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FM Transmitter w/ Optional Charging USB Port
So you love listening to your own music, but don't have an auxiliary port or tape deck in your car? What you need is this FM Transmitter with optional charging from Monoprice!
This FM transmitter can transmit the selected FM frequency to your car's radio in order to play music from your smartphone or MP3 player. Simply select an open radio frequency on the FM transmitter, and tune your radio to the same frequency. Any music played through the transmitter will play through your car's sound system.
The transmitter can be tuned to any FM frequency between 88.1 ~ 107.9 MHz at 0.1 MHz intervals. It has a frequency response of 20Hz ~ 16KHz and an effective range of about 5 meters.
The FM transmitter's 3.5mm plug can be used to connect to most smartphones and MP3 players' headphone jack. It uses your car's cigarette lighter/auxiliary power socket for power, so you don't have to worry about the battery dying during your favorite song.
The transmitter also includes a USB port that can be used to charge your devices at any time.
- Wireless audio transmission over the entire FM frequency range
- Works with almost any smartphone or mp3 player
- Folding 3.5mm TRRS plug
- Built-in microphone lets it function as a hands-free communications device
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- Includes car charging cable adapter with an additional USB charging port
|Transmitter Frequency||88.1 ~ 107.9 MHz|
|Frequency Tuning Interval||0.1 MHz|
|Stability||10 ppm (+14 ~ +131°F)|
|Clutter & Harmonic Distortion||< -60dB|
|Effective Range||about 15 feet|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz ~ 16 KHz|
|Audio Distortion||< 0.1% (F=75KHz, f=1Khz)|
|Signal/Noise Ratio||> 45dB (1KHz 100%)|
|Dimensions||2.3" x 1.2" x 0.5"|
PROS: Wasn't hard to use, and I keep mine plugged into the included power adapter so I don't need to rely on the battery. Found a dead zone not used by local stations, and voila, I've got audio over FM.
CONS: Very intermittent quality/functionality. Not worth the distraction while driving. Works solidly when you're stationary and have spent some time finding clear FM space, but after you start moving... it'll start acting up and you can either continually pull over to keep fiddling with it, or give up and turn it off.
PROS: 1) When plugged in top of my iphone, it looks like an extension because it is same width and thickness so in effect, making phone 1 3/16" taller.
2) It holds charge pretty good.
3) A standard usb cable charges it.
4) And you can use it while charging too.
CONS: NONE at all for this product! I hesitate to type it but here goes. The only thing to watch out for, and this would be true with transmitter by anybody, when traveling, you may have to change the radio frequency every 50 miles or so due to radio signal interference.
PROS: Low price
Charging port for phone
CONS: Some occasional interference
PROS: Small, easy to use, good quality
CONS: not for all smartphone models
PROS: Easiest to use
Very effective. Seems stronger than the others.
Much less expensive.
PROS: works sometimes
CONS: falls off easily
Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. I would just require your order# to set it up. Thank you!
PROS: Strong signal to FM stereo
Additional USB charging port
Access to full range of FM channels
CONS: None so far...
The audio quality is definitely acceptable for an FM transmitter. The signal strength is fine especially considering I live in a large city with lots of radio stations and my car is missing its FM antenna.
Every other FM transmitter I've owned has had one issue or another. Either the signal isn't strong enough, the battery life is bad, turns off when the volume of the music gets too low, etc. But this one doesn't seem to have any of those problems, and it's cheaper than most of the other ones I've had. Definitely a good purchase.
PROS: Very compact
Good battery life
Standard MicroUSB charging port
Strong enough signal
Good audio quality
Does not turn off randomly when volume gets low like others I've owned
CONS: So small that I lost it once, but I found it again! Yay!
PROS: Small and light enough to use the 3.5mm jack as a mount.
Reasonable battery life.
CONS: FM signal relatively weak.
Shuts itself off within seconds if the audio stream ends.
CONS: 3.5mm jack does not fit in my phone because of the phone case.