Newer Technology RoadTrip!+ (Plus) FM Transmitter | iLounge

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1

Where do you buy this thing? The links take you to the old ones that don't charge.

Posted by jrob0919 on April 26, 2005 at 4:35 AM (PDT)

2

Yah can't find this version anywhere.

Posted by powaking on April 26, 2005 at 12:10 PM (PDT)

3

What would happen if you plug this AND an iTrip into an iPod at the same time? Double broadcast power??

Posted by minty on April 26, 2005 at 3:58 PM (PDT)

4

Here's the correct link http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/ROADTRIPLS/

Now is the quality better than using the Sony tape adapter? If so I'll snatch this up.

Posted by powaking on April 27, 2005 at 1:06 PM (PDT)

5

I wondered if maufacturers could make a better FM transmitter if they did not have to rely on battery power.

My iTrip works great everywhere except downtown Boston (I can't get many regular radio stations either), of course this is where I sit in traffic and want it the most. I wonder if the roadtrip+ is powerful enough to work in this area?

Where is the antenna the road trip uses to broadcast? If it is built into the wire it should pass right in front of the radio between the plug and iPod improving its performance.

Posted by Anachronism on April 28, 2005 at 6:11 AM (PDT)

6

Does the new RoadTrip!+ work with the Mini?

Posted by jrob0919 on April 28, 2005 at 10:44 AM (PDT)

7

I noticed xtrememac has produced a version of the Airplay which uses the line out from the 9-pin UBS on the shuffle and uses the 12v from the car to recharge the shuffle and feed the FM transmitter.

Does anyone have experience with this unit?

I never really liked the idea of using the iPods battery for such a task why not use the huge power available from the car's electrical system instead.

Posted by davemtl on April 28, 2005 at 1:38 PM (PDT)

8

I just purchased this@
Dennis Gray
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Posted by jeffsnelson on April 29, 2005 at 1:37 PM (PDT)

9

Hey guys,
I just got this yesterday.
I live in the Washington DC metropolitan area and the darn thing works way better than my cassette adapter that hissed and popped all the time. I drove all over the city and Maryland and I never lost signal never had bleed thru from other station or transmitters. This thing Rocks I give it more of an A+ since 95 % of my iPod use is in the car.
Buy this! It’s cheap and it will not disappoint.


Scott

Posted by spike604 on May 3, 2005 at 5:44 AM (PDT)

10

Hey I just wanted to say I just recived this yesterday and I love it! It works great! I don't have any problems with noise when the cord is moved.

Posted by lole34 on May 3, 2005 at 8:25 AM (PDT)

11

Has anyone from the San Francisco Bay Area tried out this gadget yet? There is a local radio station that transmits at 87.9 and I'd be interested to hear how well the Roadtrip!+ works here. I am specifically interested in its performance while driving along 101 from San Francisco to Foster City.

Posted by Penny2005 on May 6, 2005 at 3:21 PM (PDT)

12

I just received mine in the mail a few days ago and I am impressed. I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area and I commute from Concord to Foster City each day and I don't get any static noise, interference, or station bleeds on my way to work. Money well spent I would recommend this to anyone. It even works better than my tape adapter. The sound is really incredible.

Posted by sfdjmark on May 11, 2005 at 3:32 PM (PDT)

13

I have an iPod 40gb 4G and the plug fits loosely in there (doesn't go in fully). As a result, the plug twists a little when I drive so I lose signal. Who else has experienced these problems?

Posted by vinz0r on May 13, 2005 at 6:38 PM (PDT)

14

Ok there was a piece of plastic hanging out from the plug. It's now fixed. Disregard the above comment!

Posted by vinz0r on May 14, 2005 at 12:24 AM (PDT)

15

The quality of the broadcast is close to perfect. The signal is strong and clear. When the cable is twisted there is very very light interference in the background, but no big deal. Very nice product!

Posted by vinz0r on May 14, 2005 at 12:28 AM (PDT)

16

That plug looks kind of large. Will it fit through the opening on a Marware Sportsuit for a 4G iPod?

Thanks,

John

Posted by JohnnyO in Minnesota on May 15, 2005 at 8:02 AM (PDT)

17

So, I just bought this and the sound compared to when I had my iTrip installed is amazing! The only drawback to the thing is that my iSkin has to be stretched prior to inserting the connector since its too large. Definite must buy if you travel in the car alot!

Posted by jroger26 on May 19, 2005 at 4:45 AM (PDT)

18

I just bought and used the Roadtrip+ charger, It is awesome!!! I had tried the IMonster FM transmitter and it was weak at best. The frequencies offered on IMonster were not completly free, I live in St. Louis, MO., and I lost the signal got lots of static, and my IPod MIni sounded like a cheap transiter radio. I could not belive my ears when I used the Roadtrip+, The signal was strong, I never lost it, I never got static, in fact Raodtrip+ sounds as good as my car CD player, I am telling everyone I know about this. I have a newer model Mercedes and I was thinking about getting my IPod Mini intergrated into my cars sound system, but since hearing the Roadtrip+, total intergration is no longer on my mind. Excellent job Newer Technology!! You Rock!! Thank you

Posted by jrshiv on May 19, 2005 at 8:58 PM (PDT)

19

Alright, so I got this in the mail yesterday after being assured that this will work well around San Francisco. So I think I must be doing something wrong. I am very disappointed in the weak signal and the hiss that comes out of my car stereo. I have to crank up my stereo volume all the way to hear anything and the background hiss is very annoying. It is by no means as good as playing a CD, as someone said. What am I doing wrong? Did I just get a defective product that I should exchange?

Posted by Penny2005 on May 20, 2005 at 9:16 AM (PDT)

20

I don't see any indications with my RoadTrip+ that it's charging my iPod. The battery indicator goes down as time passes. How do we know that it's sending a charge?

Posted by titus81 on May 20, 2005 at 6:16 PM (PDT)

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