"No practical use"on by rdaveh
Cons The specs say a range of 10 - 30 feet, it's more like 10 - 30 inches
Summary I bought this to replace a transmitter (an Audia X) that had great range, but I was tired of buying AAA's for it. I guess I'll be using my old one, this one is useless. I have to hold it right next to my car's antenna to get a signal, but seeing as my antenna is on the trunk of my car, it's not usable. Hmmm...should I tape the transmitter to the antenna and run a wire through the window and up to my front seat, or should I go back to buying AAA's? Don't buy this transmitter.
"pice of crap"on by larrv
Pros I only wasted 40 bucks
Cons zero range & sounds like am radio under a cement bridge. Battery drains when U dont use it
Summary if I wanted to listen to crackel & pop I would eat rice crispies
"OK but frustrating"on by daves571
Pros Compact size, rechargeability, plug in cable, auto power on/off
Cons Limited battery life, unit doesn't remember last frequency
Summary Bought this for my Sony mp3 after my last transmitter (unbranded belkin - TC II style) became battered with a frayed connecting cable. As Sony continues to be more interested in ipod accessories than its own brand, the itrip and the usb socket and rechargeability seemed a good alternative. The plug in cable also avoids damage to the connecting cable where it joins the unit, which was a problem for me previously. I have never expected crystal clear sound from these devices and so the unit performs reasonably well for me.
A few gripes though, about the battery life (seems to run down after about 4 hours) and the fact that each time you turn it on you need to re-select your chosen frequency from the presets - it doesn't remain on the preset you were previously using. Incidentally, when you turn on the unit it tunes to a seemingly random frequency. It appears that this is a suitable frequency to tune your radio in to, but there is nothing in the instruction sheet to explain this which is a bit odd as other units are sold on autoscan features.
Pros Nothing. Barely even works.
Cons Doesn't do what the box says. Works only within 2' of an FM antenna, and then, it just barely works.
Summary I just dropped $40 on a piece of junk that doesn't do anything for me!
Pros It cooks breakfast for me and does the laundry while I am at school! It tuned up and washed my car this weekend as well!
Cons That more people don't own this awesome thingy... :(
Summary Get it if you want to be or are AWESOME!