The Mpow Streambot Mini is the smallest Bluetooth car kit in our review. It’s about the size of a thumb drive and plugs into your car stereo’s AUX port. It’s also the cheapest device in our review and one of the most popular kits on the market. There isn’t much to it, which is good – it’s a simple, easy way to add Bluetooth functionality to your car stereo, as long as it has an AUX port.
The best thing about the Streambot Mini is its size – it’s one of the smallest Bluetooth car kits on the market. Only the SoundBot SB360 and the iClever Himbox are close in size. The Mini’s diminutive size means you won’t notice it as much as other kits. It plugs into your car stereo’s AUX port and only juts out as much as a thumb drive.
Since it’s an AUX Bluetooth car kit, it’s primarily used to stream audio from your smartphone through your car stereo. Since it uses Bluetooth and an analog connection, the audio transmission from your phone to the car speakers is as good as any other AUX Bluetooth car kit.
It has a microphone for hands-free calling, but it lacks noise- and echo-cancellation technology, so you shouldn’t expect great call quality. Instead, it’s best used for occasional short conversations. If you make frequent or long calls while you’re on the road, then you should consider a Bluetooth car kit that clips to your sun visor.
The Mpow Streambot Mini is simple to use, with only a few buttons. It has a multifunction button and track buttons that also double as volume controls. However, you can also adjust the volume on your smartphone and your car stereo. In addition, it can connect with up to two Bluetooth devices at a time, so you can have your phone and your passenger’s phone paired to it.
The battery lasts for 10 hours of playing time, and it takes about 1.5 hours to reach a full charge. With the car charger, you can charge and use the device at the same time. In addition, it turns off automatically after 15 minutes of inactivity, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting and draining the battery.
The Mpow Streambot Mini is one of the best options for people who want to stream Pandora or Spotify through their car stereo. It is among the most affordable Bluetooth car kits, and its audio quality matches more expensive Bluetooth adapters. You just have to make sure your car stereo has an AUX port, otherwise it’s useless.