TEST: You can take advantage of the music player in your smartphone for Internet radio as well as Spotify in the car. It requires Car Stereo Clip, which we have tested.
Our smartphones is filled with music and access to streaming services like our site and Tunein Radio, but in the car it becomes awkward to take advantage of these opportunities, we will find ourselves in with less wires to the AUX connector on the car radio.
HTC has produced a small universal solution fixer this problem. The name is Car Stereo Clip AUX (HTC Car A100).
The good news is that this is a long-lasting purchase, as this piece of accessory works via Bluetooth, so it can be used for all kinds of smartphones – also models from Samsung, Apple etc.
Fits almost everything
Carclip have a standard Jack plug on the end, so you can, in principle, take this wireless receiver, in any device that has a 3.5 mm Jack input. It could URf.eks. be speakers or a music system.
Unfortunately, sit plastic-frame and plug pretty close to each other. In my Skoda Fabia means that Jack can not be printed entirely in bottomed, as there is a thin plastic border around the socket in the car.
This I have solved with a small five cm between cable, I had lying around in the drawer. In my estimation, should such a cable, have been a part of the sales package.
To be charged up
The small Car StereoClip have built a small battery with power for about five hours of music. Charging is done via microUSB connector at one end.
Unfortunately, that thing is so small that you forget to turn it off after use. It clearly reduces battery life,
Here, it would have been great if there was an auto power off feature built-in.
Easy to use but high price
The device is easy to set up and operate, as it simply is turn on and off. Support for devices with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and onwards, as I have said, means that virtually all smartphones will work with the “clip”.
The sound quality is reasonably okay. But as always when something is transferred via Bluetooth, go some detail is lost. However, this does not so much when you also have hidden, etc. to relate to.
On HTC’s official accessory shop cost Car StereoClip 499 dollars, which I think is excessive.
Conclusion: Good but expensive
I have previously tested HTC Car Kit which is an absolute “must have” If you have an HTC One X or One X +. But Car StereoClip is not in the same way, an indispensable product. It is “nice to have” not “need to have”.
Used in conjunction with HTC’s top models you will find that the music is interrupted nice of navigation instructions from Google Maps. This seems quite excellent.
Although I can find nothing else to spend my money on, change it, however, do not know that CarClip does what it must. So it can not get anything more than six out of six stars.