• Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
  • Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
  • Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
  • Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
  • Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
  • Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
  • Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C
Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C

Roav Smart Charge F2, By Anker, Fm Transmitter, Bluetooth Receiver, Car Charger With Bluetooth 4.2, C

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  • Stable Connection: Solid Bluetooth and FM connection lets you stream music straight from your phone to your car's sound system.
  • Car Locator: The Roav Charger app records your car's location by setting a pin in the map the instant Bluetooth connection is lost. Forgot where you parked? Roav didn't.
  • Dual USB Ports: Enjoy simultaneous high-speed charging for driver and passenger or plug a USB drive into the top port to play saved files through your car's sound system.
  • Effortless Hands-Free Calls: Bluetooth 4.2 provides a strong, stable connection for reliable hands-free calling that you can hear through your car's stereo. What's in the Box: Smart Charge F2, manual, 12-month , and friendly customer service.
  • Note: not compatible with 2007 VW Jetta, 2011 Nissan Rogue, 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S, 2001 Audi A4, 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2011 Mazda Miata, 2005 Toyota Highlander, 2004 Saturn Ion, 2005 Honda Civic, 2008 Chrysler Town and Country

Customer Reviews

Cool design - great performance! ***UPDATE / The fine folks at Anker reached out to me (after seeing my 1-star feedback here)....mentioning that they have updated the F2 and asked if I'd like to give it a try, of course I said yes. They sent me the newer F2 and I've had an opportunity to use it for a few weeks now. Looks the same but works better. The most difficult part is finding a good frequency to use. I would find one and then if I drove across town, I would hear static and have to find another one. After some experimentation, I found an optimum frequency that works everywhere that I drive in Los Angeles. My only wish is that there was a way to turn this off & on, which I hear is a coming feature via their app. Right now it automatically connects to your Bluetooth if you leave it plugged in. Sometimes I don't want it connect to the Bluetooth so hoping that they get that feature soon.This is a real nice unit. I think the Roav/Anker team are really trying their best to make this a great product. I had been using the GoGroove and I love that it has an on & off button right there on the unit. Once Anker gets this feature, it'll be five stars for me. 4A Swiss Army Knife for My CAR LOVE IT!!! I love this USB car charger too much it literally has everything I need in one small unit. So like I said this thing basically a Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knifefor you car. So what can this little guy do let's see:Dual USB charging ports(USB PowerIQ 5V/2.4A + 5V/1.5A)Bluetooth 4.2 ReceiverFM TransmitterAUX Line OutMP3 Player(Through The Non-PowerIQ USB Port)Companion Roav App(FM Frequency Modulation and Car Locator)Thats everything in this little car charger now let's talk about how it perform. Right out the box simple to use you get the SmartCharge F2 it self, Owner's Manual, and a Happy Card. When I first plugged it in I switched it to the right FM frequency that is perfectly displayed on the screen of the SmartCharge F2 and voice promoted saying "waiting to pair" and after I got my phone connected to the bluetooth SmartCharge F2 the device replied with a satisfying voice "successfully paired" and my music automatically started playing.Now comparing this to there older bluetooth receiver that Anker currently still sells Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable When I connect to this adapter I would have to guess what sound I just heard and assume I was connected with a little blue led indicator that would blink rapidly until my phone was connected and even when I had my phone connect it would show with a solid blue light and not play music automatically. Comparing the 2 devices I really love the improvements they made especially bluetooth connection are stronger and more reliable than ever, every time i leave my car weather it was on or had to turn on when I get there the blue tooth automatically connect to last devices and starts playing music all on its own.How good is the FM Transmitter?Well pretty good in my opinion with the testing I've done. On the package and in Anker's page they state you have a transmission distance of 2 m witch is 6 ft. I got around 10-12 ft. with my testing with clear audio still. Another incidences where I tried this out is on a family trip if you're using two cars and following the other car at a 2 car length distance from each other both cars can get the same FM station and simultaneously play out of the both cars making an ultimate surround sound.How's audio quality compared from AUX V.S. FM Transmitter?Well there is a difference right away if you switch from the two output sources witch both will transmit simultaneously out of the AUX out and FM out.FM out when you find a good station thats just static and you hear no other interferences from other radio stations you audio quality is how any other radio station would sound it has that radio like sound that you would get not that loud and not that much base comparing it to the AUX out, nothing can compare to a true line in connection to your speakers. But when you have AUX out and you have not music playing you hear straight static noise from the negative connection being exposed of the 3.5mm port not being fully covered even when you play music you will hear it in the background. Audio quality is best with AUX out and with a AUKEY Ground Loop Noise Isolator for Car Stereo Systems and Home Audio Systems, 3.5mm Audio Cable Included this little devices will cancel out all the static noise that you get with the SamartCharge F2 and you will have quiet and uninterrupted music listening.MP3 Player Does it Work?Yes the MP3 player does work but when I first had this it didn't work at all, had a hard time finding out why but here is the solution if your MP3 won't play music after you inserted your usb flash drive here is why. Make sure your USB drive is formatted properly to the file system FAT, FAT23, exFAT and that you music is no where but at the root of the USB drive. The reason why I couldn't get mine to work is because when I formatted this flash drive on my MacBook the default File System was "mac-os x journaled" Also you music file format has to be in .mp3 .wma .flac. wav. in order for the MP3 player to work properly. After you have everything all set on your USB drive just insert into the non PowerIQ USB port your music should start playing if not just press the middle button(phone icon) and your music should start playing. When your playing a song or skipping a song the displaying shows you what track number your on for a couple of seconds and then goes back to displaying the FM frequency that its on. Other than my little issues that I had everything work beautifully and I use the MP3 mostly everyday its like your own personal station when you don't wanna mess with your phone for music and you hate using the radio because of all of the commercials.Car Locater?When I first heard about this I thought it had to be a joke or something because you couldn't add a devices with GPS for less then $25 and I was right the only thing the car locater does with the SmartCharge F2 is nothing. The car locater relies truly on your phone the app and your phones GPS location witch you mark yourself. I think the only thing that the SmartCharge F2 does for any location finding is telling when it's connected and not connected and will give the last location when the SmartCharge F2 was last connected. Haven't used it much since you need to open the app whenever you want to use it. For the most part I just plug it in and play my music don't really have need to go into app not unless i'm change my FM frequency witch I haven't had to do and on the app you have can have 3 Preset FM station to switch back and fourth from. i'll have to do more testing on the car locater and will update my review when I can. 5I feel like my 10 y/o car got a tech refresh! I had a Bluetooth Car Kit shoot-out in my 2008 Volvo XC90 and the Roav won! I was interested in both call quality and music quality as well as logic, clutter, and convenience. And the result is very encouraging, even for those of you with no Aux-input!I tested 7 of the the current crop of highest-rated bluetooth kits both aux-in and FM transmitter models. I expected the wired connection to aux-in jack to be far superior in sound quality but was encouraged in another thread here to give it a try. Maybe it's my lack of Premium Audio, but I really can't tell a difference between the FM and Aux in! These transmitters have improved tremendously over the past ten years since I last tried one!And of course the benefit is that there are no wires to run because bluetooth to the device and it sits in the cigarette lighter.Ironically, rather than sound better, 2 of the 3 aux-in devices actually exhibited a bad RF squeal that got worse with acceleration. I believe there are isolators available for this but it's another thing to hang off the aux jack and more clutter.In the end, all of the FM transmitters sounded excellent (and I live in a city) and the difference came down to the manufacturer's implementation of controls, features and call quality.The winner for me was this little guy, the Roav by Anker. Very good call quality with front-mounted mic, plus an app for iPhone and Android that lets you update its firmware and customize its behavior (as well as locate your car).Some of the customizations I appreciated were the ability to auto-resume your audio from the phone, turning off the voice prompt ("Attempting to pair... pairing successful."), the option to announce the incoming number, and a live view (from the app) of vehicle voltage).Additionally, there are no extraneous buttons or readouts and no blinding screen that is distracting in the dark. Pairing happens reliably when returning to the car.With this device, I feel like my car got a tech refresh, it's that streamlined and convenient! 5I want to like this, but the design just is is not ... I want to like this, but the design just is is not robust enough. I get static pitched with my engine meaning there is electrical noise being transmitted by the fm transmitter.I did ideal situations, my lighter port is 2 feet from my antenna in my windshield, and I searched out an empty fm frequency.Also the find my car feature says my car is 80 feet away when I am next to my car. 1Great transmitter and charger. GET THE APP! TURN OFF THE VOICE PROMPTS! I have mid 2000's Toyota. It runs great but it's short on any great tech features, like a bluetooth stereo. It does have an aux line in though so getting music from my iPhone to the car meant plugging in my phone's power cord, then plugging in the aux cable. Then if my wife was in the car too, she would plug in her phone's power cord as well. So cords all over the place. We just made the leap to Pixels which means wireless charging. So it made sense to do wireless sound transmission as well.This little device is perfect.>It's actually smaller than the photos here make it seem.>The bluetooth connects quickly>It remembers more than one phone. It will auto connect to the last connected phone. If your phone wasn't the most recently connected, you'll have to quickly manual connect in your settings.>The FM transmitter seems to connect just fine and you have fine tuning options in the app. You can even turn it off if you don't use that feature. (Though the red LED's stay on. A small piece of black electrical tape fixes that if you don't want to see them.)>It has an Aux out port. If you have an Aux port, this is a better option than the FM transmitter.>THE APP! I was expecting it to be garbage but it has a lot of useful features. You can update the firmware. You can turn off the voice prompts. You can manage how it handles phone calls. You can turn off the FM transmitter if you use Aux. You can even monitor your car battery and it will remember your last parking location.>Charging from the USB ports is fine. I would have liked a few faster ports but they work well all things considering.So my setup is now a phone cradle on a vent that wirelessly charges my Pixel and I have a cable running from the Anker to my Aux in port. Because the Aux port and the cradle don't move, I have those two cables strapped down and out of the way. Now the only loose cord is when we have to charge a 2nd phone. 5FINALLY a Bluetooth FM transmitter that makes FM quality = Bluetooth quality!!!!! I ve tried so many FM transmitters and to be honest, none of them worked well. They all somehow had white noises and interferences during driving. The ROAV F2 smart car charger is the first Bluetooth FM transmitter that makes FM connection and sound quality equal to Bluetooth. It has enhanced FM transmitting power which allows you to enjoy your favorite music through car stereos with minimum noise. It could even override some local radio stations without interference. The phone app also allows you to choose the desired FM station within seconds.Here is my way to get the perfect FM station 1. Start the car and plug in ROAV F2. Pair it with the ROAV charger app.2. Turn on FM and adjust FM frequency from 87.5-107.9 on your car radio and save the FM stations with white noise in the ROAV charger app by long pressing one of the three preset FM stations. Repeat the step to save all 3 FM stations.3. Pair ROAV F2 and Car FM with the preset FM station. CRITICAL STEP: Turn the phone volume to 100%. Turn the car volume up to 50%( 75% if you can) and hear the white noise. A good FM station will have some consistent white noise but not anywhere near loud or intolerable. Repeat the same step to choose the best FM station of the 3. It should have the least white noise at 50% volume.4. Turn down the volume to normal range and the white noise will disappear. Enjoy your personal FM station with your favorite music and phone calls. 5Reconnects at the worst times I've had my Roav a month or so and it is driving me crazy. When I'm in the car it typically works OK for playing music, but phone calls are a different story. Whenever I get a call (iPhone) I am careful to ensure the audio source that I answer the call on; the Roav seems to have a mind of it's own and will take over a call I've answered via Speakerphone or drop a call to the device mid-call that I answered over the Hands-free bluetooth.This is made worse when I'm inside my house or office (and parked nearby) and the Roav chooses to take over calls that I answer in the middle of the call, interrupting many important work calls. It's a terrible experience. 1DOES NOT WORK WITH SPOTIFY I literally bought this ONLY so I could listen to music in my car, and I only use Spotify. It worked for the first two days I had it but then it would only play the first five seconds of a song and then stop. I contacted Anker and they said it doesn't work with Spotify. So disappointed because Anker makes great products and it had everything I [thought I] needed. I still don't understand, isn't it just Bluetooth, like my headphones? But not playing Spotify is a total dealbreaker and I am surprised I don't see any other reviews about that problem here. 1Nice build and features, let down by poor FM quality and radio interference Plus: Compact size, quick BT pairing, two fast charging ports. Easy tuning controls through app, updateable firmware.Minus: FM power was poor unless in 'Enhanced' FM mode. When in 'Enhanced' mode, causes bad FM radio reception interference when ever FM module is turned on, no manual switch to turn off FM, must be done through app manually or with the auto-off feature. Audio quality playing Bluetooth-over-FM was unacceptable to me, much worse than a Bluetooth Cassette Adapter I was replacing; compressed, boomy and muddy. OK for spoken word like some podcasts, but quite bad for music. (Note: used recommended settings of max volume on phone, verified I was on a an unused FM frequency, used on-device high-quality audio source, verified the Roav had latest firmware). Returned.----Update: Anker contacted me right after I had returned the unit and sent a newer version of the unit to try out. Unfortunately the problems remained exactly the same. Very good customer service, but unfortunately this product didn't work for me. My car (2003 VW Jetta w/ premium Monsoon sound) doesn't have a line-in, so the line-out option doesn't help me. 3Not a bad unit. Purchased item few weeks ago and. The static wss unbearable. I contacted Roav and they told me tontry a few things first before going into an exchange or refund. I did everything they asked and still had an issue. They gave me the option of a refund or asked if i wanted to try their newer uodated device which looks exactly like this one. Iam sure its just different software . Customer service is very very good. They were very helpful with the exchange.The new device cut down static by a lot. I can now raise the volume up, by the way if you have your car radio turned up all the way and your radio seems to be outputint low volume, use your phone to raise or lower your volume. Music sounds pretty clear and turns up as loud as my car radio normally goes. One thing that you have to know is and I might be wrong is that the unit seems to just stay on all the time so if you shut your vehicle off and you are besrby and receive a phone call the call will be picked up by the Roav unit, you wouod havr to be avout 0-35ft for it to pick up calls so i recommend you pull out the charger when you are done driving. Calls were not too bad, one phone call my friend said i sounded muffled but when i called him back he said i sounded crystal clear so i can not blame the Roav unit. Material is pretty good and the unit is built pretty solid. Time will tell how it holds up since i have a few cars and might switch back and forth between cars.Just be realistic and if your audiophile and care how every instrument sounds from music then you should be hard wiring a good radio to your car but this unit is pretty darn good for what it is. My car is a 73 Pontiac Firebird and I have an older Sony unit in the glove compartment with a wire remote to the center console and removing the wired remote would leave a hole(preview owner installed it) and did not want to remove the original radio so this is my work around. Sound is very good and it helps that i do have aftermarket speakers backed by an amp and crossover done for clarity. I listen to cd s but tired of carrying a huge pack of them.Overall excellent customer service and not a bad unit to quickly add functions to a stereo and you wont break the bank! 4
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Description
  • Stable Connection: Solid Bluetooth and FM connection lets you stream music straight from your phone to your car's sound system.
  • Car Locator: The Roav Charger app records your car's location by setting a pin in the map the instant Bluetooth connection is lost. Forgot where you parked? Roav didn't.
  • Dual USB Ports: Enjoy simultaneous high-speed charging for driver and passenger or plug a USB drive into the top port to play saved files through your car's sound system.
  • Effortless Hands-Free Calls: Bluetooth 4.2 provides a strong, stable connection for reliable hands-free calling that you can hear through your car's stereo. What's in the Box: Smart Charge F2, manual, 12-month , and friendly customer service.
  • Note: not compatible with 2007 VW Jetta, 2011 Nissan Rogue, 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S, 2001 Audi A4, 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2011 Mazda Miata, 2005 Toyota Highlander, 2004 Saturn Ion, 2005 Honda Civic, 2008 Chrysler Town and Country
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Cool design - great performance! ***UPDATE / The fine folks at Anker reached out to me (after seeing my 1-star feedback here)....mentioning that they have updated the F2 and asked if I'd like to give it a try, of course I said yes. They sent me the newer F2 and I've had an opportunity to use it for a few weeks now. Looks the same but works better. The most difficult part is finding a good frequency to use. I would find one and then if I drove across town, I would hear static and have to find another one. After some experimentation, I found an optimum frequency that works everywhere that I drive in Los Angeles. My only wish is that there was a way to turn this off & on, which I hear is a coming feature via their app. Right now it automatically connects to your Bluetooth if you leave it plugged in. Sometimes I don't want it connect to the Bluetooth so hoping that they get that feature soon.This is a real nice unit. I think the Roav/Anker team are really trying their best to make this a great product. I had been using the GoGroove and I love that it has an on & off button right there on the unit. Once Anker gets this feature, it'll be five stars for me. 4A Swiss Army Knife for My CAR LOVE IT!!! I love this USB car charger too much it literally has everything I need in one small unit. So like I said this thing basically a Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knifefor you car. So what can this little guy do let's see:Dual USB charging ports(USB PowerIQ 5V/2.4A + 5V/1.5A)Bluetooth 4.2 ReceiverFM TransmitterAUX Line OutMP3 Player(Through The Non-PowerIQ USB Port)Companion Roav App(FM Frequency Modulation and Car Locator)Thats everything in this little car charger now let's talk about how it perform. Right out the box simple to use you get the SmartCharge F2 it self, Owner's Manual, and a Happy Card. When I first plugged it in I switched it to the right FM frequency that is perfectly displayed on the screen of the SmartCharge F2 and voice promoted saying "waiting to pair" and after I got my phone connected to the bluetooth SmartCharge F2 the device replied with a satisfying voice "successfully paired" and my music automatically started playing.Now comparing this to there older bluetooth receiver that Anker currently still sells Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable When I connect to this adapter I would have to guess what sound I just heard and assume I was connected with a little blue led indicator that would blink rapidly until my phone was connected and even when I had my phone connect it would show with a solid blue light and not play music automatically. Comparing the 2 devices I really love the improvements they made especially bluetooth connection are stronger and more reliable than ever, every time i leave my car weather it was on or had to turn on when I get there the blue tooth automatically connect to last devices and starts playing music all on its own.How good is the FM Transmitter?Well pretty good in my opinion with the testing I've done. On the package and in Anker's page they state you have a transmission distance of 2 m witch is 6 ft. I got around 10-12 ft. with my testing with clear audio still. Another incidences where I tried this out is on a family trip if you're using two cars and following the other car at a 2 car length distance from each other both cars can get the same FM station and simultaneously play out of the both cars making an ultimate surround sound.How's audio quality compared from AUX V.S. FM Transmitter?Well there is a difference right away if you switch from the two output sources witch both will transmit simultaneously out of the AUX out and FM out.FM out when you find a good station thats just static and you hear no other interferences from other radio stations you audio quality is how any other radio station would sound it has that radio like sound that you would get not that loud and not that much base comparing it to the AUX out, nothing can compare to a true line in connection to your speakers. But when you have AUX out and you have not music playing you hear straight static noise from the negative connection being exposed of the 3.5mm port not being fully covered even when you play music you will hear it in the background. Audio quality is best with AUX out and with a AUKEY Ground Loop Noise Isolator for Car Stereo Systems and Home Audio Systems, 3.5mm Audio Cable Included this little devices will cancel out all the static noise that you get with the SamartCharge F2 and you will have quiet and uninterrupted music listening.MP3 Player Does it Work?Yes the MP3 player does work but when I first had this it didn't work at all, had a hard time finding out why but here is the solution if your MP3 won't play music after you inserted your usb flash drive here is why. Make sure your USB drive is formatted properly to the file system FAT, FAT23, exFAT and that you music is no where but at the root of the USB drive. The reason why I couldn't get mine to work is because when I formatted this flash drive on my MacBook the default File System was "mac-os x journaled" Also you music file format has to be in .mp3 .wma .flac. wav. in order for the MP3 player to work properly. After you have everything all set on your USB drive just insert into the non PowerIQ USB port your music should start playing if not just press the middle button(phone icon) and your music should start playing. When your playing a song or skipping a song the displaying shows you what track number your on for a couple of seconds and then goes back to displaying the FM frequency that its on. Other than my little issues that I had everything work beautifully and I use the MP3 mostly everyday its like your own personal station when you don't wanna mess with your phone for music and you hate using the radio because of all of the commercials.Car Locater?When I first heard about this I thought it had to be a joke or something because you couldn't add a devices with GPS for less then $25 and I was right the only thing the car locater does with the SmartCharge F2 is nothing. The car locater relies truly on your phone the app and your phones GPS location witch you mark yourself. I think the only thing that the SmartCharge F2 does for any location finding is telling when it's connected and not connected and will give the last location when the SmartCharge F2 was last connected. Haven't used it much since you need to open the app whenever you want to use it. For the most part I just plug it in and play my music don't really have need to go into app not unless i'm change my FM frequency witch I haven't had to do and on the app you have can have 3 Preset FM station to switch back and fourth from. i'll have to do more testing on the car locater and will update my review when I can. 5I feel like my 10 y/o car got a tech refresh! I had a Bluetooth Car Kit shoot-out in my 2008 Volvo XC90 and the Roav won! I was interested in both call quality and music quality as well as logic, clutter, and convenience. And the result is very encouraging, even for those of you with no Aux-input!I tested 7 of the the current crop of highest-rated bluetooth kits both aux-in and FM transmitter models. I expected the wired connection to aux-in jack to be far superior in sound quality but was encouraged in another thread here to give it a try. Maybe it's my lack of Premium Audio, but I really can't tell a difference between the FM and Aux in! These transmitters have improved tremendously over the past ten years since I last tried one!And of course the benefit is that there are no wires to run because bluetooth to the device and it sits in the cigarette lighter.Ironically, rather than sound better, 2 of the 3 aux-in devices actually exhibited a bad RF squeal that got worse with acceleration. I believe there are isolators available for this but it's another thing to hang off the aux jack and more clutter.In the end, all of the FM transmitters sounded excellent (and I live in a city) and the difference came down to the manufacturer's implementation of controls, features and call quality.The winner for me was this little guy, the Roav by Anker. Very good call quality with front-mounted mic, plus an app for iPhone and Android that lets you update its firmware and customize its behavior (as well as locate your car).Some of the customizations I appreciated were the ability to auto-resume your audio from the phone, turning off the voice prompt ("Attempting to pair... pairing successful."), the option to announce the incoming number, and a live view (from the app) of vehicle voltage).Additionally, there are no extraneous buttons or readouts and no blinding screen that is distracting in the dark. Pairing happens reliably when returning to the car.With this device, I feel like my car got a tech refresh, it's that streamlined and convenient! 5I want to like this, but the design just is is not ... I want to like this, but the design just is is not robust enough. I get static pitched with my engine meaning there is electrical noise being transmitted by the fm transmitter.I did ideal situations, my lighter port is 2 feet from my antenna in my windshield, and I searched out an empty fm frequency.Also the find my car feature says my car is 80 feet away when I am next to my car. 1Great transmitter and charger. GET THE APP! TURN OFF THE VOICE PROMPTS! I have mid 2000's Toyota. It runs great but it's short on any great tech features, like a bluetooth stereo. It does have an aux line in though so getting music from my iPhone to the car meant plugging in my phone's power cord, then plugging in the aux cable. Then if my wife was in the car too, she would plug in her phone's power cord as well. So cords all over the place. We just made the leap to Pixels which means wireless charging. So it made sense to do wireless sound transmission as well.This little device is perfect.>It's actually smaller than the photos here make it seem.>The bluetooth connects quickly>It remembers more than one phone. It will auto connect to the last connected phone. If your phone wasn't the most recently connected, you'll have to quickly manual connect in your settings.>The FM transmitter seems to connect just fine and you have fine tuning options in the app. You can even turn it off if you don't use that feature. (Though the red LED's stay on. A small piece of black electrical tape fixes that if you don't want to see them.)>It has an Aux out port. If you have an Aux port, this is a better option than the FM transmitter.>THE APP! I was expecting it to be garbage but it has a lot of useful features. You can update the firmware. You can turn off the voice prompts. You can manage how it handles phone calls. You can turn off the FM transmitter if you use Aux. You can even monitor your car battery and it will remember your last parking location.>Charging from the USB ports is fine. I would have liked a few faster ports but they work well all things considering.So my setup is now a phone cradle on a vent that wirelessly charges my Pixel and I have a cable running from the Anker to my Aux in port. Because the Aux port and the cradle don't move, I have those two cables strapped down and out of the way. Now the only loose cord is when we have to charge a 2nd phone. 5FINALLY a Bluetooth FM transmitter that makes FM quality = Bluetooth quality!!!!! I ve tried so many FM transmitters and to be honest, none of them worked well. They all somehow had white noises and interferences during driving. The ROAV F2 smart car charger is the first Bluetooth FM transmitter that makes FM connection and sound quality equal to Bluetooth. It has enhanced FM transmitting power which allows you to enjoy your favorite music through car stereos with minimum noise. It could even override some local radio stations without interference. The phone app also allows you to choose the desired FM station within seconds.Here is my way to get the perfect FM station 1. Start the car and plug in ROAV F2. Pair it with the ROAV charger app.2. Turn on FM and adjust FM frequency from 87.5-107.9 on your car radio and save the FM stations with white noise in the ROAV charger app by long pressing one of the three preset FM stations. Repeat the step to save all 3 FM stations.3. Pair ROAV F2 and Car FM with the preset FM station. CRITICAL STEP: Turn the phone volume to 100%. Turn the car volume up to 50%( 75% if you can) and hear the white noise. A good FM station will have some consistent white noise but not anywhere near loud or intolerable. Repeat the same step to choose the best FM station of the 3. It should have the least white noise at 50% volume.4. Turn down the volume to normal range and the white noise will disappear. Enjoy your personal FM station with your favorite music and phone calls. 5Reconnects at the worst times I've had my Roav a month or so and it is driving me crazy. When I'm in the car it typically works OK for playing music, but phone calls are a different story. Whenever I get a call (iPhone) I am careful to ensure the audio source that I answer the call on; the Roav seems to have a mind of it's own and will take over a call I've answered via Speakerphone or drop a call to the device mid-call that I answered over the Hands-free bluetooth.This is made worse when I'm inside my house or office (and parked nearby) and the Roav chooses to take over calls that I answer in the middle of the call, interrupting many important work calls. It's a terrible experience. 1DOES NOT WORK WITH SPOTIFY I literally bought this ONLY so I could listen to music in my car, and I only use Spotify. It worked for the first two days I had it but then it would only play the first five seconds of a song and then stop. I contacted Anker and they said it doesn't work with Spotify. So disappointed because Anker makes great products and it had everything I [thought I] needed. I still don't understand, isn't it just Bluetooth, like my headphones? But not playing Spotify is a total dealbreaker and I am surprised I don't see any other reviews about that problem here. 1Nice build and features, let down by poor FM quality and radio interference Plus: Compact size, quick BT pairing, two fast charging ports. Easy tuning controls through app, updateable firmware.Minus: FM power was poor unless in 'Enhanced' FM mode. When in 'Enhanced' mode, causes bad FM radio reception interference when ever FM module is turned on, no manual switch to turn off FM, must be done through app manually or with the auto-off feature. Audio quality playing Bluetooth-over-FM was unacceptable to me, much worse than a Bluetooth Cassette Adapter I was replacing; compressed, boomy and muddy. OK for spoken word like some podcasts, but quite bad for music. (Note: used recommended settings of max volume on phone, verified I was on a an unused FM frequency, used on-device high-quality audio source, verified the Roav had latest firmware). Returned.----Update: Anker contacted me right after I had returned the unit and sent a newer version of the unit to try out. Unfortunately the problems remained exactly the same. Very good customer service, but unfortunately this product didn't work for me. My car (2003 VW Jetta w/ premium Monsoon sound) doesn't have a line-in, so the line-out option doesn't help me. 3Not a bad unit. Purchased item few weeks ago and. The static wss unbearable. I contacted Roav and they told me tontry a few things first before going into an exchange or refund. I did everything they asked and still had an issue. They gave me the option of a refund or asked if i wanted to try their newer uodated device which looks exactly like this one. Iam sure its just different software . Customer service is very very good. They were very helpful with the exchange.The new device cut down static by a lot. I can now raise the volume up, by the way if you have your car radio turned up all the way and your radio seems to be outputint low volume, use your phone to raise or lower your volume. Music sounds pretty clear and turns up as loud as my car radio normally goes. One thing that you have to know is and I might be wrong is that the unit seems to just stay on all the time so if you shut your vehicle off and you are besrby and receive a phone call the call will be picked up by the Roav unit, you wouod havr to be avout 0-35ft for it to pick up calls so i recommend you pull out the charger when you are done driving. Calls were not too bad, one phone call my friend said i sounded muffled but when i called him back he said i sounded crystal clear so i can not blame the Roav unit. Material is pretty good and the unit is built pretty solid. Time will tell how it holds up since i have a few cars and might switch back and forth between cars.Just be realistic and if your audiophile and care how every instrument sounds from music then you should be hard wiring a good radio to your car but this unit is pretty darn good for what it is. My car is a 73 Pontiac Firebird and I have an older Sony unit in the glove compartment with a wire remote to the center console and removing the wired remote would leave a hole(preview owner installed it) and did not want to remove the original radio so this is my work around. Sound is very good and it helps that i do have aftermarket speakers backed by an amp and crossover done for clarity. I listen to cd s but tired of carrying a huge pack of them.Overall excellent customer service and not a bad unit to quickly add functions to a stereo and you wont break the bank! 4
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