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Kensington intros FM transmitter/radio for iPod

imageThe Kensington Digital FM Transmitter/Radio is a 2-in-1 FM transmitter and radio that allows you to listen to radio stations on your iPod or transmit the music on your iPod through a home or car FM stereo.

The device features a blue backlit display, four station pre-set buttons, and Aerielle-enabled FM transmitter technology that “delivers cleaner, higher quality audio when compared to any other FM transmitter on the market.” It’s compatible with Dock Connector iPods (3G/4G) with the extended headphone connector. Kensington said that the accessory will available in October 2005 for $79.99.

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This is great news for those of us who use ipods at healthclubs and need to tune into fm stations to watch TV.

Posted by Benny on July 11, 2005 at 3:32 PM (CDT)


iTrip = $30.
FM Radio = $1.
iTrip + FM Radio = $31.

Kensington FM transmitter/radio for iPod = $79.99.

Kensington FM transmitter/radio for iPod = iTrip + FM Radio.

$79.99 ?= $31.

Posted by dethbrakr on July 11, 2005 at 4:22 PM (CDT)


Not quite.

Kensington FM transmitter/radio for iPod = iTrip + FM Radio + Digital Display + headphone jack + 4 presets.

The transmitter is more than an iTrip, added ease of use.

Still expensive perhaps, but that what accessory crazed podders will pay.

Posted by Greg Papazian on July 11, 2005 at 6:49 PM (CDT)


I’ve got the kensington auto charger/fm transmitter and I have to say that the arielle technology—whatever it is—does sound really good. with road noise factored in I really can’t tell the difference between that and a cd.

Posted by jmaurand on July 11, 2005 at 9:22 PM (CDT)


Whoa, $79.99?? Come on… when will the greed end? Let’s be honest, the FM radio is not actually being played on the iPod, as we can all plainly see, the headphone port is right there on the top of the unit, and the receiver obviously outputs directly to the headphones.

Nice lookin unit, and for those who actually want to listen to the crappy FM radio waves, this is great… but it’s still a ripoff.

Posted by kloan on July 12, 2005 at 2:13 AM (CDT)


Greed???  I wouldn’t blame Kensington, but Apple.  It’s well known that Apple is charging royalities for their accessories.  I’m sure this has a significant impact on the price.

Anyway, $79.99 isn’t bad considering the convenience of having a two in one device

Posted by cellphonejunkie on July 12, 2005 at 7:13 PM (CDT)

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