Driving an older car? This $16 hands-free phone gadget will become your 'absolute lifesaver'

Adrianna Barrionuevo
·3-min read

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Let this 16-buck wonder take you and your car back the future. (Photo: Amazon)
Let this 16-buck wonder take you and your car back the future. (Photo: Amazon)

We’re all for a multi-tasking product, especially when it comes to electronics. Case in point: The Lihan Handsfree Call Car Charger, which is on sale for $16, or $1 off with on-page coupon at Amazon.

The multi-functional charger — which is Android- and iOS-compatible — goes above and beyond its two USB ports. It also boasts wireless Bluetooth compatibility so users can answer calls and play music from their phones using FM frequency (it also supports TF cards or USB flash drives up to 32GB).

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No worries; you can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Add Bluetooth to your car

Sure, most new cars come with all the latest tech features, including Bluetooth, but the Lihan Handsfree Call Car Charger can bring even decades-old vehicles into the 21st century via that good 'ol (and probably unused) cigarette lighter. Happy customers are calling it everything from "a great buy" to an "absolute lifesaver."

One five-star reviewer even wrote, "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, just 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.

Ready, set...charge! And so much more. (Photo: Amazon)
Ready, set...charge! And so much more. (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.

"Every one 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," explained 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."

Our advice? Score the Lihan Handsfree Call Car Charger before it sells out!

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

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