Jivo FM Transmitter - Auto Charger for iPod
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- Backlit LCD for ease of use
- Displays FM frequency, battery status
- time and temperature
- Save up to 10 programme channels
- Save up to 10 programmable channels
- Play songs through your audio device, including iPod, MP3 player, CD, DVD, PDA, Laptop, PC, recording pen and mobile phones with a headphone jack
- Charges your iPod® or other device through dock connector to USB Cable
- Channel Up/Down and Power
- Scans in 0.1MHz intervals seamlessly.
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The Jivo Utune wirelessly connects to your car or home stereo;Simply Plug the Utune into the headphone jack of your device and tune your car stereo or receiver to any clear FM frequency and enjoy your digital music. Run the Utune using the Car Cigarette Lighter or alternatively insert two AAA batteries into the battery compartment and connect the stereo connector to the audio player. The Utune has a USB port which allows you to simultaneously charge your iPod® or other device.
Top Customer Reviews
Presumably they either tested it on a much nicer car than mine (a fairly safe bet) or didn't power it with the in-car charger, because as with other reviewers all I got was this awful howling interference - in-car tinnitus with the faint sound of my music in the background.
Presumably the manufacturers didn't get round to thoroughly investigating this flaw, being far too excited about the utterly pointless thermometer feature.
However, use batteries and it's a different game - a really excellent, clear sound. In fact I hooked mine up to my hi-fi separates system at home which might expose any hiss or flaws in the sound quality and again it gave off a really nice clear sound with a transmitter range of around 15 feet or so.
I really love my Jivo - it's a great buy but I'll be needing a pack of AAA rechargeables to go with it.
my only gripe is that when you use the supplied in car charger the sound is suddenly transmitted with a horrid squeaking/static interference. however it doesn't if you use standard AAA batteries instead, i expect that is due to the metal contacts on the charger knackering up the radio. This really is poor design and may end up costing me in batteries, i'm sure i'll find out soon!
p.s what the hell is the in-built temperature meter for? *sighs*
I would have given it 5 stars for the price, except that I found, like many other reviewers, that the cigarette charger adds very annoying interference to the signal.
Use batteries, and the noise is gone.
It can suffer from a bit of overload distortion, so you'll probably need to tweak the balance between the volume output of your device (I'm using a Sony tablet), and the volume on your car stereo.
If you're an audiophile and/or want crystal clear digital sound, go for a wired-in solution instead.
For the money, it's a quick, cheap and very easy way to get mobile devices connected to your car stereo.
Would I recommend it? Well it's better than nothing and doesn't cost too much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
poor quality sound with lots of interference. i certainly wouldnt recommend it to anybody. the low price doesnt justify the low performance and qualityPublished on 15 Jan. 2012 by mw
Awful functionality, little battery life, turns off when ignition switched and you'd expect more for the price. And there are some strange reviews for this product... Read morePublished on 22 Jan. 2011 by Amazon Customer
I'd had an iCast device which I had given to my daughter for her iPhone and so decided to buy myself a new equivalent device. This didn't really make it! Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2010 by The Flying God
This little gadget is well worth the price and has proved invaluable in the car when travelling on long journeys. Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2010 by C A Barnes
Very good really for the money,works better with batteries than through the cigarette lighter and needs fiddling with at first,but generally both my children are very impressed... Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2010 by Ms. I. A. Pollock
This product is well designed, and produces excellent quality signal which is reasonably strong, especially when used on batteries. Read morePublished on 31 Aug. 2009 by Stephen K. Cruickshank