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Car and Driver - Vent Mount Bluetooth FM Transmitter - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Car and Driver - Vent Mount Bluetooth FM

    Posted
    MrTwiki
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    After carefully sifting through several after-market options to add bluetooth to my vehicle (from a full radio pull to the simplest plug in adapter) I settled on the car & Driver FM Transmitter. I am VERY happy with it! It works exactly as it should. I noticed some other reviews which say it has static but I suspect they may have issues for not tuning the device to a 1-away station (having worked briefly in radio there is a thing called frequency bleed - make sure you choose a frequency that has at least one empty station to up and down from the one you are using for your car & driver FM transmitter) should eliminate most/all static. Other than that, it is a great device. My only complaint is that I have a rugged case on my phone which causes my phone to not fit in the holder, but I have a nearby cubby for the phone and it works fine from there with the FM transmitter installed as intended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for older cars w/o bluetooth

    Posted
    Chris
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    The assembly of the bluetooth is actually pretty good. Being that I drive a 03 Chevy Tahoe the clips for the device will not stay on the vent to hold my phone. I have a Galaxy Note 9 and the cradle does grab the phone but clips are rubber material and dont hold to well. Other than that I love it because you don't have to worry about charging it. Pretty easy set up and your phone will automatically connect to it most of the time. Sound quality will depend on what station you link it with for your music to transmit through. I like and it seems to do the job to listen to your favorite music from your phone or other bluetooth devices for great streaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Moderately priced and works well

    Posted
    Caroline
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    I wanted to upgrade from a very inexpensive bluetooth gizmo whose sound game through the gizmo, not the car's radio. It was never loud enough to hear really well. The Car and Driver FM transmitter is moderately priced, easy to figure out, and works well. I can plug my phone into it, charge the phone, and mount it on the air vents for GPS directions all at the same time. Sound quality is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I’m a fan

    Posted
    Katy
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    This is our 3rd attempt at buying a product to stream music to our car. This one seems to be pretty good quality and I’m pretty happy with it so far. Not a fan of having to hang it on the vent mainly due to it not really working well with my accord and there’s also a slight buzz when the music has a pause or when it’s turned down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Bart
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    It beats buying an entire new radio for 5 times the price. Since it only has one mode it’s prone to frequency interference and thus static. However, when it doesn’t have static it works just fine, a little quiet, but not too noticeable. The prongs stay secure into the vents of your car and it solidly holds your phone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No

    Posted
    Brownie
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Dont auto connect. Sounds super staticky. Need to have it loud to even hear it. If not on all you hear is lots of static. I don't like the mount. Falls all the time! Little cord breaking. I would not recommend this product unless you are super desperate to have music in your car.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth transmitters have came a long way

    Posted
    21EasyE
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    Bought this for my wife bc she drives an older car that doesnt have bluetooth capabilities and wanted to be able to play music from phone thru speakers. It does that and more. This is probably her 4th transmitter and this one blows those others away. She is very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty awesome

    Posted
    RogersReport
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    I was very surprised with how well this worked for me. My car has a very expensive radio install kit. So I decided to try one of these out, decpite never liking fm transmitters. And it blew me away. Synced it once and every time I get in the car it starts up a goes. Love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Barely worked

    Posted
    Brains
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    I used several different frequencies, but the connection was poor on them all. My music came through only by having my phone and car volume at nearly their max level. To make matters worse there was significant static from the poor signal.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Caution

    Posted
    Ccclos
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    It seems great all products rolled into one HOWEVER the base does not hold the phone every well AND the actual base is close to impossible to mount if you don’t have the right vent. No option to mount on your dash not windshield.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I wanted

    Posted
    JettaJ
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    Easy to install and user friendly. I'm excited to be able to listen to my Spotify stations and podcasts from my phone, now on my car stereo. The hands free phone features are great. Couldn't be happier with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Posted
    Mookie
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    Broke the same day. The quality was great but the mount kept falling out. It broke when I tried putting my iPhone 8 in there it literally just fell apart and would not work anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good.

    Posted
    Lele
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    Really nice for what it is. Bluetooth connects by itself when you start your car so that’s a huge plus. Calls don’t sound that best and the vent clip isn’t that sturdy but over all really nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved a LOT of money.

    Posted
    DEBBRICH
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    Our grandson has an older car and likes his music. He wanted a whole new stereo system. This plays all of his music through his bluetooth on his phone and saved us a chunk of money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

    Posted
    Soberlicious
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    Finding the best station to minimize static can be a challenge. Also the phone holder isn’t wide enough to hold my iPhone 6+ with the case on. Otherwise I’m happy with the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does everything I need.

    Posted
    Mike
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    A great device with superb sound quality. Sometimes have to adjust station when traveling over long distances. That is the worst thing I can say about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Princely
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    Just now i install and tested it. Its awesome. The music output is phenomenal.. Enjoyed it. I would recommend this product, if you are planning for small budget and better quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a good update product

    Posted
    trailblazer
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    I gave this product to someone who had an older car and did not have a hands free way of answering their cell phone while driving. It was easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does as it should

    Posted
    JGrzy
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    Was very easy to set up, sound quality is really good (wouldn't think its over FM & Bluetooth). I'd highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    Posted
    72sam
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    I purchased as my car does not have Bluetooth, figured this would work. Everyone I talked to on the phone said they were echoing and would hang up

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend