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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

FM transmitter for iPod® and iPhone®

17 Reviews | 2 questions - 3 answers

Item #: 119FMCH300

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Overview

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The Monster iCarPlay Wireless 300 transmitter lets you easily enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone through your car's stereo system. The iCarPlay's compact transmitter plugs into the docking terminal of your player, and sends out a low-powered FM signal. Just tune your radio and the transmitter to an unused frequency and you're done.

The Monster iCarPlay Wireless 300 transmitter lets you easily enjoy music from your iPod or iPhone through your car's stereo system. The iCarPlay's compact transmitter plugs into the docking terminal of your player, and sends out a low-powered FM signal. Just tune your radio and the transmitter to an unused frequency and you're done.

And because this system is wireless, you can leave the iCarPlay connected to your player as you move through your day. Your iPod powers the transmitter — no batteries necessary. You can even sync and charge your player without detaching the Wireless 300 — just use the provided USB cable to connect to your computer.

What's in the Box:

  • FM transmitter with iPod connector
  • 42" USB cable (with a mini-USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end)
  • User Guide/Warranty Information booklet
  • Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002

Product Highlights:

  • for all docking iPods, including 160GB iPod classic, 3rd generation iPod touch, and 5th generation iPod nano
  • compatible with iPhone and iPhone 3G
  • tunable across full FM spectrum
  • sync and charge player through transmitter
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300 Reviews

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17 Reviews

Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: Mike from Seattle, WA on December 7, 2013

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300 is by far the best bang for the buck. You have a wireless transmitter that is easy to use, store, and transport from auto to auto. Reception has been excellent and can take small drops without losing the signal.

Pros: Great price. Simple design and ease of use.

Cons: None.

Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: Anonymous from Washingto, DC on November 2, 2012

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Terrible. I wish I could return it but it has been to long. The quality is pour, and it plainly doesn't work.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

worthless

Written by: FastEddie from G-town,KY on February 29, 2012

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I can't believe Monster would even sell this product....it was worthless!!! money down the drain

Pros: nothing

Cons: Sound Quality

Worst Purchase ever

Written by: AllanB from Orlando, FL on September 29, 2011

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I would rate the Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300 product a 0 if I could. This product works about 1/3 of the time. When it does work there is plenty of static. I have tried it with and without the link cord. This product is very disappointing. I am returning it, if possible.

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Just didn't work for me

Written by: Tano from Staten Island NY on June 14, 2011

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I had high hopes for this little unit, but the signal it puts out just isn't strong enough to overpower the local stations. I went with the pre sets and for the first few minutes I thought I had a winner, but static would quickly overcome the unit. No matter what location I tried it just couldn't hold the setting. Now I do live in NY where there are a lot of radio stations so that may be part of the reason for the inabaility to locate a truly free channel. But at this point I have kind of wasted money that I could have put towards a dedicated unit for my cars radio.

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Limited Frequency Range

Written by: Tom from Pleasanton, CA on March 23, 2011

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I like Monster products, as a musician I've used their cables and stuff but this was a little disappointing. The problem is that it only goes down to 88.1 but that frequency has static to it and I need to go down to 87.9 (like my old one did, a different brand). I can't honestly rate this because the reception on 88.1 sucks. Who knows? it might work just fine on a clear frequency. Since I took it out of the package I'm not sure I can return it but will if possible.

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: Shawna from San Diego on March 20, 2011

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This product does not work in San Diego. I only got static with the iPod barely audible. I do not recommend it.

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: Mally from AL on March 13, 2011

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This product actually worked pretty well. I was a bit skeptical at other reviews I had read, but as long as you choose the right frequency, there's no problems. You do, however, have to keep the item close to the radio, otherwise it won't pick up the frequency. As long as you choose a good frequency and keep the item near the radio, it works perfectly.

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: JonE from Chesapeake, VA on February 20, 2011

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Read the other reviews and hoped this type of adapter would work. It did not. The reception was poor at best. When I held the ipod my body acted as an antenna and the reception was just OK. When I put the ipod down reception was terrible. I attempted to use the usb cable as an antenna; the reception was better but not good enough to keep. I have returned the item and will purchase a hardwired adapter. Crutchfield handled my return professionally and in short order.

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It works.

Written by: R81949D from Alexandria, VA on February 14, 2011

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I have a stupendous Focal Audio System in my sports car that I can plug my iPod into. But my regular driver, the Subaru Outback, just has the factory install (albeit with theoptional subwoofer under the driver's seat). I just plug that Monster iCarPlay into my iPod, set it in the pocket above the radio, tune the radio to 88.1 and 'viola' - I have all my tunes. The only time it seems to have some trouble is when I find myself under really heavy duty high power lines. But my normal radio and XM don't work well in those circumstances either. This is an easy to use and neat product. I've heard others say this kind of unit doesn't work. Perhaps they just didn't get a Monster! Highly recommended.

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Very Disappoining

Written by: Bee Jay from Delray Beach, FL on February 10, 2011

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Having used cheap, imported wireless transmitters in the past, I thought i would try a quality name brand product. However, I found this to work no better than the cheap ones. It constantly gets static and cuts out. It's pretty much useless unless you can put up with that. Unfortunately, after many attempts to improve its reception, I've pretty much cast it aside and just listen to the radio.

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: KMJ from Central Florida on January 30, 2011

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This item may work for others but did not work for me. Could not get reception and when I did it was spotty. Will be returning for a refund.

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Forget burning CDs

Written by: Aimee from Tennessee on January 18, 2011

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If you have an IPOD addicted teen and a vintage (10 year old) car like i do, this is an excellent product if you want to avoid burning CDs of IPOD playlists. Great value, easy easy to figure out and install on ipod. Only con is device has to be close to radio...we have actually thought of velcro'ing it up directly by the car stereo...it seems to get interference (even on all 3 preset channels), especially if in an urban area. so, as long as teen/ipod/device is in front seat (unless you velcro) you will enjoy clean sound and no more homemade CDs of playlists! Would give it 5 stars but until she can get in the back seat with it...am holding out...

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: DylanD from charlettesville, va on December 6, 2010

this does what its supposed to very well and i wasnt sure if it would work with my iPad but it does and i am very pleased.

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Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300

Written by: JimE from Henderson, MN on December 6, 2010

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Very simple & works surprisingly well.

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Written by: Stan from portsmouth NH on August 19, 2010

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I am very happy with how this works! Good sound quality and convenient to use!

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Works Great

Written by: Jesse from New York on September 27, 2009

Works great, but its just like all of the other fm transmitters available. it has good sound but somtimes has a little bit of static. its nice to be able to bring my ipod and play it through any radio around house or any car im in. The screen is a mirror also which is nice but it can be dangerous if the sun hits it wrong while driving. This fm transmitter is tiny which is great because i can put it into my pocket when i need to. fits on my 30gb ipod video and gen 2 ipod touch without a problem. setting your stations is very simple also.

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What's in the box?

Download the Monster® iCarPlay® Wireless 300 manual

  • FM transmitter with iPod connector
  • 42" USB cable (with a mini-USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end)
  • User Guide/Warranty Information booklet
  • Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002

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Features

Overview: The iCarPlay Wireless 300 is an ultra-portable FM transmitter which allows you to play your Apple or iPod or iPhone in your vehicle through the FM radio. The iCarPlay Wireless 300 completely eliminates cables, because it requires no cables to be connected to your vehicle's radio and requires no external power source.

FM Transmitter: The iCarPlay Wireless 300 is an FM transmitter which allows you to playback your iPod or iPhone through your vehicle's factory FM radio. It features three programmable presets so you can store FM channels for easy tuning, and its full FM frequency range means you get you get plenty of FM stations to tune your radio to, so you get good sound without interference.

LCD Display: The iCarPlay Wireless 300 features a red backlit LCD display that is easy to read in the day or night. The LCD display indicates what station you are tuning in.

iPod Dock: The iCarPlay Wireless 300 features an integrated iPod dock for easy connection of the following iPods and iPhones.

  • iPod video (5th generation)
  • iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
  • iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th generation)
  • iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd generation)
  • iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS

Low Power Design: The iCarPlay Wireless 300's low power design uses your iPod's or iPhone's battery to power the unit.

USB Charging: The iCarPlay Wireless 300 features a mini-USB type-B port and comes with a USB cable to connect your iPod or iPhone to a USB charging-port to charge  your iPod or iPhone. You can also use this USB port and cable to sync your iPod when connected to your computer.

Note: In some areas where clear reception is a challenge, connect the included USB cable to the iCarPlay Wireless 300 and the connected USB cable will act as an antenna to help improve reception.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

This unit will only work with an iPhone. I assume that you're talking about a Samsung S5? While a tape adapter will work fine, (plugging in to your 3.5 headphone jack) this unit specifically plugs into the bottom of the iPhone. Unfortunately, no Android support yet. However, I bought this for my girlfriend, and on her Apple it worked great! (I'm an anti-mac, by the way...) I know of no such product offered for Android at this time, because of the multiple manufacturers, and the differing styles of connections, etc... Hope this helps! [ SETH  Aug 08, 2015 ]
Hello, I do not think it does as this requires the traditional 30 pin connection. [ Scott  Aug 07, 2015 ]