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Last Christmas my fiancé and I decided with all the Christmas money we received we would buy an iPod, we chose the iPod touch. We both like our music and love having music in the house. We also do a fair bit of travelling and thought it would be great to get a transmitter so we could listen to our iPod through our car stereo. As we had already spent a fortune on our iPod touch 64g and an expensive iPod dock system we couldn't really afford an expensive transmitter. After spending some time looking over the internet we decided to give the Belkin Tune cast auto live FM Transmitter for £22.49 on Amazon. We did originally want one that had a holder for our iPod but realised that would be more money so decided for the time being we would get this one and would sit it in our centre cup holders in our car.
This transmitter is suitable for an iPhone or iPod touch, nano and classic. It does come with a clear scan app that can be downloaded from iTunes for free for you iPhone it then uses your GPS location to find the best FM station in your area. But as we only have the iPod touch this is something we can't use. But it is still easy to use manually and there is the clear scan technology you can use. The clear scan will scan for the best FM Frequency. The transmitter runs through the cars cigarette lighter socket. It will use the volts from this to charge your phone or iPod while you are on the move. So there is no fear of a flat battery on a long journey.
I will admit to not being the best person with technology that is my fiancés department but I have found this transmitter extremely easy to use. Using the transmitter in manual mode once plugged in you first tune your car radio into an open station. An open station for daft people like me is when it only plays static or has a very weak sounding radio signal. You then press the plus or minus button on the transmitter to select the same station. It really is as simple as that! Or even simpler you press the clear scan button and it will find it for you.
The transmitter comes with two programmable buttons M1 and M2 so you can save a station you find you use a lot. We have found two stations that we use most of the time and have no problems with them.
The amount of interference is something these types of transmitters are criticised for but we have had minimal problems with it. There has been an odd occasion when we have had to change the station to get a better frequency but on most occasions we are fine. My sister lives 270 miles away and we often make the trip to hers taking the iPod with us. On that trip we only had to change the station once on the entire journey.
The actual transmitter is smallish so doesn't tend to get in the way. It can be moved from car to car as it has no permanent connections to your car. I have found it extremely easy to use and now I'm not too sure we will be replacing it as we first thought. I am quite happy with it! We may buy a mount holder to place the iPod in but currently I'm not too bothered.