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Belkin In Car Tunecast 6 Universal FM Transmitter

by Belkin
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)

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  • Transmits your iPhone and iPod music through your car stereo system
  • Charges your device while driving
  • Featurs a high-contrast, easy-to-read display
  • Includes PRO setting for optimized audio and volume boost
  • ClearScan one-push station locator
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 209 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: F8Z439ea
  • ASIN: B002S8AFE8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Feb 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Belkin's TuneCast Auto Universal with ClearScan makes it easy to enjoy your iPod, iPhone, or other digital music player in your car. This handy gadget connects your portable music player to your car's FM stereo so you can continue enjoying your music while on the go. And while you're grooving to your favorite tunes, the TuneCast will charge your music player for hours of uninterrupted listening.

ClearScan Easily Finds a Clear Station for Optimal Sound
The TuneCast's unique ClearScanfeature makes it a snap to find the clearest station available through your car's FM tuner. Just press the ClearScan button and adjust the stereo to the resulting station.

With this device, you can save stations you know work well and quickly tune into them with the programmable buttons. The station you're using at any given time will be easily readable on the TuneCast's high-contrast backlit display.

Charge Your Device and Enjoy Uninterrupted Music
The TuneCast features an integrated USB port that lets you charge almost any digital music player, so you can keep your tunes playing without interruption on even the longest road trip. The charger attaches to your compatible music player and draws power from your automobile's 12-volt lighter outlet.

Move Your Music From Car to Car
Take your favorite music along with you, even when you aren't in your own automobile. Since the TuneCast doesn't require you to make any permanent connections in your car, it's easy to swap between vehicles. This makes the TuneCast a great choice for when you want to enjoy your digital music player in a leased or friend's automobile.

Improve the Sound of Your MusicFill out your music's high notes and bass for a rich sound with the TuneCast's built-in PRO setting. This feature even boosts the volume of your digital music to better match the output of your car stereo, so your music will sound the way it's meant to.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 17 Feb 2011
Style Name:AUX - Universal
I bought this to replace my old Tunecast II & it works & sounds so much better. I'm really pleased with this.
I have found that it easily finds spare spaces on the radio when I need to use the function, which isn't very often & I mostly leave it tuned at about 107.6
It has a channel ident that nicely displays "Tunecast" on your radio so if you do have to re-tune you can easily find what you are looking for.
I also like the function that allows you to switch between mono & 3 audio levels & find that it provides plenty of volume from the MP3 to the radio. I'm a Metalhead & live life loud so anything quiet just won't do. It also has 2 preset buttons to set your most used frequencies & switches off automatically after 2 Min's when no signal is coming from your MP3 player. It also has a handy USB socket on the plug to re-charge your player.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works better than the rest 13 Sep 2010
Style Name:iPhone 4 and 4s
Only having an iPhone, I had the misfortune to try a few other iPod FM transmitters. Be wary if you are looking for an FM transmitter that works with an iPhone, interference will cause problems. NOT with this product from Belkin, it is designed to work flawlessly with the iPhone. As soon as I got it, I went for a drive past some cell towers where I knew I would pick up some cell chatter, the reception was clean!

I recommend getting this product if you need / want an FM transmitter and don't go down the expensive route of trying out others. This one works out of the box and the quality of the audio is more than acceptable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good little gadget 12 Dec 2010
By phoebe
Style Name:AUX - Universal
easy to set up, good sound, haven't yet driven far from home with it, but haven't had to retune in 25 mile radius of home.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Style Name:AUX - Universal|Verified Purchase
Whilst an increasing number of cars are now featuring car audio systems that include one form of iPod or mp3 connectivity or another, neither of our cars currently have this. My wife has an iPhone 4 and she has the next model up in the Belkin range which has a dedicated Apple connector. This allows the phone to charge (via the cigarette socket) and also allows the phone to download radio information about the area you are in to aid finding unused airspace and also allows the phone to control some aspects of the radio. The Belkin works really well. In fact, it works so well, I decided to buy something similar for my car. I have my music on an iPad Nano, so don't have the ability to download or connect in the same way as an iPhone. When I checked out the range, I decided on this model. It doesn't have the Apple connector and so doesn't charge out of the box and connects to the iPod via the headphone socket. It is still powered and needs to plug into the cig lighter socket. The benefit here is that this connector has a USB slot built in, so if I am on an extended journey, I can use my ordinary iPod Apple charger cable with it. However, the iPod lasts for days and so is hasn't presented a problem. At the end of the day, this model still does the same job of getting the music from the music player out over the radio. It does it equally well. In essence, it finds an empty bit of the airwaves and transmits the music from your music player on this frequency. You simply tune the car radio to the same frequency and there you have it. Both have a number of settings that may make a difference in some circumstances. You can set it to mono, or you can boost the Bass etc. In summary, both these models work really well and I would recommend them both.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly as it says, 9 July 2010
By Sean
Style Name:iPhone 4 and 4s
I have used the FM transmitter for the first time today with my Iphone4. It works perfectly, much better than my friends one which I used before.

The clear scan and app are easy to use and quick. The sound quality is incredible, there is no static and it picks a frequency which does not get interupted 10 miles down the road as the GPS assist selects a frequency which is not used near by.

The sound quality realy is great, there is no difference compared to listening to a CD!

I can definatly recomend, and it charges the phone ;-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best FM transmitter on the market 20 Sep 2011
By Bub
Style Name:iPhone 4 and 4s
This was the last shot at using an FM transmitter with my Iphone 4.Wow, it actually works. Perfect sound quality with No hiss or cracks, absolutely brilliant. If you are looking to buy one, forget anything else, despite other reviews, this I think is the best one ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Style Name:AUX - Universal|Verified Purchase
For those of us who don't own a modern car with a USB or bluetooth connection, this is a great and relatively cheap way (around £25) of getting your entire record collection on the move.

I used to have one of the Belkin ClearSound cradles - which was brilliant up to a point and in fact probably the best piece of kit on the market at that price (approx £60) in terms of sound quality. But after owning three of them, I discovered that they weren't robust enough and, after a year or so, the cigarette socket adapter simply disintegrated into an explosion of nuts, fuse and springs.

This, however, is a perfectly good replacement. I've had it now for two years and there's no sign of it going the way of its big brother. It works on exactly the same premise as the Cradle - plug the adapter into the cigarette lighter and the mini jack into your iPod or phone (or other device). Press the search button on the main unit and the transmitter will find a free FM frequency. Now tune your car radio to that frequency, press play on your device and away you go.

Unlike some similar products, which lose the selected signal, this seems to lock it in which means that you don't have to endure the endless searching for an available new frequency halfway through a great song. It does occasionally lose the signal - most often when a resident radio station's signal overpowers it. But, 99% of the time, you'll be able to stay on the same frequency permanently.

So if it's so good, why four stars rather than five? Well that's because it doesn't have the same ClearSound technology behind it, which means it is prone to very occasional interference, static and hiss. Nothing so frequent or intrusive to really spoil your listening enjoyment - and the price reflects its shortcomings - but enough to stop it getting the full five star monty.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and Suficient
The reason why i took this was my car audio was an old one and didnt take an input from my iPhone... Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Zafar
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent option if you don't have any built in connectivity
I've had this transmitter for about 3-4 months now. As with all Belkin products it's well made and good value. Read more
Published 1 day ago by DM
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great buy
As an avid BBC6 Music and Podcast listener, I debated whether to get a Bluetooth stereo or one of these tuners. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Simon
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I have had the Belkin for about 4weeks and listen to my iTunes each time I am in the car. I really like it , no messing about , I plug it into the car and iphone and that's it ;) I... Read more
Published 3 days ago by amanda
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality sound
Unless I have not set up this correctly ( I had a previous Belkin which was fine) this disappoints. Lots of interference and does not locate the station very well. Read more
Published 4 days ago by A C GIBBS
3.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect.
Found it difficult to find a good frequency that I could get reliable results from all the time.

The sound quality isn't good enough for me to use it all the time, it... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Paul G
4.0 out of 5 stars Good performance, easy to use
I got this about a month ago and so far, I am very happy with how it's worked out.

- Simple to set-up, well packaged
- Good quality sound, very little... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
This works, sort of. Depending on all sorts of things I guess, but mostly you have to rip the stereo near max to hear properly, which isn't too fun in between tracks or quiet... Read more
Published 9 days ago by nick singfield
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Less noisy fm transmitter. I've tried couple of cheap fm transmitters but this is one of the best in market.
Published 9 days ago by Suvarnkumar
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad If you don't have Bluetooth
Having a very old car this piece of kit is very useful the cables are a bit of a pain but its cheaper than buying a new radio
Published 10 days ago by R. Bennett
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