iRock Wireless Music Adapter for iPod

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Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2002, 18:03
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If you are an iPod user, you have probably been amazed at how this little cigarette pack size device has affected you. I’ve stumbled upon an inexpensive and incredibly useful add-on that enables the iPod to broadcast to a nearby car or home stereo system without cables or wires, with full stereo sound. It is called the iRock Wireless Music Adapter (Model 300W) and I found it at CompUSA selling for US$29.95. Their Web site is www.myirock.com.


If you are an iPod user, you have probably been amazed at how this little cigarette pack size device has affected you. I’ve stumbled upon an inexpensive and incredibly useful add-on that enables the iPod to broadcast to a nearby car or home stereo system without cables or wires, with full stereo sound. It is called the iRock Wireless Music Adapter (Model 300W) and I found it at CompUSA selling for US$29.95. Their Web site is www.myirock.com.

This tiny, light unit is powered by two AAA batteries, has a simple on-off switch on the front, and a pleasant red LED that lights up when the unit is on. There is a single wire that terminates in a mini-jack that you plug into the headphone jack on the iPod. That wire stores into the iRock so the plug is protected when not in use (a very Mac-like design).

The iRock is an FM modulator that transmits its signal on a choice of four FM frequencies (88.1, 88.3, 88.5, or 88.7), selectable by a slide switch on the unit. Here in the NYC area, all of those frequencies are “noisy”, but the iRock! was able to clearly “overtake” any of those four frequencies, without any interference. The transmitted sound sounds great on my car radio, and my home stereo. The stereo separation is good and the tone seems fine. I am even able to “hide” my iPOD in the glove box of my car, with no signal loss.

If you have an iPod, this is one of those “must-have” accessories. It also works with any other MP3, CD, or tape player. I don’t work for the company – just a happy user.

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