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A fairly good MPS/FM transmitter, but expected more for the price.,
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I was lookign for a good quality fm transmitter to listen to Audiobooks in the car, without having to go through the laborious task of buying, burning, labelling CD's. This could read usb or SD cards and either transmit using FM or an aux out jack on the side, so this looked just the ticket.
It was a little more expensive than some (most) of the other options, and as I have not tried these myself, I cannot compare this directly to them. The unit comes with a short aux out cable and plugs directly into the cars cigarette lighter, It was a cinch to set up, selecting an empty fm channel and tuning the cars radio to match. THe included remote control came with a battery which did not work, so I had to buy another one straight away. There is no FF or RW on the main unit (in an effort to keep buttons to a minimum I assume) so it's essential you hold onto the remote/keep it nearby. This is my main gripe with the product and to my mind, it really should have this functionality on the main unit. How long before the remote goes missing, or the need to dig it out, and look down to see where the appropraite button is.
Unfortuantely, the sound quality over FM is not great, this might not be such an issue when listening to music, but when listening to spoken word or audiobooks, it is noticable. You do get used to it though. The sound over Aux out is fine, but the added hassle of cables is not worth it - the included cable is not "L" shaped, and juts out considerably fron the unit and gets in the way.
The USB slot is on the bottom, and I bought an extremely small (low profile?) usb memory stick to use, however rather than remember where I had left off when the car was restarted, I would get a USB Memeory Loading message which never stopped! Instead I had to pull out and replace the usb memory, after which the unit would pick it up and play normally, eventually I dug out an old 8gb SD card and used that, which gave no such problems, and clips very neatly into the RHS.
The claim that it will remember where you left off is not quite right either. In my experience it will remember the "chapter" or track, but not the place within that chapter/track. Again, this isn't too bad when listening to a 4 minute song, but is annoying when you are listening to a 40 minute chapter, where you go back to the start and need the remote to FF to where you left off. Admittedly there is an option to bookmark, which I haven't used yet, but maybe if I could remember to bookmark before I turn off the car it might alleviate the problem. I read that you can dim the light, which I will have to do, as the default is very distracting at night.. It would be nice if the screen could timeout altogether until it receives a button-press of some sort.
In summary, the build is good, the sound is not so good, the buttons are lacking a bit of functionality, but with a bit of tinkering you can probably get by using it. I couldn't really recommend it though.