5 Best iPhone 3GS FM Transmitters18
So you have gotten an iPhone and can’t get enough of it? Maybe you want to take it with you on the road and listen to your music right from your car stereo? Whatever the case, you can easily get it done with a FM transmitter for iPhone. FM Transmitters allow you to use your car stereo to listen to your music “wirelessly,” so you won’t have to deal with wires in your car.
If you are looking for a way to listen to your music in your car on your stereo, here are 5 iPhone 3G FM Transmitters you should check out:
Belkin TuneBase FM w/ Hands-Free for 3GS: lets you listen to your favorite tunes in your car. It transmits them wirelessly from your iPhone to your FM car/home stereo. It charges your iPhone as well. Push button call pick up and speakerphone are a plus.
Soundfly BT Ultimate Bluetooth Car Fm Transmitter: this device transmits your music on all FM frequencies (87.6MHz-107.9MHz). Supports caller ID, microphones, and …
Satechi Bluetooth Hands-free Car Stereo Fm Transmitter: supports iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and other bluetooth enabled devices. Great for making phone calls from your car.
Advanced Car Mount System for Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS: a complete all in one car solution for iPhone 3GS. Charges your phone, keeps it still, and lets you listen to your music on your car stereo.
GTMax 8 In 1 FM Transmitter Car Kit: an iPhone 3GS charger, controller, and holder. So you can easily listen to your music, navigate your way with your GPS app, and keep your iPhone still with this kit.
Did I miss any? Please share your favorite iPhone FM Transmitters here.
Are there any FM transmitter that doesn’t require that you have an stereo installed in your car? (In case your stereo is damaged or stolen)
@ Juan: I think you misunderstood what the device is about. A transmitter transmits music in radio signal, and the stereo’s radio receiver catches & plays it. If your stereo is not there to catch the signal, you can’t play music in the first place, so why would you even need a transmitter?
I don’t think Belkin TuneBase FM w/ Hands-Free for 3GS should be in the list.. i tried this in my car. Volume is very low and voice is not clear. So I wouldn’t recommend Belkin to anybody.
I 2nd that – Seems the FCC has had them drop the output wattage. And Pro Mode is mono on The Belkin. I was told to look for the foriegn models.
Try the CarFM from PDO (www.prostore.com)
Agree with Belkin Tunebase… very poor sound quality. In fact, it’s why I’m researching online.
I also tried the flexpod, but it broke in my car lighter and started sparking. The sound quality was pretty reasonable, though.
I also was unimpressed with Belkin’s TuneBase. Output volume was minimal and agonizing amounts of interference on every frequency I tried. My opinion- utter waste of $$.
belkin is complete garbage
that’s funny it’s also the reason i started researching
i couldn’t get a single clear channel out of my new belkin tune base even with tech support’s help
my old 2nd generation ipod video fm trasmitter by griffen is 100 times more clear
the whole idea of the belkin tunebase looks amazing though
too bad it can’t perform
This might be a stupid question but here it goes. I need to know if I want to listen to music from Pandora will the transmitter work for that? I want to be able to plug my iphone to my car and listen to music from Pandora is taht possible ???
yes, that would be possible with a device like this
Gear4 follow me transmitter also sucks the biggest balls.. sound quality is extremly poor! especially if you like electronic music… plus there is a lot of noise. most def. not worth the 80$ i paid for it 😀
What exactly makes these the best? They are 5 transmitters but I don't see any information that indicates how these are better than others.
To list the best you should list what they are best at. I, as several others here, am in the market for a good FM transmitter. I recently purchased one with nice features and look but the FM transmission was terrible. The device was first and foremost an FM transmitter and it didn't do that well at all.
Thanks for listing options but I see nothing here that would make me pick one above the other.
user feedback, research, and the fact that we have tested them ourselves. You got a good point though. Will add the information to all our lists in the near future.
I've been using the Monster mini-jack model and it's the only one I've found that doesn't allow tons of static. If I turn up my iPod's (or Android phone's) volume, it's hard to tell I'm even using an FM transmitter (vs. a line in). It's a little pricey right now (http://amzn.to/bdRl28); I got it for around $15 in September 2009.
I recently decided I wanted an all-in-one that would hold my iPod (or phone), charge it, and transmit to the stereo. I've gone through nearly all of the ones on amazon and they all have lousy signal quality. Perhaps I need to look for an overpowered (and therefore against FCC regulations) model on eBay… Or maybe I'll suck it up and replace my stereo with an aftermarket model with line in. Crutchfield has some decent ones for reasonable prices.
The best FM transmitter, at a reasonable price is the CarFM from PDO. You can find it at some retailers, but not the Apple stores. Try their website http://www.pdostore.com
I have tried a few and this one works the best for sound quality and hands-free talking.
Belkin is the best among all available. Relativity right?
I am using it. I agree the sound quality is not great. Most of the time, I use it without FM and speakers of iphone are not bad. Belkin is used as a charger and a holder in that case.
I can tell you from direct experience I have had several models and the Satechi was very impressive for a seemingly simple device. I bought one for my daughter as well. It connects easily and consistently. It also filters out noise very well when using auto answer feature.
Please….. Guyz i wanna to buy a FM transmitter for my iphone 3gs after i read the comments i got a shock 🙁 i wanna a brand please someone answer me plz i wanna the best best best quality of sound 🙂