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Reddit reviews on GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio w/USB Charging, Multipoint Pairing, Music Controls, Hands Free Microphone - Sync with Smartphones, Android (Updated 2019 Version)

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Reddit mentions: 122

We found 122 Reddit mentions of GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio w/USB Charging, Multipoint Pairing, Music Controls, Hands Free Microphone - Sync with Smartphones, Android (Updated 2019 Version). Here are the top ones.

CONNECT YOUR SMARTPHONE so you can listen to audio through your car speakers | ON-BOARD CONTROLS for easy accessibility includes Volume , Bluetooth pairing , Call buttons for safe driving on the roadMULTIPOINT BLUEOOTH CONNECTIVITY pairs 2 devices simultaneously so you can take calls & stream audio from either! Trade off DJ'ing and have both your personal & business phones synced!BUILT-IN MICROPHONE with enhanced voice detection makes hands-free calls easy - plug-in, sync your phone, and you’re ready to talk!USB CHARGING PORT lets you power up your device while talking or streaming music! Compact, innovative design and flexible neck ensure an ideal fit in nearly any vehicleFREE 3 YEAR WARRANTY - TECH SPECS: Bluetooth Version: V2.1 / Bluetooth Profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, & AVRCP / Frequency Range: 88.1 – 107.9 MHz / Input: DC 12V (Vehicle Power) / USB Output: 5V 1A max

Found 122 comments on GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio w/USB Charging, Multipoint Pairing, Music Controls, Hands Free Microphone - Sync with Smartphones, Android (Updated 2019 Version):

u/Tyjames48 · 16 pointsr/Android

This may do a little more than what you want but it has great reviews. You can choose Bluetooth or aux and still be able to charge the phone.

u/plamplapla · 13 pointsr/GalaxyS7

I'm your guy, I've tried tons of these. I have two setups that I can recommend.

I recommend this one the most, it's been the best and most reliable for quite some time for me. Sound quality is great. Also, it has bluetooth, which works great. Just a tip, use the bluetooth and download an app called Android Auto. It's a driving friendly interface that combines your music/podcast apps, navigation, phone app, and Google Voice commands for texts if you need. You can text by voice and it gives you the option to speak your text messages when you get them. You can also set the app to automatically start and shut off when your phone's bluetooth turns on or off.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Or, this one, really good so far, seems as good as the first but the first is really durable.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AIM5ZE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Here's a tip for the best sound quality out of these if you'll only use your FM transmitter in your car and not the radio. Unscrew the antenna out of your car and toss it in a closet or somewhere. Then a lot of low to medium signal radio stations won't interfere. Which is the cause of like 90% of the bad quality you'll hear.

u/gcalpo · 9 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0

Sends your phone's bluetooth to the car speakers via FM transmitter. Used this particular model on our older cars with few issues. Obviously not going to compare to AUX-IN or native bluetooth, but better than nothing.

u/IZY2091 · 7 pointsr/nostalgia

I can see how that would get annoying but there are Bluetooth receivers that just plug into a cigarette lighter no charging necessary.

GOgroove FlexSMART https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IrcxCbRQTTVD8

This is the one I got a few years ago you could use it as a Bluetooth receiver for your phone and then connect your Aux to it. Personally I went with this version because it had button controls on it but I'm sure there's better versions of this by now.

Edit clarifying

u/thecavebreathes · 7 pointsr/cars

The cheap way - Bluetooth > FM transmitter off of Amazon. Works well particularly in more rural areas where there are more open channels. https://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter-Multipoint-Microphone/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1523503332&sr=8-3&keywords=flexsmart

The expensive way - the module that connects directly to your RL's radio, this will have better quality audio: https://www.amazon.com/USA-BT45-ACU-Bluetooth-Select-2005-2009/dp/B00NUDEIWA

u/snarfy · 6 pointsr/gadgets

Bluetooth radio transmitter $49
My mp3s are on my phone in my pocket. I get in my car and push play on the bluetooth transmitter, and the mp3s play from my phone to my car radio, all wireless.

For $199 you can get a mini cnc lathe

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u/weinermcgee · 5 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

If you're looking for one of those, I've been pleased with this. It auto-tunes to available frequencies really well. The one con for me is the end of the cigarette adapter plug is very fragile. Mine broke after about a month and they sent me new parts, but they are just as fragile. If you change vehicles often you have to be mindful of the end and make sure it doesn't come unscrewed. Still happy with it.

u/bemental_ · 5 pointsr/gatekeeping

Been using for four years and counting:

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kT3nzb59WZVZ0

u/SomethingDota · 4 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

they aren't as shitty as they used to be since the fcc upped the allowed power and if you get one of these it sounds the same as bluetooth does in a car

u/maadison · 3 pointsr/Seattle

I used to have this one (until ~6 months ago) and it worked fine:

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/

I had it tuned somewhere high on the dial... My memory says 102.7 but maybe it was actually 106.7?

Sometimes it would pick up some annoying whine when accelerating, but mostly it was decent.

u/efffyuuu · 3 pointsr/Showerthoughts

My Mini Cooper was the same. I bought a 3rd party kit and did a tiny amount of drilling in the glove box to install the port.

But ultimately I bought one of these because it's more convenient.

u/bigfkncee · 3 pointsr/Android

My car radio doesn't have bluetooth either so I bought this Bluetooth to FM radio transmitter from Amazon. It does the job....occasional static but not a deal breaker because I just switch the frequency to a clearer one. It also has wired input.

u/Mikeew83 · 3 pointsr/iphone

This is my setup. I have this fm transmitter and love it
GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging , Multipoint , Music Controls & Hands-Free Calling - Works with Apple , Samsung , LG & More Smartphones , Tablets , MP3 Players https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_B5NQwbW6NM7SN

Then I use this mount and love it as well.
iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6s Plus 6s 5s 5c, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3, Google Nexus 5 4, LG G3. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JRGOKQ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_M6NQwbC017DRG

u/zinger2112 · 3 pointsr/iphone

I have this and it works wonders in my car, even on long drives. It supports Bluetooth and an aux cable, and the sound quality is fantastic. If you're using Bluetooth you can also answer calls, dictate texts with Siri, etc. Way cheaper than getting a new head unit, especially if you have trouble finding one that will fit in your car.

u/T2Taylor · 3 pointsr/XTerra

I know you said you'd want to replace the radio but this has worked wonders with both my old car and my new Xterra, and is cheaper and easier then having to install stuff yourself. Both AUX and Bluetooth. http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter-Multipoint-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0

u/H2iK · 3 pointsr/Android

I use this one with my Nexus One and it fits my needs just fine.
A few things about it though:
The bass leaves much to be desired (I assume this is universal with FM transmitters).
Very nice and easy bluetooth pairing.
After pairing I just turn on my car and it automatically connects.
It has a usb port that can be used for charging a phone (I haven't had the need to try it yet).

I would go with number two if it's anything like mine.
I kinda regret not seeing it when I was in the market for one.
I would probably have bought it.

u/ViciousDiarrhea · 3 pointsr/Nexus6P

Just do what I did and get a bluetooth FM transmitter. I got this one on Amazon: FlexSMART X2

Works great and the audio quality is still pretty good.

u/smithdorm · 3 pointsr/Nexus5

I have a Flexsmart in my car, since I have no aux-in and I installed a Belkin in my wife's since she does have an aux port. They both work well, however the Belkin does sound better and seems to connect more reliably than the Flexsmart.

u/Toomuchconfusion · 2 pointsr/iphone

I spent some time researching this, and this one has the best reviews on amazon. I've had it for about two weeks so far and it works great!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00

u/Pargethor · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

HEY! do some research, take the proper steps and it can be an excellent option. Investing about $30-$50 in a decent transmitter will do you a lot of good. I have had this one for at least a year now and haven't a single issue. There are a couple models that might be better, mine is kind of outdated. If possible, disconnect your radio antenna if you don't ever plan on listening to the radio (such is my case).

Find an obscure channel to broadcast on (the transmitter should find one good enough) and it should come through crystal clear. I have an outlet in my console that the transmitter is in, set to the channel, and my radio never changes stations, so I every time I get in my car my phone wirelessly connects to the transmitter and Spotify begins playing. Haven't listened to the radio in ages, and it's wonderful. I never touch the thing but it has some pretty cool call features too.

Edit. I live near Detroit and there are plenty of stations around that give me no problems.

u/Fweebers · 2 pointsr/pics

I had one and loved it. I guess someone else loved it more because they broke into my car and stole it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003PPGOC0?vs=1

u/Burnt_Couch · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've got this one, it works great. I have to occasionally change the station I pick it up on when I travel long distances but it transmits great sound quality I think.

u/JesusFartedToo · 2 pointsr/iphone

This one is the best: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003PPGOC0

If you're on a budget, the Griffin iTrip Universal is okay too.

u/dinedal · 2 pointsr/iphone

Just ordered this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0

I got it because it does both FM and AUX output, Bluetooth to any phone, doesn't have to be charged, and costs $50 less then the TuneLink http://newpotatotech.com/TUNELINK_AUTO/tunelink_auto.html

u/AdolfKitler · 2 pointsr/nexus4

I recommend using this. Works great with my N4.

u/cheezgear · 2 pointsr/iphone

I use this FM Transmitter and it is hands down the best I've had.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

With my old iTrip and Belkin transmitters I would always have to hold onto it to get a decent signal. The only problem is that the one I have now was pricier, depends how much you want to spend.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Non-mobile: I can vouch for its clarity as I used it for about a year.

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u/BOBARTICUS · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

If you guys are going to be driving relatively close together the make Bluetooth to FM transmitters. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_38Scvb0A7J572

u/banjaxe · 2 pointsr/techsupport

I always figured that the FM transmitters were ALL junk since the FCC crippled the output power but then I picked up one of these and I have no complaints. I have expensive headphones, dac/amp and I care about sound quality, and it's perfectly acceptable.

Note: I really do believe it's in violation of the max allowed output power, because it will stomp on somewhat nearby FM stations. Worth every dollar.

u/jnc_ · 2 pointsr/nova

What kind of a radio do you have?

Is it one of those old-old radios with a cassette player?

You can use one of these to connect your phone using the headphone jack. I have no idea how they work, but they are magic.

If it's one of those new ones that only has the CD player (or only has radio), use a Bluetooth FM modulator. You connect your phone to it via Bluetooth and then listen to audio on an FM radio band. I went through a few of them until I got the one that had decent sound quality. The cheaper ones are trash.

This is what I have: https://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter-Multipoint-Microphone/dp/B003PPGOC0/

u/criticalemergency · 2 pointsr/nexus6

I used this one for two years before I went from no Aux, no cassette deck to all Bluetooth everyone. It works great, great sound. Really the big limitations are finding an open FM frequency in your area and how good your car's speakers are.

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0

u/ZaMoS92 · 2 pointsr/CarAV

Before upgrading my head unit I used this fm transmitter that I bought on Amazon without much problems. The only problem being that there would be interference when driving next to a bus, but it wasn't a big issue. 2 years and it was going strong but gave it to my dad when I upgraded my head unit. He hasn't mentioned any issues since he's had it so it must still be going strong

This is the transmitter: GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Charging , Music Control , and Hands-Free Calling - Works with iPhone , Samsung , HTC , LG , Sony , Motorola , Nokia & Many More! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_DY1Gub0SR8SXB

u/YankeeATZ · 2 pointsr/Austin

It's not the fanciest solution, but I use this:
http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0

My car stereo doesn't even have an AUX input and the way the stereo is integrated into the dash, no easy way to install an aftermarket stereo. The GoGroove connects to your phone with Bluetooth, and then transmits the signal over FM to your car stereo. I've had other FM transmitters over the years and this is the best I've used.

Of course it's not perfect. If you need to do important phone conferences from your car, I'd get something nicer. For the occasional call, this works pretty well. I use it more for streaming music from my phone than for calls.

u/jskoker · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Name has to be Roxane with an interior like that

Stuff to get:

FM transmitter. Can not stress how wonderful this is on a long drive. Radio music is crap so you can play your own songs or Spotify. I had this one in my last car and it worked fantastic, but I'm sure cheaper ones work just as well. Lets you charge at the same time too.

If you live where ice is this is the best ice scraper you will ever own.

u/drk_dnm · 2 pointsr/ElectricForest

GOgroove Flexsmart Hands down the best FM transmitter I've ever come across. Pro-tip... if you can do without AM/FM most of the time I'd suggest removing your antenna to make things work even better, if that's an option.

u/bigjaymck · 2 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

Absolutely! When I was in a cruiser, I'd usually have it on the local classic/alternative rock station (though night shift did require Coast to Coast when I could get it). Unfortunately, I'm kinda on the fringe of the rock station's coverage, and now that I'm on a motor, all the extra electronics mean I usually can't pull it in. Instead, I use on of these to listen to tunes... it connects to my phone via bluetooth (allowing some basic controls - play/pause, skip, repeat) and then has an FM transmitter to the stereo.

u/jyank · 2 pointsr/Music

I was in a similar situation as you (my car doesn't have a AUX or bluetooth hookup), but I found this and it works amazingly. Now I can play as much as I want in the car considering that also will charge your phone as well.

u/dumbasfick · 2 pointsr/Trucks

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410837715&sr=8-1&keywords=flexsmart+x2

This is the best FM transmitter on the market in my opinion, fantastic sound quality, adjust to any frequency, blue tooth so no cord, charges phone if needed and powerful enough to overpower strong local stations.

Can't recommend it enough

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This comb is the lowest priced item.

The item I want most is this. I want it for my mother, really. I know how much she wants it. :) But if for me, I'd say that I want this.

Thank you so much for the contest <3

u/wiiv · 2 pointsr/Android

I have a Gogroove Flexsmart x2 and it's great, been using it daily for a couple years. Has a FM modulator in case you don't have an aux in, has a USB charging port for your phone (since it plugs into the 12v jack), and independent volume/play/pause/track fwd/track back. I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket at all.

http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0

u/Gundato · 2 pointsr/roosterteeth

Definitely consider the transmitter. Older models used to have serious interference problems, in large part because the wire connecting the MP3 player/whatever acted as an antenna in and of itself. Bluetooth models (and probably anything with a shielded wire) have fewer issues as it is intended to be an antenna so it doesn't interfere (think of it as the difference between a pipe that only leaks a drip rather than a spray).

I recently purchased a bluetooth one http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ since my car's cd player has been crapping out and I am going to be driving cross country in a few weeks.

In limited testing, it works fairly well. I still get a bit of noise at times (I am in an area with a lot of FM radio stations and I basically drive toward a giant one every morning), but it is at least comparable to listening to normal radio. For what it is worth, it is currently outputting in between two other stations (88.4 in between 88.3 and 88.5), so it is definitely able to work in busy areas and can work a lot better if I could be arsed to find a more free frequency.

And if you would rather use an MP3 player or anything else that can't connect by bluetooth, that model also has a normal audio in port. And either way, you can still use your port to charge your phone/whatever since it has a USB charging port too (that may or may not act as an input).

u/z64dan · 2 pointsr/Austin

I bought this for my car, it connects with bluetooth and transmits over FM:

https://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter-Multipoint-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0

Of course, this wouldn't help with Waze or anything like that...

u/jlee14 · 2 pointsr/iphone

I'm going to go right ahead and agree with this guy, you can go the Bluetooth route.

BAM!

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_YRB5tb0DT11TC

Had this for a few years and it works perfectly. It's worth if you really want to play your favorite songs in the car for sure. It also has the added bonus of hands free calls, but it's mediocre at best it works but it could be better.

u/ANGRY_OGRE · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I have one of these and it works great in the Seattle area. I've tried a cheap-ass Belkin one before and it completely sucked, so quality definitely varies between brands/makes/whatever.

u/myprocessor · 1 pointr/CarAV

I would recommend this if you don't want to replace the stereo. I can vouch for its clarity as I used it for about a year.

u/trueblu · 1 pointr/Android

I use this FM transmitter. I know its a bit steep but I've gone through several FM transmitters and this is the best I've used to date.

u/Pootmaster · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I was in the same situation. I got this a few years ago and have had no problems with it. Every once in a while you need to find a more clear radio station but it does a decent job of over powering a crappy signal.

u/gravityrider · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I've had luck with this one after reading about it on a home/car audio review site. By no means audiophile quality, but it does the job for podcasts and has a usb charger.

u/mightyscoop · 1 pointr/Porsche

Probably not the answer you were looking for, but RF is probably the easiest and most cost effective way.
See my 987S: http://imgur.com/BR3OMCY


This is the unit I purchased. It works well enough, the most important thing is to find a good clean frequency for it to operate. If you plug it into the center console port, it will auto-off/on with the car, as well. I have a desire to figure out how to intercept the input into the head unit from the 6-disc changer and split it over, but I know the Bose is much more difficult due to the optical platform and would require changing out almost or all of the audio system.

u/jyank_ · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

I have this and it works great. Plugs into the cigarette lighter and then I Bluetooth to the adapter. My understanding was that the poor quality of older FM transmitters is mostly due to the physical wire connection. The difference with this Bluetooth one is night and day.

u/AccidentalDrugTaster · 1 pointr/iPhone6

Nevermind y'all. This one's got the best reviews and it has bluetooth so all good to go! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk

u/wacopper · 1 pointr/ProtectAndServe

Dude, a CD?

I highly recommend one of these. I bought one earlier this year. The sound quality is incredible and the device rests perfectly out of the way of the rest of my car gear. It makes those long nights go by a lot quicker.

u/Gilclunk · 1 pointr/cars

I use this in my '06 Mazda 3. Plugs straight into the cigarette lighter so it loses power when that does. It then transmits to the car via FM radio. Sound quality is therefore FM radio-level; not audiophile quality but it serves well enough. Only issue is that on longer trips you might have to change the station it uses as you pass through an area where there is already something more powerful on your frequency. The frequency is settable so not a big deal.

u/FUTT_BUCKER_ · 1 pointr/technology

I actually really like this thing. I have an 06 Accord with a big stupid touchscreen that I don't use and no aux jack. Only issue with the transmitter is that CDs have a higher max volume.

u/Thomrkelley · 1 pointr/funny

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003PPGOC0?pc_redir=1410585940&robot_redir=1

Every transmitter I've tried sucks; however, this one is amazing. I drive all over upstate ny, mass, and vermont, but I never need to seek a different channel. 88.1FM SET IT AND FORGET IT!

u/EffinYes · 1 pointr/Android

Search Amazon, newegg, or google for the GoGroove (x2 I think) its around 50 and does what you want, I'm going to pick one up soon myself, there are a lot of positive reviews out there for it as well.

Edit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003PPGOC0/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1324681997&sr=8-1

There's a direct link...newegg had it on sale for 39.99 but it has been as low as 29.99 so im just waiting for a drop in price again...

u/TXKSSnapper · 1 pointr/Android

I use this. Has both FM Transmitter or Line Out, and accepts Line In or Bluetooth. If you use the bluetooth function, it also has the headset profile, so it can work as a handsfree speaker phone.

u/eckstea · 1 pointr/Nexus7

I purchased one of these for my car (no aux in port) and it works flawlessly. Sure the audio isnt the best, but if you are only listening to podcasts, like I am, it cant be beat. And since it has a usb power port its perfect.

u/jimwhat · 1 pointr/Nexus5

Not to sound rude, but why wouldn't something like this work?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003PPGOC0?pc_redir=1404134973&robot_redir=1

Quality is top notch and I can leave my phone in my pocket and use the button controls.

u/PNWoutdoors · 1 pointr/CherokeeXJ

I think you'd be much better off with something like this.

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth Wireless In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging , Music Control and Hands-Free Calling - Works with Apple , Samsung , HTC , LG , Sony & More Smartphones , Tablets , MP3 Players https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_EV5fvb11FMMC3

u/TheMSensation · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Get one of these or something similar, you can pick up one of those FM transmitters where you just plug in an SD card with all your music for about £5-10 if this is too pricey.

edit, by FM transmitter I don't mean like in the sense you are talking. They plug into your cigarette lighter and you set them to a certain frequency, then you tune your car radio to that frequency and boom you have music.

u/rkt227 · 1 pointr/funny

I had a 92 Camry for a while and that had a tape player, which rocked because I used to cassette adapter to connect my phone. Recently inherited my dad's 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander. No aux input in sight. I found out about the GoGroove Flexsmart and it is fucking killer. Has a USB port so I can charge my stuff. Connects via Bluetooth for devices that are compatible and has an aux in for devices that aren't. They even supply a micro usb cord and an aux cord just to make it even better.

u/thatgreekgod · 1 pointr/nexus5x

this has been my favorite case so far:
http://smile.amazon.com/Ringke-Absorption-Technology-Anti-Scratch-Protection/dp/B014RS5BHW/ref=sr_1_5?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1451311472&sr=1-5&keywords=nexus+5x+case
the button pressing action has been really nice--minimal resistance. the case itself is very customizable as you can use the template with any background or picture.

phone for use in my car:
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PPGOC0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A14FAFDFPQKMIV
best FM transmitter i've ever found, and highly reviewed via wirecutter.
i don't actually own this dash mount but man, do i want it. game changer. http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00RDQVPTY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3OJFHJG4QML3E&coliid=I10BBT1M2MULXT&psc=1
this http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M6QODH2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 and this http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S8GU2OC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01 make a pretty sweet car charging duo. the cable isn't flimsy, it's affordable, and spec compliant.
if one would be blessed not to need an fm transmitter on their automobile, i really like this http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00PTZEON0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3OJFHJG4QML3E&coliid=INI8K30WP9S4L&psc=1


finally, as you start playing around with ROMS (to improve device performance as stock is pretty buggy and not particularly bueno with respect to battery life) you'll inevitably start making backups in twrp. you'll need to. those take up a lot of space. to ameliorate that, i suggest these: http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00ZWN64RS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3OJFHJG4QML3E&coliid=I1YYV3CE6VXPNB&psc=1, http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YFI1EBC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

oh! there's also a pleson tempered glass screen protector on amazon for the 5x. it came in last week but i still haven't had a chance to install it. cheap and very highly reviewed.

u/sofaraway731 · 1 pointr/iphone

I've been using this guy for about 5 years. You can connect the phoen to it via bluetooth, and then output to the stereo via AUX or via FM Radio transmission. Or if your car has bluetooth or FM Radio, but your phone only has a 3.5, you can connect the phone to it that way as well. And it has a nice USB port for charging.

So there's options.

u/greegrok · 1 pointr/TechnologyProTips

I'm in the same situation and have been eyeing this fm to Bluetooth transmitter. http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter-Multipoint-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0 So no aux cords cluttering in your car (you'll want to have your charging cable and that's it if you ask me).

u/GiantsJets · 1 pointr/CarAV

I haven't had that bad of experiences with FM Transmitter, I got this couple of years ago when I had an old Dodge Neon (http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter-Multipoint-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1453059082&sr=8-5&keywords=bluetooth+car+adapter)

The quality to me sounded clear, but again, I was essentially hoping for another option other than that.

u/floydiandroid · 1 pointr/pics

Try this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0 I have one in Philly (very congested airwaves) and it's brilliant! It bluetooth handsfree works well too...

Just trying to help...

u/laharah · 1 pointr/Android

yeah, I've been thinking about doing a workaround with the GOgroove wireless fm transmitter. I can use the bluetooth+fm transmitter for audio, an I think it has a USB port on the side I can use to connect a power cable. I just wish there was a clean "all in one" micro usb solution.

Oh well, at least I can use tasker to automate it. that or the NFC stickers I'm getting :D

u/char0n · 1 pointr/Android

Just as an alternative product in the same vein I can recommend this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0 . I too had problems with FM transmitters in the past not being powerful enough and getting stepped on (I live between Baltimore-WashDC area and frequently drive through both) but have never had even the slightest problem with static or step-over with this one. It's also an easier price pill to swallow. The only problem I've ever had with it is the manual tuner dial can be a little flaky (doesn't register 1 out of every 5 notch-turns on average) but it's otherwise very solidly built with clear and powerful transmission, and has been a godsend in my older car that was built in that period before aux ports were standard but well after tape-decks.

u/swizzcheez · 1 pointr/Android

I use this: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0

It works fine but can't charge my Droid X. It would charge older, lower-power, Android/iPhone devices fine I'm sure. However, the nice part is that it still can take a cassette adapter and is handy not to need to plug the phone into anything for short trips. For long trips, I plug into a different charger (I have a power splitter).

u/vinter- · 1 pointr/Honda

That video was perfect thanks so much. Yeah I haven't had any problems with glare with the current radio and wouldn't want to cause any new issues. After watching the install it looks pretty easy. http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Accord-Civic-3-5MM-iPhone-6-car-MP3-Interface-Aux-In-adapter-Brand-New-/390947699287?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275 I think I'll give this one a try.
EDIT: or maybe this? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/?tag=thewire06-20&linkCode=xm2&ascsubtag=WC28042

u/_TheDrizzle · 1 pointr/Android

My Lancer has bluetooth, but only for phone calls. Its a pain not being able to stream music. I bought the Flexsmart X2 for solve this problem. My phone can still make calls through the car and also stream music to car both via seperate bluetooth connections. The Flexsmart is so cash.


Edit for link: Amazon Link

u/erric · 1 pointr/MINI

I've used this in cars that don't have bluetooth built in and it's worked great for me

u/fineillmakeausername · 1 pointr/AskLEO

This flashlight, Glock 27, this knife because the window punch is spring loaded (I have a scar on my thumb from using a standard window punch), something similar to this tourniquet, this bluetooth so I can listen to whatever I want, and in the winter a pen with gel ink because they don't freeze and stop writing in the cold.

u/Heatmonger · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

If you can stream from a smartphone with Bluetooth, some of the Bluetooth FM transmitters are actually quite good. There typically isn't all the noise and static, maybe due to the lack of a wired connection.

something like http://smile.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1415140781&sr=8-2&keywords=bluetooth+fm+transmitter

Make sure to download a sound equalizer app and adjust to your liking as well, it can make a world of difference.

u/Bobasaurus_Rex · 1 pointr/kia

I attempted to do that as well, but wound up getting a transmitter instead. Just in case your curious, it has fantastic quality.

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car Radio w/ USB Charger , Multip... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_m2LFzbG5D7MC3

Sorry couldn't be more help!

u/AdvocatingforEvil · 1 pointr/tmobile

Another good option is the GoGroove FlexSMART X2. It has the advantage of doubling as a hands free bluetooth adapter, but it's a bit over 2x the cost of the adapter /u/nk1 posted.

u/Cardsharp007 · 1 pointr/ios

This Bluetooth - FM transmitter has worked great for me (connects to phone via Bluetooth, sends to radio via FM transmitter): GOgroove-FlexSMART-Transmitter.

I'm not an audiophile and I have old speakers, but it sounds great to me. You can choose any FM station (not limited to pre-sets), and it also has a USB port so you can charge your phone.

u/thatwasntveryraven · 1 pointr/iphone

Not sure if you still need it, but I got this as a gift recently: http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1331852389&sr=1-1

It doesn't have a mount, but it has bluetooth, FM transmitter, and a charger. I was going to return it, but could sell it to you for $40 if you want.

u/Penguin_gamer · 1 pointr/Android

I bought this item off of amazon a while ago, and I am very happy with it:
http://www.amazon.com/Transmitter-Hands-Free-Capability-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303689252&sr=8-1
The quality is extremely nice, and it works through bluetooth, so you don't need wires (there is an audio in if you want to attach any other device too). Also, it has a open usb port and cables to plug in your phone, ipod, etc. In addition, it has hands free calling (I don't bother with it, but it works). It is also the clearest fm transmitter I have ever used. Surprising, because I have never heard of the maker before

u/iamatworknowtoo · 1 pointr/CarAV

I use this in my van and my avalanche, it plugs into your 12v socket and tunes to a radio station of your choosing (88.1 works best for me) then he has hands free BT operation, without all the fuss and expense.

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1406773838&sr=8-2&keywords=bluetooth+fm

u/Yuzumi · 1 pointr/technology

My sister got a car with bluetooth, but here's the thing: Media playback only works on apple devices.

That's right, for android phones you can only use it for calls. I would have noped out of that right at the start no matter how good the rest of the car is.

I've had this thing for years and it still works perfect. Sounds better than any other FM transmitter I've tried and it has line out in case you have an aux in on your car as well as line in for devices that don't have bluetooth. The line in works even when something is pared, so you don't have to turn off bluetooth.

u/kymosabei · 1 pointr/technology

I know you have a lot of disdain for them, but I purchased this one 2 years ago: https://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Multipoint-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/

And haven't had an issue since. It's basically CD quality audio, and has the ability to drown out whole local stations; it's unreal.

u/ZoopZeZoop · 1 pointr/gaming

I have a car that doesn't have a port. I use this. It works fairly well. For the record, there may be better ones, but my wife and I have each had this one for 4 months and have had very few problems.

u/chromecarz00 · 1 pointr/galaxys5

Hey dude.

Late post, I know, but I've been doing some research on the best FM transmitters (had the Soundfly by Satechi, 3 actually, first one was great and the second two had quality issues. Have had at least 4 or 5 other ones before it back in 08, but since I found that haven't looked back).

The one that seems pretty legit is this one. It's got insane amounts of reviews and most of them good.

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=pd_sim_e_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EW15K19BWQ23TCH09BQ

Hopefully this kind of helps.

u/harristweeter · 1 pointr/tasker

I use Flexsmart for mine. I really enjoy the sound quality over FM and I found syncing to be very easy. It also has a nice play/skip/back button set up. I don't even have to use my phone.

I just set up my Tasker settings with it, in my car I have to manually turn it on/off because its an always on outlet (will drain my car's battery) but once I do that, it automatically starts up spotify, and starts playing, then boots up GoogleMaps and switches to driving mode.

Once I am a bit more advanced I plan to have it ask if I need directions to my next event, and automatically import my next calendar location and start navigation.

Here is the link to the adapter I have.

u/thecw · 1 pointr/iphone

http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1322462226&sr=1-1

This one is great. Pairs over bluetooth so you don't even have to plug in (but you still can) and it's powerful enough to even drown out weak stations.

u/Carditis · 1 pointr/Dallas

For a little bit more, I really like this one.

It's an FM transmitter (so you don't have to have any particular hookup in your car, and can take it to a different vehicle with you), and does both your music and phone calls.

u/redmachined · 1 pointr/funny

The last one I tried was one of these useless bastards and it still didn't provide a useful signal on any frequency.

edit: Also tried Scosche and Belkin. Go ahead and tell me I'm a moron and all those were shit, though, this is reddit after all

u/evanfeelickz · 1 pointr/jailbreak

Check these out. These devices stream music, and can also call, siri, and voice memos. This is an FM transmitter, but the music quality is quite superb, it is unlike any other device I've had experience with.

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B000FV8P24/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395774903&sr=1-2&keywords=go+groove

http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395774903&sr=1-1&keywords=go+groove

I own the SMARTmini model, and I've had it for almost 2 years, and it has worked flawless for me.

u/xNS5 · 1 pointr/AskMen

It's a toss up between my new backpack and my FM transmitter

u/break_me_down · 1 pointr/prius

For what its worth, it would be a LOT cheaper to get a bluetooth FM transmitter.

u/imonyourcouch · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging , Multipoint , Music Controls & Hands-Free Calling - Works with Apple , Samsung , LG & More Smartphones , Tablets , MP3 Players https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xxFAxbDZPNZ5Z


This does that.

u/omnithrope · 1 pointr/Volvo

Want bluetooth music and hands free headset for calls? Get a this:

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404246377&sr=8-1&keywords=gogroove+flexsmart+x2

Get a GoGroove FlexSMART.

I have my android set up to connect via BT when I get in the car, and then just use Google Play Music to stream whatever I want over the radio.

Best. Gadget. Ever.

Of course, you're going to get a little degradation of sound due to the FM transmission, but it sounds leagues better than a cassette adapter and allows you to make and receive calls, fast forward/backward, and stop pause your music.

The handsfree calling isn't the best on the other end, but they can hear me and the calls work just fine. I've never had one drop.

No, I don't work for the company... I just love mine. Even has a USB jack to charge your phone while you're using it, or just in the car.

I even have a little app that reads out my texts received over bluetooth, so I get that as well using this.

u/minnesnowta · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

My Mazdaspeed3 had this same configuration (aux and cig lighter in armrest). I used this adapter, but would probably opt for something a little more compact since more options are now available compared to ~8 years ago. It worked flawlessly for me.

u/kr1ptojunky · 0 pointsr/SmartCar

I am leasing mine. I drove a '97 Nissan pickup truck for 15 years. I don't drive more that 7K miles a year so I looked for the least expensive car to lease. It became a toss up between the Scion iQ - $99/month $1,919 due at signing and the Smart Car Pure Coupe – $107/month, $2,393 due at signing. I decided on the Smart Fortwo Pure Coupe. I decided on the Smart because:
1. It's made by Mercedes-Benz
2. Gets slightly better gas mileage than the Scion iQ.
3. Has a Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi Engine

They advertise the Smart gets 36/38 city/hwy but I follow the Tips on Fuelly, feed it 91 octane as the manual recommends and am averaging 39.9 city, I don't drive hwy, don't have to. I got the base model and it came with a radio and A/C.

Being a bit envious of my friends that drive cars with all the latest technological gadgets I purchased a GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Charging , Music Control , and Hands-Free Calling for Smartphones which allows me to listen to Pandora, receive and make phone calls hands free and listen to the navigator on my Android phone all through the radio speakers. The GOgroove FlexSMART has a built in microphone and extra USB port to charge my Android phone while driving and simply plugs into the cigarette lighter. Also installed CarHome Ultra. And Power Widget Lite. So... when I'm ready to go, I turn on the GPS & Bluetooth using Power Widget Lite, start the GOgroove, start CarHome Ultra. Turn on the ignition, CarHome Ultra automatically pairs and connects to the GOGroove, plug the phone into GOgroove's Universal USB port, tap the Pandora button on CarHome Ultra and I am good to go. Sounds like a lot of work, but takes less than 30 seconds. I also have Ultimate Car Dock installed with a shortcut on CarHome Ultra so if I want to text and receive text I simply tap the Ultimate Car Dock shortcut on CarHome Ultra ( You can add shortcuts to apps on CarHome Ultra ) and can send & receive text messages via voice command.

Again, it takes a few seconds to set up before starting to drive but for a total of about $60 for the FM Transmitter and the apps I have all the "techie" bells and whistles (Or almost all of them ) of a $25 - $30K car.

I actually read the manual and also have it in PDF on my PC so I can search through it using key words.

The thing I especially like about Fuelly is you can text Miles or Odometer reading, Price of gas and how many Gallons ( M P G ) when you get car in the car after fueling and it returns your stats via text and updates your Fuelly page. For example, last time I filled up I texted
>1300 3.71 4.173 ( Mileage, Price & Gallons )

and immediately got a text back stating

>Fuel-up Added! MPG: 40.7, AVG MPG: 39.9.

Actual running cost so far after 7 weeks has been an average of $0.091 per mile for gas and my average MPG is 39.9 MPG city. Sure, I'm feeding it 91 octane which is on average about $0.15 to $0.20 more a gallon than regular but the great Avg MPG makes it worth it. Not to mention the fact that it is a lease and the manual recommends using 91 octane or above for maximum fuel efficiency.

My Brother has a VW Diesel and gets 40 MPG and we all know diesel is $0.20 to $0.30 more than premium.

Do I like my Smart Fortwo Coupe after driving a beat up '97 Nissan pickup for 15+ years? Damn right I do. Do I consider it an extension of my personality or drive it for the attention it gets? NFW.

And the comments I get are mixed, I either get " It looks like a death trap and I wouldn't be caught driving a silly little car like that" ( It has 8 air bags and a Tridium frame and was rated as "Good" on Car & Driver as far as safety goes.) or "What a nice little car, is it fun to drive?".

Do I give a flying fart what people think about the fact I am driving one? Not in the least.
IMHO it's an inexpensive and economical way to get around town. And when my lease is up, I fully intend to lease another one. ;-)

u/fluxofapathy · 0 pointsr/vandwellers

I like this solution. It's pretty similar to what I'm using actually, which is this. It connects wirelessly to the phones bluetooth and transmits audio to an FM station. Also has a setting to locate a clear FM station to broadcast on the fly.

u/ArcticRain · 0 pointsr/MotoX

I just went with a Bluetooth FM transmitter like this, isn't an integrated unit, but for the price you get a lot.

http://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Hands-Free/dp/B003PPGOC0

u/504111223 · -1 pointsr/apple

Just get one of these and a 3.5mm cable. Cheaper, and extremely reliable. My gf and I have had ours for a couple years and don't listen to music in the car any other way anymore. And I believe the new version (the x3) may actually come with a 3.5mm cable.