Clearwater, Fla. - iSimple has debuted two FM transmitters, one with a minijack input and the other designed for use with iPods and iPhones.
The ISFM31, also called the JamKast, is engineered as a universal, plug-and-play model. It has a 3.5mm minijack input and a 12-volt car charger.
The ISFM71, also called JamKast iP, is meant for use with iPods and iPhones. It has a car charger adapter with two USB inputs.
Both are currently available at iSimple's Web site and are scheduled to be in other retailers before the holidays.
The JamKast, which can also be used with iPods as well as Zunes, Zens and BlackBerrys, has a $49.95 suggested retail. It is used by plugging the 3.5mm minijack input into a media player, and then plugging the 12-volt power plug into the vehicle's lighter port. Users then activate the built-in dTect technology - or manually tune the JamKast via its backlit LED display - and set the car stereo to the displayed channel.
The JamKast iP ($79.95 suggested retail) connects to the docking port of any iPod or iPhone. In addition to broadcasting music to any car stereo, it also sends song title and artist data that can be viewed on the radio display of RDS-capable radios. To use, the JamKast iP is connected to the iPod, and the user activates the dTect technology or manually tunes the JamKast. The car stereo is then set to the displayed channel.
The JamKast iP also comes with a USB car charger adaptor and USB-to-mini USB cable that keeps the attached iPod or iPhone charged.
Both products utilize the company's PurSound technology, a dynamic digital audio technology that allows listeners to enjoy crisper treble, smoother mid-tones and deeper bass, the company said. It also reportedly boosts and regulates signal strength to reduce background noise or static.
iSimple is a brand of AAMP of America, a supplier of car and home audio video accessories, installation supplies and OEM integration solutions.