ZUKZ FM Transmitter Review

 

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 use it, you tune your FM car radio to 107.7 +/- 0.5 MHz. Plug the ZUKZ
into the cigarette lighter socket. Plug the 30" standard sized phono connector
into the earphone jack any audio device such as an iPod, CD player etc. That’s
all there is to it.

I am lucky that channel 107.7 is clear in my area. So, I didn’t have any
problems using this device to transmit music from my iPod through my car stereo.
Depending on where you live, this may or may not be the case for you.

As far as audio quality, the ZUKZ suffers from the same problem that most FM
transmitters do. Music sounds dull / flat using this device. I prefer to use a
cassette adapter for the most part. I would only recommend this for people that
listen to audio books through their audio devices. I don’t think dull / flat
audio would really matter while listening to the spoken word.

 

Price: $19.99

Pros:
Simple to use

Cons:
Only one frequency available
Music sounds dull / flat

 

Product Information

Price:19.99
Manufacturer:Crayton Electronics
Pros:
  • Simple to use
Cons:
  • Only one frequency available
  • Music sounds dull / flat
5 comments… add one
  • Julie September 11, 2004, 4:37 am

    Post your comments here on the ZUKZ FM Transmitter review.

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  • rghdrft September 28, 2004, 4:27 pm

    I’m newbie in the use of FM Transmitter stuff – I would be using it for audiobooks so this one looked good to me. However how sensitive are the devices or how much of a hassle is it if there is a signal on the station set? I live in SoCal with lots of signals coming across the border.

    Unfortunately the 107 is being used most of the time. Can you point me in the direction of other wireless FM transmitters with multiple station set options. I don’t have a cassette in the car so that is not an option.

    Thanks

  • Julie September 28, 2004, 5:36 pm

    If you have a strong station broadcasting on 107, you’re probably not going to receive good results with this device. A better device for you might be one of these:

    iSound:
    http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/seidio-ipod-car-review.html

    Digiana:
    http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/audiax-wireless-fm-linker-review.html

  • rghdrft October 6, 2004, 9:35 pm

    Thanks for the info. I checked out the others and did a little more research on the ZUKZ. It received high marks from folks who used it w/stations in their areas so I took a chance and ordered it.

    It works very well – blocks the station completely when it’s plugged in. There are a few pockets around town where it will have some buzz or static but it passes.

    I use it for audio books and am loving it.

  • Julie October 6, 2004, 9:50 pm

    rghdrft:

    Glad to hear that it’s working for you! 😀

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