Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) on Wednesday introduced the
TransDock micro, an FM transmitter and charger for Apple’s iPod that the company says works with every shipping iPod model, including the iPod shuffle. It costs $69.99.
The TransDock micro broadcasts the iPod’s music to your automobile’s FM radio and supports four programmable station presets; it has a backlit LCD display that shows what’s frequency it’s tuned to, and uses side-mounted controls. The TransDock micro connects to any available power outlet and charges the iPod’s battery using its dock connector.
The connector is on the end of a 48-inch docking cable that lets you position the iPod wherever you want. Remove it and the TransDock Micro features a USB connector, making it possible to charge up an iPod shuffle or other USB-based devices, such as a Motorola Razr cell phone or Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP).
The TransDock micro also has an auxiliary audio input, so you can connect another device and hear it over the car’s FM radio. An auxiliary output makes it possible to use your car stereo’s aux input (if so equipped) or a cassette adapter or other interface, if you wish.
A bonus iPod docking cable is included.
For more on iPod accessories, please visit the
Accessories Product Guide.