TiVoer since 11/2000
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Somerset, England
I have the DLO TransPod FM.
On the whole I'm happy with it. You can permanently mount the cradle on the dashboard, it charges the iPod from the lighter socket, and doesn't look as bodged together as the cassetter adapter route. You can plug a cassette adapter into it and just use it as a charger.
Sound quality is pretty good, but there are a few downsides:
* You need to find a "blank" bit of airspace to tune it in to as otherwise you get interference. That's no problem in rural Somerset, but I struggled a bit to find one while using it in London. If you're on a long journey it means you have to occasionally pull over and retune as the blank bit of spectrum has gets filled with a local station.
* There's a slight RF interference when the iPod loads the next track from its HD, lasting a second or two.
* It takes its feed from the line out at the bottom of the iPod, not the headphone socket - as a result the volume level equaliser doesn't work (the tone controls do) and you find yourself adjusting the volume manually quite a lot.
On balance I'd recommend it, but I'd rather have a charging cradle feeding a line out directly into the head unit (not possible with my car which has a manufacture specific audio system).
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