FM Transmitter

Biaviian

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How well does the Slacker FM transmitter work? I am not sure how to get the audio to my car radio other than that (no aux inputs of any kind).
 

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How well does the Slacker FM transmitter work? I am not sure how to get the audio to my car radio other than that (no aux inputs of any kind).
I would think it plugs into the headphone jack on the Slacker portable and then plug into the cig plug. The cable between the cig plug and jack which plugs into the portable is probably the antenna. I've not tried one so this is a guess on my part. I would think if it plugged into the bottom of the Slacker portable then it would say that it charges the device too, but it doesn't mention charging. So, this makes me think it just plugs into the headphone jack.
 

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The cable certainly looks thick enough to be the cable. I was hoping that maybe, because it plugged into the cig lighter, they sent the signal through internal wiring (like you can do in your home) so it would be better quality. I was just pulling this out of my ass but I've never seen an external FM transmitter so I didn't know what to expect.
 

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The cable certainly looks thick enough to be the cable. I was hoping that maybe, because it plugged into the cig lighter, they sent the signal through internal wiring (like you can do in your home) so it would be better quality. I was just pulling this out of my ass but I've never seen an external FM transmitter so I didn't know what to expect.
Yeah some of these work a little differently. If they had really wanted to be snazzy they could have used the connector on the bottom of the G2 and then this would have allowed it to not only charge it, but also transmit the audio. This would also give the audio a fixed audio level for better output.
 

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It's not a problem listening to Slacker in your car if you have an AUX input right?

I'm thinking I should be able to use the same cable I use for my iPod Classic for a direct connection......
 

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It's not a problem listening to Slacker in your car if you have an AUX input right?

I'm thinking I should be able to use the same cable I use for my iPod Classic for a direct connection......
If you have an aux-input then you'll be able to listen to the Slacker with no problem.

When you say the same cable for your iPod Classic, how do you connect it via the 3.5 plug or the bottom connector?