FM Transmitters

I don’t go back home for a visit very often, but when I do, I need music.

Next month I’ll be going back to my hometown for the first time in four years, and the visits I’ve done before that have always been at intervals of 2-3 years. One of the things I look forward to the most when I’m back home is taking my mother or father’s car out for a ride. I’m happy to live in a city that has such an amazing public transit system, but I do miss the act of driving. But not just driving, I miss going out for rides and listening to music.

Since I was very quick to move over to MP3s as my musical platform of choice, that means that computers and the iPod have been my music players for a decade now. What to do when I go back home and need a decent selection of music for when I go driving? Thank god for the FM transmitter.

So yes, not only has an iPod FM transmitter been my saving grace on every trip, the fact that so many years would pass between visits means that I have had to buy one before each visit, to work with the latest device.

So from original iPod to iPod touch to iPhone, today saw me ordering my 3rd or 4th FM transmitter, to assure proper musical satisfaction when I hit the streets. I ordered the Audio-Technica AT-FMT900(black) from Amazon Japan — I honestly don’t know much about it, and my choice was based on price more than anything else (it was between that and the iBuffalo FM Transmitter).

Slicing up eyeballs, I want you to know. Just one more month…

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.