Nextbase car DAB adapters go on sale

Dash cam manufacturer Nextbase has introduced two new in-car DAB digital radio adapters.

The plug and play Nextbase Adapt DAB250 allows motorists to upgrade their car to digital radio without replacing the factory-fit stereo. The device sends audio wirelessly via an FM transmitter, with the company explaining an ‘inbuilt signal stabilization system’ helps with reception.

DAB+ channels are stored automatically, with the station name and other information shown on the display. Four buttons control functions on the adapters with 10 preset buttons providing direct access to stations. A rotary knob is used to scroll through and select digital stations.

The Nextbase Adapt DAB350BT adds Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calls. Music can also be streamed from a smartphone to the device.

Both models feature a 2.4” (5cm) LCD screen and windscreen mounting system. A 3.5mm Aux-in connection is included for devices which don’t have Bluetooth, such as MP3 players. A line-out connection is also included for direct connection to the car. The devices support 10-30V power “for use in all vehicles.”

An active film windscreen aerial is included with both devices.

Nextbase is participating in the Go Digital Car pilot scheme in Surrey, but the adapters are on sale at Halfords branches elsewhere in the UK.

Jazz FM listeners can win a Nextbase DAB adapter in a competition open until 10th December 2017.