Last Updated on January 11, 2022
Driving while talking on the phone is not the safest thing to do. But if you cannot miss calls while driving, a vehicle Bluetooth set gives you the opportunity to talk hands-free (so you can keep your fingers on the steering wheel). Let’s look at the best kits and their features to find the most suitable one for you.
Product Testing & Comparison
Our reviewer used a specific set of guidelines to determine the best of the best for our list:
- Quality of sound
- Special features
The specific thing that we looked for was quality of sound in our Bluetooth car kits. After all, if it’s terrible sound but has all of the features, it doesn’t really do you much good, does it? The next most important feature was hands-free use – after all, a Bluetooth speaker is designed to be wireless(ish) and hands-free, right?
The last, though not least most important determining factor was what extra features each device boasts. Things like extra charging ports, Siri or Google Assistant compatibility, and digital displays were all big bonuses, while a lack of ability to play specific audio files dinged several devices on our list (looking at you, #5 and #3). Now, let’s see what’s best for you, shall we?
Meet The Best Bluetooth Car Kits Of 2022
1. The Best Bluetooth Car Kit By Sonru (Product #FT1007)
- Dimensions: 13.3 x 9.9 x 5.9 cm
- Weight:150 grams
- Special Features: Surround light, multifunction button, 2 installation methods
This Bluetooth car kit won the top spot – and not just because it’s a handsome guy! Okay, that too. But when it comes to user-friendliness and functionality, the usefulness of this product is exceptional.
The LED display gives you all the information you need with a quick glance. Talking on the phone can be done entirely hands-free. These traits are welcome when you need to focus on the road and take an important call.
Installation is also hassle-free. The transmitter is connected to the cigarette lighter of your car and switched on. The kit also powers your other devices – simply plug up to two devices, like a phone or tablet, into the dual USB ports.
Our reviewer was a massive fan of this, despite the fact that it’s not truly hands-free. It features a super simple design that’s very easy to use, and is installable in multiple fashions. The colourful surround light allows you to host your own little light show in the car, accompanied by your favourite tunes. Overall, this is a fantastic product.
- Attractive design.
- Easy to install and use.
- Dual USB ports charge your devices on the go.
- Hands-free communication.
- It’s not 100 percent hands-free. You have to push one button to answer and end calls.
2. The Best Bluetooth Kit With FM Transmitter By IITrust (Product #BK01)
- Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 4.5 cm
- Weight:130 grams
- Special Features: magnetic mounting plate, noise isolator, 2-year warranty
This is another awesome little device for those who love hands-free use in their car. It features a number of easy-to-use functions that make it a whiz to install and get playing right away.
The ability to make hands-free calls has never been closer than with the Besign BK01. It features a 2-year warranty, offering peace of mind, and uses a noise isolator to ensure your calls are as crisp and clear as possible.
Overall, our reviewer loved this little guy. He’s super simple to use, easy to install, and a breeze to make calls with thanks to top-notch audio. Its only downside is its failure to automatically connect to your phone, but it’s only a small gripe.
- Hands-free kit.
- FM transmitter.
- Clear sounds.
- Easy to install and use.
- Doesn’t automatically connect to phone.
3. The Best Bluetooth Car Kit With Auto Activation By FirstE (Product #HK203)
- Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 2 cm
- Weight: 50 grams
- Special Features: Dual USB charger, hands-free
Love listening to the radio but don’t want to take your hands off the steering wheel when a call comes through? No worries. This is the best option for such a scenario – the moment there is a call, the Bluetooth receiver automatically activates and the music cuts out.
This safe solution is not the only great feature. The transmitter is easy to use and offers a stable Bluetooth connection to pair with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. You can also look forward to a quality built-in microphone and CVC technology that lets you worry less about noise and co-channel interference.
If you loved the dual charging ports of the previous kits, don’t worry. You’ll get that too!
This was another favourite of our reviewer. It’s simple, don’t get us wrong, but it does what it does very, very well. It’s perfect for those who are always on the go, needing to make hands-free calls on the road, and features two charging ports which make it super simple to use. The only downside this bad boy has is that it doesn’t support DAB or DAB+ audio files, but they’re not common enough for that to be a major issue.
- While charging via the USB car charger, a built-in chip automatically divides the voltage based on the individual needs of the devices.
- Great sound quality.
- It features a voltage detection function (this reminds you when your car battery needs replacing).
- It does not support DAB/DAB+ radio.
4. The Best Bluetooth Visor Speakerphone Car Kit By Supertooth (Product #BTBUDDY)
- Dimensions: 2.98 x 1.4 x 4.83 cm
- Weight: 100 grams
- Special Features: Plug and play, battery-powered, voice recognition, digital volume control
This is another great choice if you are looking for quality hands-free conversations and a user-friendly gadget. Thanks to the magnetic clip, this device simply clips onto your vehicle’s sun visor. You don’t have to worry about a bunch of wires, either – this Bluetooth device has a battery that lasts up to 20 hours of talk time and 1,000 hours standby.
Echo and noise reduction technology ensures that you don’t lose what’s being said during an important call. With the clear audio, you’ll hear the speaker clearly.
It also automatically connects to all Bluetooth 2.1 enabled smartphones. You can also look forward to voice recognition dialling, last number redial, and digital volume control.
Our reviewer was a big fan of this as a plug-and-play option. While its batteries are hard to recharge without removing the device, it’s great at what it does. It automatically connects to most Bluetooth enabled phones and is super simple to set up and get going. Add on the crisp, clear audio, and you’re going to love it.
- Easy setup.
- Premium sound quality.
- Suitable for those who prefer using batteries to the cigarette socket.
- Can pair with to two phones simultaneously.
- You cannot recharge the battery while its clipped in place (the charge connector is on the backside).
5. The Top Wireless Handsfree Speaker Kit By TIANSHILI (Product #T826)
- Dimensions: 13.46 x 5.08 x 2.29 cm
- Weight: 95.25 grams
- Special Features: Hands-free, portable, smart Bluetooth connection
This is a simple but well-designed Bluetooth speaker by Tianshili. If you’re looking for truly modern and advanced speakers, there are better choices a bit farther up the list. If, however, you prefer simple things, then you’ll love this little guy.
He boasts simple controls, easy portability, and a smart Bluetooth connection, alongside stellar audio quality.
Our reviewer’s one gripe with this device was its inability to play anything other than MP3 or WMA audio files. Otherwise, it’s a super easy to use and well-performing car Bluetooth speaker.
- Can hook up to two phones.
- Quality sound.
- Compatible with Google Assistant.
- The motion sensor-enabled device has an Auto Power On function. It turns the kit on when the car door opens and off when the Bluetooth disconnects.
- Only plays MP3 and WMA audio files
6. The Motion Sensor Bluetooth Car Kit By Sunitec (Product #BC980SA)
- Dimensions: 11.43 x 6.6 x 2.03 cm
- Weight: 65.2 grams
- Special Features: Hands-free, motion sensor, DSP noise suppression, Siri and Google Assistant compatible
If you liked the previous Bluetooth kit, then here’s another similar, if not more versatile product. Let’s dive into its best features to see if this is the best device for your car.
This system allows you to link two phones and the quality loudspeaker ensures clear conversations on the go. The latter is also made possible by built-in DSP noise suppression and echo cancellation technology.
The hands-free unit is straightforward to set up. Just pair your gadget, and hang the kit to the parasol, and you are good to go. It’s compatible with Siri and Google Assistant and gives you 20 hours of talking time on the battery and a whopping 60 days of standby mode.
Our reviewer liked this guy, but not so much as the #5 spot. This is because it does the same thing but a bit less well and for a slightly lower price. It’s still hands-free and boasts motion-sensing capabilities, as well as compatibility with Siri and Google Assistant. Unfortunately, it has a hard time sensing you leaving the car unless you slam the door, so it’s not the best motion-sensing out here.
- Has an operating range of 10 feet.
- Works with Siri and Google Assistant.
- Excellent sound quality.
- You can use GPS navigation from your phone via bluetooth.
- You need to forcefully close the car door when you leave the vehicle for the kit to activate the standby mode.
7. The Top Intelligent Bluetooth Car Kit By Sumind (Product #BT70B)
- Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.7 x 21.4 cm
- Weight: 95 grams
- Special Features: Fast-charge, backlit display, rotating LCD display, clear sound quality
Tired of car kits that charge slowly and just wastes your time in a hundred different ways? Well, you can look forward to a ton of quick and user-friendly features that will make this device match your quick lifestyle.
First off, the battery charges quickly. The screen also angles up and displays a large screen, both of which are ergonomic and easy to view or adjust. The unit also speedily identifies different kinds of phones before pairing, eliminating the frustration of waiting for devices to sync.
If information is important to you, then the LCD display is an extra perk. You can clearly see the incoming number or the song being played. Indeed, you’ll get an FM receptor with this kit if you want to listen to the radio for a while.
Our reviewer liked this as a battery-free device. If you want one that doesn’t hook up to the car’s power, though, you’ll be disappointed here. Otherwise, it’s a great product, featuring user-friendly controls, a backlit LCD display, and quick charging. Additionally, the sound quality and audio formats it allows are stellar, allowing a great listening experience.
- Quick operation.
- User-friendly controls.
- FM reception.
- Ergonomic neck and display panel.
- Quick charging and pairing.
- Does not work with batteries.
8. The Best Small Bluetooth Car Transmitter By Cocoda (Product #T25)
- Dimensions: 8 x 4.5 x 4 cm
- Weight: 68 grams
- Special Features: 2 USB ports, hands-free, ambient light, LED display, plug-and-play
Do you need a small and discreet Bluetooth device? Then this could be your perfect choice. Not only is this device small and unobtrusive but it’s packed with all the features you’d expect from the best kits.
You simply plug it into the cigarette lighter of your vehicle, match the FM radio and the device on the same frequency, pair it with a device – and you’re all set up!
Love music? Listen to your favourite songs by transferring the phone’s MP3 files to the car’s FM signal, stream music from an SD card or play them directly from a USB stick. Indeed, one of the two USB ports is specifically allocated for your musical collections.
The wireless device also allows you to hands-free make, accept and even to reject calls. Once you have someone on the line, the device offers full-duplex sound quality via noise-suppressing technology.
This is great for plug-and-play on a budget. Costing only £13.99 at the time of publication, this little guy is super easy to use and surprisingly feature-rich. It’s got solid sound quality, has a nice LED display, and works great as a hands-free device. Unfortunately, it can only charge one device, making its applications slightly limited. Overall, our reviewer was quite pleased.
- Small and discreet.
- Full duplex sound quality.
- Perfect for music lovers.
- Voice navigation.
- You can only charge one device with this kit.
9. The Top Small Bluetooth Car Kit By Sonru (Product #FT1006)
- Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.1 x 8.1 cm
- Weight: 60 grams
- Special Features: GPS navigation, LED display, auto-pairing
We love choice. For this reason, we decided to add a second tiny wonder for those of you who like the idea of a small but powerful Bluetooth car device. Let’s see if this colourful kit is the best for your phone calls and music.
The installation is as simple as plugging it into the car cigarette port and syncing it to a device, like a phone or tablet.
There are two ports available. One can read music files on all compatible devices and play them with beautiful clarity and tone. The second is perfect for charging devices with USB cables.
Other features include hands-free calling, noise reduction, GPS navigation, LED display, and automatic pairing with devices you’ve linked it up with previously.
Our reviewer was a big fan of this little guy, despite his spot on our list. He boasts a suite of ease-of-use features that make it a breeze to use, and has a number of nice little additions that make life a bit simpler. Unfortunately, this little one can only play playlists from start to finish – you can’t pick specific songs, which is a bit of a bummer.
- Powerful and discreet.
- Two USB ports.
- Automatic pairing.
- Hands-free calling and talking.
- Playlists are played from start to finish. You cannot pick a song.
- Dimensions: 12.3 x 2 x 4.6 cm
- Weight: 73 grams
- Special Features: Auto on/reconnect, motion sensor, hands-free, 2-year warranty
This is another Bluetooth device that you simply hang on your vehicle’s visor. It comes with a motion sensor that automatically turns on the device when you open the car’s door. Once activated, the kit will pair with your phone or tablet without any effort on your behalf.
Your callers’ words will come through loud and clear, thanks to noise-reduction features and the lithium-ion battery provides you with 22 hours of talking time and 600 hours on standby. Either way, the battery can be charged at home or while you are even driving.
The device can pair with two phones which is useful if you have a passenger or you want to pair both your personal and work phone. Other features also include an operation range of 10 meters, HSP, HFP and A2DP profile support and a sun visor clip.
Our reviewer liked this for its wide range of use. It’s compatible with Google Assistant and can connect to two separate phones, making it great for the family car. The sound is stellar quality, and the motion sensor makes it super easy to connect when entering the car. Its one downside is its very high volume, but that can be easily fixed by just… turning it down.
- Wireless and hands-free.
- Rechargable battery.
- Can connect to two phones.
- Clear sound.
- Automatic activation.
- Not compatible with GPS.
Your Bluetooth Car Kit Buying Guide
Investing in the right Bluetooth car kit has several benefits. You can make calls hands-free, enjoy your playlists, and charge your phone on the go. Avoid the disappointment of purchasing the wrong one by keeping our guide’s essential tips in mind.
What to Consider When Buying a Bluetooth Kit for Your Car
The best Bluetooth car kits have the latest technology. It means that the kit will come packed with powerful features for much more efficiency and durability.
Ensure that the model can hook up with your Bluetooth-enabled devices. It should have extensive coverage, typically 30 feet. The best Bluetooth will also automatically reconnect to previously paired devices.
Installation (or Compatibility)
You want a kit that is easy to install. It should be compatible with your car. Most models are going to have a magnetic clip that you attach to the vehicle’s sun visor. Others come with a suction mount or plugs into the cigarette lighter.
Some devices have multiple control buttons with various functions. But some are completely hands-free. Make sure not to buy a device that needs too much physical interaction on your behalf if you need to keep your eyes on the road.
The design of the unit can also be taken into account. Pick something small or big, simple or with a complicated LCD display, whatever suits the decor of your car and your needs.
Call Quality & Noise Reduction
Few things are as irritating as trying to catch the details in an urgent phone conversation, but the background noise just won’t let you. Cars are noisy but a quality model will offer CVC (Noise Suppression) technology for crystal clear conversations, eliminating echo and all background noises.
Q: What type of phones is supported by Bluetooth car adapters?
A: The kit will support any Bluetooth-enabled gadget. If you don’t know if your phone has Bluetooth, check its user manual. The symbol of the Bluetooth is a capital B with pointed corners and an overlaid X.
Q: Can the Bluetooth car kit harm my car’s battery?
A: Yes, the kit can harm your car’s battery. But it is a preventable situation.
It might happen with models that source power from your car’s cigarette lighter. If your kit remains on when you turn off the engine, it can drain your car battery. Although some cars will automatically turn off the lighter when the engine is on, some lack this feature. In such a case, you will need to switch the cigarette lighter off before leaving your car.
Q: People tell me they hear echo every time I use the car kit. Why?
A: An echo over your phone calls conversations means your kit doesn’t have noise reduction and echo cancelling technology. If what you have has a noise reduction feature, check that you are connecting it as per the instructions in the manual.
Q: Can my Bluetooth car kit work with just voice commands?
A: Again, this will depend on the model you are using. Some will provide a feature for voice commands which activate at the touch of a button. Some models will also be compatible with Siri and Google Assistant and you can use the inbuilt kit’s microphone to operate your phone, access apps, and select playlists.
Q:Does the Bluetooth car kit need internet connection?
A: No. Bluetooth is a wireless networking protocol that replaces network cables in connecting two devices. The connection between the gadgets is through frequency transmissions. It does not require internet.
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