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Great way to get your iTunes library into your car,
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This review is from: Belkin In Car Tunecast 6 Universal FM Transmitter - Black (Electronics)
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.