Besign BK01 Bluetooth 4.1 Car Kit Handsfree Wireless Talking & Music Streaming Receiver

Delving deep into the realm of technology always brings surprises. At Retro Tech Drives, we were excited to test and review the Besign BK01 Bluetooth 4.1 Car Kit. Riding on the success wave of Bluetooth technology, this product promises to offer lower power consumption and better compatibility than its predecessors, thanks to the integrated Bluetooth 4.1+EDR technology.

Effortlessness begins right from when you brace yourself for a drive. The “Auto-On & Auto-Connect” feature powers the device once you start the car, saving you the few extra seconds to manually switch it on and then pair it with your phone. This seamless connectivity makes your car set-up process a lot smoother.

One significant inclusion is the ground loop noise isolator which significantly enhances the sound experience by cutting off any buzzing noise. The majority of our team found the sound quality to be excellent, endorsing an immersive music or call experience inside the car.

Moving on to power logistics, the package includes a 10-watt dual port 2.1A cigarette lighter power adapter. This paves the way for charging additional devices simultaneously. The multipoint technology also allows the device to connect to two phones at the same time, making it a convenient choice for users with multiple phones.

However, like any product, the Besign BK01 has a few areas where it doesn’t quite meet expectations. One such area is the magnetic power of the mounting disc, which our team found to be a tad bit disappointing. This could lead to the device occasionally falling off when accidentally touched or if the connecting cord is disturbed. Thankfully, this minor inconvenience could potentially be overcome by adhering the device to the dashboard.

The overall setup process is indeed seamless and quite intuitive. The device connects perfectly to smartphones, with our team successfully pairing it to a Galaxy S22. The performance of the Besign BK01 shared stark similarities to an inbuilt infotainment system in cars, and in some cases, even surpassed it.

Sound quality is commendable in most scenarios, especially coaxing casual users. Musicians on our team found the audio performance satisfying, delivering a great experience in bass, mid, and high frequencies. This implies that the device does not compromise on sound quality despite being a plug-and-play auxiliary device.

In terms of call quality, our team noticed certain inconsistencies when using an iPhone. The volume appears to be lower during hands-free calling but does not pose any issue while playing music or using any other apps. A simple toggle On/Off action of the iPhone’s Bluetooth seemed to solve this problem, despite being a minor inconvenience.

One actual downside we noticed was with the magnet meant for holding the control. This did not perform as expected, causing the control unit to spin off quite frequently. This shortcoming in the design is possibly an area for improvement, in our view.

Another minor inconvenience is the excessive length of cables. It does add to the practicality, but there seems to be a need to tuck away them neatly to avoid clutter.

Despite having a few shortcomings, the product does exhibit many attractive features, making it a good value for its price. With its easy-to-use features and high-quality performance, Besign BK01 Bluetooth 4.1 Car Kit offers a convenient solution for those looking to add Bluetooth capabilities to their car.

Overall, our team rates it at 4.4 out of 5, taking into account its functionality, ease-of-use, and few areas for improvement.