Product allows wireless fm transmittion from i-pod to fm radio channel. Great product, requires cigarette lighter connection which charges the ipod as you listen. Only drawback when on long journeys the radio staion frequencies vary but the 3 preset buttons on the transmitter allow you to easily change channel should the need arise.
This transmitter works very well indeed. I have experienced no problems at all in using this item. The volume is more than loud enough, infact there is no volume difference between the transmitter and the normal radio stations. I like the fact that there are three programable channel settings, which means that if you move through an area of interefence, you can easily change to another channel,with very little messing about. Having said that, i have expeirienced virtually no interference. I would highly recommend this transmitter.
Superior to the rds model in every way. . Read my review of the kensington’s rds model to see why you should buy this. In fact i missed out one other horrible feature of the rds model inthat review – whenever you connect your ipod to the rds transmitter, it immediately starts playing the very first song on your ipod. Anyway, everything that’s wrong with the design of the rds transmitter is curiously right with this one. The car lighter plug is a good tight fit and small enough so as not to be obtrusive, the buttons and display are easy to use the ipod connection is like a standard apple connector, so you can use this in conjunction with the superb nyko universal car mount (which i definitely recommend). The only thing that’s missing is rds support, but to be honest. Why do you need that when you have the display on your ipod already?anyway, this is a nice, solid, well-made product and the best solution for broadcasting your ipod to your car stereo. Oh, and it doesn’t start playing the first song in your ipod library everytime you connect it either. Here are the specifications for the Kensington Digital FM Transmitter:
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- Kensington FM Transmitter/Auto Charger – digital player FM transmitter / charger for car
- Digital player FM transmitter / charger for car
- Compatibility: IPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod with video (5G)
- Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years warranty
I bought this item expecting a lot & initially i was very pleased, but & there is a but, when i started driving the signal didn’t so much as come & go but more if your aerial picks up any sort of station signal it overides the signal to the ipod & the sound quality is awful, it basically takes the great sound quality of your ipod & reverts it to an old cassette tape quality complete with back ground hiss. There is a catch though, i then tried this in our other car which is newer but more importantly the radio reception is rubbish & when you use it in this where there’s no chance of picking up half signals as such it works fantastically it’s clear & crisp & doe’s what it says on the tin. Therefore i can only surmise that from my experience if you’ve got a good reception from your antenna on your car & you live in an area that has alot of different station signals, partial or whole, then i don’t think this is for you. However if your reception is not that good & you lose the signals of radio station’s quite quickly, then go for it this will work superbly.
I was a little unsure about ordering this product after reading the poor report from ‘soilman’ but weighed up all the good reports against his poor one and thought ‘what the heck, i’ll give it a go’. So glad i did – it’s a super wee gadget. The toughest thing about getting it to work was trying to remember how to tune my car stereo.Once i had that figured i was flying – and thats coming from the most untechnically minded female you could come across.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Superior to the RDS model in every way.
- Pleased that I read the reviews before making my choice
- Smashing, Super, Great.
Looking for good sound quality?. Sound quality is vital for me just because i love to listen to music and i spent a very long time reading reviews for many brands before spotting the reviews for this device. Other reviews claimed the sound quality was good and i can confirm the quality is excellent. No hiss (other than when tuned into a signal where there is a strong radio station signal), no background noises whatsoever even when played loud. It defaults to the frequency 88. 1 and this is fine where i live so no need to change it. I’ve used it while travelling and i simply pushed up on the search button, it went to the next free frequency 88.
Pleased that i read the reviews before making my choice. I was initially tempted by the kensington rds fm transmitter – little price difference and same high feedback, however the comment about the rds on an audi was extremely valuable. On an audi the rds display is at the top of the central console, meaning that using the rds would cause a constant stream of red letters in front of the drivers eyes – very distracting. I received this unit a few weeks ago and have driven all around se england using only the present 107. 9 fm – very rarely have i had the slightest crackle of interference. I often use it to listen to spoken podcasts, which i suspect would be more inclined to show up interference – so far nothing. An excellent bit of kit that delivers what it promises – plus the cord is long enough that you can lock you ipod away in the glove compartment and leave this plugged in when you are not in the car. Buy one – you won’t regret it.