Product Type: Lupo in Car Audio
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Makes those long car rides a whole lot better
Lupo FM Transmitter
Member Name: 85fiona
Lupo FM Transmitter
Advantages: cheap, works well for me
Disadvantages: slightly staticy sometimes, short cable
I have had 3 of these car fm transmitters and as I have said in a previous review they can be a bit hit of miss when it comes to how well they work! My first fm transmitter was awesome but after 2 years it unfortunately broke, I replaced it with a more expensive one, from the same brand, hoping it would be just as good, but unfortunately it was terrible! This is my 3rd transmitter, although it is not quite as good as my first one, it is still pretty good!
This transmitter is made by lupo (I brand I cant say I have ever heard of....) and I got it from amazon for around £5 although it currently costs £6.99. Even though the price has increased slightly since I bought it, £6.99 is a very good price. I went for this transmitter because of the price, I though for five pounds if its rubbish I haven't wasted a lot of money on it!
The fm transmitter is small, black and cylinder shaped and is around 2 inches long. It has a blueish screen with black numbers which shows you the fm frequency and it has + and - buttons on one side to adjust the frequency. The transmitter itself plugs into the bottom of your ipod and has a charging cable which plugs into the car cigarette lighter so your ipod can be charged. The charging cable is a bit on the short side (less than a meter) but its not a total deal breaker.
Using the lupo fm transmitter could not be simpler. You just need to find a frequency on your radio where there is no radio station, tune the fm transmitter to the frequency you have chosen, press play on your ipod and tada, your music will be transmitted via radio waves to your car stereo. You may need to adjust the frequency if your driving a long distance as local radio stations may start interfeering if they are broadcast on the same frequency. Since this is a cheaper fm transmitter you cannot save radio frequencies on the denise (my previous fm transmitters you could) so you have to fiddle about with it a bit if you want to find a new frequency.
The sound quality from the transmitter is pretty good, you do get some static occasionally, especially with words starting with "s", but it is not overly noticeable. My previous transmitter cost over £20 and the sound quality was terrible and also had to buy a separate charging cable for it. I thought for the price I would be getting something good but alas it was pants! This transmitter is so much better and for £6.99 an absolute bargain.
If you are trying to find a decent fm transmitter then it is definitely worth giving this a try, if it doesn't work for you then you aren't wasting a huge amount of money on it. Like I've said fm transmitters can be a bit hit or miss and what works for one person might not work for someone else, but you just need to keep trying them until you find one that suits (failing that get a radio with an attachment to plug directly into your ipod, would love one of them!).
Summary: great wee ipod transmitter for a bargain price
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