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Belkin MP3, iPod, Mobile FM Transmitter Tunecast II (Grey)

Released on 25 March 2008

Manufacturer: Belkin

2.0 out of 5 (16 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Now you can use your iPod, PDA,MP3, CD, cassette player, PC, or laptop to listen to your favorite tunes through any FM stereo receiver. The Belkin TuneCast II Mobile FM Transmitter wirelessly connects portable music players to your car or home stereo quickly and easily using FM radio waves. Just plug the TuneCast II into the headphone jack of your iPod, PDA,MP3, CD, or cassette player; or connect it to your PC or laptop computer. Tune your car stereo or receiver to any clear FM frequency, and enjoy your iPod music experience with more sound and fewer wires.

We add a great convenience feature with our unique Auto ON/OFF function. It frees you from having to manually toggle your TuneCast II''s ON/OFF switch by simply powering on when an audio signal is detected. If no signal is detected for a period of 60 seconds, your TuneCast II switches off. This innovation preserves battery life while making your outstanding mobile audio experience simpler to enjoy.

TuneCast II also features 4 programable memory slots allowing you to save the clearest station wherever you go.

TuneCast II includes a Belkin Mobile Power Cord that connects to your car''s cigarette lighter-so you can preserve your batteries* as you play your tunes on the road (will not charge the TuneCast II). This product is compliant with the EU standard for Band II Low Power Devices for use in Germany, Switzerland and Iceland. For all other countries, please refer to National Legislation for use.
  • Transmits on FM channels 88.1MHz-107.9MHz
  • Memorize up to 4 FM frequencies
  • Powers on and off automatically
  • Features low-battery LED indicator
  • Includes a Mobile Power Cord for optional battery-free operation - will not charge the batteries
  • Operating Range: 10-30 feet (a distance of 10 feet or less will minimize interference and provide the strongest signal)
  • Includes - 2 AAA batteries so you can play your music anywhere - A Mobile Power Cord that connects to your car''s cigarette lighter - A cable to connect to the Belkin Auto Power Cord - F8V7067eaAPL
  • Dio Frequency Range: 50Hz to 15Khz

customer Reviews

 Average rating (16 reviews)

 One of the best of this device type.

| | See all zarneewoop's reviews (2)

Having played with quite a few of these little transmitters i can say these are probably the best of its type, if you are after a micro transmitter get one, for a fiver you cant go wrong, I paid £30 for mine a year or two ago, other cheaper units have all sorts of other problems, the itrip is ok if you have deep pockets and a s**tpod but their performance as a transmitter is worse (it has a shorter aerial and uses the same chip - it still has to conform to the same rules )

These little boxes are great but you have to work within there capabilities, The law restricts these devices to a very low power output and short antenna so you will get interference from other devices in the car, fit a suppressor and try positioning the transmitter in different locations for best results, getting an audio extension cable will help with this.

The sound quality wont be as good as radio1, They use very expensive spectral enhancement technology to get a louder, puncher sounding sound from the limited quality of fm, you can forget about competing with that. Set your bass and treble settings to flat (mid way) and switch off any boost or sound profile on your mp3/cd player to avoid distortion, use the tone controls on your car stereo.

The biggest improvement is gained by fitting a larger antenna I can now get a reasonable stereo signal at 50m and mono at a couple of hundred, search the web for "tunecast mod" its a simple case of replacing the 3inch antenna with one of a meter or so (search for "antenna calculator" for the exact length for the frequency you want to use)

The other important thing to note is that it will be interfered with by other stations so choose your frequency carefully as far from other stations as you can, be prepared to re-tune if you travel any distance as the radio spectrum is jam packed and stations are staggered from area to area to stop them interfering with each other.

A better solution for the car if you have a tape deck in the car is a cassette adapter but again these are limited by the tape deck quality, if your looking for a perfect solution the only option is to replace the deck in the car with one that will play mp3's or has a line input for your player....

Have fun

 Not good

| | See all RosieLouise's reviews (1)

Not good all easy to instal, but my mp3 would not plug in correctly and kept falling out. when i found the correct tune, when u drove around in different areas it just went fuzzy and would not work correctly. also rather dangerous when driving to change the song as you cant change the song through the cd player.

 Very Disappointing

| | See all sdrawbone's reviews (1)

I was really disappointed with this product, the sound quality is very poor and theres alot of interference (especially from windscreen wipers). I have a Sony Walkman NW-A1000 which isn't the loudest but the sound quality is fine, however it sounds dreadful when used with this transmitter whatever volume it is set at. You have to re-tune it on longer journeys (when u pick up different radio stations using the same frequency you've set the transmitter to) which isn't helpful when your on the motorway! Mine is also in the bin.

 Great product!!

| | See all NeoMatrix's reviews (14)

Got this for the misses to listen to her audiobooks through her car stereo as it doesn't have a CD Player! It works really well and for the price is a bargin. The trick that we have found is just make sure you stay away from the main frequencies used by the major stations. 88.1 works well for us.

 Belkin FM Transmitter Tunecast II

| | See all Jay123a's reviews (1)

Bought this as my new work van does not have an input for my mp3 player.
Ive not used it with the AAA batteries, just in the van with the 12v cord and with that it works fine.

There is a little background noise, but nothing too noticeable when on the move. I drive around 150 miles a day, both motorway and rural roads and have not had to re-tune it once - I leave it on 107.9 and its great.

As already noted by 'zarneewoop', local radio stations can cause interference, but then my local one will block out Radio 1 as I drive by, so I dont see that as a problem.

The only criticism I have, is that the lead between the transmitter and mp3 player isnt long enough, but other than that its fine.

All in all, for the price its a great little gadget.

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