Belkin TuneCast Auto with Clearscan for iPhone/iPod

The 12V power connector is small and short, the same diameter as the actual jack and sticking out by about an inch. It has a small white light to indicate that the TuneCast is powered.


In-use Impressions

The TuneCast worked perfectly with my iPod nano. It was as simple as plugging it in to the car's 12V jack and the nano, then tuning to the same stations on the Tunecast and the radio. The nano itself could be used normally as if listening through headphones.


It was the same story with the iPod Touch as the nano. The TuneCast was very easy and simple to use with the Touch.


With respect to the TuneCast itself, changing stations was easy with the two large + and - buttons on the front, and frequency changes were almost instantaneous. The Clearscan feature on the other hand wasn't very useful. I tried it out at a variety of locations in my city, and while it could find a moderately-okay station, the stations usually still had a little bit of static. It's much better to spend the time to manually scan and find your own good frequency to use. As you can probably tell, two good frequencies in my city are 90.3 and 92.7. Once I found these frequencies, music was clear and crisp. Sound quality was great for FM.

Honestly, I didn't even bother much with the Pro audio enhancement button. The settings did make a discernable difference in the outputted sound, but I personally like the flexibility of adjusting my stereo's equalizer myself to get the sound I want. Some Pro enhancements like amplification may be attractive to some who have trouble getting great sound from the TuneCast, but I didn't have that issue. I got great sound straight-up.

Conclusion

All in all I found the TuneCast Auto to be a great product. It met all of my requirements perfectly. It allows me to change stations easy, it charges my iPod while in use, it has great build quality, and the outputted sound is perfect for FM. It's too bad the Clearscan feature didn't work better (I wasn't very optimistic for this to work well). Belkin should either scrap that feature or make it work better. Belkin's TuneCast Auto with Clearscan for iPhone/iPod earns an 8/10 rating from circuitREMIX.


Comments

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I picked up my TuneCast Auto last Saturday, and have used it several times since then with my iPod Touch, and had few problems. Yes, I do pick up a bit of static here or there on some stations, and the Clearscan feature is next to useless. Example Anchor Text

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I have an iPod Touch 3rd

I have an iPod Touch 3rd Generation, and it doesn't work with it. Seeing as this is a new FM transmitter, you would think it would work with the latest iPod Touch. Very disappointing to say the least. Does anyone know if there is a way to make it work?

I was VERY disappointed in

I was VERY disappointed in the performance of the Belkin TuneCast 4 that I bought at Amazon and used with an Ipod Touch 1) The ClearScan Function DID NOT WORK AT ALL scanned the entire FM band then stopped at 107.9 (a Broadcast Station) 2) Audio Level was VERY LOW ... I had to position the Ipod within 4 inches of the car antenna to get it to work. 3) Static Level on Normal, PRO 1, and PRO 2 was HIGH ... Only the PRO monaural setting worked. 4) I had to set the volume level on the Ipod to MAXIMUM to get any signal out of the unit. If it is not placed on the dash of my F350 Ford Truck without me touching it and within 4 inches of the antenna, it will give MUCH STATIC. Too inconvienient for normal use. I contacted Belkin Support and their "Canned" answer was no help at all. BTW they said to hold the + and minus keys down for 15 seconds then unplug and restart. For me nothing changed! Still a piece of junk. Needless to say ... Its on its way back to Amazon!!!

I picked up my TuneCast Auto

I picked up my TuneCast Auto last Saturday, and have used it several times since then with my iPod Touch, and had few problems. Yes, I do pick up a bit of static here or there on some stations, and the Clearscan feature is next to useless. Pneumonia

I picked up my TuneCast Auto

I picked up my TuneCast Auto last Saturday, and have used it several times since then with my iPod Touch, and had few problems. Yes, I do pick up a bit of static here or there on some stations, and the Clearscan feature is next to useless. Smith CA car loan modification

I have to agree with this

I have to agree with this review, as my experience mirrors that of the reviewer almost exactly. I picked up my TuneCast Auto last Saturday, and have used it several times since then with my iPod Touch, and had few problems. Yes, I do pick up a bit of static here or there on some stations, and the Clearscan feature is next to useless, but overall I'd say it's a good product, worthy of a 7/10 in my opinion.

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