Pros small, light and works well.
Cons The product met my expectations.
Summary I have the black ipod and from a color perspective, this one matches it very well. Functionally, it also works as expected. It is smaller than others on the market and it feels like it is only a car charger (that small). I'm not getting the RDS feed yet as my car stereo doesn't support it. However, I was able to find channels and the quality is great. For me, that was the hard part, figuring out how I can get my stereo not to skip channels.
If your stereo is like mine, I would suggest tuning your ipod first to transmit on the next increment, and only then seeking on your radio. This way, your radio will pick up every avaiable channel. Quality is different from one to the next. In th DC area, I found 104.5 to work great for me.
Pros Compact, some metal, RDS feature
Cons RDS feature only works for Nano and IPOD photo
Summary I spent the last week looking for a way to transmit my IPOD music into my car stereo. I have a new car with a fairly good factory stereo system and I really did not want to swap out the stereo for one with line inputs. My only other alternative was to look at FM transmitters. This is one of the first that I tried.
I was intrigued by the RDS feature. The packaging and web info that I received is not very clear that RDS will only work with the IPOD Nano and Photo. 4th generation IPODS such as my 40GB model will not produce the RDS info,
The sound was very good until I took it out on the road. It is very sensitive to interference from electrical lines and FM channel leakage producing a lot of static. Placing metal on plastic does not make a product better. Save your money. Very expensive for what you get.
Pros compact simple design
Cons Must turn volume up almost to MAX on car stereo for some songs
Summary Bought this for use in an '03 Accord with stock stereo system. Unfortunately, no RDS so I can't comment on that feature.
After a disappointing first attempt to find a station on the trip home from the store (only searched from 88 thru 92), we gave it another shot on a longer trip the next day. Immediately found a clear station in our small/medium market home area and the sound was acceptable. While we did have to crank the volume up a bit higher than usual, tweaking the EQ from within the iPod helps as well.
Overall, minimal to no background interference if you can find a dead enough frequency in your area and the sound is about what we expected. The product itself seems to be sturdy enough to withstand daily use and the setup and controls are about as simple and straightforward as the come. Gave it an 8 because "Spectacular" didn't quite fit considering the need to crank the volume so high on the stereo, otherwise it works as advertised.
Pros Obviously RDS make this product currently unique
Cons Very bad sound quality, strange connector not easy to remove from iPod
Summary I just purchased this product, and I am returning it back right away. The RDS works on my Audi TT and Audi A6, 2001 but the sound quality is just too bad.
I found the setup easy to do. But the quality of sound is not there. Also the connector is not easy to remove from the iPod.