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BELKIN - TuneCast II FM Transmitter for iPod

  • LED indicator
  • Range 10 - 30 Ft
  • Range 50Hz to 15kHz
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The Belkin TuneCast II allows you to listen to your iPod’s music library in your car, on your home stereo, or boom box, without wires! Just connect the TuneCastII to your iPod’s docking port, and then tune to an open FM station. Tune your car or home stereo to the same station, and you’re done! You’ll get rich, full, CD-quality sound with no aggravating hissing tape sounds in the background. The TuneCastII will remember 4 FM frequencies you choose, so you won’t waste time searching for a station when you connect.

You can also use the TuneCastII to broadcast music from your computer, PDA, CD player, or digital music player to any FM stereo receiver. The TuneCastII automatically powers up when it detects an audio input signal, and powers down after 60 seconds of no signal. Anyone who has ever been on a road trip, driving through an area with 3 radio stations (all of them bad!) will appreciate the ability to put his own tiny radio station on the air!

  • newegg Broad Compatibility The Belkin TuneCast II mobile FM transmitter features a standard 3.5mm connector for great compatibility with all iPod models and any portable audio device with a 3.5mm audio jack such as your MP3, MP4 and CD player.
  • newegg FM Transmitter With the Belkin TuneCast II mobile FM transmitter, listen to your iPod’s audio through your FM receiver in your car, at home or anywhere else.
  • newegg Auto Toggle Feature With the unique auto toggle feature, the Belkin TuneCast II mobile FM transmitter automatically powers on when an audio signal is detected and powers off if no signal is detected for 60 seconds to preserve battery life.

Learn more about the Belkin F8V3080

Model

Brand
Belkin
Model
F8V3080
Type
FM Transmitters
iPod Compatibility
Yes

Features

Features
Now you can play tunes from your iPod or other portable audio device through any FM stereo receiver. Just find an available frequency (not broadcasting a clear signal), and set your TuneCast II to it. Set up to four different frequencies in TuneCast II's programmable memory to make it easy to find the clearest station, wherever you go. Our unique auto ON/OFF function frees you from having to manually toggle the switch--it simply powers on when an audio signal is detected. If no signal is detected for a period of 60 seconds, your TuneCast II switches off. This innovation preserves battery life while making your outstanding mobile audio experience simpler to enjoy.We include a Belkin Mobile Power Cord that connects to your car's cigarette lighter and lets you can preserve your batteries* as you play your tunes on the road (does not charge the batteries).

Spec

Color
Gray
Specifications
Memorizes up to 4 FM frequencies

Powers on and off automatically Transmits on FM channels 88.1MHz-107.9MHz

Features low-battery, LED indicator

Includes a Mobile Power Cord for optional battery-free operation--will not charge the batteries

Operating Range: 10-30 ft. (a distance of 10 ft. or less will minimize interference and provide the strongest signal) Frequency

Range: 50Hz to 15kHz Specs.

iPod Compatibility

1st Gen iPod touch Compatible
Yes
iPod classic Compatible
Yes
iPod video Compatible
Yes
3rd Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
2nd Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
1st Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
iPod mini Compatible
Yes
2nd Gen iPod shuffle Compatible
Yes
iPod Photo Compatible
Yes
4th Gen iPod Compatible
Yes
3rd Gen iPod Compatible
Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 7/14/2010 4:40:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: Did what it was supposed to....for a bit

Cons: Terrible on/off function that breaks quickly. You have to hold down two buttons, and the device wants to turn on automatically, but never does right. The device stopped powering on after a month.

Other Thoughts: Falls apart easily, and isn't good quality at all.

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  • Kolton G.
  • 6/23/2010 12:57:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsnot very good

Pros: small. It works for anything with a standard audio jack. not just Ipod.

Cons: It doesn't have a very good range. My antenna is literally sitting on it and I still don't have very good reception. I have to use it because my 7 yearold surround sound has just died and i have to use my stereo and it doesn't have an input jack and that has made me realize that i have got to get a new surround sound because it's not the stereos fault for the BAD sound quality

Other Thoughts: I found one of the best station is around 98.0 Mhz

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/15/2010 10:34:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsStay Away

Pros: It turned on.

Cons: Terrible signal strength. Goes through batteries very fast.

Other Thoughts: I live on Long Island and we have very few empty stations on the FM band. I did hear the music over the speakers but I had to position it up above my visor in order to get a clear signal.

The batteries last about 5 hours and that's two AAA. I had thought mine was defective until I read the reviews here.

Steer clear of this one.

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  • John T.
  • 6/7/2010 3:22:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor Signal Strength

Pros: Small, battery or car charger operated, good frequency range.

Cons: VERY poor signal strength. Had to constantly switch stations to find a clear spot to set, only to find it go fuzzy 30 seconds later

Other Thoughts: took it on a trip up Highway 88 (mountain road going to Tahoe from Stockton). With mountains blocking stations it's not packed with clear stations. But it was packed with lousy stations which hid behind mountains and came back out constantly, forcing me to constantly change frequency. Frustrating AND dangerous!

All its good points don't mean a thing if you can't get a stable signal.

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  • Mary L.
  • 5/29/2010 2:48:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsgood, but could be better

Pros: its good when your car is old and doesnt have either a tape deck or a CD player. nice, clear and crisp sound

Cons: it uses up a LOT of batteries. hence the three eggs. if it wasnt for that then it would be near flawless.

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  • Robert T.
  • 5/13/2008 7:06:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsBetter than expected

Pros: I was actually surprised by how well it works. I plugged my mp3 player into it and by the second station I tried it worked. It even overpowered the regular radio station. I have it sitting about 3 feet away from the antenna. It's easy to use and works as advertised.

Cons: The quality isn't the best. It cuts out if you move it around a bunch.

Other Thoughts: Like I said, the quality isn't the best, but that should be expected. It's not going to sound like a high quality mp3 player or a CD. It's the same quality as a radio station. And it also depends on where you live. If your area has a lot of radio towers, this device will probably be overpower by those signals. But thats not really a con, that should be expected with this type of technology.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/8/2007 11:44:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBetter ways to spend money

Pros: Plugs onto car power supply and doesn't run down the devices battery during use.

Cons: Couldn't find a station where the signal wasn't poor.

Other Thoughts: I certainly expected more from an item that Creative recommends for use with their products.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 12/26/2006 7:12:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDont do it

Pros: Didnt find any

Cons: Range of maybe one foot,of which has to be from your antenna not your radio. Sound is real low and to hear it you have to turn up the radio real loud which gives you all the static noise.

Other Thoughts: This thing is horrible maybe if it had some more power to it it might be a great thing to own but till then its junk.

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  • Lev Z.
  • 7/14/2006 9:13:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMixed feelings

Pros: Works okay when it is close enough.

Cons: My antenna is on top of my roof, which is the style these days. So i have to reach back and put the device and the player on the back seat in order to get average reception. Also the sound quality isn't great, and you have to turn the volume way up on your radio to hear anything.

Other Thoughts: so overall it does the job semi-okay for me, but then again i am listening to podcasts not music. I wouldn't buy it if my intention was to listen to music. I don't know if its just this model or this type of product in general, but just keep that in mind.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/13/2006 12:35:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIts ok

Pros: Has a clear signal most of the time. And you can use the entire FM spectrum with it.

Cons: I've had the headphone wire break with four of these and only one channel would play. Other than that, its a good product

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