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Not for the iphone, nor for driving around the UK,
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This review is from: Logic3 MIP168K FM Transmitter and Car Charger (Accessory)It does warn you when you plug this into your iphone that it is not designed for the iphone and you need to turn off the phone reception to prevent interference. Fair enough, but even then, that is not enough to make it work satisfactorily.
The base connector does not produce enough volume from an iphone so you have to turn it up and get a very distorted buzzy sound. If you use the audio (top) connector only; then this is a lot better and can sound very good if you are not moving although nowhere near as good as a tape or direct connector cable.
This means that you cannot really use the power supply (in the base connector) and even with the iphone's battery longevity this can be a pain on long journeys.
The radio frequencies used are quite limited and are pretty packed with stations in the East midlands so it is very hard to get a clean signal. Actually travelling is an even bigger problem; in central Nottingham I can find a clean/white-noise spot but lose it before getting to the M1. If it is not a white noise station then the signal interferes with the sound from the iphone and can knock it out completely.
On 2 recent trips to Norwich and Birmingham I just had to put up with wobbly reception most of the time and stop to find a better signal when it got unbearable. Re-tuning both unit and radio simultaneously on the move is not recommended - much more fiddly and noisy than just changing station. Mine has a hum in the background pretty much all the time so this may be unit specific, but as I'm using it with an iphone, I anticipate that will be 'the problem'. . I have tried moving the transmitter around and find that the reception works best hanging vertically off the cupholder on the dash right next to the radio. This is pretty inelegant and completely eliminates its advantage over a tape connector.
So all in all - pretty poor all round, It looks quite nice though and I haven't tried it with an original ipod (don't have one any more), it might work well for those. I have also only tried it in my volvo and I haven't tried it in the wife's micra, so I haven't tested its receiver or car specificity. Hence 2 stars - benefit of the doubt.