Insignia™ - Universal FM Transmitter - Black

Stream the music from your phone, iPod or other MP3 player through your vehicle’s FM stereo using this device, featuring easy plug-and-play operation compatible with any device with a 3.5mm headphone jack. This Insignia™ NS-M35FMT FM transmitter offers easy frequency adjustments and an auto scan function that helps you quickly find unused stations.
$29.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Universal FM Transmitter
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
70% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (376 out of 544)

Features


Connects via 3.5mm port

For a universal fit.

Button controls

Let you adjust the transmitter's frequency with ease.

Auto scan

Quickly finds unused stations.


Customer rating

3.6
70%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could return

    Posted
    Gina

    I got this as a present last year from my parents who knew I needed one. Best Buy has a 2 week max return policy and unfortunately I didn't try it out within that time frame so I couldn't take it back. For one thing the tuning was annoying to figure out. As for playing music I tried it in 4 different cars and it had the same problem for all of them. Trying to find proper signal and a clear sound was impossible. I constantly have to change the wire position or hold my phone awkwardly to get sound to come through. The radio stations would always play over my music and/or you can hear that annoying fuzzy background sound I forgot the term but it sounds like someone is constantly crumpling paper. I'm giving it 2 stars only because it did its second job of charging and also the wire is thick unlike my last charger that ripped after a few months of use (but I would prefer buying that over and over because it had perfect sound). It seems like not everyone has this problem but definitely try yours asap so you don't lose $40.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for older stereo systems

    Posted
    Exelap
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    I have an older radio in my car and it is not BlueTooth compatible. This transmitter works just as well and lets me play music downloaded to my phone or YouTube right through the speakers in my car. I enjoy not always having to listen to the radio. I also enjoy the freedom of being able to talk through this device and hear my caller through the speakers in my car as well when I receive or make a phone call. Seriously, for $30 I have "upgraded" my car's stereo. Now I don't have to spend hundreds on a new stereo just to use my phone to listen to music or listen to songs or other content on YouTube. Did I also mention that if you are using your phone for directions, you can have them read out through the speakers in your car? A definite must for anyone that doesn't want to put a new stereo system in their car just to be able to be BlueTooth capable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Beware

    Posted
    himynameis

    I bought this 8/23/16 in store. I used this about 2-3 times in the first 10 days of purchasing it. It worked fine enough. Not great by any means but fine enough that I decided to use it on my trip this past weekend 9/10-9/11. It was working fine one day but when I went to plug it in the next, the screen didn't even light up. I tried different outlets in my car as well as outlets in others. When I went to try to return it today (9/14/16) the store said I could only get store credit or an exchange. HIGHLY dissapointing because it stopped working right after the 15 day return policy. All they told me is "there's nothing we can do." I have no use for store credit and definitely did not want to get another FM transmitter. I just wanted the money back that I paid for their faulty product. Overall poor experience with the product and the customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Thank you for reviewing this transmitter, I'm sorry the set didn't work properly for you, however, remember that the set has a 1 year limited warranty, which can be honored by taking the set and your receipt to your nearest Geek Squad. Sincerely, Shane B. Insignia products. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could work better

    Posted
    JMac
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It does work. We bought it to listen to audio books stored on an mp3 player while on a long car trip. However we couldn't get a good signal to the radio from the front seat of the car unless a person had their hand wrapped around the device to extend it's antenna. That was the only way we could get reliable reception on the FM radio. We had great difficulty getting it to find an unused station or to tune it. The controls are really small an hard to use and didn't seem to work the way the instructions indicated though it could have been operator error. Give all these difficulties, we were able to make it work and listen to our books.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty decent FM transmitter and nice form factor

    Posted
    AndroidinNH
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    I used this in a 2008 Boxster (with iPhone 6s Plus) to avoid spending over $800 on an aux-input or bluetooth streaming solution. It's really small so it's easy to conceal it. It actually works pretty well until you get into an area where there is interference from radio stations. I used 88.1 most of the time. The best thing to do is to disconnect the radio's windshield antenna; I think that will avoid the interference. I ended up buying a more powerful FM transmitter (GoGroove) and disconnecting my windshield antenna. I also used this in conjunction with a Belkin bluetooth setup that has. line out. If it wasn't so much effort to return the GoGroove, I would've kept this and used it. The GoGroove is so powerful, I need to turn my phone down to about 70%. This unit allowed me to set my phone to full volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not enough signal

    Posted
    TechNerd69
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    I was really hoping this was going to be the answer for a 5hr drive down to Corpus as the rental can did not have bluetooth. Sadly, it was not. The signal strength from the FM transmitter was not very strong and I got a lot of static. I tried over and over to use their auto clear station finder feature but it kept picking stations that if I turned to them w/o the transmitter on, you could hear another station trying to come through. If you are driving you can't keep changing the stations every 5 minutes or trying to manually find a clear one so I just gave up. I tried hard to like this for nearly an hour. I am returning it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says on the box

    Posted
    arturotsunami
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    Well, the car this device was bought for isn't modern nor has Aux so I needed something quick and simple to listen my music on the go. It's a bit tricky to program and learn how to tune it correctly but once you get it, it's just as simple as hooking your phone/device to it and tune to the station you have it set up. As with many to-radio adapters, you got to be sure it's a dead channel or else you'll hear some static. On the down side, it doesn't have a USB port to charge the phone and if you are unlucky and don't have two ports to plug in things to your car, you'll basically have to chose if you want to charge your phone or listen to it on the radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the road

    Posted
    GrandmaH52
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    This item definitely works best in rural remote areas. It needs a frequency that is not broadcasting anything and in urban areas that is very hard to find. The point though of the product is to give you something to listen to when in remote areas. We were able to listen to Pandora and one of our favorite talk shows (using their app) through the use of the Universal FM Transmitter, my phone and our car radio. The tuner was a little difficult to use, but we worked through it and got more adept.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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