I’m loving this Mpow Streambot Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver
My daughter uses her phone when she’s driving and it worries me. She had a Bluetooth but lost it and she just hasn’t gotten a new one. So when Mpow offered their Streambot Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver at a reduced price in exchange for an unbiased review, I thought this would be the perfect thing for her.
The Mpow Streambot Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver is a hands free Bluetooth for use with your favorite device. You can actually connect 2 devices to it, so if you have 2 phone users or a phone and Ipod, you can connect them both! I love that because my husband is into music and this feature is a nice one for someone like him. I have to admit, I had a little bit of a problem understanding how to connect the Receiver, but thru trial and error, I got it going. It includes a noise isolator if your signal is scratchy or buzzes, but that wasn’t an issue for me. The receiver has double stick tape on the bottom so you can place it where it will be easily reached while driving. It has a very small blue light to show that it is powered on. The light is hard to see in the sunlight, but it keeps it from being distracting while driving at night. It is automatically connected and ready to go as soon as you start your car (provided the Bluetooth is still connected to your phone).
You can use the buttons on the side to advance forward or backward in your song list and get great stereo sound because you are using your car speakers. I like this because I have Bose speakers and I want to be able to get that clear, crisp sound. And if a call comes in simply click the large button to switch to the call. The side buttons become volume buttons for phone use. You can also use the receiver to make calls as long as your phone has voice capability. I tried this but didn’t have much luck, but I will report back later when I have more time to play with it.
I really like that all of the necessary cords and accessories were part of this set, including a dual car charger. The only drawback I found was that I had to run the cord to the front console for the charger, since my car is a few years old and didn’t put the charger in the center console box like new cars have, so there is a cord running to the charger, then to the Aux input, then to the receiver. All in all, this is a nice setup and I think my daughter will love it!
The Mpow Streambot Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review.