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Belkin Auto Charger for iPod (White)

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  • Compatibility: iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G; nano 1G, 2G, 3G; iPod touch (1st Gen ONLY); iPod mini
  • Connects iPod device to car's cigarette lighter
  • .125-inch audio-out jack lets you play the iPod through your car stereo (requires optional cassette adapter or FM transmitter)
  • Replaceable safety fuse to protect from potentially damaging spikes or short circuits
  • Manages excess cord easily with convenient strap
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  • Brand Name: Belkin
  • Model Number: F8V7058-APL

Product Description

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Product Description

The Belkin F8V7058-APL Auto Kit for iPods with Dock Connector connects your iPod device to your car's power source, and includes an exclusive Belkin cable that charges your iPod from your car's cigarette lighter. Perfect for those long road trips, the Belkin auto kit not only keeps your iPod fully charged, but when used with other accessories such as the Belkin Mobile Cassette Adapter or TuneCast Mobile FM Transmitter (not included), allows you to listen to continuous high-quality audio through your car stereo.

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The Belkin F8V7058-APL Auto Kit for iPods with Dock Connector connects your iPod device to your car's power source, and includes an exclusive Belkin cable that charges your iPod from your car's cigarette lighter. Perfect for those long road trips, the Belkin auto kit not only keeps your iPod fully charged, but when used with other accessories such as the Belkin Mobile Cassette Adapter or TuneCast Mobile FM Transmitter (not included), allows you to listen to continuous high-quality audio through your car stereo.

The Belkin Auto Kit features an adjustable amplifier to control your iPod's volume level, and a 3.5-millimeter audio-out jack that lets you play your favorite iPod music through your car stereo or other audio equipment when using an FM transmitter or cassette adapter. For safety purposes this unit includes an illuminated LED indicator that lets you know when it is properly connected, and a built-in, replaceable safety fuse that protects your iPod from potentially damaging spikes in power or short circuits. Your iPod locks securely to the auto kit via the dock connector, while a convenient strap lets you easily manage your excess cord length.

Compatible with any iPod with a dock connector--including the iPod nano 1G, iPod nano 2G, iPod mini, iPod 3G, iPod 4G (Click Wheel), iPod color, and iPod 5G/5.5G Video--the Belkin F8V7058-APL auto kit is backed by a manufacturer's lifetime warranty.

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Belkin F8V7058-APL auto kit, a user's manual and warranty information.


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Technical Details
Item Weight1 ounces
Product Dimensions9.5 x 6.5 x 2.2 inches
Item model numberF8V7058-APL
  
Additional Information
ASINB00009KAPX
Best Sellers Rank #372,627 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.6 ounces
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Date First AvailableSeptember 13, 2007
  
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3.7 out of 5 stars

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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Jim on July 27, 2003
Package Type: Standard Packaging
Before I got this adapter, I was just using a cassette adapter and an FM transmitter in the car. In both cases the iPod was struggling to provide enough power output to provide clean undistorted sound, and still having to crank the volume control up all the way on both the car stereo and the iPod.
This product solves that problem, and charges your iPod to boot. It uses the new line out capabilities through the docking connector. You then plug your adapter into a mini-plug jack located on the power adapter. Adjust the aplifier volume on the adapter as well. The built in amplifier provides enough power now so I don't have to crank the volume on the car stereo, making the sound to be fuller, richer, more accurate and eliminating all the hiss & noise caused by having to turn up the car stereo all the way.
The only things that might need to consider is the mini-plug output for the amplifier and volume controls are on the side of the cigarette plug. While this wasn't a problem for me, people with resessed power plugs in their cars might have difficulty with it if your cassette adapter/fm transmitter doesn't have a angled plug (I have a MB that has a power adapter in a recessed ashtray and it's challenging to use that plug because of space requirements, but does work after some adjustment). Belkin should have put these on opposite sides of the device, but should only be a minor inconvience. I don't envision anyone having to adjust the output volume very often, after you set it for the first time.
I highly reccomend this product to anyone wanting to listen to their iPod in the car.
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117 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Pigumon on June 3, 2004
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This thing is great! This is basically a "dock" for the car. It powers and charges the ipod, while providing an audio jack to hook up to your car stereo without having to plug into the headphone jack of the ipod. Now to clear up a point from other reviews. A few reviewers were giving this product LOW rating, not because of problems with the adapter, but because of their own faulty hook up. Ever notice the hiss you get from playing a tape? Well guess what, if you hook up anything through a tape adapter, yeah, you're gonna get that same hiss. Did you notice that FM doesn't sound as clear as a cd? Well same thing applies here. It's gonna sound like FM if you use an FM transmitter. The noise is coming from the tape and fm adapters, NOT the Belkin adapter. If you have a line input in your deck, or buy an adapter to add a line in to the back of you deck, you'll get PERFECT sound. It's as clear as any cd i have (depending on the compression of the mp3). I simply spliced into my cd changer's audio (since i no longer use the cd changer because of my ipod), and now I get crystal clear sound from my ipod thanks to the Belkin Adapter. I was actually suprised at the clarity after reading some of these reviews, but I assumed it was because of the way they had it hooked up. I used to use the headphone jack before, but I had to turn it up almost all the way. With the belkin, I can now adjust the audio so that it's the same level as my radio. Once you have it set the same, you really don't need to adjust the adapter's volume ever again. It's nice and loud now! Hopefully you can hook yours up the same, without noisy adapters.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Paul Harlyn on March 22, 2006
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I just bought a new 2006 Civic and like all new Hondas, it has a line input on the stereo. I have been using this Auto Kit for 2 months and I love it. It makes my 1 hour commute somthing I look forward to. When you hook up the ipod with the large connector on the bottom with the Auto Kit, the sound is so much more clear and free of distortion over using the headphone out. I have been a professional audio engineer for 25 years, so I know good sound. The review I read helped me choose, so I hope this will help someone else.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Raymond H. Gellenbeck on December 30, 2004
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If you get hum/whine/buzz, you need to add a Ground Loop Isolator, also called a Grounding Block. Some audio products include such circuitry internally, the Belkin evidently does not (shame on them). You can find one at any Radio Shack or local car audio/electronics shop.

The product isn't defective, but it was skimpily engineered to be sure. Anytime you connect an audio input device to a car's power system, you need to add this filtering to keep the car's power system from feeding back onto the audio signal...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By SnoopinAmazon on March 9, 2006
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This device provides great audio. It does a much better job than an FM transmitter.

I use this kit with a SONY cassette adapter, for my 4th Gen. iPod, and it works great. A few comments on this kit:

* I get a full charge on my fully-drained iPod battery in about 1 hour.
* If you plan on using a cassette adapter, then connect it to the cassette adapter plug on the kit, rather than directly on your iPod. It is a convenient way of shortening cables, and routing less cables to your iPod.
* I experienced distorted music play-back when I set the kit's volume control on a high setting. I found that it's best to keep the kit volume control at a medium (or less) setting, with an iPod medium-high (or less) volume setting, and use the car's stereo for over-all volume control.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on August 2, 2004
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First let me say I've hooked up other MP3 players and a Pocket PC to my car stereo before while also having them plugged into the cigarette lighter for charging. In all cases I had a terrible hissing noise while charging. Thus I expected the same with the Belkin and iPod.

To my delight it works perfectly!! I plug in the Belkin charger and run a patch line from it to the audio-in on my car stereo and I get perfect sound with no hiss (while also charging the iPod)!

This product works as advertised. One thing to be aware of is that Belkin tells you to turn the volume down on your stereo and iPod and use the volume control on the Belkin device. I found the sound quality to be considerably better when I did the opposite and turned the volume down on the iPod and Belkin and just used my car stereo volume control.
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