Opinions on FM transmitters for iPhone 3G

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    I've seen a couple of threads on FM transmitters but I'm specifically looking at either the Belkin TuneBase or the Griffin RoadTrip.

    Has anyone used these with the 3G ? Are they any good ?
     
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    Ive got the Tunebase & it works OK with the 3G - charges as well
     
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    Is the sound quality good?
     
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    I've got a kensington model for my first gen iphone. sound quality is acceptable but no better. Still looking for a wired version for my car which will do all the things I need in one unit (hands free, charging and wired audio to the stereo).
     
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    I use a Bubblegum FM transmitter with my 3G iPhone. Sound quality's fine but lacks a little bass.
    Suggested one to someone at work and they're happy with it as well.
     
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    I'm bought the Belkin Tunecast with Clearscan and find it more than suitable for my needs :

    Belkin : TuneCast® Auto with ClearScan for iPhone and iPod

    There's a small amount of background noise at times but nothing that bothers me too much. However, I recently went to London where the FM frequencies are saturated and struggled to find a free wave band without any cross talk.
     
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    As above - adequate for in car listening
     
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    Over the weekend I bought one of the cassette adapters for about £4. It seems to do a reasonable job, as good as one can expect really for the money!

    How do these compare with the FM transmitters for sound quality ? A few websites have stated the cassette and FM options are the worst overall.

    I'm just not sure whether it's worth spending £30+ on a TuneBase/RoadTrip, although the cradle and charging option is appealing.
     
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    Hi ive recently purchsed the FM handsfree car kit below for my 3G ... the design is really nice and charges well lol ..... But for the life of me i just cant get the thing to play through my Car stereo!!

    Can anybody help out here..... I have a Y Reg Golf Gti with standard VW stereo/Cd player!!

    I do hear the music slightly, but it is very destorted and i get a constant thudding noise come through.

    Cheers for any replies !!!!

    3-in-1 FM Transmitter Car Charger and Cradle – iWorld.co.uk
     
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    Dont worry about the reply.... I have just spent an hour trying to tune it into every fm frequency and not one of them worked, then have just noticed i paid double for what it is on Amazon so the piece of crap is going back tomorrow.....Havent quite decided if im going to include some of my own crap with it yet :thumbsup:!!

    Cheers!!
     
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    After a lot of looking I got the Venturi mini FM transmitter. It charges the iphone, acts as a hands free and plays via the radio. It will even pause ipod if a call comes in.Works really well and only cost about £50.
    can't recommend it enough, with a decent Brodit holder it's a really good set up
    Venturi
     
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    Yep I bought the venturi too, see my other posts, excellent solution well pleased with it.
     
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    I've had three of these devices in the past used with my old Moto V9 and Sony Network Walkman. Total waste of money IMHO. Now I've got a 3GS I'd love to think the technology has improved, but has it? This latest offering from Griffin at least looks the business Griffin iTrip FM radio transmitter for iPhones to be controlled by app | T3 magazine. The App powered bit seems like a good idea. Anyone tried it? I'm not sure if it's out yet in the UK.
     
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    i have a roadtrip, it works well, sound is ok no worse then FM radio, my only gripe is that for some reason the unit randomly changes the channel everytime it is switched off. don't know if it is a problem with my unit or if it does this as standard. it is a bit of a PITA.
     
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    I've got a Belkin Tunecast and it does OK for in the car and you can obviously move it from car to car easily so suits my needs. Sound is OK but can get a little flakey every now and again.
     

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