Bluetooth 4.1 FM Transmitter Handsfree Car Kit

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Bluetooth 4.1 FM Transmitter Handsfree Car Kit
Price: $15.99
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Will this work with Bluetooth 4.0?

21.97 with free shipping from Amazon

Does this also have an auxiliary plug? My van just has a basic radio (no auxilary access) and I want to use my ipod (non-Bluetooth).

The pictures look to have an aux plug, but no mention in the specs…unless I missed it somewhere.

Yes, it is compatible with Bluetooth 4.0.

I bought one of these last time. Yes, it does have audio plug.

Will this pair w/ your phone automatically once car is turned on? Or do you have to pair each time you start vehicle?

And $15.99 + $5 shipping from Woot. $20.99 total.

Once it is paired the first time, it will auto pair once the car is turned on.

This literally just jumped up in price to 29.97 on Amazon. Better price here.

I purchased one of these a few years ago and was not very happy with the sound. It was hit or miss with the transfer of data. Sometimes it sounded ok but other times it was distorted. Also make sure you have room for the interface. It was very cramped in my Ford Fusion making the buttons difficult to reach. The micro SD was a plus, making MPs easy to access. 2 out of 5 stars from me.

I’ve been looking for a replacement for the device similar to this that I use in my car currently.

How does this device hold up? Does it last reasonably well?

Does it handle phone calls decently? (The one I have now has managed to partially stop working; it does not take calls)

The one I’ve been using has a whining noise, related to engine revvs. Is this something that I might still experience with this model? If it’s a ‘my car’ thing, I can deal. If it’s a power regulation thing in the one I’m using, I may well replace it with this one.

Did you tune to an empty station or close to one in your local area? It can be googled with your local zip code. Hope it helps.

Be aware there are junk Bluetooth transmitters available everywhere including Amazon. Two types of annoyances are dropping of pairing for no good reason, and terrible static noise (doesn’t matter which FM frequency you have selected) which causes the user to unnecessarily increase the volume. I have used at least four different types which are sold on Amazon.

Here’s a great overview of Bluetooth FM transmitters:

https://www.lifewire.com/best-iphone-fm-transmitters-for-car-1999388

I can recommend these two as both models work very well and have easy to use functionality and sound quality:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XSY1FZJ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018E0I01I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For whatever reason, Woot seems to have turned into a dumping ground for stuff Amazon wants to rid their shelves of, minus a few good recent deals like the micro SD cards.

Bottom line is there are proven Bluetooth transmitters available at a lower price on Amazon. I have no idea if this particular unit is worth $22. Plus, I wouldn’t pay the $5 shipping if you’re a Prime member; Amazon fully owns Woot and there’s no reason why Amazon shouldn’t be offering you that free shipping benefit at Woot.

Yep, I’ve used the Otium one mentioned in your article for over a year. It’s fantastic - good sound quality for music, and good enough mic quality for hands-free phone calls.

What I haven’t seen is a BT receiver/FM transmitter with a power button. My wife just got a different vehicle - and its power outlets are continuously on. So we don’t want to leave a BT transmitter plugged in. It would wear out the socket to continuously insert and remove it, so we’ll have to keep looking for other options.

I’ve been using this one for almost 2 years now.
https://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter-Multipoint-Microphone/dp/B003PPGOC0
I got it because it was listed as one of the highest rated ones on several tech review sites. It has a power button at the end of the plug, so it’s very easy to just tap it and turn it on/off. It has a USB charging port, as well as a 3.5mm aux input. It automatically connects when powered on. I use mine every day, and haven’t had any issues with it yet. The hands free also sounds good, I frequently use it to talk to wife/clients, I hear them great, and they seem to hear me just fine. Just wanted to share my 2 cents.