have a much better chance of being able to plug in the adapter and read the screen. The QC 3.0 quick charging adapter will charge your device much quicker than others, plus there is a 2.4A charger to share with the passenger.
The extras make this device even better. The screen is actually readable in daylight! It is a bit cluttered with the colored (fake) graphic EQ level bar display, but it clearly tells you the device name when Bluetooth attaches and that is most important.
I put this in a power port that is off when the car is off. Many of these devices take a bit of time to start transmitting, so when you turn on the car you hear static on the car radio until the Bluetooth adapter starts transmitting. However, this one transmits so quickly, there is no static sound. Very nice.
One of the best features is that this device actually mixes the Bluetooth and Aux In audio sources. You can play both at the same time and hear both. Why would you want to? Simple. It makes it really easy to switch devices without having to choose a special mode on a menu. Just stop playing one source and start playing the other. This feature alone made me buy a second unit for the boat.
Finally, it is really easy to connect a Bluetooth device because it defaults to pairing mode when a Bluetooth device is not connected. You simply scan for a source, look for the device, and pair. Done. It also remembers previously paired devices, so it will connect automatically to the last device. You can also easily connect (without re-pairing) any device that was previously connected.
I also really like the center button that plays / pauses the Bluetooth connected audio source when you press it.
I listen to audio books while I drive. My phone can stay in my pocket when I get into the car. The adapter connects automatically (without static) and when I am ready, I simply press the center button. No need to fiddle through menus on my phone.
All in all, this is the best overall Bluetooth adapter that I have been able to find. At this price, it is well worth the money.
I hope that this review was helpful to you!