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Anker ROAV - SmartCharge F2 FM Transmitter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 565 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best $30 for an old car.

    Posted
    Robert
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Just buy this. If you want to know more, read on. I've tried at least half a dozen of these over the years, ranging from battery powered to USB to car 12V. I've always had issues getting a strong enough signal that actually sounded good and solid and that didn't need to be retuned every ten miles. I'll just explain the setup and controls now. Find an empty frequency on your receiver, preferably with a weak or no signal on either side to avoid bleed over. Plug this in, set transmitter to same one. You instantly hear the static go to silence on the radio. Find the transmitter on your phone or device BT and pair. Done. Obviously this was done on an old car and I couldn't tell the difference between this, regular radio, and CD in sound quality. You can skip forward and back with the arrow buttons and the little phone icon button serves as play/pause when music is going. This, paired with two USB chargers, one being 2.4A and the ability to connect a USB flash drive to this directly makes it the best $30 upgrade you can do to an old car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised me.

    Posted
    KaiserHammer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I didn't have much hope for any of these FM transmitters as I had used several in the past that turned out to be garbage. But I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. The problem with any of these is, as you drive around, the station you choose to transmit to gets better or worse reception. This causes a small amount of static "snow" noise that can get louder the closer you get to a station broadcasting to that frequency. The key is choosing a good station to start because you're not likely to change stations due to a) the fact that, if you drive a fair range back and forth daily, the static pops up and it's tedious to try to update the transmitter frequency that often and b) the design for changing the frequency isn't very user friendly. So try to choose a good channel. This may require testing several frequencies as you drive your normal routes. Overall, I would suggest this product. It initially pairs easily, transmits well and re-pairs quick if/when I unplug it from the lighter port. Pros: - transmission is pretty strong - initial setup is simple Cons: - physical design is poor as the USB ports are above the display making it difficult to read. I know I could simply turn it upside down but then the display is upside down. I assume they designed it this way to move heat away from the internal hardware. - updating the frequency that it transmits to can be annoying

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gadget for the price

    Posted
    John
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Simple, reliable Bluetooth adapter for older vehicles. Wireless connectivity from your Bluetooth device to your FM radio. Nice small unit that's not obtrusive poking out of your dashboard. Pairs easily, and the FM side puts a good signal out, very stable. Important note - before you buy, be sure you can find an unused FM frequency in your area - if you are in an area that has a crowded dial it may not be easy or possible at all. Having accomplished that, the operation is very easy. The digital tuner makes it simple to tune to your selected frequency. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. I'ven't experienced any dropouts as I've seen with some devices. Added bonus is the two USB charging ports, easy to access right up front. In fact, it would be easy to mistake this for just a dual charger- and it charges very fast. For 30 bucks it's pretty hard to go wrong with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised. Only minor complaints.

    Posted
    LazyMummy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The device does exactly what it says it does. A two USB car charger/FM transmitter. It is very easy to set up and, at least in my area, works perfectly. I've zero static when using a clear radio station (pure white noise) and the sound that comes out is good for me. My only complaints are minor at best. Certain apps on my phone, like Spotify, tend to have very low volume while using the transmitter via Bluetooth (I've yet to test it with the AUX option) and there is an issue now and again when my phone refuses to connect to it automatically when the car starts. A quick restart of my phone fixes this issue quite easily, however. Overall? A great option if you want to play your music/e-books/podcasts in your car and have no other options available to you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST

    Posted
    Brandon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is an amazing product. You plug it into the cigarette hookup and it immediately looks for a bluetooth device. As soon as you go to bluetooth on your phone all you have to do is click on the transmitter and you're done. It sounds great, there's no static and it is very easy to use. It sounds way better than the insignia wired transmitter I had (which I exchanged for this! @@@@@@@ I love it and I would recommend this for anyone who doesn't already have bluetooth in their vehicle. The only small issue I have is the charging feature doesn't support Samsung fast charging but that's no big deal. Great product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Anker Roav FM Transmitter

    Posted
    Kankin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The piece itself looks nice and all but it doesn't work as well as it says. @@@@@@@@ 1) When you try to use it for calls it makes your voice sound staticy and distant on the other end. @@@@@@@@ 2) If you have Apple products, it will cut Siri off when you are trying to give a command. @@@@@@@@ 3) When you use the Bluetooth to listen to music on the FM transmitter it makes a static noise that you can often hear while your music is playing. @@@@@@@@ 4) Lastly, it will add static to your other radio channels that never had static before. You have to unplug it to get rid of the static for other channels to sound normal again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely recommended! It's perfect.

    Posted
    Lenzo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This device has so many features and quality of build is amazing. I currently use two devices, one for each vehicle. Instead of going down the expensive route of upgrading factory radio I use these daily. Connecting is automatic after initial set up. I run an aux cord from device to radio aux input and music/calls quality sounds amazing and loud. When using radio transmitter function there is definitely a quality drop and volume decrease. Although no static if you find the proper station (per instructions). It's perfect for any car due to its size. Anyone would think it's simply a usb charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless blue tooth for older card

    Posted
    Dcash
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased a 2012 Audi S5 and although it has Bluetooth, it only works w phone calls, not w streaming music. This device fixed that issue. Now I can stream Waze or Googlemaps navigation and music (Pandora, Spotify or music saved on phone in I tunes)! I also get phone calls through the car speakers w this device. Easy setup, no static. It plugs into cigarette lighter and can listen wirelessly w phone in pocket or mounted. It also has 2 USB ports so on long trip I can charge phone battery as well as one additional passenger. Works as advertised. Highly recommend if you have an older car and are used to Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Seven19o
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    So the device tends to have issues connecting to my phone on a "cold connect". Unplugging it and plugging back in tends to help it connect when it happens. Audio playback is great, music sounds good but the built in mic for calls seems to sound like you are far away so keep it in clear sight and away from anything that can block the mic. Build quality is actually quite nice, its quite a premium feeling plastic so I hope it will last for quite some time. I'd definitely pick one up if you have a older vehicle and don't feel like buying a new head unit that has Bluetooth connectivity if you are in a state that requires hands free.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Bluetooth connection

    Posted
    nibs2734
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The anker-Roav smartcharge worked great as a Bluetooth transmitter. Connection is super easy, no dropped signals and minimal interference. Only thing I would improve on is the phone connection. I have no problem hearing the incoming calls, but the people I'm talking to seem to have a hard time hearing me speak. Don't know if I'm talking in the wrong place or where exactly I should be speaking. Another than that it's a great little unit, and the speed charger is amazing-very fast!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    Posted
    RNS1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've had this transmitter for about a month and it works great. On occasion there will be some static, but it clears up quickly. It's also great while talking on the phone hands- free, but I believe it still uses the mic on your phone when you talk. I've had friends ask me when I got the bluetooth on my car and they can't believe how great this transmitter is when I show it to them. The USB ports for charging are great as well. Definitely would recommend this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice... Works great, but...

    Posted
    GaryI
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I live in Hawaii, near Honolulu, the main capital. The tuner comes initially set at 107.5 which conflicts with an existing station. No problem, because the instructions say to hold down the setting button (looks like a call button) until the numbers flash, then use the ff/rew buttons to pick a station. Once I toggled it to 107.1, the sound came in crystal clear! Very nice....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Average

    Posted
    Fam322
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this transmitter to use in my work truck. It works just okay, the fm transmitter isn't always clear and works much better when you connect the 3.5 mm cable to it. Having two usb ports is nice to charge multiple devices. As far as making calls on this device I do not recommend it, maybe its because my truck is loud but people can't hear me correctly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent performing product that works perfectly

    Posted
    Evildroid
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is an excellent Bluetooth receiver FM transmitter. It has a powerful transmitter and with the app that goes with it you can pick the right station for your area and get no static at all. The charger works great. It looks really nice too. Super easy to set up and the app is designed pretty well, could use a little polish but overall it's not bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth transmitter

    Posted
    NikkiB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This thing is awesome it fits perfectly out of sight inside my center console and still gives crisp clear signal and sound! Also has to charge ports one regular and the other a quick charge port which really helps for when I'm just driving a short distance to get a good amount of charge in before having to leave the car again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best transmitter I've had

    Posted
    Skip
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is the 4th transmitter of various brands I've bought, and it's the best one! Unlike all the rest, this one works great! There is no static at all. Using it for Blutooth calls works great as well. Bought one for a friend of mine, and he loves it as well. Would definitely recommend spending a little more on this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    Posted
    smeltn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    After finding a channel that was pretty silent I turned this on and set it to that channel and it works great. No static, no loss of signal, works great!! Definitely a great investment if you want bluetooth in an older vehicle and with 2 USB ports you are able to charge your phone and another at the same time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I had some doubts about this product. After reading the reviews, decided to try it. I've used FM transmitters in the past and they weren't very good. This one is the best. Clean, clear audio. No static or unwanted noises while using this. Clear audio while making phone calls. Charges phones and other USB devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    Daniel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This thing gives crystal clear play through the radio of your car, but it also tells you the health of you car battery and helps you find where you parked your car. It has a mic to talk to people on the phone while you drive with having to hold the phone. You can also pause/ play and skip music with it too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    Posted
    Saab9699
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works great right out of the box. Was able to stream music and get nav directions through the car radio. Easily found a radio station to use in NYC and had no static or crackling. Also like the feature to move through streaming songs on the transmitter eliminating a need to look at the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend