I was more than a little skeptical at this iPod/mp3 player/cell phone/usb charger & FM transmitter. There weren’t any reviews that I could find whatsoever on this contraption. After looking around and seeing other combo units at about $90, I figured, that I would get one of these and worst case, I’d be out $20.
Well, it arrived today when I was working at home. Of course, I had to take a little time and try it out. Since I’ve been sick all week, I’m more than a little stir crazy to get out of the apartment even if it was just a jaunt to Starbucks and back.
Hooking it up was simple:
- slide the side grips apart
- insert ipod
- attach ipod cable to bottom of ipod – it is the only cable to attach 🙂
- plug into cigarette lighter
To turn it on, you hold down the power button for about 3 – 5 seconds and tune the fm transmitter to the desired channel.
That’s it. The only downside I’ve found is that the FM tuner doesn’t retain the channel frequency so you will have to tune the FM channel everytime you turn it on. I consider this a minor downside and one that I can live with.
Hooking up other mp3 players is done by attaching the usb cable to the mp3 player and the audio cable to the mp3 player. Both cables are provided. Charging a cell phone will work as long as you have the (not provided) usb <=> cell phone cable.