As a police officer, I spend a significant portion of my day in a vehicle, patrolling. While on patrol, I enjoy having something to listen to in the background. In the past I was satisfied listening to terrestrial radio, but more and more I find I'd rather listen to streaming radio or podcasts. None of our [...]
Even if your car doesn't have an input connector or Bluetooth, you can still wirelessly stream your music from your iPhone 5 to your car's stereo. The Dedicated FM Transmitter for iPhone 5 from Allputer plugs into the audio jack and the Lightning connector and draws power from your phone to transmit your music. It has [...]
Most folks these days carry some kind of device with them that has at least a subset of their music collection on it. Some have services like Spotify, Pandora, or some other service that will deliver music to a smartphone. When we get in our cars, however, there's usually no built-in connection for getting the [...]
The Digipower FM-CS100 2-in-1 Bumper Case with Built-in FM Transmitter protects your iPhone 4/4S and lets you transmit sound wirelessly to any FM radio. The FM transmitter is built-in to the polycarbonate and silicone bumper-style case, and it works with worldwide adjustable frequencies. With the case, you can charge your iPhone and a second device [...]
The SoundFly VIEW Bluetooth FM Transmitter from Satechi is a car gadget for those of us that are not fortunate enough to own a Bluetooth enabled vehicle (like my 2006 Mazda 3). Here at The Gadgeteer, we've reviewed Bluetooth speakerphones before and we've reviewed FM transmitters. But I think this might be the first Bluetooth FM transmitter [...]
Handsfree/Bluetooth call phone device AND an FM transmitter that can handle any MP3 player, SD.MMC cards, and USB thumbdrives? PLUS 2 remotes- a 'normal' one and one for the steering wheel? All this and cool blue LED lights, too? The Merconnet Bluetooth Car Kit certainly aims high, and with Julie's great review of the Merconnet Bluetooth [...]
Unless your car has an integrated iPod / iPhone dock, pretty much the only other ways to listen to tunes through your vehicle's speakers is with a line-in connector or an FM transmitter. Line-in connectors mean cables. FM transmitters are wireless. Most people probably won't argue with me when I say that anything wireless is [...]
Griffin has a large selection of FM transmitters for iPods and iPhones, but today I want to tell you about their latest iTrip model. It's the iTrip Universal. In addition to iPods / iPhones, this FM transmitter will also work with any audio device that has a standard sized earphone jack.
If you're ever in the market for an FM transmitter, Merconnet is definitely the place to shop for one. We've reviewed quite a few of their products over the years and I have another one for you today that has some extra goodies built into it...
The Digiana AudiaX DGT-301 FM transmitter from Merconnet is one of the better audio transmitters on the market these days. It has the ability to scan for the best available clear frequencies in your area, so you'll get the best audio possible.
Is your car missing an auxiliary input for audio? Yeah, mine too. If you tire of listening to the same tunes on the radio, you have two choices for playing your audio player's tunes through your car speakers. If you have a cassette player in your car stereo, you can use a cassette adapter. These are easy to use and very inexpensive. The only issue with them is the face that the spindles spin while music it is being used, causing extra noise. Yuck. The other alternative is to use an FM transmitter. If you have an iPod or iPhone, the Incharge Auto FM transmitter from XtremeMac is one such solution.
A couple of years ago, Julie did a review on the Anydrive Car MP3 and FM Modulator from Merconnet. In case you don't remember, or never read the review, the device allowed you to plug in your USB flash memory storage apparatus and wirelessly broadcast the output to a FM radio.
I recently opened my mailbox to find a package from a company named ABT
(Advanced Bridging Technologies). Opening the box revealed 3 iPod accessories. One specifically for the Apple Nano and two for any iPod with a docking connector. I've had a chance to put each of these products through some good old gadgeteer testing and will share my experiences with you.
Have you ever noticed that a lot of FM transmitters on the
market these days, don't blend in very well with the interior of
most vehicles. Their design tends to be too flashy or wacky for my
personal taste. I don't know about you, but I tend to prefer that
my vehicle accessories look more like OEM parts than something that
came from the bargain bin of AutoZone. That's why I was pretty
amazed when I came home the other day to find a package from
Speck Products. Inside
was the MobileTune FM Transmitter for the Apple iPod.
FM Transmitters for digital music players are nothing new, but today I am going to take a look at one of the smallest and least obtrusive models I have seen thus far - the XtremeMac AirPlay²
I am going to sound like a broken record when I say (yet again)
that the thing I enjoy most about iPod ownership is that so many
accessories are custom made to fit this digital music player.
Granted, I bought my 4th generation model right before the latest
incarnation, the iPod Video was introduced, but there are still
plenty of accessory manufacturers making goodies that will fit my
particular iPod. Today I am going to tell you about an iPod
accessory that has quickly become a personal favorite, the Macally
Over the years I have reviewed quite a few FM transmitters that were compatible with just about any portable music player. But today I am going to take a look at my first FM transmitter made to complement all versions of the Apple iPod specifically. Conveniently enough, this transmitter will also work with any audio [...]
Remember my review of Bluetake's i-PHONO mini BT450Rx Bluetooth stereo headphones? No? Ok, go read it here first and then come back to read this review of the BT450Tx. The BT450Tx is an accessory to the BT450Rx. Those of you with a mild level of geekiness should be clued in that this is a transmitter [...]
Finding the most convenient way to listen to the tunes on your Apple iPod, while in your vehicle can sometimes be a daunting task. Do you lay it beside you on the seat and route the audio through your car stereo using a cassette adapter? Or maybe you use a separate FM transmitter like the [...]
Product Requirements: An FM Radio and an audio source with a 3.5mm headphone jack, one AA battery (included) It's the age old dilemma - how to best listen to one's music in the car, when said music is all contained on a player that is not hard-wired to the auto's sound system. One of the [...]