I've been looking for an inexpensive device to get my car to play songs from my phone. I've got a wired cassette adapter, but the wires inevitably break (I have a teen that uses it too). I found this bluetooth cassette adapter, but it's $60 and only lasts 8 hours per charge.

Is there an adapter that lasts for at least 15 hours of playback for less than $40, perhaps one that uses the cassette spindle drive to augment (or replace) the battery altogether?

  • I'm going out on a limb here since you have a cassette player, but does your car have a radio? If so, there are plenty of great phone accessories for locally broadcasting to your car's radio
    – Adam
    Oct 28 '15 at 2:01
  • I've used several of those without good results, even when wired (or directly attached) to the phone. The signal just doesn't come through clearly on the radio. Cassette adapters generally have a static-free signal transfer, but have those fragile wires. I'm hoping that Bluetooth does better transferring the signal without static than FM radio because Bluetooth is digital, whereas FM is analog. I realize that doesn't always fix the problem, but I've had good luck with Bluetooth indoors and am hoping that kind of good signal transfer works in the car too.
    – James
    Oct 28 '15 at 2:07
  • I know this is not what you are looking for, however I have been using an AUX Bluetooth adapter for some time with good quality audio. Sadly a lot of radios don't have an AUX (3.5mm) input port. :\
    – Gram
    Oct 28 '15 at 4:14
  • Yes, that has bothered me ever since I started driving. (I have yet to own a car with one).
    – James
    Oct 28 '15 at 12:10

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