*I was not paid for this review! I received this product free of charge for my honest opinion!
With everything going digital nowadays, CD's are becoming outdated. I have a massive CD collection that I've built up over the years just sitting on a shelf getting dusty now because I have all my music on my phone. Unfortunately, not every vehicle has a radio compatible with receiving music from a phone. I had to pay a good chunk of change to get a bluetooth deck in my main car, and I absolutely love it, but it still cost a lot. I can't afford to outfit all of our vehicles with a bluetooth deck, so I decided to try the next best thing- an FM transmitter.
The FM transmitter was super easy to install. It's all a one-piece system. You simply plug one end into your cigarette lighter and plug the other end into your phone's earphone jack. You then find a station that isn't broadcasting anything and match the transmitter and your radio to the same channel. The buttons on the transmitter help you to easily scan through and find any station in the spectrum. I tried it out in my husband's secondary car- a little 97 Camry that he likes to drive to work since it's a standard and he thinks it's fun to drive. The quality is very good as long as your phone is turned all the way up. I started out with my phone about halfway turned up, and there was a weird whining noise in the background. After a few minutes of playing around with it, I turned my phone all the way up and the weird noise disappeared. It has way better quality than this other transmitter we have. The other one we have is battery operated and only plugs into the phone. That one will easily skimp out on the signal even though it'll be a foot away from the antennae. I think this FM transmitter is much better since it makes direct contact from phone to car and won't lose the signal.
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I'm a Texas gal with a wonderful husband, an amazing six year old son, and an adorable newborn baby boy!