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General Chat Thread, Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters? in General; I have been thinking of getting one of these for my iPod. Does anyone know what sort of range these ...
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    Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    I have been thinking of getting one of these for my iPod. Does anyone know what sort of range these transmitters have?

    i.e if you were sitting in one car, would the car next to you pick the signal up such as on a car park?

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Yes, the range is a few metres on these, and it depends on how good the other car antenna is as to how well it will pick up the signal.

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Ive got one I got for ~£7 from a garage. Works well, plugs into headphone jack, even has a cig lighter charger thing

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    I recommend the non-channel ones so you can choose from the whole spectrum (88~108).

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    I was thinkign of getting one of theses as well, do you recommend any model in particular or should we stick to iPod's own iTrip or get a cheaper one from Ebay?

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    I like whats in the new Golf - a USB socket instead, just plug your memory stick in and off you go, perfect use for my 4GB memory stick, plenty of music

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I like whats in the new Golf - a USB socket instead, just plug your memory stick in and off you go, perfect use for my 4GB memory stick, plenty of music
    Brilliant idea!

    I've seen a variation on those on eBay; they combine a mini FM transmitter, a USB port (for general usb mass storage devices) and plugs into the cigarette lighter for power

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I like whats in the new Golf - a USB socket instead, just plug your memory stick in and off you go, perfect use for my 4GB memory stick, plenty of music
    Brilliant idea!

    I've seen a variation on those on eBay; they combine a mini FM transmitter, a USB port (for general usb mass storage devices) and plugs into the cigarette lighter for power )
    It is Craig, its very good.
    Thats what it looks like and it even comes with a VW Memory Stick, only 64mb though. People have plugged in other USB devices with music on them such as MP3 players, portable HDDs etc. http://www.germancarblog.com/2005/09...connected.html provides a quick bit more info on it

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    I recommend the non-channel ones so you can choose from the whole spectrum (88~108).
    I thought they were made illegal by OfCom (or whatever they have acting as the uk equiv of the FCC)

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    They were illegal (and always have been) until Ofcom made them legal around 7th December 2006.

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    ahhhhh, so now you can piss off people listening to radio one in a traffic jam

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Well, yes, technically 8) But there are power restrictions so the coverage is fairly limited

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Was a thing over in America (LA I think) where people would put up little posters in their windows with the frequency on and have essentially their own radio station going for those around. Probably works well there as they sit in traffic jams so much, but always made me giggle

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    i got a Harman Kardon Drive and Play and have not turned back and they have put the price down in halfords to 90 pounds was the best thing i ever bought for my ipod simply to use and safe. also very easy to install.

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    Re: Anyone using the iPod trip FM transmitters?

    Does a car chassis / body etc not act as some sort of rudimentary Faraday's cage causing some interferance?? or does the lack of decent grounding kind of invalidate my point?

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