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DLO TransPod shuffle

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  • Digital Lifestyle Outfitters DLO TransPod shuffle

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If you've got an iPod shuffle, you've probably noticed that most of the "iPod" FM transmitters and car mounts don't work with your iPod. DLO comes to the rescue with the TransPod shuffle: an FM transmitter, car charger, and vehicle mount all rolled into one attractive -- and impressively compact -- package. The TransPod plugs into your car's accessory jack and provides a sturdy base for your shuffle. Although the FM transmitter doesn't provide quite as clear a signal as that of Kensington's Digital FM Transmitter/Auto Charger for dockable iPods, the TransPod shuffle has four presets and is easy to tune --- not something we can say about all transmitters. The TransPod also includes an audio output jack, for a direct connection to your car stereo, and an audio input jack, which lets you connect a secondary audio source (laptop, portable DVD player, full-size iPod) and then broadcast its audio as well. The TransPod shuffle is currently our favorite car accessory for the iPod shuffle.
--Dan Frakes

At a Glance
  • Digital Lifestyle Outfitters DLO TransPod shuffle

    Macworld Rating
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