"80 dollars wasted"on by duparker
Pros design, look and feel of transmitter
Cons very poor quality
Summary Luckily, I was able to return this within a week. I tried it and had really shoddy reception and quality. I did make sure to turn off the car stereo before tuning the transmitter, but that only helped it didn't make problems go away.
Pros Looks nice...but...
Cons Couldn"t find any FM frequencies
Summary As soon as I hooked up this product I knew I was taken. I live in the LA metropolitan area and when the device searched for empty frequencies it found only 2 but with ALOT of static. When I did the automatic search it chose full blown FM stations. I couldn't believe it. I knew these stations by their call signs So I decided to search manually & that's where I found the 2 "stations"--what a joke!! I ended up getting a cassette adapter for about $50 less. BUYER BEWARE!!
Pros Charges Zune, Zune Logos, Presets, No Slip Pad
Cons No Volume/Signal Strength Control, Poor/Faint Signal, Expensive, Easily Disruptable Signal
Summary Got it for Christmas and it's just plain pathetic. Want Bass? Sorry. Want a consistent signal? Sorry. I am very impressed with my Zune 80 but this thing tells me Microsoft doesn't passionately care about accessories. Accessories are very important when it comes to being an ipod killer. I don't want to ipod to be killed, but come on. I would much rather have a quality accessory than the Social anyday.
The purchase was especially unpleasant considering it cost $80. So I returned it and bought a Monster transmitter for $40 and can say it is 10x better for half the price.
The Zune transmitter signal would be nonexistent if:
1. There was a passenger
2. Any body part was within .5 feet
3. It was near the zune or Cell phone
Unacceptable. O, and it has a weak magnet so you can put it on your fridge. Maybe that's the reason...