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Many people have thousands of titles stored on an iPod Classic or on other audio devices that they’ve no intention of moving to smart phones. Many too are audio purists who demand greater fidelity and tonal presence when listening to recorded music…more than Bluetooth can deliver. If this describes you, then the JETech Wireless FM Transmitter is a perfect solution allowing you to enjoy your music library while driving in your car, even if that car’s audio system has no auxiliary input capability. While not included in the Best Bluetooth FM Transmitter buyer’s guide, mainly because of its specialization, check out the JETech Wireless FM Transmitter to see if it meets your needs.

Why We Like It – JETech Wireless FM Transmitter

The JETech Wireless FM Transmitter is a uniquely specialized design using the 3.5mm audio output of a device, and broadcasts it to an unused FM frequency of a car stereo system to stream music through its speakers.

Pros
  • Sleek and discreet design
  • Simplicity
  • Low price
Cons
  • Lacks multiple USB ports
  • Cannot play audio files from USB drive
  • FM frequency limit (88.1 – 107.9 MHz)

Performance

The JETech Wireless FM Transmitter is simple to use and requires minimal setup. It’s a playback device pure and simple, powered by the car charger via the power port in a vehicle (what was once known as the cigarette lighter). You can charge devices via the USB port located on the back of the power plug. Then simply insert the 3.5mm audio plug on the other end into the headphone jack on a device, tune your FM radio to an unused frequency (vacant FM frequencies vary by location) and set the JETech wireless FM transmitter to the same frequency. Easy peasy. You then hear audio stored on your device through your car speakers. Some complain that you cannot set the JETech wireless FM frequency lower than 88.1, where it is presumed most vacant FM channels exist in their location. Compatible with smartphones, iPods, tablets, MP3 or MP4 players, or any audio device with a 3.5mm headphone jack (or a 3.5mm dongle). Use your device as always for content/song selection, and control volume and sound using your audio system’s volume and tone controls as you normally do. Sound quality is excellent, although ultimately the quality of the sound you hear depends entirely upon the quality of your car’s audio system. If on the other hand you WANT total control from an FM transmitter then check out the Nulaxy Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter Smartphones, No. 1 in our FM transmitter buyer’s guide, to see the alternative approach to an FM transmitter radio car solution.

Design

The JETech Wireless FM Transmitter is a very basic design. It is a very small wired device. Many like its simplicity and that it’s such a small transmitter radio car kit. It doesn’t stand out as a theft target inside a car and/or it’s easy to throw it in a glove box or center console. Its smallness makes it exceedingly portable –like carry in your pocket portable. There are wires when in use –from the power plug to the device, and a USB cable if you’re also charging– but you knew that going in. The cables of the JETech wireless FM transmitter radio are plenty long enough for all sorts of device placement options in a vehicle’s interior and are not obtrusive. You operate your device and car radio as you always would. The JETech car kit is not designed for hands free calling or anything like that (there is no built-in microphone).The single USB port (USB-A) is the bare necessity for charging. It’s not possible to use the JETech USB port to play audio files stored on a USB thumb drive. There also is no TF card slot. As a comparison check out the features squeezed into the VicTsing Bluetooth Transmitter Wireless Hand Free, rated best compact design in the buyer’s guide.

Value

The JETech Wireless FM Transmitter is a bargain particularly if all you’re seeking is a simple wireless FM transmitter with good sound as an easy playback solution. If either the quality of Bluetooth connectivity is unacceptable, or for a myriad of other reasons the use of Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to an external audio device is undesirable, then using a JETech for wireless FM is perfect. Why pay for BT if it’s not needed? If on the other hand you want BT connectivity in a truly small form factor, then check out the mini but mighty IMDEN Bluetooth FM Transmitter.

JETech Wireless FM Transmitter Wrap Up

The JETech Wireless FM Transmitter is the simplest of wireless FM transmitters. Cheap and compatible with virtually anything that has a headphone jack, it’s a snap to set up and easy to use.

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