Hello everyone! We meet again for a test. I have a lot of late tests so I think this summer will be 100% test. We are discovering this time a product that I couldn’t wait to test. In any case I was eager to test a product of this type.
To start, a little context. When you don’t have a specially connected car, you quickly reach a limit at the edge of which you can no longer listen to the radio, burn CDs and struggle to find a semblance of a hands-free kit that deigns to function properly. On the strength of this observation and after some research on the net, a product makes its appearance: The FM transmitter. The Claybox Limited store, which I thank by the way, was kind enough to send me an FM transmitter of the Avantek brand and here is what it looks like.
Avantek FM Transmitter – Principle of Operation
The principle of an FM transmitter of this type is simple. You have to connect your phone to the transmitter (by jack here but models exist with bluetooth) and the transmitter takes care of transferring the sound from your phone to an FM frequency. This FM frequency can be chosen on the transmitter. Then simply set your radio to said frequency.
This therefore transfers all the sounds from your phone to the car speakers. Great isn’t it? This is the kind of product that allows you to “connect” your car in a very short time.
Avantek FM Transmitter – Specifications
This model is equipped with a USB port and an SD port which come in handy. You can control the music, change the FM frequency and adjust the volume with the front buttons (see photos at the bottom of the article).
|Frequency range||87.5 to 108 MHz|
|Other||SD and USB card slot (can also be used for recharging)|
This type of product really answers the problem I set out at the beginning of the article, namely to simply connect your phone to your car and in this sense it is really the product I was looking for. It does the job very well, but I still have some reservations about this Avantek product when it comes to day-to-day use.
Personally I find it quite annoying to have to connect the jack cable to the phone. The cable that comes with it is also quite short and it makes an extra cable lying around. A bluetooth connection seems essential to me for daily use. Second reserve and not least: The sound quality is really low. I do not know if it is the characteristic of all the products which emit in FM (do you have more info?) But I found the quality rather mediocre. I think that FM transmission is the cause and maybe the frequency on which I was was not optimal but remains that it is not the strong point of this type of product.
To conclude I would therefore say that this is exactly what I was looking for but that this product is missing a few things to be comfortable to use daily.