Let's face it, outside is the year 2017 and no one is burning CDs anymore to listen to music in a car. Aux cable is nice, but wires tend to get tangled, look awful and is a chore to plug in and out, especially if you are driving 10 times a day somewhere.
My car is from 2003 and does not have Bluetooth or aux connection. It has a CD changer where you can plug changer emulator which can receive Bluetooth audio and then send to audio system, but it is expensive as hell- 500$ + installation. For some time I was using FM transmitter with aux input, but I did not like it because wire in a console is very ugly and I have to set it every time. Then I did 2nd iteration, bought a cheap Bluetooth receiver on eBay and connected it to FM transmitter, in this way I was able to plug it in passengers seat 12V socket away from eyes. Was working great, but still a little bit ugly.
Then I found Xiaomi
It is very inexpensive, costs only around 30$, it is very compact and features 2 charging ports. Very handy if you have a dashboard camera and also want to charge a phone or use navigation.
The packaging is a small box with
The sound quality is really good, better than local FM stations in my opinion. I did not observe any background noise or impurities in sound. Device turns on together with a car, just turn on radio and press play on the phone, it will pair with
The charger is rated at 5V 2.4A and charges my iPhone very quickly, so tablets won't be an issue for it.
Does it have any issues? Unfortunately yes, because of very compact design, it does not have spring loaded side hooks like every other charger, and because of that device often comes out of socket just enough to turn off. The issue is my
You can order it from Aliexpress, Amazon or eBay.