In the past I have had one of those tape things that sticks into your tape player to get your music to play from a cd player through the tape deck player. I was wondering when they would come up with some way to play your mp3 player through the cd player, except that I could see no way to do it. I also have wondered for years now, why they did not just include a way to just plug in things with a head phone jack type of way on the car stereo.

I was in Wal-mart yesterday and accidentally ran across something to solve this problem! It is the

Belkin TuneCast I Mobile FM Transmitter.

For only $20 you get this:

“Now use your iPod, PDA, MP3, CD, cassette player, PC or laptop to listen to your favorite tunes through any FM stereo receiver. The Belkin TuneCast Mobile FM Transmitter wirelessly connects portable music players to your car or home stereo quickly and easily.

 

  • Simple to use: Plug the FM transmitter into the headphone jack of your iPod, PDA, MP3, CD or cassette player; or connect it to your PC or laptop computer
  • Then tune your car stereo or home stereo receiver to the clearest FM frequency, and enjoy your digital music with great sound and convenience
  • Works best when you are within 10 feet of the FM transmitter, but you can still get good results up to 30 feet away
  • Also offers a fast and convenient way to enhance your home audio experience. Simply connect the FM transmitter to the 3.5 mm audio-out port on your digital camera or video game console, and enjoy surround sound through your home stereo system.
  • 2 AAA batteries included”

Honestly, I was very skeptical that it would actually work, but Christopher and I are leaving for SLC on Thursday and wanted to listen to the audio book of Eragon on the way. I don’t have enough CD-RW’s to burn it to and I really didn’t want a permanent copy. Christopher’s new phone has a memory card and plays mp3’s and for his birthday Father and Mother gave him a 2 GB memory card so I had thought we could just download the audio book on to it and then each of us stick an ear bud in one ear.

So I was willing to give this new gadget a try. If it didn’t work I can take it back, right? It WORKED!! There is a $30 version that lets you program any radio station you want, but this one has 4 preprogrammed ones and was fine! The other one also comes with a car charger, but to save 10 bucks I will bring 2 extra AAA’s.

It’s about time they came up with something like this. I has probably been out for some time, but to me it is new! Woohoooooooo!