Belkin TuneBase Direct with Handsfree for iPhone

Belkin TuneBase Direct with Handsfree for iPhone

HK$ 640

2.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 48 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Belkin's new TuneBase Direct allows you to pick up a call on your iPhone while in the car, hands-free, making it the most convenient way to listen and talk in your car.

    Take advantage of your car's auxiliary input

    Using a 3.5mm cable, TuneBase Direct connects to your car stereo through the auxiliary input jack, so you can play the music from your iPhone or iPod and charge it while in the car.

    Convenient placement

    The thoughtful design of the TuneBase lets you use it without removing your iPhone or iPod from its case. The TuneBase cradle also easily repositions your iPhone horizontally to view turn-by-turn directions and videos.

    How to answer calls in the car

    Listen to music from iPhone in the car, When call comes in, TuneBase Direct fades out music, Answer the call by simply pressing a button on the TuneBase, The call's audio will come through the car stereo, Safely talk using speakerphone feature

  • Highlights

    • Adjustable universal cradle to allow docking of iPhone or iPod in a case
    • Charges iPhone or iPod when in use
    • Auxiliary port lets you plug into your car stereo's 3.5mm aux-in port for optimal sound quality
    • USB port for charging a second USB device
    • Flexible "gooseneck" allows best positioning of iPhone or iPod in your car
  • Did you notice?

    You can listen to music from your iPod or iPhone on your car stereo, and also answer your iPhone hands-free when on the road.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Anyone who has an aux-in port available in the car and wants to listen to music from their iPod/iPhone while driving.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Belkin TuneBase Direct
    • User manual
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No. : 722868793435

    Warranty

    • Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

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iPhone models

iPod models

  • iPod 4th Generation (click wheel)

  • iPod 5th Generation (video)

  • iPod classic 80GB/160GB (2007)

  • iPod classic 120GB (2008)

  • iPod classic 160GB (2009)

  • iPod mini

  • iPod nano 1st Generation

  • iPod nano 2nd Generation

  • iPod nano 3rd Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 4th Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)

  • iPod touch 1st Generation

  • iPod touch 2nd Generation

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Do not buy!!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    On the face of it this seems like a great product - the complete integrated solution for iPhone car use. You can listen to music a On the face of it this seems like a great product - the complete integrated solution for iPhone car use. You can listen to music and take calls all without additional microphones headsets etc. Unfortunately this product is very poor quality. On the product that I bought, the LCD screen had segments missing and the frequency up/down buttons were connected together so that in manual mode I could only adjust upwards! Both of these I could forgive but the music sound quality was appalling - something I could not forgive. No matter how much adjustment / reading of instructions the results were always the same - a very noisy signal. Also the connection to the charging socket was extremely bad. The power completely cut out sometimes when the iPhone was knocked or the car went over a speed bump. I am not usually a fussy customer but I found this product so frustrating and of such poor quality that I could not bear it. Do not buy!

    • Written by from Stockport

    162 of 187 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Do not buy!!
  • Not very well designed

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    So... I've had one of these for a few months and to start off, I had to buy an external filter in order to not hear the feedback t So... I've had one of these for a few months and to start off, I had to buy an external filter in order to not hear the feedback that comes from having the DC power and an analog jack together in the device without the filter. I would have thought, since this will happen in a number of new cars, Belkin would take this into consideration and ensure that their product had acceptible audio quality.

    Second, in order to find an answer to the filter problem I had to call customer support who told me that it wasn't available yet and tried to convice me I had the FM transmitter version.

    Third, it uses the data jack to charge the device and do some control but for some reason, that was probably a shortcut somewhere, they have all the audio go through the headphone jack. This means that you have to crank the volume on the iPhone to 100% to use it and then remember to turn the volume down when using it away from the car with headphones. They should have used the digital line-out through the data connection which would have have the volume issues at all.

    Fourth, the microphone made me sound like I was standing far away from the phone to the people I called. I had to speak up considerably in order to be heard when using it.

    Lastly, the audio quality was good up until a this morning where it now sounds terrible for both calls and listening to audio. I do not recommend this and hope I can find something that does what it claimed it was supposed to do.

    • Written by from Bothell

    114 of 126 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not very well designed
  • Belkin Review

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is great for using the aux in your car and gets your iphone charged at the same time. Belkin still needs to work on This product is great for using the aux in your car and gets your iphone charged at the same time. Belkin still needs to work on answering the calls and so forth. I figured that problem by having my motorola bluetooth device work with this product. That solved the problem as the review before this mentioned the echo was really bad well now that i use my motorola device i simply answer the calls using this bluetooth device and I am happy now. I know this device should do this but its not. I do enjoy having the holder within reach and i can listen to my music and watch the videos while i am driving and now answer calls without having to disconnect the aux from the phone as before.

    I almost returned it but figured it out by using this other motorola device. I hope Belkin works on this issue.

    • Written by from San Antonio

    62 of 70 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Belkin Review
  • It's Okay

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    The charging function is basically all that works on this device.

    • Written by from BENTLEY

    11 of 12 people found this useful

    Was this useful? It's Okay
  • Wonderful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This was a Christmas present from my 3 children however I was at the store when it was purchased. Wanting a hands free unit for my This was a Christmas present from my 3 children however I was at the store when it was purchased. Wanting a hands free unit for my iPhone and having just purchased a Subaru Impreza 2008, I wasn't sure what to buy but the sales person said it was the best on the market. Yesterday I installed the Tunebase with no dramas and had a number of 'test' incoming and outgoing calls. There was no echo as reported elsewhere, I followed the instructions regarding volume, the stand didn't move around, the sound was great and overall I am delighted with the product. I am able to listen to my downloaded audiobook with no drama and I'm looking forward to my long drive tomorrow to try it out full on.

    • Written by from Melbourne

    17 of 20 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Wonderful
  • Mazda 3 1.6 2010-Q4 (S'pore Version) - NOT FIT

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    For those who has a car where the connector is located inside a small compartment next to the gear knob (Auto), this product might For those who has a car where the connector is located inside a small compartment next to the gear knob (Auto), this product might not fit you. It will either block the USB port or the jolt is not able to push in completely due to the position of the protrusion gooseneck. Beware if your gear knob is too close to the connector, you might not be able to move the knob to 'P' position if TuneBase in used.

    For installation, follow the instruction in the manual and TuneBase should able to grasp firmly to the connector, besides, additional rubber ring is provided in case if the connection is still loose.

    • Written by from Ipoh

    15 of 16 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Mazda 3 1.6 2010-Q4 (S'pore Version) - NOT FIT

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