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Wirelessly transmit your music to an FM radio

on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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 hasRead More…


Griffin iTrip Auto review

on Monday, March 25th, 2013

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 theRead More…


Digipower FM-CS100 2-in-1 Bumper Case with Built-in FM Transmitter for iPhone 4/4S

on Thursday, July 12th, 2012

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 deviceRead More…


Satechi SoundFly VIEW Bluetooth FM Transmitter Review

on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

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 transmitterRead More…

Merconnect Bluetooth Car Kit

Merconnet Bluetooth Car Kit Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, May 4th, 2009

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 BluetoothRead More…


Griffin RoadTrip FM Transmitter Review

on Thursday, February 12th, 2009
Posted in: Car Gear

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 isRead More…

Griffin iTrip Universal FM Transmitter Review

on Thursday, September 11th, 2008

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.

Merconnet Bluetooth FM Transmitter Speaker Phone Review

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

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…

Digiana Audiax DGT-301 FM Transmitter Review

on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

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.

XtremeMac Incharge Auto FM Transmitter Review

on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

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.

Anydrive 3 Wireless Transmitter and Card Reader with LCD

By: Ryan Preston
on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

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.

ABT iJet iPod Accessories

on Thursday, August 31st, 2006

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.

Speck Products MobileTune iPod FM Transmitter

on Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

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.

XtremeMac AirPlay²

on Friday, July 14th, 2006

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

Macally FM Cup

on Friday, May 26th, 2006

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
FM Cup.

DLO | TransDock micro All In One Car Solution for iPods

on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

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 audioRead More…

Bluetake i-PHONO mini BT450Tx Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter

on Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

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 transmitterRead More…

DLO TransPod

on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

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 theRead More…

Brando Air-Wave FM Transmitter Review

on Thursday, February 10th, 2005

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 theRead More…

Audia-x FM Transmitter Version 2 Review

on Friday, October 29th, 2004

Product Requirements: An audio device with a headphone jack and a stereo with an FM receiver, one AAA battery Last year I favorably reviewed the Digiana Wireless Audio Portable FM Linker, a FM transmitter that could play content from audio devices through an FM station of the user’s choosing. This year, Merconnet is offering aRead More…

ZUKZ FM Transmitter Review

on Friday, September 10th, 2004

  We’ve reviewed quite a few FM transmitters here on The Gadgeteer. But none as simple as the ZUKZ FM Transmitter from Crayton Electronics. This product uses the cigarette lighter socket in your vehicle for power, so you don’t have to worry about batteries. It has one LED,  but no switches or buttons. To useRead More…

Seidio iPod Accessories (iMount & iSound) Review

on Thursday, August 26th, 2004

  Ok gadgeteers, pack your bags and get ready to call shotgun, because we’re going on a road trip! Well… ok, we’re not really going anywhere… But if we were, you’d want to be prepared for endless hours driving, wouldn’t you? I don’t know about all of you, but as soon as I start upRead More…

Anydrive Car MP3 + FM Transmitter Review

on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

  Not counting talk show broadcasts, how many of you still enjoy listening to your tunes via FM radio? Since I purchased my iPod, I rarely listen to the radio anymore. Besides the fact that they play commercials and the same lame songs over and over again, FM radio is just blah when you compareRead More…

iTrip iPod FM Transmitter Review

on Monday, November 10th, 2003

Product Requirements: Device: Versions available for original and current iPod models Oh iPod, how do I love thee, let me count the ways… I listen to you in the morning, and I listen to you at night. I listen to you at my desk while working, the treadmill while exercising, and on an airplane whileRead More…

Aerielle AudioBUG RF Transmitter Review

on Monday, June 16th, 2003

Product Requirements: Device: An audio device with a 3.5mm stereo headset jack I have a satellite radio receiver installed in my vehicle, but there are still times when I want to listen to the MP3s I have stored on my PDA. My new truck (I just got a 2003 Harley Davidson edition F-150) does notRead More…