Listen to Your iPad, iPod or iPhone On Any Car’s FM Radio
You love listening to your iPad, iPod or iPhone everywhere you go. Now there's a way to enjoy your favorite songs even more. The Monster iCarPlay Wireless 250 gives you an easy way to listen to your iPad, iPhone and iPod music on any car's FM radio, whether you're commuting in your own car, road tripping in a friend's convertible, or behind the wheel of a vacation rental. It's like having your own private radio station that plays all your favorite songs.
Take It On the Road and Get Big Stereo Sound
The iCarPlay Wireless 250 is designed to let you play your iPad, iPod or iPhone music in any car by sending a wireless audio signal that plays over the FM radio. Just connect the iCarplay Wireless 250 to your iPad, iPod or iPhone and plug the power adapter into your car's cigarette lighter outlet. Tune the iCarPlay Wireless 250 and the radio to the same FM frequency, and turn up the music. Now everyone in the car can enjoy tunes through the car's speaker system.
Advanced Features Give You Crisp, Clear Sound Wherever You Drive
The Monster iCarPlay Wireless 250 is engineered to deliver the best possible sound and reduce interference wherever you drive. Advanced circuitry rejects cell phone interference so you don't hear annoying beeps and buzzes. And the iCarPlay Wireless 250 outputs a line-level audio signal that minimizes distortion, so you hear full-range dynamic sound for an incredible listening experience.
Easy To Use
Exclusive Monster AutoScan 3D™ technology rapidly scans the FM spectrum three times and locks in the clearest FM frequency, so you’re automatically tuned to the best station. To eliminate the distraction of manual tuning, you also can enter three pre-set stations on the iCarPlay Wireless 250 for easy one-touch tuning – it's just like entering any station preset on your car radio.
Convenient Charging While You Drive
The iCarplay Wireless 250 also charges, so you can listen on the longest road trips and your iPad, iPod or iPhone will have plenty of power when you arrive at your destination. Additionally, you can disconnect the iCarPlay from the power adapter and charge virtually any USB device in the car – cell phones, cameras, and more.* You can even use the iCarPlay Wireless 250 to listen to your iPod tunes at your home or office – wherever there's an FM radio. The iCarPlay Wireless 250 is the ultimate car companion for your iPod or iPhone. *Device cable not included. Some USB devices require authentication for charging. Please consult your device manual.
Good but not good enough9/13/2010
Not sure why me previous review isn't listed here - I spent a good deal of time writing an honest review. Here's attempt #2. I've been using this device for a couple of months now and here's what I've learned in order of importance to me. 1) It DOES work with my iPhone 3G. I have a simple silicone case and it connects (just barely) with the case on. Anything larger would require the case to be removed first. 2) The FM transmitter on this thing is about the weakest I've come across. Finding the best position for this thing to work without static interference has been challenging to say the least. 3) Altitude matters. I live in Denver and going over hills and through valley's I find myself constantly looking for a more solid signal from interference. 4) This device uses a "Fixed Audio" setting with my iPhone which means when it's connected the volume on the phone is disabled and volume is strictly controlled by the radio. This is an issue because it sets the device volume at 50% requiring me to set the radio volume approximately 30% higher than radio or CD. Ultimately I'm going to buy a radio that I can connect my phone to directly, but I will keep the 12-volt to USB power part of this unit to charge other USB devices.
does a good job with a ipod..some static and bass distortion.. doesn't work with iphone...loses the connection with the radio every time you iphone jumps to another tower... have to keep reseting the station all the way to your destation 2-3 times per city block with a m.s.r.p of 99.99 your better of buying a new deck for your car with an built in connection for a little more money and save your self the headach>>>>>>>>>> expected more from Monster!!!!!!!
Worth the discount price6/13/2009
The shape of the connector is off center making it necessary to remove the case of the ipod or iPhone before it can be connected. Monster should have made the connector with a little longer connector to allow it to insert into the ipod/iPhone without case obstruction. The autoscan has to be done several tries to find the empty stations. At first, the radio signal strength does not seem strong enough. But after several days of usage, it seems like the transmitter is able to overcome other radio station signal bleeding into the selected frequency.
OK product for the price1/6/2009
Product works reasonably well. Have to refer to the manual to set channels, etc.