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iSimple - Blustream Bluetooth FM Modulator - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 318 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great fit for how long it actually lasted

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    Twitchy
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    I bought this right before the holiday season so I could listen to my own music while traveling the 4+ hours to see family. It worked like a dream! For about 5 days. Then it didn't seem to want to reconnect again and when it did, all I got was static. I brought it in to customer service and the guy at the counter there (who was a huge help that day) said that all of those fm transmitters burn out eventually and mine just did it faster than usual. Even so, I was still willing to trade it for another one, to see if I had gotten a dud the first time but they were sold out from the holidays still. I've decided to buy something else online since I didn't need the mic feature. For those of you that are still interested, I'll tell you how it worked before it died in case I did just get a dud. Great sound. Easy controls. Automatic Bluetooth connection. I had to resync a couple times to my phone but I've had to do the same with nearly every other Bluetooth device I own. The mic wasn't great and it didn't seem to have any noise canceling for it. It comes with sticky pads to mount the mic but unless you drive with your chin on the steering wheel, it must likely won't pick up your voice over road noise. Simple. Easy. For some, that is all you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK choice for cars w/o AUX port

    Posted
    IowaTechy
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    I prefer a bluetooth adapter that has only an Aux port connection, and a separate microphone that you can position inside the car. This helps isolate noise if you like to have a windows cracked at times. Overall the fit and finish was nice, but the idea of two long cables hanging all over my dash wasn't that appealing. Many connectors you can find out there include right angle Aux plugs, which give better options for cable routing, and some even include spring-shaped cables that won't bind up or interfere with center console shift knobs and other controls. Bottom line, this will work well as a gift if the recipient isn't one to buy something like this on their own. If you are choosing for your own vehicle, look at the layout of the dash and you might find something more appropriate. Also, if you drive between multiple large communities, you may want something with a larger range of FM Stations, so you don't run into interference randomly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Hit or Miss

    Posted
    AA32
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    I originally wasn't super pumped for the price but thought it would be worth it since it has a mic. Got it, was overly excited that I threw away the box because I didn't think I would need it only to discover the mic doesn't work. It's a hit or miss and only works when needed (more misses than hits really). Talked to a best buy associate hoping it was just the device and apparently that's just how it is. It's a great bluetooth adaptor (the only reason it's getting 2 stars) but the mic doesn't work properly and not worth the money I spent.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid converter for what you're paying for

    Posted
    Converter
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    The Blustream Bluetooth FM Modulator is what you would expect for a lower end converter. It works well when directly connected to a phone rather than bluetooth. In addition, it has set radio stations compared to other converters that allow you to set your own, and the stations only range from 106.7 to 107.9. In busier areas these stations are occupied by popular radio stations so it's practically impossible for the converter to work. I would recommend this product as long as you're familiar with the stations in your local area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works When It Wants To

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    Communicore82
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    I purchased this product hoping to finally be able to listen to my iPhone over my truck radio. The product has a charger built into it for your phone, which is nice, but the main reason I purchased it was to be able to listen to my music. And it is in that area the product fails. It seems to have a mind of its own and only works when it wants to. When it works it is fantastic, crystal clear audio, and I love it. But it seems to refuse to work more often than not. I wish I could love this product but as of now, I can only say that it is OK and you can probably find a better product out there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    when it works it is good

    Posted
    Kevin
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    Not a great product. I bought 2 at $57 and it works intermittently. Best buy does not sell a warranty for it now. Presently I am work with I Simple tech Travis (18004772267). They are reporting the car power plugin may not fit correctly (model dependent), fuse is out. But it works intermittently with the usb which works but not the blue tooth to my radio. I have a year to work with Isimple.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expensive For The Features

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    LGAYOSSO
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    Product does what it advertises but it is rather expensive considering the feature set it offers. I bought it out of necessity as I couldn't wait for an online delivery but I know of better options available online which offer additional features such as responding to phone calls, play, move between tracks, etc. for a fraction of the cost and the same audio quality. Only if the product turns out to be durable (I have only had it for 1 month) it might be a good alternative otherwise it is not an option I would recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work for us

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    Turbotruck
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    This transmitter did not work for us. It only has 4 options of stations to broadcast to. In our area, 2 of the options already have local channels. The receiver is on a cord that is supposed to mount on top of your dash. The cord was too short to reach, putting it in a poor position. The 2 remaining available channels had poor reception which made the music constantly fallout. I did not like the performance or the physical unit. I had bought 2 units and returned both since they did not work well in either vehicle I tried.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for an older model car

    Posted
    trisha16
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    I really like this device because I do not have an aux connection in my 2007 car. It has many options like listening to music through Bluetooth connection or physically plugging it into your phone. You can even answer phone calls through your car speakers with this device too. I think that it works better when plugging it into the phone directly. The only reason I give it four stars is because there are only 4 radio station options and sometimes none of them work the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Immediately returned

    Posted
    NikkiG
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    I don't have an aux port in my Jeep and I thought this would be a great quick and easy way to stream my music. It was mixed reviews online but I was optimistic. It was easy to setup but I could only pick up one static station. Maybe it's ideal for someone living in a rural area but I live in a major city and 2 of the 4 stations were actual radio stations so needless to say I could stream from those. I returned that thing so quick! Don't do it, just invest in a new radio.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Same old issues with an over-air FM transmitter.

    Posted
    Choban
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    Bought a used car that didn't have any Bluetooth capabilities. I was really hoping that this would do the trick, but was sorely disappointed. It was full of static, and I literally couldn't take it anymore. I did buy another 3x more expensive iSimple product (inline FM transmitter, installs behind radio) and it works beautifully. My point... it's not the brand... it's the solution. Suck it up and go the next step up, or I'd bet you'll be returning this and doing it in a few weeks anyway.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nope. Just nope.

    Posted
    Violinist3687
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    Got it and tested in the parking lot. Doesn't work at all. I had only 4 options for the channel selection and only 1 "kind of" worked. Full of static and had to turn my volume to 56 just to hear anything. For around $70 this is a complete failure of a concept. You are paying for its small compact form NOT functionality. Found a better product with more features for $30 at another store. If Best Buy had carried it I would have bought it there. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad reception

    Posted
    Whatthedeal
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    I have tried almost every channel to obtain a signal that did not sound fuzzy as I play my phone through the bluetooth connection. Everything sounds just as static-filled as channel that does not receive a signal from the radio station. Maybe we have too many stations in the area. Maybe this is just old technology that is obsolete. Maybe it is user error. I know I wanted my money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product not in metro area

    Posted
    Lukelg
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    Product was bought in Minneapolis area and the sales person told me it would work great there, truth was that with only 4 fm frequencies to choose from, it was a battle to have a a clear frequency in that area and constantly had to change frequencies. While driving that was annoying and distracting. Once out of the metro area it worked great with no complaints. Can leave it on a frequency and have no troubles due to its strength. Would recommend if not in a metro area.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Alternative

    Posted
    caspernick
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    My son has an '03 Nissan. No Bluetooth, so he used to carry a large portable speaker for his music. He asked for this for Christmas and I did some research. It turned his old stereo into a modern Bluetooth equipped car that he can make calls win and listen to his music, handsfree. A great solution. Lost a star for the sound quality but hey- it's better than nothing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    Posted
    jaja7284947985347983
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    This product is pure garbage. First off you can only select from 4 stations 106.7,106.9,107.1,107.3 so like most city's there is a station broadcasting on most of them. I can get it to come in on 1 of the stations but it is almost pure static. For $60 I would expect much more. I have purchased product back in the 90s from radioshack to broadcast through FM that were a million times clearer than this piece of garbage. It will be getting returned

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Questionable functionality

    Posted
    Mike
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    When I purchased this unit and tried it for the first time I was very dissatisfied. In order for it to work you had to tune the radio to an unused frequency. The unit had only four stations to select. Three were broadcasting in my area and the fourth was intermittent. I would guess it should elsewhere where the frequencies were not in use. It would be better if the unit allowed you to select any unused frequency.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great transmitter, usb charger is awesome feature

    Posted
    E0104
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    Good, well made, met all expectations. Game changer for me was having the usb incorporated so I could charge and broadcast simultaneously. Definitely a good addition! Used it in a cross country drive. You do get fm interference when you are too close to a station broadcasting at the fm frequencies it uses, but this is true of all these devices. Would recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work well, at all.

    Posted
    kyjw
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    I thought this was going to be a really convenient way to listen to music but it’s actually made it harder for me to drive and listen to music. The connection is always bad and the device itself is very sensitive, if you touch it or move it in anyway it could lose the connection. So sadly, I have to go back to using a portable speaker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really handy and would recommend!

    Posted
    Airborne30
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    I bought this for a cross country trip and it was exactly what I needed and I would definitely recommend this anyone considering it. I used the streaming blue-tooth FM adapter when I was driving my mother-in-laws car cross country and she only had a AM/FM stereo. I was able to use my iPhone to listen my podcasts and other downloaded content. Super easy and convenient to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend