Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Premonition

I have a car radio adapter for my iPod and I believe that I am about to die. I literally drive down the 417 expressway with one hand on the wheel and one arm flailing about, trying to pick up a good signal. Yesterday, I discovered that if I turn the iPod upside down and angle it over my head near my right ear, I can hear the music static-free. That is, until it is time to use my e-pass. That requires wedging the iPod under my thigh and waving the e-pass in the air, thereby losing the static sweet spot, and starting the process all over again. At one point, my iPod was underneath my seat. (That particular location was unsuccessful).

6 comments:

Brandi said...

Yeah, we used one of those for a car trip and I was like what the heck? This thing is crap if you have to do this the whole time!!!

Brandi
PS Thanks for your fun comments on Greg's glog. . .

jim said...

Hey Karin, What did you pay for that peice of Junk???? I would return it for a full refund!

Thinking about you and Andrea today.

Mike said...

Yeah, I gave up on those FM radio iPod adapters. I must have bought 2 or 3, they didn't work, so I took them back to Best Buy. There are just too many FM stations in Orlando, and you can't pick up a free signal. So, since I have older cars that have cassette tape decks in them, I use a cassette adapter. The sound is perfect! Trade in that car of yours for an older model and use the tape deck!

Amanda Lomonaco said...

Wait, your about to die? From all of the flailing? An accident? Just stop all the dancing and drive already. Multi-tasker.

Jake Belder said...

Or just by a new stereo deck with an MP3 plugin. Should be able to pick one up for less than $150. They are on sale all the time.

Jeremy said...

I'm in agreement with Mike -- I have a radio iPod adapter but I could never get a clear signal with it. However, the one I use has a cassette adapter that I use to directly connect it to the car's stereo system. Basically, my expensive FM radio adapter has become a glorified iPod charger/holder while driving.