FM transmitters allow you to connect your phone to your car even if you don’t have CarPlay or Android Auto. All you have to do is connect your phone to the transmitter via Bluetooth or an aux cable, tune your car radio to the FM station your transmitter is set to, and you’re good to go. You can also make and receive calls, and in some cases, even charge your phone. They’re affordable, as well as easy to install and use. Here are some of the best FM transmitters you can buy.
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The best FM transmitters:
- Anker ROAV SmartCharge T2
- Tecboss TB27
- Guanda RM100
- Nulaxy KM30
- JETech FM transmitter
- Beinhome FM Transmitter
Editor’s note: We will be updating this list regularly as new devices launch.
Anker Roav SmartCharge T2
Anker is a top name in the mobile accessories game, and the Roav line of car products is no exception. The SmartCharge T2 locates empty FM frequencies with just the push of a button, while Bluetooth 5.0 keeps your phone securely connected. Better yet, the SmartCharge T2 uses Anker’s PowerIQ 3.0 to charge your device quickly from either a USB-C or a lightning port.
The Tecboss TB27 is a bit larger and more complex than the Roav T2, but it offers a few benefits that the Roav can’t match. You can easily connect the TB27 to an air vent for easy access to the music and call buttons, for starters. The display then connects to the outlet with a 3.5-foot long cable that should offer more than enough flexibility. The outlet end even doubles as a two-port USB-A charger with QC3.0 in one port.
The Guanda RM100 FM Transmitter is a full solution for your in-car media and charging needs. It supports four different audio inputs, including Bluetooth, U Disk, AUX, and TF card. Its convenient interface and extended arm will also make it easy to operate on the go. It has a large LCD display for easy visualization, as well as large buttons and a comfortable volume knob. You can also use it to charge a couple of devices via USB, and one of them can juice up devices at QC3.0 speeds.
The Nulaxy KM30 is an advanced FM transmitter. The unit offers improved fast charging with a QC 3.0 USB-A outlet. It also has the added benefit of a raised call and volume button, as well as a plethora of media controls and audio enhancement buttons. Not to mention that huge microphone, which is meant to improve audio quality significantly. There’s support for Bluetooth 5.0, and a huge screen for visualizing your media.
JETech FM Transmitter
The JETech FM Transmitter is a bit different from the previous options on the list in that it only supports devices that still have headphone jacks. It’s a nice feature depending on your device, but the JETech sacrifices a few other handy features like automatic channel seeking. You’ll have to locate an idle channel and tune the transmitter and your car to match. On the bright side, the JETech still offers charging capabilities from the outlet, and it’s easier to connect older devices like iPods and MP3 players.
Beinhome FM Transmitter
The other FM transmitters in the list are great, but they can be bulky and occupy car ports you may need for other things. The Beinhome FM Transmitter is tiny and connects directly to your AUX port. Just plug it into your phone and set an FM station! You can throw your phone back into your pocket afterwards, or store it wherever you please.
That’s it for our list of best FM transmitters. Don’t forget to check out our roundup of other great accessories for your car as well.