Found a FM modulator/charger dock for Car

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  1. bbrandon

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  2. cooolone2

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    I don't like the FM modulators, they are notorious for interference and bad sound quality.

    For (2x) that cost you could probably find a new head unit for your car and plug it in through aux/headphone connection or even a USB hookup.

    Totally much better way to go, but if budget is No. 1 concern, then stick with the modulator.
     
  3. bbrandon

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    I actually have a nice head unit/sound system(Rockford Fosgate), but surprisingly no aux input. I was looking for a cell phone cradle as much as a charger and transmitter; For the cost, this was worth it to me. I'm just curious if I need an adapter for the unit. The more I read, I don't think I do, since the hero has both usb-mini and 3.5mm jack, although, I'm not sure what cables the unit comes with, and/or a comprehensive "whats included" list.
     
  4. sbutch6969

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    After market sound system with no aux input? No RCA inputs on the back? Was it built this decade? :eek:

    I bought a adaptor that plugs into the back of my Nissan stereo that creates two sets of RCA inputs. Got my Satellite radio and my phone rocking the tunes.....
     
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  5. dgould

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    What do you think of the mount? I need to be able to put some music to the radio in the company truck.
     
  6. thefley

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    same here for a co car, let us know how it works
     
  7. esings2him

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    I bought this accessory last week and I love it! It works great with the Sprint HTC Hero phone which I have and it does what it says it does! You can charge and listen to your music or Pandora and the calls are clear when you talk on the phone!! I'm really pleased with this product!
     
  8. thefley

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    I got mine a few days ago for my patrol car. This is the best mount I have seen, fits hero great and this one you can turn and set any way you want. And it is the best FM modulator I have used. Paid $29.95 and no shipping cost. It is a must have if your looking for one.

    Posted from HTC Hero
     
  9. thefley

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    Sorry, double post

    Posted from HTC Hero
     
  10. thefley

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    i use the cheap rubber case from sprint and they fit this great

    [​IMG]
     
  11. RobAGD

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    Lets see some more pics of how you have it set up, How long is the support arm ? etc etc

    -R
     
  12. godfatherrules

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    I'd be interested in knowing how long the support arm is as well. I drive a stick and the lighter is behind the shifter and a bit off to the right. I saw this product on Amazon too but didn't buy it because I didn't know if it would get in the way of shifting. But if it'll fit I'd rather have a smart cradle like this than a dumb one with a suction cup and then have to hook up a different FM transmitter.
     
  13. bobr0949

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    Can I aks where you bought it? Amazon wants $7 shipping
     
  14. thefley

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    they had the promo where I could pay for 3 to 5 days at $7 or 5 to 10 days for free. I chose that one.

    it is around 5 inchs long. and the base will rotate, and the shaft will bend. it comes with the 6 inch usb cable for the hero AND the 6 inch cable for the Moment (2 diff kinds of plugs) and the audio cable is built into the cradle (comes off th bottom and you wrap it up to the audio port on top of the hero)

    I will try and take some pics of it in a couple of my vehicles sometime soon.

    I would buy one again and might for the wifes moment if she wants one.
     
  15. RobAGD

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    I am very interested at this point, but the Lighter is kinda low on my console and I would like it to get to the AC vent area, keeping it in line of site while driving.

    -R
     
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  17. furcifer

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    FM modulators today.... SUCK. More so if you live in a populated city where there are a lot of radio stations. They used to be nice but the FCC put a stop to that and limited the output power. Pre-2006 the FM modulators were nice and rarely did you have to deal with interference. If you want to read more about FM Modulators and why they suck you can read "Part 15" of the FCC rules and regulations.

    Your best bet is to get a "nice" head unit that has an aux input.

    On another note:
    Rockford Fosgate hasn't had a head unit in over 2 years, and even then it wasn't a true Rockford Fosgate Head Unit, it is just a rebadged AC Delco head unit. They did have a couple of 9000 series head units that were made by Denon, but they were only sold in Japan.
     
  18. RobAGD

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    Still hoping for some pictures and and idea how long the the neck is on this thing.

    -R
     
  19. thefley

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    sorry I will work on some more pics later . the neck is around 4.5 inch long. I am transporting inmates today in the van so here is what it looks like in it, I will get shots in my patrol car my own cars and SUVs later

    [​IMG]
     
  20. thefley

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    sorry best I could get, the sun kept washing out the pic.
     
  21. RobAGD

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    Thanks, that gives me a better idea than the Amazon add.

    Seems to be a tad short for my car though :(

    -R
     
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