Reviews and Problems with Kensington LiquidFM Deluxe
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Not Bad once you find an open station
tjmidwest "Rookie Guitar Fan", Amazon
10 September 2009
Summary: I had the same problems as many with it seeming not to work unless I moved it up toward the car antenea. I found a thread that solved the reception issue for me. It recommended using the sirrus [...] open FM station locator for my zip code. After trying a few stations I found one that worked well. The autosearch function on the LiquidFM never found an open station. I am in a major metro area so few open frequencies were available.
Pure garbage. Did they even try this before releasing it?
S. Smith, Amazon
13 July 2009
Summary: I owned this product for all of ten minutes. As other reviewers said, the autoseek chose stations with strong signals already on them, which is opposite what it should do. When I finally got it to work, I could only get it to be at all clear by holding my iPod at the roof of my car, since I believe the cable doubles as the antenna. Even then there was more static than I would want. I also couldn't get it to work at all at the higher frequencies, such as 107.1.
Summary: Just what the other people have been saying, the autoseek finds the strongest stations, and does NOT work at all. I have had a lot of these types of units in the past, I expect better from a name brand. too bad I thought this would be a good product, I tossed the packaging, otherwise I'd make the trip and return it to Fry's on principle alone! WTF KENSINGTON???
Summary: This product is terrible unless you are looking for an expensive ipod charger. If possible you should look for the old white Kensington transmitter. I was very impressed with the orignal's performance until it died - company sent me the LiquidFM deluxe. First of all, the transmitter is too weak to overpower stations, so you get a constant crackle and hiss. Maybe this could work in a rural setting, but if you are near a city forget it.
Summary: Buy this product if you are looking for an ipod car charger only. However, I don't see anyone just searching for a charger. Thus I would say no one should buy this item. This product does not work as FM transmitter.
Summary: I'm adding my "junk" title to many others here. Even for a closeout-price of $13 this piece of work is not worth it. The transmitter is very weak, and I can add nothing to the many reviews here which already describe its uselessness.
Summary: i'm not happy with it, though i haven't had the chance to test it more than once and this one time i tried it showed me quite far results from expected quality of transmitted sound was in between fair and mediocre, varying according to the position of the cable oh, and i had to manually select a frequency, auto function was not eficient by the way, except for reviews i had never heard of any A+ fm transmitter, so...
Summary: Great if you want constant hiss and static along with your favorite songs. This thing wouldn't be worth it if it was free. As for the auto-search station feature it keeps giving me 88.5 and it doesnt work on that station at all. ARRRRGGGG I will throw this thing out the window within 2 weeks of use.
Summary: I bought this for my iPod Nano 4g and it works as good as can be expected for an FM transmitter. The scan function works better at night than it does during the daytime, but it's nothing to write home about. It charges my Nano just fine and it works about how I expected. If you radio supports RDS, it will display the artist and song name on your car radio. I find this works well as long as the signal is strong.
Thought the problem was with my car, but I guess not ...
Erich D. Musick "software engineer", Amazon
28 December 2008
Summary: I picked up this device for $20 at Fry's the other day and had the same shoddy experience that many others have described. Before reading about others' experiences, I thought it might be the location of the cigarette adapter in my car (2002 BMW 330Ci), but I am no longer convinced that is the case. The "auto tune" feature would land me on stations that either had a lot of static or were broadcasting loud and clear. So, I resorted to the manual tuning functionality.