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Bluetooth is the most popular and convenient means for interconnection of multiple devices. It is a great gadget to use in a car. With a Bluetooth car kit (or adapter), a driver can use downloaded digital content (music, movies, audiobooks) from a smartphone, tablet or laptop through stereo system built in a car. Also, it allows to talk on the phone with your hands free, still on the steering wheel, so that your chances to get into accident are much decreased with using a Bluetooth car kit.

The car is an excellent place where you can use Bluetooth: it is a small isolated area, and you will hardly experience any distortions in there even if you have the cheapest Bluetooth adapter in the world.

 

Types of Bluetooth Devices for Drivers

There are several types of Bluetooth adapters and kits which serve you to make your life easier and safer.

  1. Bluetooth Headset. This is a device which you wear on your ear or both ears. Some models can be fastened on glasses. The device isn’t connected to a car technically, so you can use it outside. Also, when you talk on the phone, you are the one who hear your partner on the other end.

Disadvantages: You don’t see information about incoming call: you still need to have your smartphone nearby. Hence it means that you can’t make an outcoming call as well (some models are equipped with function of voice dial, but they are much more expensive). Yet another shortcoming is that your system won’t volume down when you have an incoming call.

  1. Bluetooth Speakerphone. It is a monobloc device which must be equipped with a speaker, microphone and some buttons to turn on / off the device and to regulate volume. The device can be charged through a cigar lighter socket or visor. In first case, everything’s clear, but there are some obstacles: you have to incline to speakers or look at the device to use its buttons. These interruptions can cause an accident.

Disadvantages: It doesn’t show who calls you. Everyone in the car can hear your conversation. Sometimes it is cool and fun, but, in most cases, it is rather inconvenient.

  1. Bluetooth Adapters with AUX / USB Output. For newbies, this device can seem worse than a nightmare. But as soon as you puzzle out how to connect and adjust this device, you will see a great transformation of your stereo system. The sound from your portable device is transmitted to your car stereo system. The volume of audio is down when you talk on the phone. Most of the models have a small display and you can see from whom you have an incoming call.

 

 

 

Extra Information

As you can see, devices with Bluetooth adapters can be used in various cases, from listening to music to voice dialing and all these through car stereo system. Does that mean that everyone nowadays is in need of such adapter? Our answer is “No”. You need this device only if your stereo system isn’t compatible with your gadgets. You only need to connect your adapter to AUX or USB output and connect your portable gadget to the adapter. The adapter becomes a mediator between your car stereo system and portable device. This is the task of Bluetooth adapters.

 

 

 

Top 15 Best Bluetooth Car Adapters

The article Top 15 Best Bluetooth Car Adapters covers in general adapters and kits with AUX / USB outputs. There are no Bluetooth headsets and only one Bluetooth speaker. Consider this, please.

All the models represented in the article are placed in ascending price order. Now let us introduce to you Top 15 Best Bluetooth Car Adapters on today’s market.

 

 

 

  1. Scosche motorMOUTH Plug and Play

 

SCOSCHE BTAXM motorMOUTH Plug and Play Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit is the device which opens up the list of Top 15 Best Bluetooth Car Adapters. This is an extremely cheap and easy-to-use Bluetooth device. The adapter plugs in MP3 / AUX input to turn your phone conversations into hands-free ones. The adapter is equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 which was worked out in 2007 to decrease consuming of battery of a device. This adapter has a voice dialing.

The adapter has a feature called DPS echo cancellation to provide you with conversation with no distortion. Also, it is important mentioning that the adapter is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which lasts 5 hours of talking and 24 hours disconnected.

Item dimensions: 6.95” x 4.75” x 2”.

 

Pros:

Extremely cheap;

Compact design;

Plug in, connect to your portable device and you are ready to use it.

 

Cons:

Doesn’t work with music, you can only use for calls;

Some customers received it with its broken mic or output;

The customers’ feedback is so-so.

 

 

 

  1. iClever Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio

 

iClever Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio is probably the most popular Bluetooth car adapter by iClever. The device is compatible with a wide range of portable devices, to be more precised, with any smartphones, tablets and laptops equipped with a 3.5mm audio output. The adapter has an LCD display with good contrast adjustment by the manufacturer. By its sides there are two buttons to switch to the next or previous radio station or song.

The adapter has a USB port along with 3.5mm audio jack so that you could simultaneously listen to music or receive calls and charge your device.

 

Pros:

30-Day Money Back Guarantee;

12 Month Replacement Warranty;

Lifetime Support Guarantee;

Over 2000 customers’ reviews, 75% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

Not the best at being durable, you need to plug in and out it carefully so that audio jack wouldn’t be broken;

No buttons to switch a radio station or song on the cable;

After some time of using there probably can appear a static noise.

 

 

 

  1. TaoTronics TT-BR05

 

TaoTronics TT-BR05 is a Bluetooth adapter with lots of positive feedback. This is a high-quality device which you can purchase for a very affordable price. The adapter is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 which means its consuming of battery is slowed down, the speed of data transmission is speeded up (the better only Bluetooth 5.0). This adapter allows you to connect simultaneously two devices.

The adapter has several buttons to play / pause music, skip tracks and change volume. If you have an Apple device, you can activate Siri: the adapter has a mic and voice dialing.

The manufacturer promises 10 hours of talking and playing music.

Item dimensions: 2.05” x 1” x 0.41”.

 

Pros:

18 Months Labor and Parts Manufacturer Warranty;

Automatic shutoff;

80% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

If you want to listen to music loudly, you have to add volume in your portable gadget, in the adaptor and in stereo system;

The same button for turn on / off and pairing mode;

No battery indicator.

 

 

 

  1. Nulaxy KM18

 

Have you any idea how many reviews about Nulaxy KM18 out there? Over 12500! That’s why we feel responsible to tell you more about it.

The adapter is equipped with an FM Transmitter which is considered the best on the market nowadays at affordable price. The adapter is compatible with most contemporary portable devices: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, Sony).

This adapter is also equipped with Bluetooth, TF Card and AUX Cable. Pick one to connect your device and enjoy music with crystal clear sound.

You can see that the device has a big LCD screen which shows you information about phone calls, music you currently listen to, car battery voltage. Last one is a useful feature which will keep you up-to-date about your relevant car voltage. It is very useful when you are planning a long trip.

Item dimensions: 6.4” x 4.9” x 2.1”.

 

Pros:

Bluetooth 3.0;

One USB port;

18-Month Manufacture Replace Warranty.

 

Cons:

No shutoff function;

Data can be read only though TF;

Can pair only with one item.

 

 

 

  1. Griffin iTrip Aux Bluetooth

 

Griffin iTrip Aux Bluetooth is a compact Bluetooth adapter equipped with Bluetooth and 3.5mm AUX Input. The adapter provides you with wireless connection from your portable device to your car stereo system.

The device requires 12V to work correctly. It has a 2” AUX cable if you want to connect it directly to your car stereo. The adapter is compatible with all portable devices.

Item dimensions: 1.71” x 1.92” x 2.85”.

 

Pros:

The cord is detachable;

Superior quality for decent price;

Over 60% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

The cable is long;

Doesn’t start music automatically when you start your car;

No FM Transmitter.

 

 

 

  1. iClever Himbox HB01

 

iClever Himbox HB01 is an adapter equipped with a microphone and echo cancelling. The device has several buttons to play / pause music, to switch to next / previous song, talking controls, answer / reject calls. There is also a feature for private calls.

The device has a magnetic disk so that you could place it wherever you want. Also, it is necessary to mention that the adapter has a 4.0 Bluetooth version which means it has improved characteristics: less discharging, more data transmitting.

The device allows a wireless streaming of music and making free-hands calls. You can use Siri to make voice dialing.

 

Pros:

1-Year Warranty;

Simultaneous pairing of two devices;

Helpful and professional service;

80% of positive feedback from about 2300 people.

 

Cons:

Buttons can seem cheap and lose;

Difficult to identify buttons, you need to look down at them;

Distortions during connection.

 

 

 

  1. Besign BK01

 

Besign BK01 is a versatile Bluetooth adapter. You may say that there are lots of them, like this one, but particularly this one has a huge feedback, that’s why we have something to tell about Besign BK01.

First of all, as our editorial believes, one of the most important features is the version of Bluetooth: in the adapter it is 4.1. it is not the latest one, but at the same time it is still quite relevant to today’s realities.

The manufacturer for some reason precises that the device is equipped with automatic shutoff. This means that the adapter turns on when you start your car. It connects to last connected device of yours. Of course, Bluetooth must be turned on on your portable device.

 

Pros:

Noise and echo canceling;

Simultaneous streaming and charging;

Simultaneous pairing with two devices;

Helpful and professional service;

80% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

2 second delay for Siri commands;

AUX jack can seem lose;

There can be some issues with microphone.

 

 

 

  1. Mpow Bluetooth Receiver Car 3 in 1

 

Mpow Bluetooth Receiver Car 3 in 1 opens the list of quite expensive adapters for your car. Of course, first of all, its main feature is a wireless streaming of music. Your hands free, you directly at the road and you enjoy music. Perfect.

If you purchase this adapter, you can be sure that your talking on the phone won’t be disturbed by any static noises. The adapter provides a crystal-clear sound and voice. Also, the device has a voice dialing.

We believe that this feature is really necessary the adapter equipped with an automatic shutoff. It turns automatically on when you start your car and off when you stop it. Very convenient, no extra movements, isn’t it?

 

Pros:

Superior noise cancellation;

It has a magnetic disk and it can be placed in any convenient for you place of your car;

Almost 90% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

Automatic drop of volume on your phone;

Low sound during phone calls;

Experienced some issues with pairing with the second device.

 

 

 

  1. TaoTronics TT-BR009

 

TaoTronics TT-BR009 is sleek-looking Bluetooth adapter which is also equipped with an AUX output. The Bluetooth version is 4.2. this is the one before the latest 5.0. it means that you will have almost the best transmitting performance and less discharging. Besides, the battery lasts 15 hours of talking and playing. Also, this adapter is capable of coping  two connected devices simultaneously. The adapter is also equipped with automatic turning on and off when you start and kill your engine.

The adapter has several buttons: power button, volume up / next track (long press) and volume down / previous track (long press).

 

Pros:

Microphone, LED indicator, Micro USB charging port, AUX port;

Works up to 55 hours;

About 80% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

Your voice on the other end can seem quiet;

Overall decreasing of volume;

Experienced issues with connection.

 

 

 

  1. GoGroove FlexSmart X2 Mini Bluetooth

 

GoGroove FlexSmart X2 Mini Bluetooth is a high-tech Bluetooth adapter for those who want to drive a car and receive calls or listen to music with their hands free, this is a great option for you.

Purchasing this device, you get a wireless connection to portable devices of yours such as: Apple, HTC, LG, Samsung, Sony Xperia. The device has some regular buttons: to play / pause music, volume up / down, Bluetooth pairing, call buttons. It is also equipped with a 3.5mm AUX jack.

The adapter is equipped with a microphone and LCD display.

 

Pros:

3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty, Service and Support;

Several ways to articulate the adapter’s neck;

Over 70% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

The neck can seem to someone too long;

Experienced quick overheating;

Quiet.

  1. SoundBot SB360FM

 

SoundBot SB360FM is an adapter which will turn your car into a wireless Bluetooth environment where you need minimum movements to talk on the phone or listen to music. The adapter is equipped with 3 control buttons: answer / reject call, next / volume up and previous / volume down. Pairs with most modern devices and works with iOS, Android, Windows, etc.

The device comes with a triple USB car charger, magnetic mounting disk, clip mounting and user guide.

 

Pros:

1 Year Full Manufacture Product Warranty;

Compact;

Over 70% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

Doesn’t pair with more than one device;

Doesn’t have memory to memorize last radio station you listened to;

Provides interference to radio stations when the adapter is turned off but plugged in.

 

  1. GOgroove FlexSMART X2

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 is one the most popular Bluetooth adapters for cars. You plug it in a cigar lighter and use it to listen to music or radio and receive calls. The device has a long neck, so you don’t need to make movements which will disturb your driving.

There are several control buttons which are placed very conveniently. You just need some to get used to them and then you won’t even have to look at the adapter to press a necessary button. Those are play / pause, next, previous, answer call, reject call. Also, there is a USB port for charging your phone and a standard 3,5mm AUX jack.

 

Pros:

Free 3 Year Warranty;

80% of positive feedback, over 9000 reviews.

 

Cons:

Pairs only with one device;

Could have been more durable for this money;

It is hard for people on the other end to hear you;

Interferes radio stations with static noise.

 

  1. Kinivo BTC450

 

Kinivo BTC450 is a compact and sleekly-looking Bluetooth adapter which is equipped with all necessary features for comfortable using in a car.

The Bluetooth kit is compatible with all Bluetooth supporting devices (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, etc.). The device automatically turns on when you start your car and off when you kill its engine. Also, if your phone is running out of battery, you can charge it through a USB port which plugs in a cigar lighter. The kit is connected to your car stereo system through a 3.5mm AUX jack.

 

Pros:

Great sound quality;

Supports voice dialing, works great with Siri;

It has a mounting strip which can be remounted several times without losing its mounting characteristics.

 

Cons:

A built-in microphone isn’t that good;

No power button;

Sometimes fails to reconnect automatically to your phone.

 

  1. Anker SoundSync A3341

 

Anker SoundSync A3341 is a great adapter which features everything you need not only in your car (i.e. it has inputs for Optical / RCA synchronization and comes with these cables). The kit also comes with AUX cable and micro USB cable which means you can connect this kit to your car system and charge your phone through USB post.

The device features Bluetooth 5, the latest version: the data transmission is twice faster, best connection stability.

 

Pros:

Dual sharing;

Friendly and professional service;

Great sound quality;

Over 70% of positive feedback.

 

Cons:

Confusing instruction;

Bad-quality cables;

Overpriced;

Probably not the best option for car.

 

  1. Jabra’s Freeway Speakerphone

 

Jabra’s Freeway Speakerphone is a Bluetooth speakerphone which is equipped with 3 speakers providing crystal-clear sound of superior surround quality. The device supports voice dialing which can be used to make and answer calls. Also, the speakerphone announces the name of the incomer.

The device battery lasts up to 14 hours of talking.

 

Pros:

Automatically turns on / off;

Simultaneous pairing with two devices;

Battery status indicator;

Built-in mic with noise cancellation.

 

Cons:

Expensive;

Sometimes the connection fails;

Bluetooth 2.1, for this price it could have been a newer one.

 

 

 

In Conclusion

 

 

 

You’ve already read the article about Top 15 Best Bluetooth Car Adapters. Our task was to collect information, pick the best ones, reveal their advantages and disadvantages and show the result to you. We hope this article helped you to learn a thing or two about Bluetooth Car Adapters and to find a device suitable for you.

Good luck and be careful on the roads!

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