New Kensington QuickSeek FM Transmitter for Apple iPod automatically finds clearest FM station

Kensington today announced the latest addition to its line of FM transmitters. The new QuickSeek FM Transmitter finds the clearest FM station for transmitting iPod tunes through a radio within seconds, improving transmission quality and convenience. This way, iPod users can enjoy their music, with crisp, clear sound, while eliminating the time-consuming tuning often needed to play an iPod through an FM radio.

Key features of the QuickSeek FM Transmitter for iPod:

• QuickSeek technology finds the clearest station in seconds with the touch of a button
• ClearFM technology delivers superior sound
• FM transmitter plays tunes from your iPod through any FM radio, not just in your car
• Charges your iPod while it plays through your car stereo
• Detachable car charger also recharges USB powered devices, such as mobile or smartphones, PDA’s and more
• Three station pre-sets for instant tuning
• Detachable spacer offers customized fit with iPod models in a protective case
• Compatible with iPod models with a dock connector

Though primarily for the car, the QuickSeek FM transmitter offers flexibility to iPod users who are looking for a portable solution. With its detachable cable, it can conveniently be used in any car, in a hotel room, and with your home stereo. The detachable car charger can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile or smartphones and PDAs for more versatility.

The suggested retail price US$89.99.

The QuickSeek FM Transmitter for iPod is available immediately for pre-sale at http://us.kensington.com/html/13195.html and will be at Apple retail stores beginning May 18th.

MacDailyNews Note: For those unfamiliar with such devices, this product is designed to broadcast songs from your iPod to your radio – replacing a cassette adapter, for car stereos without an input jack, or for other such situations. For those looking to receive FM radio broadcasts and listen to them via your iPod, Apple’s iPod Radio Remote (US$49) offers that capability.

13 Comments

  1. What a brilliant idea. I couldn’t stand but a week of use with crap like the iTrip. Finding the correct station was so time consuming.

    I’d also like to take the time to say Rest In Peace to Jerry Falwell. He was truly a king amongst kings. My prayers are with his family.

  2. Believe it or not, a cassette adapter is the way to go. First of all, its cheaper, doesn’t suck juice from your iPod and the sound quality is way better. FM is very limited in its frequency range as far as sound is concerned. So, if you have a cassette player in your car, your in luck!

  3. <sarcasm>Great.</sarcasm> I just bought my wife an iTrip for Mother’s day. I was mad cuz the iPod had to come out of the case to get the iTrip fully seated and finding a station was painful.
    <more sarcasm>I’m glad they solved this problem for me so quickly.</more sarcasm> A week earlier would have been nice.

  4. Does anyone know if “made for iPod” means it will work with an iPod mini or the original iPod shuffle? Their darn website doesn’t say.
    BTW, this product looks fabulous, at least for those of us with a car that has a CD player instead of a cassette player. I’m not aware of anyone that makes a CD adapter.

  5. Unless it’s doing something like letting you listen to FM radio, which is unlikely given MDN’s take on it, it’s not the clearest station that it’s finding, but the clearest frequency – that is, the most unused available channel.

    Finding the “clearest station” would be like picking the track with the closest oncoming train – you’re kinda guaranteed to get run over.

  6. Scooter,
    Yeah I fell for that one too. The iTrip is useless if you have an iSkin wrapped around your iPod. The best FM transmiter I found was the C.Crane. A little pricey at around 80 bucks but it does have a 100 foot range, I can broadcast to every radio in the house. Just wish it was powerfull enough to override stations, you know, to piss people off while sitting in traffic ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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