August CR225 – FM Transmitter, It paired easily with my android phone

FM Transmitters
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Tidy, straight-forward and good quality broadcast solution. This has turned out to be an excellent buy. Easy to set up and a pretty elegant design. The usb pass-through was perfect for charging my iphone 5 and it still managed to increase charge on a long journey with bluetooth and satnav running constantly. To set-up the device you simply find a quiet frequency on your fm radio and then use the lower ring to set the corresponding frequency on the transmitter. Pair the device with your phone (no codes) and use the larger, top ring to set the master volume. The button on top is on/off and the 2 rocker switches control the phone, e. Skip to next/previous track. The sound quality was very good.

The best fm transmitter i tried so far. I have been using this for the last two years (same model but sold under the iclever brand), but recently the cigarette lighter socket had become unstable loosing connection (not a product defect but wrong use by my kids). So it was a no brainer to buy it again. The quality of the sound through bluetooth and fm is stellar. I tried dozens of those transmitters and no one come even close to this one. So if music sound quality is your primary concern you should get this one. Quality of free-hands phone calls are ok. The microphone is placed in the main unit and a small hole is on the side of the display. So depending were your cigarette lighter is placed in your car you can go from very good to not so good. Mine is placed between the seats and people tell me they hear me loud and clear.

August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

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  • Bluetooth FM Transmitter – Listen to music from your phone or tablet on your car radio
  • Inbuilt Microphone – Safely take and make calls whilst driving
  • Call and Track Remote – Answer calls, redial and control your music without using your phone
  • USB Charging Port – In car charger for your mobile phone, tablet and other portable devices
  • Internal Battery – FM transmitter can be disconnected from the charger and used anywhere

Tidy, straight-forward and good quality broadcast solution. This has turned out to be an excellent buy. Easy to set up and a pretty elegant design. The usb pass-through was perfect for charging my iphone 5 and it still managed to increase charge on a long journey with bluetooth and satnav running constantly. To set-up the device you simply find a quiet frequency on your fm radio and then use the lower ring to set the corresponding frequency on the transmitter. Pair the device with your phone (no codes) and use the larger, top ring to set the master volume. The button on top is on/off and the 2 rocker switches control the phone, e. Skip to next/previous track. The sound quality was very good.

Never had one of these before so i cant compare it to anything. But, this item is great so far. Difficult to connect to my radio at first but i worked it out, not the transmitter’s fault i don’t think. It immediately recognises my phone as i get in the car now, i like the fact that it reads text messages for you if you ask it to and tells you who is calling before asking would i like to answer or not, good quality sound but not absolutely perfect. On the whole i am very pleased with it and would recommend to anyone.

In a nutshell it allows you to play from your bluetooth enabled device (e. Iphone) via itself, as a relay, and it turn transmits the sound over fm so even though your car may not have bluetooth, you are to all intents and purposes playing from your bluetooth device via your standard car radiothe device pairs up very easily, much like other bluetooth devices. It has a number of buttons allowing you to skip backward and forwards in your song list, a dial to change the fm channel and another dial for the volume. The device emits a lovely blue light which at night looks rather cool. The cr225 has a useful usb port that you can use to charge your devices and interestingly the main unit does have a rechargeable battery allowing you to detach from the cigarrete plug. For a while, i couldn’t understand why you would do that until i tried to use the cr225 for siri and phone calls, it’s here that i realised that the built in microphone didn’t work very well, for me at least, so i had to detach the cr225 and hold it near my mouth which for one wasn’t ideal. It’s also here that i realised that the sound quality was far inferior to normal use where you are listening to music.

August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible : Great sound, am well impressed. This is the third one of these sort of handsfree gadgets i’ve tried. And it’s also the one that’s staying put in the car. :)it’s quite big, with it’s long extending arm, however, this means you can position it exatly where it’s handy to reach, without being in the way of anything else. The top of it is magnetic, and can be removed and positioned so you get the screen and buttons facing the way you want them. To set the frequenzy on the gadget, you just turn the wheel that’s on the bottom of the top bit (thought that was quite clever), and make it match an station on your radio that’s not actually set to a radio station. 🙂 if you’ve never used any of these before – it’s really easy. All that’s needed is to make sure the gadget and the radio is synching on the same station, and to pair it with your mobile via bluetooth. No problems connecting it via bt, it was found straight away under cr225. Apart from the fact that i think it looks quite cool, and i was able to position it so it doesn’t interfer with my cupholder () and subesquent coffee intake – the sound is excellentthis is the best one i’ve tried (although i have only tried 3), and got it set on a station where there’s none of the interference (like static noise) i’ve encountered on the other two.

Connects without any issues. The top aluminium knob is vey loose. It keeps rattleing while the car is moving.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

Connects without any issues. The top aluminium knob is vey loose. It keeps rattleing while the car is moving.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

Saved me from having to replace my older focus radio. Good looking piece of kit, and i love the flexible neck and usb port for charging. My only gripes are that the weight of it can cause it to fall out on longer journeys, so you may have to periodically check it, and that the connection isn’t exactly the best.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

Saved me from having to replace my older focus radio. Good looking piece of kit, and i love the flexible neck and usb port for charging. My only gripes are that the weight of it can cause it to fall out on longer journeys, so you may have to periodically check it, and that the connection isn’t exactly the best.
I buy so many things online that i never write reviews, but i just had to comment on how good this device is. I’ve now had one for two years and it allows me to play my audible talking books from my iphone through my car speakers. Excellent and very reasonably priced.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

I buy so many things online that i never write reviews, but i just had to comment on how good this device is. I’ve now had one for two years and it allows me to play my audible talking books from my iphone through my car speakers. Excellent and very reasonably priced.
It works very well until you leave the area you have tuned your radio into, then its a case of losing bluetooth or searching for another frequency.
It works very well until you leave the area you have tuned your radio into, then its a case of losing bluetooth or searching for another frequency.
Upto date music in a vintage car. I really wanted to play my music in the car. I couldn’t due to cds not being read properly. I was looking for an item that could help me. At first when i looked at this product. I thought there’s noway it will work. Then i realised you need to switch the fm radio reciever on a unused station. Put the devices dial on the same number. Paid your phone via bluetooth and your good to go. It does have a little static but you can only hear it on low volume. Not ideal but it’s better then nothing.
Upto date music in a vintage car. I really wanted to play my music in the car. I couldn’t due to cds not being read properly. I was looking for an item that could help me. At first when i looked at this product. I thought there’s noway it will work. Then i realised you need to switch the fm radio reciever on a unused station. Put the devices dial on the same number. Paid your phone via bluetooth and your good to go. It does have a little static but you can only hear it on low volume. Not ideal but it’s better then nothing.
At £8 at the time, this thing has been fantastic for playing music. It has never dropped out (just very occasionally blips) and the music quality is superb. My only gripe is that with some cars where the cigarette lighter is in the traditional area of in front of the gear stick, the usb end can stick out and get close to the gear knob in 3rd gear. Also what would be good is an extra usb slot, but you can’t have everything. The build quality seems very good, and it has never fallen out of the lighter. I can’t comment on what it’s like for calling.
At £8 at the time, this thing has been fantastic for playing music. It has never dropped out (just very occasionally blips) and the music quality is superb. My only gripe is that with some cars where the cigarette lighter is in the traditional area of in front of the gear stick, the usb end can stick out and get close to the gear knob in 3rd gear. Also what would be good is an extra usb slot, but you can’t have everything. The build quality seems very good, and it has never fallen out of the lighter. I can’t comment on what it’s like for calling.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

The box comes with the product itself and the instructions which were easy to follow and i managed to pair my phone. I purchased this to use in my 2004 astra after the cassette player stopped working and i could no longer use the auxiliary cassette adaptor to play music. The box comes with the product itself and the instructions which were easy to follow and i managed to pair my phone with relative ease and was able to tune my radio to match the frequency displayed by the unit. I was very impressed by the sound quality when using the product and have only experienced a few issues with distortion when coming into areas with radio channels broadcasting at similar frequencies as being output from the transmitter. However this was an easy fix requiring only slight modification of the frequency output to improve the sound one again. I have not used the product much to answer phone calls but on the few occasions i did, no issues occurred and i was able to complete my conversation without much issue. The inclusion of the usb port was also good but unfortunately you wont be able to experience fast charging if your phone support which was a shame but not really the products fault. I do have one or two gripes manly with the actual size of the product which makes it very easy to knock when changing gear etc, but i feel this may not be an issue in all cars and is dependent on the location of the cigarette lighter. Also i wish there was a way to turn of the flashing blue light at night as at times it can get irritating because it can be quite bright. All in all i am pleased with my purchase and have noticed great improvement in sound quality compared to the cassette adaptors.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

The box comes with the product itself and the instructions which were easy to follow and i managed to pair my phone. I purchased this to use in my 2004 astra after the cassette player stopped working and i could no longer use the auxiliary cassette adaptor to play music. The box comes with the product itself and the instructions which were easy to follow and i managed to pair my phone with relative ease and was able to tune my radio to match the frequency displayed by the unit. I was very impressed by the sound quality when using the product and have only experienced a few issues with distortion when coming into areas with radio channels broadcasting at similar frequencies as being output from the transmitter. However this was an easy fix requiring only slight modification of the frequency output to improve the sound one again. I have not used the product much to answer phone calls but on the few occasions i did, no issues occurred and i was able to complete my conversation without much issue. The inclusion of the usb port was also good but unfortunately you wont be able to experience fast charging if your phone support which was a shame but not really the products fault. I do have one or two gripes manly with the actual size of the product which makes it very easy to knock when changing gear etc, but i feel this may not be an issue in all cars and is dependent on the location of the cigarette lighter. Also i wish there was a way to turn of the flashing blue light at night as at times it can get irritating because it can be quite bright. All in all i am pleased with my purchase and have noticed great improvement in sound quality compared to the cassette adaptors.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

I was doubting that it would work that well. It’s so easy to use and can easily be swapped between cars by unplugging it. I now stream my amazon music to it that comes free with prime membership.
I was doubting that it would work that well. It’s so easy to use and can easily be swapped between cars by unplugging it. I now stream my amazon music to it that comes free with prime membership.
Really pleased with this item. This was to replace a similar product that cost 4 times the cost and so far is performing really well. Really easy to operate and really clear signal. There does seem to be an issue with the occasional stutter in music, but is only very occasional, and is for less than half a second, but it is there. But for the price i’m more than willing to look over this. Not had it long so can’t speak to longevity, but i’m really happy so far.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

Really pleased with this item. This was to replace a similar product that cost 4 times the cost and so far is performing really well. Really easy to operate and really clear signal. There does seem to be an issue with the occasional stutter in music, but is only very occasional, and is for less than half a second, but it is there. But for the price i’m more than willing to look over this. Not had it long so can’t speak to longevity, but i’m really happy so far.

This review is from : August CR225 – FM Transmitter with Bluetooth and Microphone- In Car MP3 Player and Hands Free Kit for Smartphones and Tablets – Apple iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / Blackberry / iPod Touch / iPad Compatible

Fantastic value at its current price. Brilliant purchase especially at its current priceive only used it for a couple of days but so far its worked flawlessly and has done exactly what i needed to do. The key for this to work well is finding a radio frequency that is clear of any radii signals. I found one after about 30 seconds of searching. Bluetooth connects instantly and the device auto powers on when the car is switched on. I’ve used it to make several calls and i’m told its very clear, the other person is also crystal clear through my cars speakers. I have mostly used it to stream youtube nursery rhyme videos for my kids (obviously the video doesn’t magically display on the windshield, but they can listen to them clearly in the car)my only complaint would be that i have to turn the car speaker volume up quite high, so when i revert back to normal radio it blasts a bit and needs turning down. This doesn’t warrant a 1 star reduction though.
Fantastic value at its current price. Brilliant purchase especially at its current priceive only used it for a couple of days but so far its worked flawlessly and has done exactly what i needed to do. The key for this to work well is finding a radio frequency that is clear of any radii signals. I found one after about 30 seconds of searching. Bluetooth connects instantly and the device auto powers on when the car is switched on. I’ve used it to make several calls and i’m told its very clear, the other person is also crystal clear through my cars speakers. I have mostly used it to stream youtube nursery rhyme videos for my kids (obviously the video doesn’t magically display on the windshield, but they can listen to them clearly in the car)my only complaint would be that i have to turn the car speaker volume up quite high, so when i revert back to normal radio it blasts a bit and needs turning down. This doesn’t warrant a 1 star reduction though.
FM Transmitters
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Kensington Digital FM Transmitter : Finally, a transmitter that works!

Product allows wireless fm transmittion from i-pod to fm radio channel. Great product, requires cigarette lighter connection which charges the ipod as you listen. Only drawback when on long journeys the radio staion frequencies vary but the 3 preset buttons on the transmitter allow you to easily change channel should …