The best way to listen to your iPad through your car speakers is through a car radio that supports the iPad's 30-pin connector or a radio with an auxiliary input. But for those who don't have a direct way to hook up your iPad to your car stereo, there is still an easy way to listen to your iPad in the car through a device called an FM transmitter.
FM transmitters are a great solution for those living in rural areas where there isn't much competition, and even in larger metropolitan areas, FM transmitters can be a good way to listen to your iPad in the car.
Here are some of the best FM transmitters for the iPad:
The Griffin FM transmitters are among the best and most highly rated transmitters. Known for quality products, the sound produced is exceptional considering the limitations of FM transmitters. The SmartScan feature will help you pick out a little-used frequency to use.
Monster Cable's FM transmitters are relative newcomers, but they offer a nice quality alternative to brands like Griffin and Belkin. The Monster Cable iCarPlay is a petite FM transmitter with the ability to store up to three different presets of the best local frequencies. This is great for those who find their commute puts them in areas where they must change from one frequency to another to get the best sound.
The iSimple IS713 is an FM/RDS transmitter, which means it will not only broadcast songs to your FM radio, but on supports FM radios, it will also show the artist and song names. That's something you usually only see if you hook up the iPad directly. The iSimple also includes a remote controller that you can mount on your steering wheel to make it easier to control.