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Scosche - BTFreq FM Transmitter for Select Smartphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 222 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Turns your phone & car radio to a Bluetooth system

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    DrtFlorida
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    The headphone jack on my iPhone 6+ no longer works & this Scosche Bluetooth FM transmitter has been a godsend! A few people have complained about some electrical interfence or squealing nosies & I did experience some of that but resolved that problem by using “MyCharger” power brick (also bought at Best Buy) instead of using the car’s charging system and that plus selecting the right requency has resulted in no noise other than my music! :) You can choose any frequency from 88.7-107.9 & radio-Locator is a good website to check out th best frequencies to use in your city. The FM transmitter is powerful enough where I don’t have to shift frequ;encies, it provides a clear strong signal within the car. I have found that that in the set-up to select a frequency the remote made it easier......also this unit acts like a complete audio Bluetooth unit, you can take and receive calls w/o having to pick up your smartphone. (Something I don’t normallly do but had an emergency call several weeks ago and it was nice to be able to have a short conversation and to have both hands on the steering wheel!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't rave but not extraordinary either

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    Nicholi
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    Can be connected to user device by acting as a Bluetooth receiver that then gets picked up as an fm radio station. The choosing and changing of fm tansmition station is easy to manipulate on the transmitter as well as with the included remote control. Bluetooth use can be easily bypassed by using the included audio auxillary cord ran from the device's headphone jack out port to the transmitter's Auxillary in port. Also, there is a USB charging port on the transmitter that sustains an actual lightening quick charge (I can't recall the voltz or amps off the top of my head) rather then simply claiming to do so like most USB connections do. I paid way more then I'm comfortable with for this thing and I have since found comperable items for way less online (1/2 my paid price or less) but when I bought this, I wanted it that day for immediate use and it has never let me down. The blue colored light that is the digital display on the front can become abnoxious if the driver ever gets light sensitivity when driving in the dark. This display brightness is not adjustable and it seems that blue light draws in and then strains and tires most people's eyes more quickly then alternative colors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn’t buy again.

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    Customer
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    Went into Best Buy looking to speak to someone who might be able to recommend a option to connect my phone to my car wirelessly- they recommended this product and I happily connected it. Yes it works. And I’ve had some good connections. But it’s dependent on a radio station and so you hear this constant ‘fuzz’ in the background so sound is not always clear if your moving within a city/on a trip through radio stations. Like most people I did not keep the manual after I read it and had everything working but it’s so not user friendly- I would’ve bought one for my mom & dad for their cars but it’s small buttons, nothing makes logical sense, it’s not user friendly at all- spent a frustrating hour trying to reconnect it today as I guess a passenger pressed a button while charging their phone and I can’t figure out how to get it back! Def would never recommend this product!!! Why Best Buy would carry this makes zero sense as I returned the other Best Buy recommended option just before I bought this one (on the same day!)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but plug is a little touchy

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    NdBKD
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    First off I highly recommend this if you want to stream music in a non USB or Bluetooth equipped vehicle. It just broadcasts the signal on a specific radio station but the sound is perfect as if my phone was directly connected to my cars receiver. The controls on it for skipping songs, stop, play, work great as well. The only thing I've noticed is that sometimes when I'm pushing a button or plugging in my phone the unit comes unplugged just enough to turn it off. You just have to push it back in to power it back on, but it can be a little annoying when it happens. Still though once you get used to how to control it without being clumsy then it works awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Crappy product

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    Southerngal
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    This product was bought to replace another similar device that fell apart on first use. This product lasted through a couple of uses before falling apart and having to be glued back together. We have also already had to buy a fuse for it. We bought this device so that our daughter could listen to music from her phone or listen to Pandora from her phone while driving home from school or back to school after coming home for a visit. It is often difficult to find radio stations on the roads she travels and this just made life easier and driving safer because she wasn’t fooling with the radio while she was traveling as long as the device was working properly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth car radio transmitter

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    Jboburka
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    This device works exactly as expected. Plug into car aux power socket, set the frequency you want to use on the unit, match it on your radio, pair the bluetooth to your android or iphone, and start broadcasting music using your car sound system. Works amazingly well in our 2005 Dodge Caravan for long trips. Worth every penny! When done using it, pull it out of the aux socket, as it can interfere with normal car radio listening. Also has a USB socket to power your mobile phone! Great unit, and very glad to have it. Teenage daughter is more willing to join us on family trips with this unit in the car so she can play her wonderful music for all to hear, loudly. ;-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Posted
    Chris
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    My second just broke because whenever I leave my car and come back I have to pull it out of my lighter jack and put it back in for it to connect it my phone. Every time I have to do this and then the entire bottom part of it will fall apart. Doing so has even broken my lighter jack from pulling it out and pushing it back in. It’s not made to be removed and put back over and over again so will it never work when I leave it in?? And trying to fix it is impossible because the one important part at the end will never stay in the device so it can connect properly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does the job, but...

    Posted
    Esbmlb
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    I’m revising my rating down from my previous review. The unit cannot handle certain audio frequencies and sends a lot of distortion in its radio signal even at low volumes. The volume must be turned up too high to listen to music well, and needs to be turned up higher when using phone. For the price I feel that this should not be the case. I will say that I’m an audiophile, so for those to whom this is not a big deal, I would recommend the product, but I would not recommend to friends and family.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible device

    Posted
    Kooter
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    The only drawback is the fact that I have to unplug it when I turn my truck off. Otherwise: great sound quality, the ability to easily make and receive calls, all through your phone. You’ve got to play with your radio to find the perfect/empty frequency, which can be tricky to find. Once I found a good channel the device worked flawlessly. Comes with a remote, which is more dangerous while driving. I have an iPhone 7 Plus and they both pair with each other as soon as I plug the device in. Voila! Tunes without commercials.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    BTFreq FM Transmittor

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    Mk021
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    I purchased this FM Transmissor as an upgrade and replacement for my older model of the same brand. The best feature of this product is the wireless Bluetooth connection. I can be standing 15 feet from my car and it will automatically connect to my Spotify station. The reason that i gave 4 stars is due to the occasional/ intermittent static that gets picked up from the FM radio. Although this is to be expected in a densely populated city.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    Posted
    Virginiabebe
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    I am very happy with the way this device works. It was easy to set up. I choose to use the plug into the aux outlet because the sound is a little better, but that is not necessary. I am tickled that it turns on as soon as the car is turned on - not all devices do this. The sound is clear, everything works the way I wanted it to, very happy with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but suffers for being an FM Transmitter

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    Computergiant
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    This unit works as well as any FM transmitter I've ever used. Unfortunately when you connect a phone to charge via its USB plug you get major power whine noise. This is being used in a 2008 vehicle bc I did not want to replace the radio. If I felt like spending $250 for a new radio it would be a major upgrade from this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t Connect

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    Idiginit
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    I have only been able to get it to connect a couple times after repeatedly unplugging and replugging it in.it absolutely will not auto connect. It’s such a hassle I just use the auxiliary jack for now until I get something different. Also; the flexible “neck” doesn’t stay put. It just wants to stick straight out which causes it to touch my knee while driving.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good option

    Posted
    Karen
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    This device allows my teen driver of an older car to listen to music from her phone through the car speakers. Since the device is synced to an unused radio frequency, some of the radio static comes through. It sounds decent enough, but not really clean. The device can also let you use the phone hands free, but we haven’t used that function yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    Posted
    Jammer1963
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    Bought this for my truck which has a basic, base radio. No matter what channel I tune it to, it doesn't sound good. It sounds like the unit isn't tune properly. The best way to describe it as it sounds like it's half a channel off. Maybe it's just my unit, but if one is like that, more than likely there are others out there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I thought

    Posted
    Clemsongirl
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    I read the reviews and depended way to much on them. The quality is nice but you have to unplug it every time you use it or it won’t connect to Bluetooth and most every channel you use is so static like. Using the talk feature the caller can’t hear me when I’m talking so I always revert back to using my cell.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, works great

    Posted
    Chris
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    Setup and use of the transmitter were both very easy. It paired quickly and maintained a stable link. The sound quality was quite good, and we forgot we were even listening to a transmitter after a while. I was also surprised that it could control the playback on my phone so well. I am very pleased with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but no off switch

    Posted
    Dave
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    I've used mine hooked up with aux jack out to the sound system. The FM transmitter works fine, but much better through the cable. It has had no problem with pairing, but you must remove it from power when not using it because it has no off switch. Otherwise, it's been very good with good sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WORKS GREAT FOR PRICE

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    Denny
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    I have a 05 Chevy with AM/FM CD player. I wanted to play my iTunes and use my cell phone through my car speakers. Just plugged in transmitter to power and set radio to 88.1 and your done. Great fix for those radios with no Bluetooth or connection to plug into. Nice clear sound for price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent FM xmitter

    Posted
    DigiDave
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    Does disconnect once in a while and won't repair (connect) if I leave it on and take the phone with and when I get back to the car I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it connect. Do like the aux out from bluetooth to radio. Get better sound that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend