March 30, 2004
This Slate article is a good guide to the options out there to play MP3s in your car, but as an IPod owner who has tried the cassette adapter and the FM tuner methods I'm a lot more pessimistic about the current choices. The FM tuner was completely worthless everywhere in the city and even when I was out in the suburbs the sound was full of static. I now use the tape adapter (a car mp3 player is too expensive for me) and it's a lot better than the FM receiver, but the quality is still really hissy and you really can't get the volume high enough. I love my IPod but using it in the car has been pretty frustrating. Anyone have any ideas?