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Scosche FMT4 tuneIN Universal FM Transmitter for iPod/MP3 Player
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2012
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Just out of the box the unit seems to work ok for my fairly limited needs, but it only transmits on the odd decimals of frequencies 88, 90, 106 and 107. Before buying this unit check your best available frequencies here - radio-locator dot com slash cgi-bin slash vacant and enter your zip code.

Unfortunately my vacant channels are all on frequencies 94, 101-103. "Next best" channels are at 87, 93, 98 and 103. This unit will only transmit on "third best" channels in my area which means some noticeable static. Check out the vacant channels in your area. It may be worth more money to buy a transmitter which will broadcast on the best frequencies in your area.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2010
If you want a good sounding unit, this is the one. Out of the numerous units that i've purchased, this is by far the one that actually comes in clearly until the batteries start to fade (which takes for me about 3 weeks of using it roughly a hour and a half or so a day). If you purchase this, you wont be disappointed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2011
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After reading the 4 & 5 star ratings here on Amazon, I thought I would buy this Scosche FM transmitter for my iPod. This way I could play music from my iPod, not only in the car, but through my home audio equipment too. This transmitter works amazing! The music is clear on both my car and home stereos. The fact that it has 20 frequencies to choose from makes it really convenient. Most of the other transmitters I looked at only operated on 88.1-88.9. These frequencies are all jammed up with radio stations here in Toronto. This unit uses 88.1-.9, 90.1-.9, 106.1-.9 and 107.1-.9. For my area, 90.7 works amazing. For some reason though, I am not able to pick up a stereo signal on 90.7 in my car, so I use 106.3, which works better. In my home, I can pick up the 90.7 signal all over the house and 2/3rds down the block in mono in each direction, but clear! In the instruction booklet, the frequency distance is 10ft, which is for a solid stereo signal, but the mono signal really travels. This transmitter not only adds versatility to an iPod, but contributes to the "cool factor" as well. If you would like to be able to utilize your MP3 player to it's full potential, this Scosche FM transmitter can't be beat!
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2010
I just got this transmitter at Walmart. It's a little bit different than the one listed here (FMT4RA instead of FMT4R), but it's a great little gadget. I needed to buy a battery operated transmitter for my car since my cigarette lighter is out of order and I don't want to replace it. I can be standing about 10 to 15 feet away and still hear the radio or iPod loud and clear! I had purchased one before this that was lousy--I had to literally hold the iPod up to the radio to hear anything. Since this new one is battery operated, I worried that the transmitter would be lousy, but that is not so. I'm very happy with this and can't wait to use it in my car. I tried it out first at home with my clock radio and it's phenomenal how clear the sound is! If you need an FM transmitter and can't use the AC/DC powered kind, get this one. It's available at Wal-Mart in the auto department next to the mobile audio stuff for $12. Can't go wrong, but I'm planning to invest in some rechargeable batteries soon.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2010
I have used this product for almost 6 months. I enjoy my favorite music everywhere my car, at home and office with this affordable FM transmitter. use rechargeable batteries preferred.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2010
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Walmart has it too, FYI.

[...]
Cheap and works great. One thing though: It's so cheap that in Walmart, they don't even sell it in the electronics section but in the automotive section.

I live in NYC Metro where all stations are used and this really did work very well, even in my congested area.

Works as clear as if the songs were coming out of the radio or CD player. And if you don't like one FM station, because it's giving you a little static, you can easily pick another.

I also did *extensive* research on *numerous* FM transmitters and have read an untold number of consumer reviews and, to date, this FM transmitter is the only one that gets multiple 4 - 5 stars anywhere, whether it be Amazon or Walmart or another site. The exceptionally cheap price makes it a must-have!

I got it for the latest generation (generation 4) iPod touch.

BR
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2013
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Meh. It's OK for what it costs. A few things to watch out for: At least on the one I have, it's almost 5KHz (high) off frequency, so if you have a radio with a lousy or non-existant AFC circuit, you may have trouble locking on to it. Also, since the audio cable is being used as the antenna, it's way too short (1/4 wave at 105MHz is about 21 inches, the cable is 6" long... that makes for a very bad match)

These things may not matter to someone who isn't an RF engineer, but none the less, they can affect its' useability.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2011
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This is a decent product for the money. Works good, has several band width selections. Batteries last about 48 hours of use.
There is a slight hum in the background, but not significant.
A real difference for this would be having an internal rechargable battery, charged off a USB port. Now that would be perfect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2013
I've gone through about four of these devices and none of them have lasted for more than three or four months. It has a pretty strong frequency and is very clear but it's very sensitive if you move it too much and it eventually gives out after a few months. Tried replacing the batteries and it just refuses to work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2012
I wanted something that would allow me to listen to my iPod in the car. Rather than buying something expensive that didn't work, I decided to go with this....and I am glad I did. This is easy to use and works in my 2000 Honda Civic. I use it to listen to my iPod (on my iPhone) and also to listen to audio books on my Kindle Fire.

The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5:
The transmitter works well with my iPod, but there tends to be more static with my Kindle Fire. This is possibly because I have to turn the volume all the way up in my car when I use the Kindle.

I do recommend this product if you are looking for a cheap and simple transmitter to use in your car.
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