REVIEW: MCE iTube-201 iPod Charger & Transmitter

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Date: Wednesday, August 30th, 2006, 08:00
Category: iPod

MCE Technologies, LLC (a PowerPage sponsor) is now distributing the iTube-201 a combination FM transmitter, cigarette lighter charger and flexible dock for the iPod video and nano. MCE is repping the US$75 transmitter for Digiana of Seoul, Korea.
The iTube-201 is a FM transmitter, auto power adapter and iPod dock built around a flexible steel-neck stand that can be manipulated into several different positions.
My favorite feature is the little button beneath the blue-backlit LCD station display. It allows you to easily switch between up to four FM presets between 88.1MHz and 107.9MHz – a boon for city slickers. Readers of the site know that I’m not a big fan of FM trannies because of how often they force you to flip around to find a good station. The four presets really help in this department.
Once tuned in to a strong station the iTube’s sound quality is more than acceptable. The only drawback is that a 60GB iPod video is a little heavy for the cigarette lighter connection and it moved a little on me while driving. On the other hand, it worked perfectly with the iPod nano.
The iTube-201 works with the iPod 5G and nano, requires no batteries and is available for US$75 from MCE Technologies.


MCE Technologies, LLC (a PowerPage sponsor) is now distributing the iTube-201 a combination FM transmitter, cigarette lighter charger and flexible dock for the iPod video and nano. MCE is repping the US$75 transmitter for Digiana of Seoul, Korea.
The iTube-201 is a FM transmitter, auto power adapter and iPod dock built around a flexible steel-neck stand that can be manipulated into several different positions.
My favorite feature is the little button beneath the blue-backlit LCD station display. It allows you to easily switch between up to four FM presets between 88.1MHz and 107.9MHz – a boon for city slickers. Readers of the site know that I’m not a big fan of FM trannies because of how often they force you to flip around to find a good station. The four presets really help in this department.
Once tuned in to a strong station the iTube’s sound quality is more than acceptable. The only drawback is that a 60GB iPod video is a little heavy for the cigarette lighter connection and it moved a little on me while driving. On the other hand, it worked perfectly with the iPod nano.
The iTube-201 works with the iPod 5G and nano, requires no batteries and is available for US$75 from MCE Technologies.

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