Apple iPod/iPhone automotive holder & FM transmitter. - Anyone use this?

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Nikos

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Thinking about buying this because I need an automotive solution for my iPhone. This would be nice, as it would charge and transmit music at the same time. Anyone have it? Is there any quailty loss when using an FM transmitter?

http://cnn.cn/shop/apple-ipodiphone-automotive-holder-transmitter-long-p-1868.html

EDIT: This would probably be better for me, as I would rather not use an FM transmitter to listen to music, but does anyone know I'll still have access to the bottom connection with this?

http://store.everythingiPhone.com/content/accessories/3-78--1740.htm
 

sp33d

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Thinking about buying this because I need an automotive solution for my iPhone. This would be nice, as it would charge and transmit music at the same time. Anyone have it? Is there any quailty loss when using an FM transmitter?

http://cnn.cn/shop/apple-ipodiphone-automotive-holder-transmitter-long-p-1868.html

EDIT: This would probably be better for me, as I would rather not use an FM transmitter to listen to music, but does anyone know I'll still have access to the bottom connection with this?

http://store.everythingiPhone.com/content/accessories/3-78--1740.htm

I'm sure you should still have access to the bottom of the phone, though you shouldn't charge it when not necessary since you'll wear out the battery. You shouldn't use FM transmitter since you'll lose a lot on the quality. The proper way of hooking it up would be to the back of your headunit. All depends on what car you got and what headunit you have.
 

Fant

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I use something similar for my nano(g1) in my car. Its important to get a good one. A good one will use the line out of your ipod/iPhone not the headphone jack. A good one will transmit strong enough to overcome local stations. A good one will let you choose any frequency to transmit. A good one will also support low frequencies like 87.9FM which are rarely broadcast on. I have the iBlast FM for my nano and its one of the few that works very well and clear for FM. I'd wait until more companies make these to get a good one.
 

Nikos

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Thanks guys. I posted that second one because I'd rather not go the FM transmit route. I'd rather go out from my iPhone and in to my deck via 1/8" TRS (headphone jack) to RCA. It looks like I may not have access to the bottom of the phone though, and I'd like to be able to charge in the car when necessary. Gonna look into it a little more. I'll let you know how it is if I order it :)
 

sp33d

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Thanks guys. I posted that second one because I'd rather not go the FM transmit route. I'd rather go out from my iPhone and in to my deck via 1/8" TRS (headphone jack) to RCA. It looks like I may not have access to the bottom of the phone though, and I'd like to be able to charge in the car when necessary. Gonna look into it a little more. I'll let you know how it is if I order it :)



Well if you own a G35 I can tell you how to get it done stat.