Does it Work? Jupiter Jack

By Joe Terrell - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Many newer cars come equipped to sync-up with your cell phone so you can talk hands free. It's important as more and more laws are passed restricting cell phone use while driving. We put As Seen on TV product, Jupiter Jack, to the test.

The Jupiter Jack is a battery operated plastic device with a mini plug jutting out the side. The plug is made to go inside your cell phone's headphone jack. If your phone doesn't have the exact headphone jack, the Jupiter Jack includes six adapters, one of which will likely fit your phone. In the rare event one doesn't work, the company says they will ship you the proper adapter for your phone.

I plugged a mini USB in my phone and then the Jupiter Jack fit in the adapter. Next, find a radio station that doesn't have a strong signal on that frequency where you live. When selecting the station, hearing static is a good sign. Now, set the station on Jupiter Jack to match.

Our first test didn't go so smoothly. But luckily, we learned something. Just because an adapter fits a hole in your phone, doesn't mean it's the right adapter. A lot of phones have mini USB holes. Turns out, it was not what we needed to accommodate the Jupiter Jack.

We found the right adapter and tried again. It worked very well.

Note: With this kind of product other people around you are able to pick up your conversation if they happen to be tuned to that radio station. With the Jupiter Jack, within a five foot circle, you could pick up my conversation on another radio, but outside the circle the conversation was safe.

The FM modulator in the Jupiter Jack only transmits when you are actually in a phone call.

We tried it with a couple of other phones with success as well.

Does it work? We give the Jupiter Jack a 'yes.'

We got the Jupiter Jack at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $19.99.

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