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Are you looking for a hands-free Bluetooth adapter that you can put into an old car that doesn’t have Bluetooth via just a simple cigarette lighter? I’ve got one here that I got for Christmas. And I want to talk about it with you guys because I’ve been using it. And I’ve been really liking it.
This is where I give you my unedited, and hopefully more authentic, review of the products that I like to use and have. So if you’re into it then you might want to consider reading on it, it is very much appreciated.
Sumind Bluetooth FM Transmitter
The little doohickey that I have here is this little guy: Sumind Bluetooth FM Transmitter. It’s got a USB cord. It’s got a pair of USB ports to let you power up your devices if you need to charge your phone, your tablet, or whatever. I really like that the USB ports are both 2.4 amp. And then this is a QC 3.0. I don’t really have any idea what that means, but I believe that it is the faster-charging port though. It has got a simple cigarette lighter plug.
I got it off of Amazon, but this is considered a car wireless mp3 device. It’s made by Sumind and it’s an FM transmitter. So basically, you plug this into your cigarette lighter, and then you Bluetooth it to your phone. The Bluetooth connects every time. I’ve never had a problem with it.
- Intelligent and fast charging: input 12-24 V; Output 2 USB ports: smart 2.4 A charge port which can intelligently identify android or iPhone devices and QC3.0 fast charge port
- Special design: large key for easy operation; 1.7 Inch large LCD backlight display song name/ incoming phone number and shows your car's battery level when car start; Can rotate the LCD display screen in 270-degree gooseneck for optimal viewing comfort; Turn off the FM transmitter: long pressing the next song key for 5 seconds, it will turn off the FM and functions keep charging function
- Broad compatibility: this radio adapter works with compatible devices, like iPhone, iPad, iPod, tablet, smartphones, you can transfer music in those devices to car audio via 3.5 mm audio cable; Support TF/ Micro SD card in FAT format up to 32G; Support A2DP; Support MP3/ WMA format; Also support AUX output
- High clear sound and call quality: adopted advanced interference and noise cancellation technology - CVC technology creates full duplex sound and suppresses noise and wind; Built-in microphone feature supports hands-free talking reduce interference
- Features v4.2 and EDR: compared to earlier or older versions likeV2.0, V 2.1, or V3.0, V4.2 consumes much less energy and lasts much longer; EDR(Enhanced Data Rate), which ensures a faster data transmission rate and much more stable connection between a device and the audio receiver
Sumind Instantly Pairs
Whenever I start the car, this Bluetooth FM Transmitter says waiting for pairing, and then it’ll say paired whenever it’s paired.
And then you just tune it into the radio station using the little buttons on the side. Or I think you might use the button in the middle by turning it. I can’t really remember. As for me, I leave it at the same station, so I don’t know. I don’t remember what it is, but you tune it to the radio station and that pulls the signal from the FM transmitter.
Sumind plays music on your music streaming mobile apps
And then you can also play music on it. I use it mainly with Google music and my podcasts that I listen to through the Apple iPhone Podcasts App. It works great, and I haven’t had any problems with it.
Sumind allows the convenience of hands-free calling.
It does accept calls, too. So if you’re getting a call and you want to have your call come through the Bluetooth speakers, it does have a little hole right near the screen which is actually a little microphone. And that way you can go hands-free calling. You just plug this thing in and whenever the call comes through, you’ll know because it’ll also light up. You just press the button in the middle, and then that’ll get the voice going through. It’ll pipe it in through your car speakers which are super cool. I really like that. All in all, this is a great device.
Sumind Offers Ease of Use
You can also turn the middle button, which is a shuttle wheel, to add or adjust the volume. I just leave it at whatever the default is, and I use my car’s stereo to turn up the volume and turn down the volume. I will note, this is probably more on the podcast side, but some podcasts that I listen to either have the fault like maybe whenever they record the volume is low or it’s just the volume that comes through here. When this kind of thing happens, I have to turn it up kind of loud to be able to hear podcasts. However, music is a little different for some reason. It works great, and it works just fine when I play music.
It’s got also little skip buttons just beside the screen. So if you want to skip between your songs or your podcast, you can click these buttons. You can skip forward or move back or whatever.
It’s pretty easy to install. I just plug it on my car’s cigarette lighter and I’ll describe to you what it says whenever it’s pairing and all that. Let me plug in the phone just to have it charging. Please excuse that bit of radio noise. It says welcome on the front. And then it’ll say that it is waiting for pairing and then soon after it’s already paired. It’s pairs quickly really. I have a podcast on my phone, so I hit the play button. Soon you hear it being played on the car stereo. It’s kind of low, so what I’ll do, I am going to turn up the volume using the dial of the car stereo. It sounds great. I can pause it by using my phone, but I believe you can also pause it using the button in the middle. And like I was saying it’s also a little dial that you turn to turn up and down the volume. If I want to skip, I can skip by pushing the next and back button which are really just beside the screen. The other buttons on the opposite side change your radio station. I got my FM transmitter tuned in to 107.7. It also displays 107.7 on the car stereo screen and that’s how it hypes through.
I have a 2010 Honda Accord, and it works great in it. It should work with any kind of car as long as it’s got a radio in it. I’d definitely recommend it if you guys are looking for a Bluetooth FM Transmitter. I want to say that it was about 20 bucks or so. It’s fairly inexpensive.
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