Qty:1
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$33.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: DEMASH TRADE
Add to Cart
$34.00
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: ZBA-Sales
Add to Cart
$34.00
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: TopGoods
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Monster iCarPlay Wireless Plus FM Transmitter/Charger for iPod
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Monster iCarPlay Wireless Plus FM Transmitter/Charger for iPod

by Monster
| 12 answered questions

List Price: $79.95
Price: $34.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $45.95 (57%)
In Stock.
Sold by RZ-Bargain and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
  • Full FM tuning capability for clear sound anywhere
  • Digital FM tuner with programmable station presets
  • 3 programmable favorite station preset buttons and easy-to-read LED display
  • Smart Digital Charger for fast charges; maximizes battery life
  • Compatibility:iPod Mini, iPod Video, iPod Photo, iPod U2,iPod 4th Gen w/click wheel, iPod 3rd Gen w/dock
See more product details
9 new from $33.99 14 used from $6.49 1 refurbished from $15.00

Frequently Bought Together

Monster iCarPlay Wireless Plus FM Transmitter/Charger for iPod + Monster RadioPlay 300 Universal Full Spectrum FM Transmitter MBL-FM XMTR300 + Two-Way 12V DC Car Charger Cigar Cigarette Lighter Double Power Adapter Socket Splitter
Price for all three: $62.05

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together


Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameMonster
Item Weight1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions8.6 x 4.1 x 1.8 inches
Item model number125875
Operating SystemN/A
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000H72MMU
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
Feedback
 

Product Description

Amazon.com

Why shuffle through stacks of CDs and tapes to find the song you want in the car when you can listen to the iPod? The Monster Cable iCarPlay Wireless Plus FM transmitter gives your car stereo great-sounding, wireless access to your entire iPod library, all while charging the portable jukebox to keep the music playing. Simply plug one end of the iCarPlay Wireless Plus into the 12-volt cigarette lighter and the other end into the dock connector on the bottom of your iPod. Once you select matching FM stations on your car stereo and the iCarPlay device, you're ready to roll. Your favorite music will transmit wirelessly to your car stereo using FM frequencies, and because it offers full FM tuning flexibility (excluding 87.7 and 87.9 MHz), you're guaranteed top-quality, interference-free sound. Meanwhile, Monster's Smart Digital Charging technology will rapidly charge your iPod when the power is low, and when its fully charged, the transmitter switches to a trickle charge to optimize the iPod's performance. You'll never have to worry about running out of power when using the iCarPlay. Additional features include three programmable "favorite station" preset buttons, an easy-to-ready LED display, and 24k gold contacts for maximum corrosion resistance and power transfer. The iCarPlay is compatible with all iPods that utilize a dock connector, including the iPod mini.

iPod Compatibility
iPod mini, iPod 3G, iPod 4G (Clickwheel), iPod Color, iPod 5G/5.5G Video

Product Description

The Monster Cable iCarPlay Wireless Plus FM transmitter gives your car stereo great-sounding, wireless access to your entire iPod library, all while charging the portable jukebox to keep the music playing. Simply plug one end of the iCarPlay Wireless Plus into the 12-volt cigarette lighter and the other end into the dock connector on the bottom of your iPod. Once you select matching FM stations on your car stereo and the iCarPlay device, you're ready to roll. Your favorite music will transmit wirelessly to your car stereo using FM frequencies, and because it offers full FM tuning flexibility (excluding 87.7 and 87.9 MHz), you're guaranteed top-quality, interference-free sound. Meanwhile, Monster's Smart Digital Charging technology will rapidly charge your iPod when the power is low, and when its fully charged, the transmitter switches to a trickle charge to optimize the iPod's performance. You'll never have to worry about running out of power when using the iCarPlay. Additional features include three programmable "favorite station" preset buttons, an easy-to-ready LED display, and 24k gold contacts for maximum corrosion resistance and power transfer. The iCarPlay is compatible with all iPods that utilize a dock connector, including the iPod mini.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I live in the New York City area and find this works well on whichever preset I set it to.
Amy Vesley
I have had a Monster iCarPlay Wireless Plus FM Transmitter/Charger for iPod for about a year and have been very pleased with how well it works.
R. Corbett
This device very rarely plays my music through the radio without static in the background, which becomes more annoying over time.
Harper

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

138 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Andrei Bolkonski on January 16, 2007
As someone else already noted, there are better methods of listening to your MP3 player in your car, such as through the tape transmitter. For those of us who don't have it, though, this is a sufficiently apt substitute.

First, whoever said that there are 8 presets must be thinking of some other device. You only have 3 presets here, but you define them yourself from the whole FM range, an you can always deviate from them. Hence, this thing has an advantage over, say, the iTrip because you can easily surf between three stations if the one you're listening to now starts getting static.

Second, I find it powerful enough in most situations. I live in Boston, and drive around it often enough. Downtown, most stations will give you a small amount of interference, and that is probably the best you will get. Drive around the suburbs, though, and you can easily find around 3 stations that will play almost as well as your CD player in terms of quality.

The secret to this is to set your iPod volume somewhere around the middle to upper two-thirds of its capacity. If you set it to the maximum, all bass lines will be completely distorted. Set it to the middle, though, and you'll have rather crisp audio, although you will have to compensate for the lost volume by turning up the car radio. Hardly anything to complain about, though.

My two complaints with this device are these:

First, the marked price is far too high. You can find a much cheaper device on eBay, or even in the Amazon marketplace. I paid around $20 for it, plus delivery.

Second, some types of music sound distorted even at medium volumes on a lot of the stations. I have in mind the Waltz of the Snowflakes from the Nutcracker when I write this.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
146 of 164 people found the following review helpful By G. Edwards on September 18, 2006
I have owned this iPod FM transmitter for about 11 months and have used it while driving thousands of miles through many FM radio markets. In urban areas this unit is not useable, because, despite the availability of the three FM presets, you can't find open FM frequencies in urban areas, and if you do, the unit's FM modulator is not strong enough to overcome adjacent channel interference from city FM radio powerhouses, and typical poor car stereo FM tuner performance (selectivity).

If you live in the country this unit's FM performance is just fine, unless of course you regularly travel to a nearby urban area.

Also, my unit "overdeviates"--the iPpod audio is distorted on loud passages when hooked up to my Dodge Durango with the factory stereo installed. When the FM transmitter is hooked to my Subaru's top-of-the-line McIntosh stereo, the audio is good.

I believe this product is overpriced, and should be sold with a caveat: Not useable in and around major cities.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
45 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Bill Staley on March 3, 2007
It's only three stars now, because the Monster iCarPlay 200 wireless is a much better solution. It finds stations you could not find with the iCarPlay Plus, which I stopped using because it was just more hassle than fun to use driving in Los Angeles. Below is my original review of the iCarPlay Plus, before the "200" model came out:

*******

I have used the Griffin and Belkin FM transmitters, and the Monster is the only one that is useful for me driving around Los Angeles, where almost all of the available FM stations are in use. The Monster has a lot less static and locks onto the station a lot better than the other two. It is good to have the three pre-sets on teh Monster ... that are easy to set. I need the three pre-sets bacause as you drive, one station gets noisy (as you get closer to the transmitter of the real owner of that frequency) and you need to change to another. It is a hassle to change the station on the radio and also change the station on the Monster, but that is life with an FM transmitter. It is definitely an imperfect solution. (If you have a cassette tape player in your car, use the Sony cassette adapter instead. I never tried the Monster cassette adapter.) For people who drive shorter distances or who don't have as many FM station broadcasting nearby, the other brands might be ok.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nedster on November 9, 2006
I did a lot of online research before buying this transmitter. I had low expectations since it seemed like most of them have mediocre quality and problems of one kind or another especially in metro areas. I decided on this one since this best met the criteria I had set for the purchase:

1. Good Reviews

2. Price at $50

3. Easily protable from one car to another

4. Wanted the passenger to be able to control it in addition to the driver.

This product more than exceeded my expectations. The sound quality is awesome. I have never had any difficulty finding at least one station where there is no interference. Also, the protability and passenger use has really come in handy. It is great to let the passenger control the tunes.

I would highly recommend this product if your needs are similar to mine.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Brinley on January 11, 2007
I have a friend that swears by this product and I consider him to be quite the A/V maven. I asked him about the negative reviews for this product and he blew them off. I ordered the Monster iCarPlay Plus and have been tickled with its performance. There are two things to consider before you purchase this product.

If you live in a very large city (I'm talking as big as one of the top 10 cities in the U.S.) you may have trouble finding a clear frequency. That seems to jive with what some negative reviews are saying (like New York City and San Francisco). I live in the 15th largest city in the U.S. and I have no problems.

If you travel a lot you may have to fiddle a bit along the way to maintain a clear signal. On long trips you may come across frequencies that are being used by local radio stations. When this happens you will have to switch the channel you're on and try a different frequency. It's no problem really but something you need to be aware of.

For me, and keeping those two points in mind, this product workes fabulously! I highly recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again