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XtremeMac introduces AirPlay Boost nano, 5G FM transmitters

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XtremeMac today announced AirPlay Boost ($69.95), a series of two FM transmitters for the fifth-generation iPod and second-generation iPod nano, each available in two colors - silver or black for the iPod nano, or white or black for the full-sized iPod. Unlike most other FM transmitters for the iPod, Boost features an external antenna that “boosts signal for superior transmission,” as well as more common features such as iPod on-screen tuning, stereo and mono broadcasting features, a pass-through Dock Connector port for charging purposes, and three presets. It claims to let “you use the entire permissible FM range,” and will begin shipping on November 20th.

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1

I’ll be interested to read reviews of these, since I have had mixed experience with FM transmitters, and my car (the Subaru Outback, which I otherwise adore) has no iPod hookup option…

Posted by Ian Jackson on November 3, 2006 at 11:26 AM (PDT)

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This is a great idea. I was wondering how the presets are accessed? Is this through the PowerPlay buttons that are shown or via the scroll wheel…

Posted by Abbi Vakil on November 3, 2006 at 10:37 PM (PDT)

3

I wonder how they accomplished the “boost” when ALL FM transmitters are limited by law according to the FCC.  Hmm… payoff?

Posted by VipFREAK on November 6, 2006 at 3:16 AM (PDT)

4

Their website said the “boost” is gained by using an external antenna to increase signal strength.  Theoretically, a more efficient antenna design may help, but I’d be interested in seeing this tested.  Easy on the conspiracy theories, VipFreak.

Posted by genius on November 6, 2006 at 9:36 AM (PDT)

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.....I had an ipod , now a sandisk sansa 4 gb. It has a great built in radio that you can record broadcast from and download them to a computer then burn a disc from there . on the music function there is a adjustable graphic equalizer and ways to rate music and play directly from that . The sound I would say is even a small amount better . The battery is replaceable unlike ipod and there’s a slot that stays free in the player when docked for a micro chip insert of up to 8gb. I think ipod should spend a whole lot less on trendy adds and build a real product . When I showed these features to the sales guy he said , why would anyone buy an ipod . the blue ring is a touch loose feeling but doesn’t bother me , works great . and lights up a neat blue . not cool if your in deep cover . p.s. I do not work for Sansa   Paul

Posted by paul rainey on January 28, 2008 at 9:15 PM (PDT)

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Do they work on the iphone 3gs????

Posted by tony on February 14, 2012 at 3:45 PM (PDT)

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