TuneBase FM for iPhone or iPod

TuneBase FM for iPhone or iPod
From Belkin

List Price: $124.99
Price: $84.99

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Product Description

Listen to the Music from Your iPhone in the Car with the Belkin TuneBase / ClearScan technology / Plays through Car Stereo Radio Flexible neck offers convenient, easy repositioning of your iPod Does not work with iPhone 3G

Product Details

  • Brand: Belkin
  • Model: F8Z183
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 1.00 pounds

Features

  • Features ClearScan technology
  • Includes line-out for use with car-stereo inputs or cassette adapter
  • Pro setting optimizes audio and boosts volume
  • Transmits audio wirelessly on multiple FM channels from 88.1MHz-107.9MHz
  • Multiple cradles fit any docking iPod or iPhone

Customer Reviews

Works with iPhone 3G!5 Pros Works with iPhone 3G (charges with NO errors! wow!) Clearscan is a great feature Docks well/securely with all models new or old (except shuffle) Looks/feels professional Fully Adjustable (turns landscape for movies/youtube) Cons Flexible arm swings too easily (moves slightly when turning - buttons push) Led stays on when car is turned off I found my information at this website... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=533581 go down to #11 and 12 to read what one guy said. The prettiest of a motley bunch3 At the time I started researching iPhone car docks this was the best option and that's not saying too much. There were only two or three docks out there that had both aux out and FM transmitter functionality. Most of the reviews I read mentioned the terrible clips that hold on to the iPod and the flimsy necks that flop around on rough roads and I agree. The FM transmitter works well and puts out a good clean signal but is nowhere near the quality you get when you use the aux line out. The "clearscan" feature looks for the cleanest radio channel on which to broadcast and the functions are easy to use. My biggest issue is with the overly complicated use of different clips and rubber pads needed to accommodate the different iPod models, they ship you about 6 of each and they are all incredibly tight. This is probably due to the fact that the base tilts to allow the different models to go into landscape mode but I would have preferred a clamp that can be adjusted. I use a stick on "skin" to protect against scratches and it was nearly impossible to insert and remove the iPhone withou a lot of effort and the skin is only a few millimeters thick. I ended up heating up the clips to get them to open up a bit. Some people have reported the clips breaking within a few days of use, but "bending" them out has allowed them to function problem free for a few months now. I really miss my old DLO Transdoc but it isn't compatible with the newer iPods and iPhone that don't support firewire charging. Well designed, but doesn't work2 I have had a Griffin RoadTrip for years now, so I am aware of the limitations of FM transmitters. There wasn't one available for an iPhone so I gave this a try. The product is well designed. The instructions are clear. It has adapters for every type of iPod/iPhone, and it all goes together very nicely. But the signal is very weak. Even on an empty channel there is some static, and on a trip of any length it is necessary to constantly channel hop. Compare to my RoadTrip, where I can put it on 88.1 and drive all around the NE USA without any issue.