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DLO releases 2008 TransDock, Classic, and Micro FM transmitter-chargers [updated]

In an unexpected family-wide refresh of its lineup of combination car chargers and FM transmitters, Digital Lifestyle Outfitters has released new 2008 model TransDock, TransDock Classic, and TransDock Micro FM transmitter/chargers, each featuring an Intellitune button that automatically scans for unused FM stations.


The TransDock Classic borrows the form factor of the 2005-model TransDock, but guarantees compatibility with the latest iPods, adds Intellitune, and omits a video-out feature found in the 2007 update of TransDock. TransDock Classic is priced at $80, and uses pipe-style charging and extension arms to mount in your car’s cigarette lighter power port. The 2008 TransDock sports a completely new design—a refined look with a thinner iPod cradle, a white-on-black display, compatibility with the latest iPod models, and the ability to charge the iPod while docked. It also features an 8” flexible arm and power adapter, an AV-Out port, and an auxiliary input, with the whole package selling for $100. The new DLO TransDock Micro is based upon the 2006 accessory of the same name, but features an updated look, with a round-ended black and metal charging stem replacing the former model’s squarish design. The integrated display is now white-on-black, instead of black-on-blue, and the new model drops the former’s USB connector and included USB-to-Dock Connector cable in lieu of a permanently attached alternative. Unlike the other TransDocks, TransDock Micro does not serve as an iPod mount, and sells for $60.


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I have not used one of these that actually work, they fade in and out and the volume is so low the radio must be cranked.  Are these any different?  the FCC only allows so much power to be put out by these transmitters.  So how can one be different from any other,

Posted by Xtoast on April 22, 2008 at 9:24 PM (CDT)


Actually, I’ve tested a LOT of these devices over the years and so far, the DLO units are the only ones I’ve ever found to be satisfactory.  I think they’re the best option on the market for folks without ‘pod ready car stereos.

Posted by kathy on May 4, 2008 at 5:20 PM (CDT)


My Transdock has stopped working. I’ve plugged into other power sources and it isn’t working. It doesn’t light up , none of the buttons respond. Anyone else have this problem? I purchased it Spring ‘08

Posted by kathy on January 3, 2009 at 11:01 PM (CST)


My trnasdock has stopped working as well. I received as a Christmas gift (12/08). Worked great until 2 weeks ago. There is power to the lighter so that is not the problem. Any solutions?

Posted by Lorna on February 23, 2009 at 3:40 PM (CST)


Hi,I have been using my dlo delexe with AV out for the pass yr,it’s been a over 2 months now since it stop working,perhaps I really need 1 to buy,can u help me get one to buy, thx.

Posted by Marcus on October 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM (CDT)

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