RDS FM Transmitter/Car Charger for iPod works with Radio Display System (RDS)-enabled car stereos. The $89.99 device transmits artist and song title information from the iPod to RDS-equipped car stereos. It’s expected to go on sale this month.
Like other FM transmitters for the iPod, the Kensington RDS FM Transmitter enables the iPod to transmit to your automobile’s stereo on an unused frequency. You can set three memory settings to tune into unused frequencies as you drive. The iPod LCD can be used to display station information.
It plugs into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or accessory plug and provides power to the iPod’s battery as well. A power switch keeps your car’s battery from being drained, and the black body and brushed aluminum accents have been designed to complement many car interiors.
The RDS FM Transmitter/Car Charger works with any iPod that comes with a 30-pin dock connector except third-generation iPods. The RDS features specifically work with the iPod nano and video-capable (fifth generation) iPod models, and it obviously requires an auto stereo that supports RDS as well.