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Older car? 'Just plug and play' with this Bluetooth gizmo — on sale for $14

How nice it would be to take calls or listen to podcasts wirelessly while you drive. You can! And no, you don't have to buy a fancy new car to do it. Enter the Lihan Hands-free Call Car Charger — it can be yours for just $14 (was $19) at Amazon. The multifunctional charger — Android- and iOS-compatible — goes above and beyond its two USB ports. It boasts wireless Bluetooth compatibility so users can accept calls and stream music on their phones using FM frequency. It also supports TF cards or USB flash drives up to 32GB. No wonder it has nearly 30,000 five-star fans!

This handy device lets you take full advantage of services such as Android Auto and Carplay, even in an older vehicle.
$14 at Amazon

Bluetooth for your car

Sure, most new cars come with all the latest tech features, including Bluetooth, but this hands-free multitasker can bring even decades-old vehicles into the 21st century via that likely unused cigarette lighter. Happy customers are calling it everything from "a great buy!" to an "absolute lifesaver."

One five-star reviewer shared, "Excellent solution, excellent price, excellent sound quality! Love this. Got one for myself and then got a few as gifts because I thought it was so great."

Once plugged in, you can tune it to an unused FM radio frequency to sync it to your car (use Radio Locator to find one in your neck of the woods). Next, pair your smartphone to this smart charger ... and that’s it! Music and podcast streaming from your phone will now broadcast to the unused frequency into your car’s speakers for complete surround sound with no radio static.

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Let this 14-buck charger take you and your car back the future. (Photo: Amazon)

Hands-free calling

The easy-to-use car charger has a skip and rewind button on either side of a phone button that is used to answer or reject calls, eliminating the need for hands-on phone use when you’re on the road. There’s also a built-in microphone and the phone button doubles as a volume dial, which adds to the convenience factor without the need to upgrade your car altogether.

"I like the ease in which it sets up," wrote a happy shopper. "Not being a gadget wizard, just plug and play. The vehicle I use it in is a 1993 Ford. It makes it nice, when the phone rings, just put the radio on the channel you selected on device and talk. ..." They added, "Since my truck is a 1993, I can't make it work in the cigarette lighter, but it does work in the power port."

"Everyone who has spent (wasted) money on these types of gadgets in the past knows of their frustrating limitations. I am happy to say somehow Lihan has cracked the code on how to deliver a great performing piece of hardware at a reasonable price," said another delighted five-star reviewer. "This product does what it is supposed to do. The sound transmits beautifully to the FM [frequency]. ... It is as if I now have a Bluetooth in my non-Bluetooth equipped car. ... It does the job well and at a great price."

This handy device is sure to improve your commute. It's a great solution at a great price point.

Finally, you'll be able connect your phone to that old car of yours so you can take calls, play music and more on the road.
$14 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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