iSimple - JamKast FM Transmitter - Black

Share your playlist in an older vehicle with this JamKastFM universal transmitter, which works in any vehicle with an FM stereo. Plug-and-play function requires no involved setups, and dTECT technology finds clear frequencies and remembers them for later use. The bright LED backlit display on this JamKastFM universal transmitter is easy to read in any lighting.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Instruction manual
  • iSimple JamKast FM Transmitter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
79% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (407 out of 518)

Features


Designed for most smartphones with 3.5 mm AUX output

For use with your existing smartphone or other compatible audio devices.

Works with most vehicles with an FM stereo system

So you can stream music from your smartphone through almost any FM radio.

Powerful dTECT technology

Allows you to find a clear frequency easily.

Tunable to nearly any FM frequency

For excellent playback quality.

Backlit LED display

Simplifies the control of the transmitter.

Plug-and-play

For simple, hassle-free use and installation. Just plug the connector into the device, tune your radio to the right band, and enjoy your smartphone.

Comes with four preset FM stations

For added convenience.

24k gold-plated connectors

Ensure best possible sound.


Overall customer rating

3.8
79%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Far better than your average FM transmitter

    Posted
    Muchtall

    I've owned a handful of FM transmitters over the years, starting with the commonplace SoundFeeder line of products, and more recently the Belkin TuneCast. A common complaint of these transmitters is the sound quality of the transmission. Usually it's far too quiet, with lots of static, and the stereo separation is practically nonexistent. Top that with the difficulty of finding a clear station in your area as you travel, and you're left with a slightly better than useless device. The iSimple Jamcast is a completely different experience. I picked one of these up, and within 2 minutes of having the box open, I had it hooked up to my Palm Pre, listening to my music and podcasts with near-perfect clarity in my car. Stereo separation was far beyond what I expected from a plug-in device, and when the music was turned off, the transmission was static-free. Setup is simple as can be. Just turn it on and hold the two outer buttons to start scanning for clear stations. About a minute later, it sets your memory slots to 4 stations in your area that will make excellent candidates for use. The longer-than-usual cords also make it easy to use no matter where you sit in the vehicle. Anyone who's been frustrated with the low quality of FM transmitters would be well advised to pick one of these up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Okay device, but disappointing overall

    Posted
    JayTee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    At first I was very happy with this product. I loved the fact that it had a separate USB port to charge any device while listening to music, and the fact that it had an auto scan feature (a feature that was lacking in my old itrip that I've been using constantly for about 11 years until the cord finally gave). The sound quality was about as good as expected - I drive a car from 96 in a city that has no vacant channels and so some static over my music is the norm. The problem that I encountered and what will lead me to return this device and look for something else is the fact that it doesn't automatically turn on when my car does, and it doesn't stay at the last frequency that I was listening to. My work involves me driving around and stopping at various places, and to have to listen to the loud sound of static and whatever distorted sound of the station that was coming through when I turn on my car was irritating. I would then have to manually turn on the FM Transmitter and then scroll through to the third preset (the channel I found to work the best) every time I started my car back up. I would love this device if it only turned on automatically and if it stayed on the same channel that it turned off on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product; Audio plug has more to be desired..

    Posted
    malmgrdc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The product itself is great. For $40 and instant connectivity over FM, this device takes the cake. It plugs right into your cigarette lighter and provides an extra USB connection to charge your device of choice with a user supplied USB cable. The transmitter module has three user adjustable and programmable channels. I have FM2 on my receiver set up to correspond with my 3 stored FM transmit frequencies on the stock receiver. The 3.5mm audio plug (this plugs into your headphone jack on your media device) is not the best, this is the only con. The jack must be inserted so that it makes good contact, it only does so if it is inserted one of a few ways. It's not difficult to find the sweet spot, but 1 out of 3 times I have to re-adjust the plug from the transmitter that goes inside the audio jack on my phone. The perks of going with a $40

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprised by performance.

    Posted
    OSUFaninTX

    I went in looking to buy a cable set to be installed into my 2005 Cadillac CTS. Unfortunately, they didn't have the hardware in stock, so I settled for this product. After deliberation with the Best Buy employee, I rolled the dice (knowing they have a 30-day return policy if it was awful). I played with it a bit and found a station that was fuzzy (88.3 if you live in DFW, TX). I learned that you cannot have the volume on your ipod up the entire way or else the sound quality is horrible. I have my ipod volume to around 50% and the product works very well. I used to own one of the more expensive FM transmitters (Belkin, I think), which broke. I am surprisingly, and happily, satisfied with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works just as it should, if you have common sense.

    Posted
    ElizD
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This works perfectly for me. I bought it, followed the directions (let it pick the stations), and it worked like a charm! I live in a city, and if I drive 20-30min out into the county, I sometimes have to change a station, but once I change it, it works perfectly again. I agree with other reviewers not to turn up the volume on your iPod all the way, or the sound will break up, otherwise the sound is good. It's just what you'd expect coming from "a radio station". Of course the sound isn't going to be as good as it would be from a CD or if you had a AUX plug directly in your car stereo, but the sound quality is better than a regular radio station. For the technology, I don't think you could get any better. I have a 2006 Toyota Camry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best FM transmitter that I've ever used.

    Posted
    Roadd
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I live in the DC Metro area, where radioradio stations are plentiful. With other fm transmitters, it was always a pain to have to constantly adjust to a clearer frequency. When I initially plugged in the Jamkast, the presets out of the box noticeably cut through the stations with a good, but staticy signal. After using the scan ability, the clarity was excellent! Very easy to use, and handy that it keeps 4 presets. The only thing I don't like is the control module itself. It is physically really small, the screen even smaller, and it feels rather fragile. I hope the build quality is enough for it to last awhile. Overall, I do feel it was a decent buy, and great alternative to shelling out money to get a new head unit with an auxiliary input installed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Megan

    I always wait to write reviews to make sure the product is reliable before telling others to buy it, and thank goodness I do that. I bought this aux cord at the start of July and 2 months later it is out of commission. First the cord would only work if I wrapped it around my phone so that it was positioned just right (annoying) but now it won't play my music at all (also annoying). Very frustrating as this product cost 40$. I am a college student and treated myself to be able to listen to what I want while in my car but now I feel as if I threw 40$ out the window. Do not buy this product unless you have enough money to repeatedly replace it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made.

    Posted
    Drothis
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This product worked fine. For 2 months. Then it completely fell apart. Literally. The part that plugs in came completely apart one day when I was pulling it out and was rendered useless. But having no other option, I decided to shuck out another $45 a got another one. I still have that one and use it almost daily, but it's a constant headache. The signal strength is pretty decent, but it can be difficult to find more than two clear frequencies in the city. It's almost as loud as the normal radio with my phon . However The jack is extremely sensitive and will turn off if bumped, and it has major feed back when plugged into a phone that is charging. I recommend finding a better alternative. This is not worth the almost $50 price tag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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