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

shoelessone

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Jul 17, 2007
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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!
 

jackiecanev2

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Jul 6, 2007
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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).
 

locutisofbored

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Jul 20, 2005
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Monster

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

colorspace

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Jul 5, 2005
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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.
 

DavidLeblond

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Jan 6, 2004
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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. :)
 

BubbaJones

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May 13, 2004
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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.
 

audionut

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Aug 4, 2007
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Great deal on iTrip - $25

Check out carmelstation.net for a great price on the iTrip. Coupon code TENOFFSTOR will get you 10% off your whole purchase.
 

TEG

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Jan 21, 2002
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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.

TEG
 

chris1983

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Aug 7, 2007
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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.