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BELKIN TuneCast II Mobile FM Transmitter for iPod Model F8V3080-APL

  • Transmits on FM channels 88.1MHz-107.9MHz
  • Memorizes up to 4 FM frequencies
  • Powers on and off automatically
  • Features low-battery LED indicator
  • Includes DC cable for optional battery-free operat
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The Belkin TuneCast II lets you listen to your iPod’s music library in your car, on your home stereo or boom box, without wires! Just connect 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 stations you choose, so you won’t waste time searching for a station when you connect.

You can also use TuneCast II to broadcast music from your computer, PDA, CD player, or digital music player to any FM stereo receiver. TuneCast II automatically powers up when it detects an audio input signal, and powers down after 60 seconds of no signal. The unit runs on your choice of 2 AAA batteries, or DC power. Anyone who has ever been on a road trip, driving through an area with 3 radio stations (all of them are 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 using 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-APL

Model

Brand
BELKIN
Model
F8V3080-APL
Type
FM Transmitters / Cassette Adapters

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. We add a great convenience feature with TuneCast II's unique Auto toggle which frees you from having to manually switch the unit ON and OFF. 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 easier to enjoy.

TuneCast II also features four programmable memory slots allowing you to save the clearest station wherever you go.

TuneCast II also includes a 14-inch cable that delivers power when used with the Belkin F8V7067-APL Mobile Power Cord for iPod, so that you can preserve your batteries for times when you are away from an alternate source.

Spec

Color
White
Specifications
Transmits on FM channels 88.1MHz-107.9MHz

Memorizes up to 4 FM frequencies

Powers on and off automatically

Features low-battery LED indicator

Includes DC cable for optional battery-free operation (only works with the Belkin F8V7067-APL Mobile Power Cord for 3G iPod)

Includes 2 "AAA" batteries so you can play your music anywhere

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

Audio Frequency Range: 50Hz to 15kHz.

iPod Compatibility

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

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  • tyler
  • 3/25/2009 12:58:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: Great for cars and the house when you don't have a modern stereo. Great product for price.

Cons: Sucks AAA batteries like no tommorow, not the greatest range as other FM transmitters.

Other Thoughts: Company could have done better but still a great product all in all.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/19/2008 5:59:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: When it works, it works. There is only so much you can expect from an FM transmitter.

Cons: I have the adapter to be able to plug this into my lighter for power, since it eats AA batteries way too fast. The cord to connect it from the transmitter to the power cord is really poor quality. The first one died on me, and the second one is starting to die out too (I bought it a few months ago!). I'm buying a new radio for my car with an aux input because it's better than dealing with the headache from this thing. Not worth the money, IMO.

Other Thoughts: If you don't have your own car, or you want something for your house, it's not the worst thing ever... but it's not that great either.

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  • mark m.
  • 8/12/2008 2:56:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsBelkin TuneCast II FM Transmitter

Pros: None

Cons: This thing is a piece of junk. I tuned it to every weak signal in my area, which is about 10 empty stations. the signal could not be picked up unless I was holding the transmitter in my hand, which is dangerous when driving. Then tried it with my home stereo that picks stations up to 70 miles away. It would only work if i set it next to the antenna.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your money on this !

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  • William H.
  • 2/5/2008 8:05:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Nice design

Cons: Dead on arrival. AAAs not working and neither is direct 12v AC input. Guess what, can't be returned through new egg or Belkin :(

Other Thoughts: ugh

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  • BOBBY L.
  • 12/26/2007 9:40:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery cool

Pros: Works ok without the mod, works great with the mod. Do the mod, it's worth

Cons: After doing the mod there's a wire hanging out of it. But after reading other reviews I expected this.

Other Thoughts: Asus P5W DH Delux MB, Nvidia 8800GTS 640Mb Video card, Intel Presler Extreme CPU-3.46Gh-1066FSB-HT, 2 Gb Mushkin Extreme DDR2-800 Pc2 6400 Ram, 650 watt Antec PS, ATI Capture card, 2X Raptor drives in a 2+0 RAID Stripe array, Plextor sata DVD drive, Philips sata DVD Drive, 500 Gb WD sata storage Drive, 7 fans total, All housed in a very nice Silverstone aluminum case. 33988 3d Marks. And I still have my old machine-P4P800E, 2X 10000 rpm raptor drives in a RAID 2+0 array, 3.2 intel chip running at 3.6, 2-Plextor dvd drives 1 sata 1 ide, 4Gb of mushkin ddr500 Pc4000, 550W antec power, 200Gb WD sata storage drive, xp pro on the raptors and linux Ubuntu in an 40 Gb WD, nvidia 7800GS video card, totall of 8 fans, in an Raidmax case. 28277 3D Marks. There's not much I cant do with these babies!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/21/2007 6:36:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsdecent...

Pros: its an fm transmitter!!

with the ability to schoose any station as a signal instead of just a 'preset 4 station transmitter'

Cons: as one person mentioned below, you have to press all the buttons at once & hold them until the unit powers on...not sure if this is normal, but i atleast knwo im not the only one with this issue...

not sure how to turn it off, but without the unit plugged into anything it turns itself off within minutes

Other Thoughts: im going to have to try the extended antenna mod if my signal isnt good in my car

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/14/2007 4:42:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot good

Pros: compact. lots of presets.

Cons: static, static, and more static. would not transmit clearly on any frequency. i even cracked it open and added a length of wire for an antenna, still static.

Other Thoughts: i'm sure this product works fine for some, but it seems for many it doesn't. certain factors will change your experience with this product, for example, its physical distance from your car's radio antenna. i had no luck with the tunecast, i'm trying something new.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/26/2007 6:56:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: It works good if your antenna is on the front of your car...

Cons: OK, i plugged this into my iPod mini, and set it on my dashboard, and tons of static, apparently, the antenna is on the rear window, and it had to be right next to the window in order to get decent reception

Other Thoughts: dont buy unless you want to mount this thing to your rear-window antenna.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/12/2007 6:50:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsworked grat until it just broke a few weeks ago!

Pros: Pretty good sound quality. Works on just about any station you want (not just a few presets). Four stations that you can "memorize" into the thing and use the "memory" button to get to those four.

Cons: EATS AAA BATTERIES LIKE CRAZY!!!!! For this reason alone, I don't recommend buying this because the cost of buying batteries outways the cost. I've had the thing (not too sure but) a little more than a year and I estimate I've probably already spent more than fifty clams on mega 16 packs of batteries!!!! (which run for about 10 clams). Also, now I am in the market for a new one or a new way to broadcast my Zen Vision M 30GB's music in my car and at parties. I think I might get a cassette player but I'm worried about sound quality. But anyway, this thing just broke recently. It still works but only puts out music in only one side of the speakers in my car, a CR-V. I got this at Best Buy and now I have to toss it in the trash bout a year later. ughhh.

Other Thoughts: Please, please, avoid for the sake of your own wallet (due to the constant purchase of AAA batteries) and the environment (I had to toss like 4 of those deadly batteries in the trash a week.

Spend ten smackers and get yourself one of those cassette adapters.

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  • Gregory B.
  • 3/6/2007 2:13:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBogus

Pros: It was 30 bucks.

Cons: A lot.

Other Thoughts: I bought this thing upon the recommendation of a friend. I did the modification (did I do it correctly...???) and found it to still, suck. Not a very technical description there, but I personally found the sound quality to be awful. Even with the device right next to a stereo, it sounded muted/staticky(word?)/and just plain bad.

However, perhaps this unit is much better than other similarly priced FM transmitters. I will never know, because I am pretty sure I won't be buying one for a while.

I dissuade you from this purchase, and encourage you to cough up a few more dollars for a better one (higher price equals better quality, no...?).

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