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iSimple - Blustream Bluetooth FM Modulator - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 321 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

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    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: 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth works great but

    Posted
    Nickd
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    The Bluetooth works great it syncs with my phone when it turns on. But there are only 4 fm channels to pick from and all of them are popular fm channels, on top of the units broadcast power being week. If you have a extarnal jack it will work great for you but if you're relying on the fm transmitter you will be let down

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    WJK81
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    Does the job but not what I was looking for. Reception isn't as clean as I wanted to be. There is a bit of static in the background when volume is low but it does sound better when louder. Don't like that it only has 4 frequencies. During long drives, I've run into occasions where none of the 4 work due to active radio stations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good alternative.

    Posted
    Azteca14
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    This was a gift for my father who is not very tech savvy and he was able to set it up and use with ease. Only draw back is that it has preset channels. Wish we could have a broader channel spectrum. Otherwise good product. With out spending big bucks and dealing with a spendy installation

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hit and miss

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    TexasGal
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    I haven’t fully made up my mind if this was worth the purchase price. Because we have local stations that coincide with some of the pre-programmed options on this we really only had one channel to try and it’s often very staticy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very easy installation

    Posted
    Elysee
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    Very easy to set up..only issue is there are only 4 stations you can use and they are used where I live. Causes some static but not a horrible amount. The only reason I did not give it more stars was that. For the amount I paid could be better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fm modulater

    Posted
    Jamesdolla45
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    I bought this to try it out because my work truck didn’t have any other way to listen to music but this product is ok I guess sometimes it works sometimes it didnt

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor overwrite strength

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    Vfox
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    The device works well enough unless I'm near a tower for one of the stations it allows you to overwrite. That being said you're very limited on the stations you can choose and it sometimes allows the radio to play over your device. It's just "ok".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works okay

    Posted
    Chinamom
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    For handsfree use of your phone in a car that is a bit older, this is a decent product. It does work but is not exactly easy. It goes through your radio but you have to change the setting to answer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    Posted
    Galaloha
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    I bought this because I have no Bluetooth in my car, I wanted to play music, the sound is ok when playing it on slow sound. When you raise the volume it's really bad...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overall OK Has to be paired every time you star

    Posted
    Mark
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    If unit did not have to be paired every time you enter the car it would be a lot better Also offer more frequencies

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Jenn2273
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    The product is ok, There are only 4 channels so sometimes is does not work well due to the over lap of radio channels. Otherwise, it works fairly well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre

    Posted
    misscole2000
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    Works okay. Have found that it can be hard to find a "station" where it doesn't come in static-y.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Will do for now

    Posted
    latonya501
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    Often has static. This product has 3 stations to play through, 2 are local streaming stations. The 3rd has static, interference .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad.

    Posted
    Jenn2273
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    The product works as well as other products of this type. I however, wish there were more channel options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    Drgankage
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    The product does perform as advised. Quality isn't too great as it cuts in radio feed but works.

    I would recommend this to a friend