Soundfly View Bluetooth FM Transmitter with 2.0 inch Screen, WMA/MP3 Player for SD Card, USB Car Charger, iPhone 5C, 5S, 5 & 4S, iPad 2 & 3, Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note, Blackberry and Windows Smartphones & Tablets

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    Soundfly View Bluetooth FM Transmitter with 2.0 inch Screen, WMA/MP3 Player for SD Card, USB Car Charger, iPhone 5C, 5S, 5 & 4S, iPad 2 & 3, Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note, Blackberry and Windows Smartphones & Tablets

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    Sound-Fly View Gives You a lot Review by Ron
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    This little item fits easily into the cigarette lighter housing, and Allows me to use my 1987 Truck's stereo with my smartphone. The sound quality is good, and it also allows hands-free phone calls--all upgrades for my older truck... (Posted on July 4, 2014)

    Pros: Attractive Look


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    Awesome solution for an OEM radio Review by Dani
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    I use this in my 2013 Chevy 3500HD work truck everyday, and it works great! Syncs with my phone easily and automatically every time I turn the transmitter on. Setup is straightforward, and the display syncs with the actual song title and information! calls are clear, and the remote included is great for staying in control while driving. The price is a tad high, but I honestly feel that it's worth it. Only hiccup was when I tried charging my Note 3 without a converter. Blew a fuse on the transmitter, but there was a replacement fuse included in the original shipment. Replaced it easily and didn't bother plugging back in the Note 3 again! (Posted on April 15, 2014)

    Pros: Great Quality, Attractive Look, Great Sound
    Cons: High Cost

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    Excellent Review by TJ
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    Great sound, quality and price. (Posted on February 3, 2014)

    Pros: Great Quality, Great Sound


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    greatest thing i purchased Review by mike
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    i am thinking of buying another one (Posted on October 12, 2013)

    Pros: Great Quality, Attractive Look, Great Sound


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    mükemmel ürün Review by bozturk77
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    gerçekten de ürün mükemmel bütün özelliklerin hakkını vermiş teşekkürler...sadece biraz pahalı (Posted on September 27, 2013)

    Pros: Great Quality, Attractive Look, Great Sound


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    I LOVE IT.... Review by Soundfly Bluetooth FM
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    You get what you pay for. Yes there are cheaper ones on the market but they do not do half of what this one does. (Posted on August 13, 2013)

    Pros: Great Quality, Attractive Look, Great Sound


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    great and fast delivery Review by erik holland
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    delivery in four days to the netherlands graet thanks (Posted on April 29, 2013)

    Pros: Great Quality, Attractive Look, Great Sound


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    Soundfly Review by Ron
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    The Soundfly View BT is the neatest electronic gizmo I have purchase since I bought my first wireless mouse. The FM transmitter is powerful enough to override the noise from weak FM stations. The sound quality is excellent and the bluetooth connection is rock solid. The only issue I have is with the long stalk between the connection and the transmitter head. I have an older car (2002) and the only cigarette lighter is in the center of the console. When the Soundfly is plugged in it sticks straight up in the middle of the console and looks like E.T. I will wire in a new accessory outlet in a better location and that will solve the problem. I highly recommend this product. (Posted on April 18, 2013)

    Pros: Great Quality, Attractive Look, Great Sound


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    Grate device - solves a long standing problem Review by KMar
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    After having tried a pletora of devices - this one finally cuts it..... (Posted on April 7, 2013)

    Pros: Great Quality, Great Sound


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    Can you hear me now? Review by C Schmidt
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    Disclosure: I was contacted by Satechi and given a SoundFly specifically for the purpose of reviewing it.

    Test devices:
    HTC EVO LTE 4G
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G
    Samsing Galaxy S II
    Kindle Fire HD 7"
    Google Nexus 7
    ASUS Transformer (TF101)

    Oh Bluetooth, how I love thee. Too bad you're not built into my car. But at least there is the Satechi SoundFly to fill in the gap.

    Over last twenty or so years, I've used quite a few adapters to pump sound into the stereo of whatever car I happened to have at the time. Cassette adapters, FM transmitters, and AUX input adapters of many sizes, shapes, colors, brands, and price ranges. I'd sworn off most FM transmitters long ago. Worthless pieces of rubbish that invariably would end up with frequency drift as they warmed up or not have enough power to overcome even the weakest of radio station broadcasts. AUX input adapters were the way to go for me, though more difficult to install as one usually needs to access the rear of the head unit to tap into the sound system. And while that works, works even better if the AUX port is already part of you car, there is still that cable tethering my phone to the car. Two cables, if it's charging. Maybe I'm too picky, but I'd like fewer cables if possible. So now we come to Bluetooth adapters like the SoundFly, Parrot MINIKIT (own one), GOgroove FlexSMART X2, and Parrot PMK5800.

    These devices all try to do the same basic thing - get all the sound from your device to your car stereo without using a wire between your phone and themselves. Of the four, I found the SoundFly to easily go above and beyond the other three in several distinct and important ways. Out of the four, only the SoundFly and GOgroove give you an option on how to get sound into your car's stereo - FM transmitter or AUX out. The Parrots offer one or the other, but not both. Both the GOgroove and PMK5800 have LED displays, but the SoundFly's display is an LCD, able to display a larger amount of information at one time and looking distinctly more modern. The MINIKIT is the only one of the three that doesn't connect directly to a car's power power/cigarette lighter, and though its mate the PMK5800 does, it's a one position fits all design that may not actually work well in a given car. The SoundFly offers music playback via SD Card, something none of the others do. It also has a remote, which is also a unique feature. And finally, the SoundFly and GOgroove are the only two with an AUX in as well as an AUX out. Going through the general descriptions of each, the SoundFly and GOgroove are very similar products, both in design and features, but I stick with the SoundFly being the one with more feature filled version.

    So how well does it actually work? Let's start with the pairing. This was what I was most concerned with, given some the other reviews from Android phone users and my own experience with one of Satechi's other products. My phone paired right up with only a small hitch, mostly related to me being distracted. After that, it's been all good. Phone calls, streamed music, music stored on phone, and notifications all played excellent over the connection, though there is a noticeable pop each time the SoundFly starts and stops playback. The sound is similar to my pulling the audio cable out the car's AUX port, and I suspect something along those lines, a disconnect of the audio output, is what is happening in the circuity. And the bane of prior experiences with these types of devices, FM transmitter part? Excellent. Unlike the models of old, the SoundFly's digital tuning makes zeroing in on an empty or near empty frequency easy. Over the course of several one hour runs through the SF Bay Area, not once did it drift or get overridden to the point where I needed to change frequencies. I tried several different frequencies, and only on some particularly strong stations was the SoundFly's signal overridden. This resulted in a minor amount of static that could only be heard when music playback was paused or silent. Once locked onto a frequency, the SoundFly doesn't let go of it, so don't set it to a frequency of a station you like to listen to, thinking you can switch back and forth. The sound quality itself was quite good, or at least good enough for a non-audiophile like me. The charging port located on bottom of the display worked great for keeping my phone juiced up, and because it's a full USB port, it took the same charging cable I was already using. I've been tempted to add a splitter to see how it does with multiple devices, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Because of the way my car, 2008 Honda Fit, is set up, the SoundFly sits next to my right knee when installed. It does get in the way of the left cup holder in console pocket, but I can't blame the SoundFly for the way my car is designed. Anyhow, the display and buttons are still in easy view and reach for me. During calls, I'm heard clearly using the same volume of voice that I'd been using with just the phone sitting in a dock on the dash, so no change there.

    With all this praise for the SoundFly, you may be wondering why I gave it only four stars instead of five. It comes down to a several small problems, problems so small that only collectively do I feel they justify taking off a star. Also, the manner in which I intend to use the SoundFly makes these items of less importance to me, though some may have other ideas/needs. One of the issues is the voice announcement. At first, I thought it was kinda funny hearing the heavy accented female voice tell me the Bluetooth connection has been made each time I turned the car on. But, when the lovely lady kept popping in to tell me that there was MP3 playback starting at each and every notification sound or direction issued from the GPS app, it got to be too much. The voice overrode whatever was I supposed to be hear on almost every occasion. This feature can be turned off for Bluetooth audio, SD card audio, and incoming call annoucement. So, at least it's configurable to some degree but some more granularity would be nice. The second little nagging issue is the remote. It's a fine remote, and works well, don't get me wrong. But this is a device that will supposedly make us "hands-free" that we're talking about and an 18 button remote that can't be seen in the dark seems a bit of overkill. How about something more simple guys, something that does the basic functions and attaches to the steering wheel instead? Oh, and how about a right angle audio cable, so that the cable can head forward or backward toward the car's AUX port? It's just asking to get broken with cable sticking out of the left side of the display and then getting bent to route in the correct direction. Enabling the AUX Input port to be used with an external mic would be excellent. Does the SoundFly need to start playing media from the SD card the moment the unit turns on? The SD card playback function is one of the things I don't intend to use, but I found the instant play annoying and the navigation of folders to need some help. Folder navigation for media on your device is just as bad. I intend to use an app on my phone to handle file selection rather than let the SoundFly handle it, and suggest others do the same.

    Okay, now that that's out of the way, I'm going to say that to date, I find the SoundFly to be about the best overall product of this type I've encountered. Sure, it could use some improvements and refining here and there, and i hope Satechi considers putting out software updates, but I found the SoundFly to be pretty solid as is for how I plan to use it. (Posted on March 27, 2013)

    Pros: Great Quality, Attractive Look, Great Sound


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