The 45,000 Station Car Radio


Plug the 45,000 Station Car Radio from Hammacher Schlemmer into your car’s 12V power outlet, connect it to your iPhone via Bluetooth, and you can stream any of 45,000 AM/FM and internet radio stations to an open FM station on your car’s radio.  A free iPhone app streams the stations, including nationwide NPR stations as well as Pandora and Grooveshark stations.  The buttons on the transmitter can control the iPhone’s app for scanning for stations.  And if your car’s radio has an auxiliary input, you can connect the transmitter directly so you don’t have to worry about radio interference.  The transmitter is $99.99, but I’m thinking the real expense will come from data plan overages.

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  • Pam T. November 22, 2011, 10:26 am

    I hope manufacturers are taking note of the fact that many car manufacturers are positioning the 12v power port in places that can’t accept a device like this. I’ve got a XM Sirius TuneDock and won’t buy a new car because I can’t use it. Drives me crazy.

  • eClipse November 22, 2011, 3:48 pm

    Why wouldn’t you just connect your device directly? Either to
    a car transmitter, cassette adapter, or a direct in?

  • tony_bostony November 23, 2011, 5:02 pm

    This will be obsolete by 2009.

  • Queued November 25, 2011, 10:52 am

    Some areas are so dense with radio stations that you can’t find a free one to use something like this on — the signal outside the car overwhelms the weak signal inside the car. Chicago is one of those areas.

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