Transform your car into a whole new experience with a simple to use gadget that gives your car positive vibes. Today we review the Roav SmartCharge Car Kit F2 that everyone is trying out! Whether your cars don't support Bluetooth but want to have a way to listen to better music, come check this product out.
Disclaimer: As usual this is a personal review. You can decide for yourself if the product may be right for you.
I would describe this product as an easy solution to adding Bluetooth and more music features to your car. Actually, if you have a 12V car socket lying around, you can use this FM transmitter and tune into the frequency using your radio in your car or not in your car. Remember though, it's the price that matters... This device is around $26 from when this article was published. Moving towards the end, I will suggest other alternatives if it's too expensive for you.
Here are some of the highlights straight for Roav themselves!
- STRONG, STABLE SOUND: Solid Bluetooth and FM connection lets you stream music straight from your phone to your car's sound system.
- BUILT-IN CAR LOCATOR: Roav's car-finding app makes forgetting where you parked a problem of a bygone era.
- SIMULTANEOUS CHARGING: 2 USB ports equipped with advanced technology deliver high-speed charging for driver and passenger.
- MAKE HANDS-FREE CALLS: Bluetooth 4.2 enables any car stereo to make and receive phone calls.
- What's in the Box: Roav Smart Car Charger F2, Manual, Happy Card
Actually, let's run through those features quick... What we really care about is the FM connection and Bluetooth. The built-in car locator for the mobile app is outdated, you can just save your location using Google Maps instead. Making hands-free calls with Bluetooth is nice, so there is nothing wrong with that feature at all. The USBs are a nice plus so you can charge your phone or mp3 player while listening to the music.
Below is a video I put together with zero effort just to show you how I use the product on the first try, which will probably be the same for you.
The Good and Bad:
Obviously, this section will be relatively short since the device is simple.
The good is that the FM transmitter works great and you can change what channel to emit. Sometimes you can hear static noise, but it's difficult to get rid of it without a very good cut-off filter. However, when playing music you will hardly hear the static unless you selectively listen to it.
The bad is that the mobile application is programmed poorly, which results in a buggy experience. You do not really need the mobile application to be satisfied with the product though. The app may work sometimes, but don't worry about it too much.
If the Roav F2 is still a bit pricey for you, then here are some quickly selected alternatives.
Do I Suggest It:
For the intended purpose of what the Roav SmartCharge Car Kit F2 By Anker is for, I highly suggest it. It worked quickly and the Bluetooth signal has not dropped on me yet. I have been using it for at least a week now for about 2 hours a day driving to work.
If you can find or buy something better, then go for it. With my experience, I believe that the product is of good value: rest easy on your purchase.
Thanks for reading this tech review and watching the tech review video above. I have more in planned for the future, but I need your help. See you soon! Have a fantastic day.