DLO intros TuneStik FM transmitter | iLounge News


DLO intros TuneStik FM transmitter


Digital Lifestyle Outfitters has introduced its new TuneStik with remote FM transmitter and RF remote for iPod. TuneStik features a pass through Dock Connector for use with other iPod accessories, four programmable station presets, and an RF remote with a 40-foot range. Control of the TuneStik is handled from the included remote, and the accessory is compatible with fourth- and fifth-generation iPods, first- and second-generation iPod nanos, and iPod minis. “The TuneStik is unlike any iPod accessory on the market today,” said Andrew Green, vice president of marketing at DLO.  “With TuneStik, you get a wireless FM transmitter and an RF remote for about the same price as the competitor’s transmitter-only solution.” The TuneStik with remote also includes a steering wheel cradle for the remote, and is available now for $60.

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If I were you, I’d re-think purchasing the DLO Tunestick w/ Remote.  First the performance is subpar.  More static and interference than actual music. Secondly and more importantly, since you can only control the frequency by use of the remote device, your S.O.L. if you lose it.  I contacted DLO and asked if it could be purchased separately and I was told in broken english that it wasn’t available.  So now I’ve paid $60 for a uselss piece of technology junk.  In summary, don’t buy this device.  Look for other FM transmitter alternatives.

Posted by Spark on July 16, 2007 at 6:00 PM (CDT)


I found the FM transmitter to be extremely weak. I have to point it at the car stereo at no more than two inches, or it loses signal.

Alternately you can cup the iPod in one hand, which extends the reach a few feet. But nobody in his sane mind should do this.

I didn’t return this gadget because I found that nearby metal also extended the reach. I put the iPod in a ceiling compartment, and the sound is acceptable, with no static but lower volume than any FM station. That and the fact that the steering wheel remote is actually very useful.

I mean, if you don’t mind the reach problem and my workaround, you’ll be happy with it. At least, I like it in the car.

Posted by Plug on July 26, 2007 at 4:19 PM (CDT)

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