VicTop car BlueTooth hands-free kit review

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Five Stars

Nice little unit – wish it could play music over Bluetooth!

This item arrived in a retail packet, with white back and clear front, showing the packet contents, which were the device itself, a nice little 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack lead, a spare fuse, and a simple instruction leaflet.

The car power socket plug is connected to the device using a swan-neck type stalk, so you can angle the device to suit your particular placement or vehicle – it holds the unit very stable. The colours and glossy finish suggest this is a really high quality device, as does the nicely backlit LCD screen. I love that the device has a USB socket on the side, so you can still charge your phone whilst using the device as a hands free kit.

The transmitted frequency can be changed at .1 intervals throughout the FM frequency band. I found the volume and call quality to be absolutely fine.

It’s such a shame that this device doesn’t play music over the Bluetooth connection. The handsfree function is fine, picking up sounds perfectly from the built in microphone, and pushing audio to the radio, but if you want to play music from your phone, it has to go through the 3.5mm connection. The provided cable is also a bit short to do this in most cars. It’s a cool feature though that the device will play music directly from a USB stick or SD card.

The device paired instantly to an iPhone, with no need for a code or anything. When a call comes in, or you make one, the music is turned off and the call takes audio priority. If you’re listening to the radio, just have your device’s station tuned in to a preset, and you can select that when a call comes in and use the speakers in your car.

This is a nice little unit, but I really do wish that it could play music over the bluetooth connection…

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Thanks to VicTop for providing this item at a discount for review.

The Zoo Keeper


Author: TheZooKeeper

An IT Consultant, specialising in messaging and infrastructure (Wintel).

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