The lovely Mrs. Cheapskate posses a smartphone, but her minivan deficiencies a stereo input jack. Thus there is no simple method for her to hear to her playlists, podcasts, Pandora stations and the like.
A new breed of FM transmitters assure to resolve that problem. Like this one. 1SaleADay has the Livio LVC02A Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit for about $30, plus $4.99 for shipping. It is new, not refurbished and it sells elsewhere (like on Amazon) for minimum price $76.
The gadget plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter, and pairs through Bluetooth with your tablet — though it also consists of an aux-in jack for devices that effect Bluetooth. Then it broadcasts your music, Audible, NPR, or like that, to an unused FM frequency on your car stereo, which it directly scans to find.
Further, the LVC02A involves a noise-canceling microphone for handfree calling, with the other party’s voice coming via your car’s speakers — a huge development over your handset’s own speakerphone and mic. It consist of a USB charging port so you can hold your phone topped off and there is even an aux output you can attach to your car’s aux input for a Bluetooth without FM setup.
Livio also provides a free companion app that gives access to tens of thousands of Internet radio stations, and beams artist/title information to car radios that assists RDS. Cleverly, that app can release automatically when you begin your car.
In short, it’s awesome feature-packed solution for bridging the gap between your phone and car stereo, someone that provides plug-and-play simplicity.
By the way, i have never been a fan of FM, which have tedency to have insufficient output stronger to override ambient FM signals, but products like this one and the GoGroove FlexSmart X2 looks like to work efficiently.
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