Best iPod FM Transmitter (I know they suck in general)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by shoelessone, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. shoelessone macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    My dad wants and FM Transmitter to use on his boat.

    He had a little FM Transmitter (maybe an iTrip?) that was the size of his 1st gen name, and it hooked directly to the nano, but he said it worked terribly.

    I don't think he cares about sound quality THAT much, as long as range isn't a problem.

    Anybody have any recommendations? Probably something with it's own power source I'd assume... size doesn't matter really.

    I realize installing a new radio or a tape adapter would be better, but those are not options I'm afraid.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    I used the Monster iCarPlay with my nano for a while; it charges as well as transmits. It had pretty good reception, but I had to keep it up over my arm rest to get it really clear (but my antenna is in the back so... maybe thats why).
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
  4. locutisofbored macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2005

    Another vote for the Monster iCarPlay. I've used the iTrip and something similar to the TuneFlex, but still MUCH prefer the Monster.
  5. colorspace macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2005
    Out of all the ones I tried, many, many (not monster) the Roadtrip was by far the best. Nice controls and STRONG signal.

    My car now has a wired connection so I don't have much use for it, but I'd happily get one again if it was needed.
  6. amd4me macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2006
    Awesome thread, I was just about to post the same one.
  7. Draythor macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Exeter University, UK
    Griffin iTrip. Never had any problems with it. Good reception on 87.9.
  8. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Tried the iTrip and a few others and returned them.

    This one was the best one I used in terms of clarity. There is a way to engage "international mode" where it'll go down past 88.1 (I believe you press 2 buttons and then press down.)

    Of course, now I use this instead. :)
  9. BubbaJones macrumors regular


    May 13, 2004
    East Coast
    Griffin RoadTrip

    I've got the RoadTrip (the older version, not the updated one), and I haven't had any issues with it. Reception is great.
  10. audionut macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2007
    Great deal on iTrip - $25

    Check out for a great price on the iTrip. Coupon code TENOFFSTOR will get you 10% off your whole purchase.
  11. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    If there is 12V on the boat (i.e. A cigarette Lighter) I'd try one of the many iTrip Autos out there. One connects to the dock connector, plays and charges, one plugs into the headphone jack, and one plugs into the headphone jack and has a USB port for charging. AFAIK, the iTrip auto is the only iTrip, aside from the 'song controlled' iTrips that allows for 87.9. However, if you live in an area with a TV channel 6, you WILL experience interference, since 87.9 is very close to the frequency that channel 6 audio is transmitted.

  12. chris1983 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
    The Best Fm transmitter i've used is the itrip Auto The reception on this one is great, for some reason I never has much luck with the regular itrips.

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