Since you are using a laptop I would suggest a walkman type device.
HI guys. I got a problem... My head unit and everything I had in my car got stolen a month ago... What I did was buy another amp and I use the rca cables that were already run in my car to attach my laptop to the amplifier....
So now, I use my laptop as an mp3 player, I just about the TM-701L in dash LCD to view the laptop in the dash....
Now, the problem is FM radio.... What should I do???? does anyone have any ideas??? Should I just get a portable walkman type thing???
Let me know if you guys have any ideas on how to get FM radio reception without a head unit. I can use anything with a headphone output jack....
you can get those little USB style FM radios for like $20 on ebay. they are supposed to use a standard dipole? antenna but i think we could figure out a way to add a plug for a regular car ant. cable. im sure a trip to radio shack and we could get somethign going. its a very small unit too easy to hide. i hear the software sucks though. thoughts?
I got a mini USB hub from bestbuy for like $9.99...they had it onsale for like $5 last week. Anyway, its a 4 port splitter, and does not require an external powersupply.
edit: quick look on ebay shows this: USB HUB
thats looks exactly the same as mine. And its going for under a buck right now ($6 shipping tho ). Do a search for "4 usb hub) and it will come up, along with a bunch of other auctions for the same thing.
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