Looking for micro USB/FM transmitter for car

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  1. MarkO

    MarkO Member

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    My car stereo does not have a 3.5mm stereo plug, nor a tape player, so I'm looking into an FM transmitter I can use with the Droid. But here's the catch, I'd prefer to be able to charge the droid as well. I know running Pandora will likely drain my battery on long trips.

    Anyone know of such a product?

    I guess the alternative is to get a 2:1 adapter where I can charge my droid and run the transmitter, but I really don't want a mess of wires.
     
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    I purchased this for my Droid... on Friday I think? And it got here today? (so one week)

    FM Transmitter & Charger

    Haven't been able to test it but it seems pretty good... charges and plays at the same time :)
     
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    I looked at getting the same one...let me know what your thoughts are on it, as I think it's the best option for charging and FM Transmitting...
     
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    So, I just tried it out, and I must say, it is amazing. Sound quality wise is probably the best I have heard out of an FM adapter... With the added bonus of charging the Droid, and keeping it still (I used to hold it on my lap. GPS was a pain to look at haha) So I highly recommend it. =]
     
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    #6 Serialkilla, Mar 5, 2010
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    Sounds good - out of curiosity, what kind of car do you drive?
     
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    How does it charge? I don't see a dongle for usb.
     
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    Sorry for the blurriness, I tried doing it one handed with the Droid... haha. =]

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    Excellent options guys. Most appreciated. I knew I liked this site for a reason. ;)
     
  11. takeshi

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    There's really no way around it. You're going to have to plug into the microUSB to charge and to the headphone jack for audio anyway.

    Have you looked into line in adapters for your make & model? Audio quality would be much better if available.
     
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    takeshi is right.... it's really tough to get around the mess of wires...

    HOWEVER....

    These right-angle StarTech micro USB cables will help clean it up a little bit!!!! :)

    I just found out about them last week. I will be ordering a 3 footer and a 6 footer (one for the car and one for a custom holder I'm building)

    Keep in mind, I can not vouch for the quality (or lack of quality?) of these cables... I've never used a StarTech cable before...
    ..but I really like the right-angle bend!
    :icon_ banana:
    LINKS...
    3 foot right-angle - 3 ft Micro USB Cable - A to Right Angle Micro B - StarTech.com
    6 foot right-angle - 6 ft Micro USB Cable - A to Right Angle Micro B - StarTech.com

    PICS!
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