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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
FM tuner works well (but slow) on 3G nano – Mini FM Radio for iPod (87.9Mhz~107.9Mhz) Reviews

posted by jltxus on 01/03/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
At my gym they have all the TV's silent, but broadcast on FM channels. I use this when I workout to hear the programming. Also picks up local commercial radio just fine. There is a dock pass through so you could leave this connected. You can quickly switch between FM and Ipod modes.
Cons:
The tuning is *very* slow. There is a scan feature, but the tuner is so sensitive it stops on most frequencies anyway. So trying to get to 107.1 takes a long time. It does remember the last stations you tuned even if unplugged. There are only very simple instructions printed on the box. But on the ipod screen I see slots for channel preset but I cannot figure out how to set/recall them. Styling looks like old ipod mini, but colors match nano.
Other:
It works on my Touch also, but there is no frequency display. So I suspect this would work with most newer ipods, use just may have to operate blind.
Bottomline:
It works if you need a tuner, but it can be painfully slow to tune to your station.

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