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Topic # 112043 24-Nov-2012 10:23 Send private message

Anyone have a suggestion for a good quality FM transmitter/charger for an iPhone for the car?
Thanks

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 722560 25-Nov-2012 15:04

Belkin. I think it's called tunecast

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  Reply # 723291 26-Nov-2012 21:42

This one: www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F8Z498
It has 2A charging etc. Of course if you've got an iphone 5 you'll need an adapter.

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  Reply # 724310 28-Nov-2012 17:55 Send private message

I've used many.
The Belkin Tunecast is probably one of the best.
I've also had a cheap Thompson one that works a treat too.

You DO get what you pay for, though. Go cheap, get poor results, generally.




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  Reply # 724319 28-Nov-2012 18:16 Send private message

+1 for the Belkin Tunecast.

Tried a couple of cheapie ones off Trade Me, waste of time and money. Can't beat a cable if you can somehow manage it. Pain changing channels when driving up and down the country on the FM ones.




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  Reply # 724508 29-Nov-2012 09:01 Send private message

I have to chime in and say, if you are expecting perfect audio, then don't.

Often if you are driving long distance, you will be re-tuning as you go.

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  Reply # 724528 29-Nov-2012 09:28 Send private message

Upgrade your head unit. Most come with USB and Bluetooth these days and support iphone either by way of USB or the traditional audio in socket.

This way you wont need a seperate hideous cradle showing the world that you may have somthing hidden under your seat / glovebox when your away from your car and the benefit of having everything intergrated including handsfree driving kit for cellular.


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  Reply # 724540 29-Nov-2012 09:48 Send private message

I've got the Belkin Tunecast too. Very good and reliable.

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  Reply # 724652 29-Nov-2012 13:25 Send private message

I've never met anyone who has stuck with FM given any other choice.

I put a Pioneer DEH-6450 in my new car. Best thing I ever did. A2DP streaming quality is great and works with no config other than pairing the iPhone. The hands-free mic works well too so I'm not having to pull over to answer the phone.

Haven't tried the USB for charging or audio but assume it will work for both.

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