Best Bluetooth Car Kits iMore 2019

Many cars nowadays have the works already built-in. This means Bluetooth, smart features, some have a touchscreen display, and much more. But what about those who can't afford or don't want a car with all the bells and whistles? There are options for folks who want to be able to wirelessly connect their smartphones. Here are some of the best Bluetooth car kits you can get today.

Jack of all trades: Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit

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Kinivo is likely a company you've never heard of, but they produce a fantastic Bluetooth car kit. The BTC450 kit includes A2DP compatibility, along with aptX, so you can get the best audio out of your speakers while cruising.

$36 at Amazon

Light and portable: TaoTronics Portable Wireless Audio Adapter

Some folks aren't a fan of having big and bulky accessories in their cars. The TaoTronics Audio Adapter solves that issue with its compact design but with a bonus of powerful features. This adapter will last for up to 15 hours of nonstop music streaming, while including Bluetooth 4.2 and A2DP.

$16 at Amazon

Alexa in your car: ROAV Viva by Anker

Everything else in your life is getting smarter, so why not add your car to the list? The ROAV Viva by Anker puts Alexa in the passenger seat, while including built-in USB chargers so you can keep your phone going for the ride. Just say "Hey Alexa" and get perform any task you could want, without ever taking your eyes off the road.

$50 at Amazon

Use the radio: Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter

FM radio transmitters used to be all the rage in cars, but due to their many frustrations, these largely died out. There has been a bit of a resurgence, and one of the best transmitters is the Nulaxy Bluetooth. With a big LCD display, and the ability to play from a microSD card, Bluetooth, or an auxiliary cable, this is a great package.

$17 at Amazon

On the visor: Jabra Drive Speakerphone

Instead of having some headphones plugged into your phone while you're on a call, why not go old-school with a speakerphone? The Jabra Drive Speakerphone allows you to connect two devices at once, while providing voice guidance and the ability to stream anything from your phone.

$40 at Amazon

Two devices at once: GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth FM Transmitter

Chances are, when you take a road trip, it's usually not by yourself. If someone's riding shotgun, they are likely going to want radio controls at some point in time. The GOgroove FlexSMART X2 provides that, with the ability to pair two devices simultaneously. Plus, there is a built-in microphone for voice detection so you can stay focused.

$30 at Amazon

What would we drive with

There really are a lot of different options on the market for Bluetooth car kits. These can turn your "old" or "dumb" car into one of the smart ones, and at a minuscule fraction of the price of buying a new car. If we had to pick our favorite from the batch, the Kinivo BTC450 Car Kit would take the cake thanks to its easy-to-use multi-function button, and included car charger.

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For those who want to really turn there car into a smart one, then the ROAV Viva by Ankeris the obvious choice. Being able to have Alexa ride shotgun is absolutely phenomenal, as you can ask the assistant to do anything you need to, so that you can keep your eyes on the road.

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