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Belkin TuneBase FM Transmitter with ClearScan for iPod

3.4 out of 5 stars 291 customer reviews
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  • Adapter lets you listen to any docking iPod in your car
  • Automatically finds the optimal FM frequency to broadcast music for the clearest sound
  • Line-out option for use with car-stereo inputs or cassette adapter
  • Built-in auto charger provides power to the iPod
  • Built-in stand lets you optimally position the iPod
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Product Description

TuneBase FM lets you listen to your iPod in the car. Cut through the static with ClearScan. Avoid the frustration of manually finding a clear FM station. ClearScan technology quickly scans and finds the best FM frequency-all with one push of a button. Improved FM transmission delivers crisp, clean audio performance. New line-out feature allows for use with car-stereo inputs or cassette adapters. Additional PRO setting optimizes audio and boosts volume. Innovative, flexible steel-neck with integrated antenna makes for easy repositioning. The package includes multiple cradles to fit any docking iPod Product Description
The Belkin TuneBase FM with ClearScan offers:
  • the ability to listen to any docking iPod in your car;
  • automatic search of the best FM frequency with the cleanest sound; and
  • a built-in charger to keep the tunes going all day long.
The Belkin TuneBase FM with ClearScan lets you easily play the music on your iPod in your car with just a push of the button.

The flexible steel neck allows many positioning options. View larger.
A Button Press Away from Great Sound
By pushing a single button, Belkin's ClearScan technology will automatically scan to find the best FM frequency so that you can enjoy the music on your iPod static-free in your car. With an improved FM transmission, the sound is better than before. And the large LED tells you at exactly what frequency the music is being broadcast.

Once you find a clear station, you can set it to one of two presets on the TuneBase. This is especially useful around your local area and areas that you frequent, because you can quickly return to these stations at the touch of a button.

The TuneBase also has a line-out feature that lets you use it with car-stereo inputs or cassette adapters. The built-in PRO setting optimizes the audio and provides a volume boost for the best sound possible.

Built-in Charger and Stand Works with All Docking iPods An integrated auto charger plugs into the cigarette lighter so you needn't worry about running out of power while on a road trip. With a flexible steel-neck mount and a swivel cradle, you can position the iPod for optimal viewing and accessibility. The antenna is integrated into the neck for a clean look. Multiple cradles are included for compatibility with all docking iPods.

The Belkin TuneBase FM with ClearScan is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Enjoy the music on your iPod while on the road.

Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 2.6 x 5.6 x 7.2 inches
Item Weight 1.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Item model number F8Z176
Customer Reviews
3.4 out of 5 stars 291 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #127 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > FM Transmitters
#186 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories > Bluetooth & FM Transmitters
#30,737 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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I got this last night (Monday November 4th, 2007 @ 2:00AM)

I took it out of the box, found the right adapter that best fit my iPod
(Cassic 160GB)and installed it. Well there are two parts. One is the Cradle, which holds it on the sides and the Pad, which goes in the back of the unite that keeps it from moving forward. With both of these in place I have a good tight fit for my iPod.

The "ClearScan" feature does not work all that well. Every time I used it the unite kept finding a station that was occupied or sort of had a station using it. So I did it manually. I found a nice clear station 104.3

I and noticed that there are two buttons a 1 and 2 button that lets you preset stations that you've found to be clean and clear and store these in memory for later use. I would like to use them, but every time I pressed the 1 button, it went to 107.3 which has a station in it already. The 2 button also has the same station as its preset. I can not get it to reprogram and thus, this feature is useless.

The unit does a good job at charging your iPod.

There is a feature called "Pro" and it boost up the sound and I think the transmission signal of the unit. There is "normal" that gives you a good but not great signal. I tried Pro 1 and its not much better than Normal.
I've found that Pro2 and Pro work best. With Pro it sounded as good as if I had been at home listing to my iPod through my stereo.

(note: on the unit their is a button that says "Pro" and on the display it reads as Normal, Pro1, Pro2 and Pro with a .o0(Thought Bubble)0o. out beside it.)

I like the arm that the unite rests on, stiff but very flexible.
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I recently purchased this unit as a set with a wall charger at Costco for $[...]. I have used three other units from Belkin TuneCast, Kensington 33169 Digital FM Radio and Transmitter for iPods, and XtremeMac AirPlay. The Airplay was for the original remote connector and worked good on my iPod Photo until my daughter broke it on a road trip. I bought the Kensington at a special price and it was not as powerful and therefore did not work as well. The Belkin TuneCast was a joke, but was universal since it used a 1/8" male connector.

The Belkin Tunebase is in a whole new category by itself. It is not because of the built in dock for charging or the extension arm to see the display or the 1/8" jack to use the Aux port on new stereos or the ClearScan FM selection process, but the Pro 2 power level for the FM transmitter. The Tunebase has three different power levels and this is what allows the unit to over power even co-located stations or distance weak ones that other transmitters can't. The ClearScan is the second best feature because it does do a good job of finding empty stations. The Belkin Tunebase is not perfect, especially in big cities like LA, but it does work well and is easy to use. Just hold down the button below the display and it will display in a second a new frequency that you tune your car stereo to. It does have two station memory for your favorite stations that work.

The only reason I did not give it a full five stars is because the memory and power level buttons are on the sides are not labeled from the front and I accidently push the wrong button sometimes and the price is a little high. I am real pleased with the unit and would recommend it to others if you use a unit like this a lot to justify the price.
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I think this is an excellent product for the money for connection of my iPod to my older 2003 Subaru Forester. I have tried some other cheaper iPod FM transmitters, and this one works the best for the money. In addition it charges the iPod and provides an excellent holder so the iPod isn't sitting on the passenger seat or some other configuration. The one other FM transmitter had five preset positions at the lower end of the FM spectrum (88.1 - 88.9). That model did not hold the iPod nor charge the iPod, thus provides a combination of all three needs.

I should note that I use this device primarily on my long drives for work listening to long playlists or podcasts. I live in the city, and I don't use it during city driving. The Clearscan button is large and in front not to interfere much with normal driving.

In other reviews, I've noticed some bad reviews about poor FM connections. The device looks for empty portions of the FM bandwidth which can take up to 45 seconds. It uses the entire width of the FM bandwidth 87.1 to 107.9, and even allows for even numbered connections 99.4 (not 99.3 and 99.5) for those with analog type radios.

It works unbelievably in rural settings as there are fewer FM transmitters. However when travelling intercity, radio stations will start to interfere with the transmission. I'm not sure why other reviewers are expecting this device to defy FCC transmission laws and have a stronger signal that radio stations. Thus when in the cities, the Clearscan feature takes some time to look for an empty space on the spectrum.

I am extremely happy with this product and has allowed for some great driving sessions.
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