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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 343 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile, much better than expected

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    formerDOSuser
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    Previously I used a himbox plugged into the 3.5 mm aux port of a Sony CD head unit This worked reasonably well but, aside from the 2 wires coming from one of the two USB charging outlets, I could never use the button on the microphone pod to answer any phone calls. I used in the past, a couple of FM transmitter devices and another old model with a dummy cassete which contacted the play tape head in order to use a portable CD player in the car. These were very unsatisfactory workarounds as they were subject to alternator and spark plug noise. This Anker Roav unit is a pleasant surprise and a joy to use. The sonics are pretty decent using the FM tuner but channel selection is very important here. Of course, the hard wired option provides a better listening choice but you"re stuck with having to route and secure a (not included) 3.5 mm double ended stereo phone plug cable. As my head unit didn't have a USB music input, I'm glad to have that option available. The Android phone app is reasonably useful. I used it to turn off the voice connection prompt. It does however, place an intermittent banner on my phone when I'm using a Bluetooth speaker away from my car. Hopefully I can find a way to turn this off in a menu setting. All in all I'm happy with this purchase. I can see this useful as a travel device for use in a rental car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised. Only minor complaints.

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    LazyMummy
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    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 have 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Seven19o
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much better than most

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    WhatTheTech
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    I have an older car with a Bose system from the factory, but its generation doesn't have phone integration. I've tried a number of FM transmitters to play music from my phone, but most fade in and out and are difficult to tune to an unused station. The Roav works VERY well with no fade. Plus it charges your phone while you use it. It is low profile and doesn't interfere with the stick shift in my car. Plus, with the phone app, you can set the FM station easily rather than stepping through stations with button presses. I am now done shopping for an FM transmitter solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Reliable blue tooth connection

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    XNation1
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    I have been using this adapter for a few months and have been pretty happy with the purchase. Just plug it in and find a FM channel in your market with no station on it. Then pair your phone and play music directly though your car's speaker. The phone function is not great. A lot of dropped connection and hard time hearing and being heard. If you're looking for a way to play music off of your device through your car speakers then this is a great buy. Pass if you want it for the phone/voice functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice product

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    CharmedImSure
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    I think that the roav does pretty much what it is advertised to do very well. The only thing that I can say that I don't like is there being a slight amount of background noise that you can hear when the volume is turned down to a low setting. But Once you turn the volume up it's not even noticeable, so not much to complain about

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works good

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    carguy
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    Works good, only need to try a few times to get a completely empty radio channel. If the radio channel is not completely empty you will get some static noise. The device top panel (head where the buttons are) is a bit big so it won't fit small socket inputs also inputs with covers will not fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use

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    oldguy57
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    Constant plugging and unplugging the audio plug out on my cell phones and car stereo causes them to wear out. This solves that problem. The "FM channel connection" is horrible because of too many stations in my area. I connect via Bluetooth and it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good FM transmitter

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    Godchild
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    I recently bought a cheap brand FM transmitter for $20 from Walmart and regret fell over me the second I turned it on. When I bought this one for $10 more I immediately heard the difference and contentment came back. I’m happy for the money I spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and easy to connect to

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    Goosegirl
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    I'm impressed with the sound quality, very little static. It's not too bulky and having the charging port is a huge plus. The only issue I have with this product is that I haven't figured out how to change which station it broadcasts on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product, a bit staticky.

    Posted
    JSmith6
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    Bought this and use it primarily with my phone to stream music. It works pretty well but seems to be getting morr and more staricky. I am going to try and change which FM channel I am using to see if that cures the issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup

    Posted
    Carvie
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    This product was an easy setup for my vehicle and connected to my smart phone instantly. The only thing I would fix is the product says out loud “ now pairing” every time you start and stop your vehicle

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best fm transmitter

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    Jaecee
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    Very strong connection from the radio to the transmitter. Also the app helps you connect properly. However sometimes the connection is so strong that it is still connected in my house and I have to disconnect it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Product

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    XAZNspeed
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    This FM Transmitter has good reviews on the internet; would be nice if it had a remote; very little distortion or static; when something is playing through the bluetooth you don’t even notice it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised good option

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    Johnny
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    Works well. Haven’t had too many problems. The only problem I encountered was picking up another cars music when they had the same station on. The fix is to switch to a less used channel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Bluetooth

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    Yari
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    We enjoy our Bluetooth in the car for all our gadgets so we can play the music that we choose to play my daughter bought it I would recommend to get this product easy to use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great FM Transmitter for my son's car stereo

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    Dean
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    Bought for my son's older car stereo that doesn't have Bluetooth Works well, so he can play music from his phone through the stereo. Occasionally, you will get interference through the radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth

    Posted
    TBert
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    This Roav fm transmitter allows for Bluetooth abilities in my older vehicle. I am pleased with its performance except when I speak to someone on the phone they say I sound far away

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Eddycon
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    It’s works great! I bought this for my wife and she love it, especially as soon as you turn on your car is automatically connects, it also charges the phones fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    Posted
    gonzojeff64
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    It does what it's supposed to. Some times it doesn't reconnect to my phone when I get back in the car but I'm not sure if it is my phone or the USB charger's fault.

    I would recommend this to a friend