Bluetooth Car Kit: Kinovo BTC450 Review

With more and more states moving towards hands free laws to help stop distracted driving, it’s great to see Kinivo launch their newest hands free Bluetooth Car Aux Adapter, the Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit. This complete Bluetooth Car Kit will allow you to easily stream your music directly from your phone into your car’s aux cord without any wires. This is the perfect solution for anyone looking to add Bluetooth car capabilities without installing a new stereo.

Kinovo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit

Pros

  • Automatic On/Off and Pairing
  • Updated Multifunction Button
  • Two Year Warranty

Cons

  • Humming In Some Car Models
  • Less Discrete than Bluetooth FM Transmitter 
  • Some Quality Control Issues

When it comes to Bluetooth Car Adapters, the Kinivo BTC450 is one of the more popular products on the market today. A large reason for the easy install and simple design of the product.

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This universal product makes streaming from any device with Bluetooth capabilites a breeze. The setup of the Kinivo BTC 450 Bluetooth Car adapter consists of three simple steps. First determine where you would like the universal button and secure it to your car. Next plug in the charger to your cigarette charger and the audio cord into your car’s aux input. Finally, the last step is to just pair your device with the Bluetooth car adapter and set your radio to the Aux input.

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Multifunction Button

A key component of the Kinivo BTC450 is the uniersal multifuction button. With this button you can quickly, and safely, answer calls, pause/advance/rewind, and access Siri/Google. The addition of the advance and go back buttons on the top of the multifuction button are a step above most multifunction and is especially useful for teenagers who might want to skip to the next song.

In addition to serving as a way of controlling your phone, this multifunction button also includes a microphone. This allows you to put the microphone in a position where it can easily pickup your voice so that you can have high quality phone calls while still using hands free driving.

Automatic On/Off

One thing that really works well for the Kiniov BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit is the power source. The Kinivo does not operate off a battery, instead it draws it’s power from your car’s 12v cigarette plug. As a result, it is only on when your car is on which allows your phone to auto connect and disconnect to it when you need it. When you turn your car off at the end of your drive, your phone will automatically disconnect when it doesn’t receive a signal from the Bluetooth car kit. This helps eliminate a step and allows you to continue on with your day without fumbling for your phone.

One concern that people have voiced, which is a common issue among Bluetooth car adapters, is the hum in certain vehicles. This can be avoided with a ground loop noise isolator, which can be bought on Amazon for here. It’s important to note that this is not an issue with this Bluetooth car kit and you will be dealing with the same issue in any Bluetooth car adapter you use.

Two-Year Warranty and Customer Support

There has been a huge increase in the number of products being launched on Amazon by shady companies with even shadier warranty policies. Kinivo is a welcome change from this practice. 

Kinovo is a well established company that sources their own factories to make their products. As a result, they have implemented a two-year warranty for the Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit. This gives the customer a sense of reassurance knowing that their product is protected, and if they need assistance, they will be able to get it quickly and easily.

The Product

Specifications:

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    Universal Compatibility with Bluetooth Devices
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    Two-year Warranty and US Based Customer Support
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    Automatic On/Off and Pairing
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    Multi-function Button/Microphone with Advance/Previous Buttons
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    Power Source Permits Multiple Charging During Streaming

The Kinovo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit has a variety of different unique options that only the best Bluetooth Car Kits have. The addition of the Advance/Previous buttons on the Multi-function button are a huge addition to customer usability. In addition, the two-year warranty gives the buyer an added sense of protection.

Results

The Kinivo BTC450 is a great product that is the top seller in the industry for a reason. It’s simple install, easy to use multifunction button and strong Bluetooth make it a favorite for many customers who are looking to add bluetooth to their car without removing their current system. In addition, the two year warranty helps ensure that you will have a high functioning bluetooth car kit over the next two years.

While this is a great product, there are a few things that would cause a potential purchaser to pause. If you want to keep the aesthetics of your car in a classic look, this might not be the best option as the Multifunction button is a very modern look. In addition, the charger only allows for one charging slot. While this isn’t a big deal, the industry standard is two. This isn’t to say this product isn’t a great option, those are just two things to consider when you are deciding if this is the right product for you.

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What Others Say

When asked about this product the responses are overwhelmingly positive. The universal compatibility combined with the automatic turn on/off and pairing eliminates the need for an aux cord. In addition the Multifunction button helps ensure safe driving practices. 

While there were some issue with products not working, this is to be expected with the high number of sales. The great customer service and easy replacement is almost always mentioned which makes this a safe buy for the wise consumer.

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