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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Bad at charging and transmitting at the same time – Full Range Car FM Transmitter with LCD for iPod/iPhone 2G/3G/3GS Reviews

posted by TedHead on 10/29/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- FM transmitting allows you to choose ANY FM station.
- Transmitter glows and is powered by your iPhone (or car) so no batteries to worry about.
- Transmitter is very clear and much better than transmitters that plug into headphone jacks.
Cons:
- When transmitting while plugged into the car charger, there is a CLICKING/BEEPING noise that INTERFERES WITH THE TRANSMITTING.
- Charging cable does not plug in smoothly, is cheap and poor quality.
- My charging cable already has to be held on a certain angle to maintain the charge, after owning for only a day.
Other:
Bottomline:
Adding the charger to the FM transmitter was a good idea, but it feels like it was an afterthought and is poorly designed and implemented. Charging interferes with the FM transmission making it very unpleasant to listen to.
This is good for EITHER charging or FM transmitting, but NOT BOTH at the same time.

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