Belkin TuneCast Auto Live

Belkin TuneCast Auto Live

$69.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 34 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Belkin's TuneCast Auto Live uses the ClearScan Live App to provide the best FM scanning technology at the push of a button, along with station recommendations from other TuneCast Auto Live users in your area based on your GPS coordinates.

  • Highlights

    • iPod- and iPhone-compatible
    • ClearScan technology scans for the clearest frequency and best audio quality at the push of a button
    • ClearScan Live application available for free download from the App Store in iTunes
    • Control FM transmission and music from your iPhone screen
    • Two programmable preset buttons
    • High-contrast LCD display for easy viewing
    • Charges through your car's 12-volt lighter outlet
  • Did you notice?

    Belkin’s TuneCast Auto Live is the only FM Transmitter with GPS-Assisted Station Locator.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Conveniently play music from your iPhone or iPod in the car.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Belkin TuneCast Auto Live
    • User manual
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Charging, Preset Buttons, Station Scanning
    • Height: 14.4 in./36.6 cm
    • Width: 2.62 in./6.7 cm
    • Weight: .16 lb./72.57 g
    • Length: 1.03 in./2.6 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: F8Z498-P
    • UPC or EAN No.: 722868787595

    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.
    • Warranty: One-year limited

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Works well within limits

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This product works well as long as you are in an area with open frequencies. You won't find an open frequency in a large city lik This product works well as long as you are in an area with open frequencies. You won't find an open frequency in a large city like Toronto.

    I have an older car without an AUX input so this is really my only way to play the iPod/iPhone through the car stereo and I have found it worked on long trips, but not for every day driving around the city.

    • Written by from Toronto

    188 of 209 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works well within limits
  • Frustration

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is consistently staticy and sometimes wont even stay on. So expensive for the quality

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    154 of 171 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Frustration
  • Doens' work!!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish i could return and take my money back! Does not work most of the times and when it does the sound quality is bad! I would r I wish i could return and take my money back! Does not work most of the times and when it does the sound quality is bad! I would rather pay double and have a reliable (as promised at least) system than system!

    • Written by from ATHENS

    139 of 154 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doens' work!!
  • "Do Not Leave In A Hot (Or Cool) Car"

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This FM Transmitter works pretty well. I used it a bit less than a year and it worked about the same as any of the 4 FM transmitte This FM Transmitter works pretty well. I used it a bit less than a year and it worked about the same as any of the 4 FM transmitters I've owned. It was no better and no worse than the other brands I've used - which ranged from very cheap to rather expensive. This model in particular was fairly easy to use and I liked the button that instantly scanned for clear stations. Of course, station selection and availability of a static-free station are the keys to a good listening experience on ANY transmitter. I'm sure the available partner ClearScan App would make station selection easier, which is a huge plus for new (and old) owners. When I was using this model on daily basis, I wasn't aware of the App (or it wasn't available yet).

    One BIG Warning: Leaving this device in my car completely fried the display. Which, surprisingly, didn't happen in the middle of summer. It was wintertime when the display went out. I do live in the southern US, but my car stays in the shade most of the time. I've read that constantly leaving these devices connected to the car (in general) can damage them, but mine was only plugged in during use, so I don't believe that was the issue. I was browsing for a new transmitter when I saw this one available and thought, "Wow, how did that earn a place in the Apple Store?" - but now, with the App, I guess the display being fried is inconsequential. But still, I feel like it could possibly be unreliable. If the display doesn't last, how long before the whole thing stops working?

    • Written by from North wilkesboro
    Was this useful? "Do Not Leave In A Hot (Or Cool) Car"
  • Works ok - but doesn't last long

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Been thru 2 of these in the last 2 years. sounds ok, but same issue - it starts falling apart after a few months. Kind of expensiv Been thru 2 of these in the last 2 years. sounds ok, but same issue - it starts falling apart after a few months. Kind of expensive to replace every 6-12 months at $70 a piece.

    I'm going to look for a better one next time.

    • Written by from La Jolla
    Was this useful? Works ok - but doesn't last long
  • Pretty Decent

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I used this for 2 years before it stopped working and I will be buying another. I had used a different brand before this one that I used this for 2 years before it stopped working and I will be buying another. I had used a different brand before this one that broke after 6 months.

    It's very easy to use and the sound quality is pretty good. Where I live there are certain intersections where I will always get static but those are the breaks I guess. I'm sure it would happen with any brand. I like that it is a decent length cord and you don't have to mount it to your car. Just my preference.

    I originally used it with my iPhone 4 and had to buy the lightening adapter when I switched to iPhone 5.

    All in all, a pretty decent buy.

    • Written by from Toronto
    Was this useful? Pretty Decent

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