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INSTEN iPod/ MP3 Universal Car Audio Cassette Adapter

Overall Rating Rating 4.2  |  173 reviews  |  Write a review
Starting at: $3.49
Item #: 12222365
  • You will have plenty of music for the whole trip with the universal car audio adapter
  • Adapter lets you connect a CD player, MiniDisk player or iPod to your car stereo
  • Accessory inserts into your car's tape deck
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    This iPod/MP3 universal car audio cassette adapter provides access to all your favorite music in nearly any format. Simply inserting the cassette adapter into your cassette player in your vehicle, and connecting to your iPod, MP3 or CD player will bring the music into your vehicle. The 40-inch cord allows you to set the device you are using anywhere in your car.

    • Whether you are going down the block or cross-country, you will have plenty of music for the whole trip with the universal car audio adapter
    • Adapter lets you connect a CD player, MiniDisk player or iPod to your car stereo
    • Accessory's cassette-shaped interface inserts into your car's tape deck
    • Compatible with decks where cassette is inserted with the tape opening facing the side
    • Mini-plug inserts into your iPod/CD player/MiniDisk player headphone jack
    • Silent mechanism reduces mechanical noise on the road
    • Spring-loaded cassette head helps maintain contact with cassette player's head for clear sound
    • 40-inch cord so you can rest your player/iPod where you want it
    • 3.5mm audio adapter available in a black color option

    Warning: California residents only, please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
    Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPod are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Apple does not endorse use of these products.
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  • 5 Stars 104
  • 4 Stars 37
  • 3 Stars 10
  • 2 Stars 6
  • 1 Stars 16
  • Did not work at all!

    This thing did not work at all. Not worth the shipping cost which was greater than the product cost.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Same
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? ??? didn't work--I would call that defective
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. DID NOT WORK AT ALL!
  • Cheap but Great

    At first all of my friends laughed at me because I had this old school adapter, but once I started playing my iphone on it, they fell in love with it and so did I. I knew that I didn't want to buy one of those expensive adapters, so I just purchased this one for so cheap. It's easy to use and plays your music better than any CD. It plays ipods, iphones, mp3s, and any other thing that plays music, as long as the cord fits.

  • It Works !

    Providing that you are NOT expecting the fidelity quality of your music as if your MP3 was plugged directly into the receiver, this is an excellent choice. I use this to listen to my smartphone ( Pandora, music, etc.) in a vehicle that is used for occasional longer trips. Around town it dosen't matter to me as local radio is good enough but it is nice to be able to integrate my smartphone for those longer trips. Sound quality is only so-so ( imagine normal but with pillows over the speakers). Good enough for my my purposes though, as I do not want to go to the expense of changing radios or expensive input wiring for this vehicle. ( And the FM broadcast gizmos set to "unused' FM stations do not work due to constant interference ). For the price, this adapter is a BARGAIN.... Just remember to keep your sound expections to 'basic listening' here and I think that most users will be more than satisfied with this adapter.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exact
    • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid. well made.
  • Excellent Customer Service

    Product works great. First delivery was defective. Called and replacement was shipped with return envelope. Excellent Customer Service

  • Pretty Good

    The cassette adapter works pretty well. I bought essentially the same thing at a retail store for $27.99. What a rip-off! When I got home I looked on Overstock, bought this and returned the store-bought cassette adapter. The price cannot be beat! The sound quality is excellent. When the music is playing low you can definitely hear the gears of the cassette, but with the music at a normal listening level the turning gears are not audible. Thank you, Overstock!!

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  • Cassette Adapter

    Extremely cheap- mainly the reason I bought this particular one, but you get what you pay for. Works with most cars, easy to use, although the biggest thing is that the sound quality could be better. It may just be my car (I have a 2006 Acura TL) but the sound volume goes in and out slightly- it's barely noticeable but if you do start to notice it it gets rather annoying. Another thing is the sound quality in general isn't great. The bass and highs are present, but the tone is lacking, which makes for a very flat sound and not the rich sound I'm used to with headphones. Overall I'm still happy with it just because I didn't want to take time to burn 100 CDs with all my music and because it was less than *** including shipping.


    chipmunkseatingpotatoes from Minneapolis, MN, Aug 17, 2014

  • Works well in our van

    No auxiliary input on our van so we got this to play music off our phones. Works well. Easy to use. Pretty food sound. Great value.


    smwils88 from Ohio, Jul 31, 2014

  • I guess it would work??

    We bought this to use in an older car that had a cassette deck - but it doesn't work = we aren't sure if it's the device or the deck bu the "cassette" won't stay in the deck - it just immediately ejects when you try to put it in - so we can't get it to work at all and have no other vehicles to try it out on... Can say we know of others who are using a set up like this and are happy with it - just didn't work for us.


    kgeesey from Colorado, Jun 26, 2014

  • Perfect... except for one thing

    The audio quality is actually very very good. It's perfect. Well almost perfect. If you own a car with a radio that has auto rewind it likes to eject and randomly rewind itself. However, this can easily be fixed by opening it up and taking the extra rewind gears out and leaving the center 3 gears. For even older cars that don't have an auto rewind function, it's perfect. If your car is newer and has that function, removing those gears are your best bet. While I would recommend this to a friend and it works now, that detail kept me from giving this product a full 5 stars.


    notbob1 from Woodridge, IL, Jun 18, 2014

  • Great & simple

    This converter is the best and very simple to use just pop it in and wala , there's no back round sound just clear music. I recommend this converter to all.


    richie3295 from Bronx NY, Jun 18, 2014

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Hi, could you please update me with the shipping information. It's still not shipped? Azam H. on Feb 16, 2015
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Hello Azam H., you will be contacted by Customer Care. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 3, 2015

does it work well for a Logic Control Deck on Toyota Avalon 1998 ? hieunguyen on Oct 6, 2014
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Hello hieunguyen, yes, this would work well with your Toyota Avalon 1998. This device is compatible with all cassette players and would work perfectly for listening to your audio devices. Thank you for shopping with us! - D.B. overstockcustomercare2 on Oct 8, 2014

Will this work with an auto-reverse cassette player? laurad0904 on Sep 22, 2013
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Hello laurad0904, Unfortunately no, the iPod/ MP3 Universal Car Audio Cassette Adapter is compatible with decks where cassette is inserted with the tape opening facing the side. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 23, 2013
It works great in mine. The tape opening faces the side curlystach on Oct 25, 2013
Yes, we have one and presently using in our ford sport track because it is 2006 model with factor radio. This one is for the land cruiser. alijean8 on Nov 24, 2013
I too have a side facing player and works great. rupeshkb on Jan 12, 2014
It works in my suv (mountaineer) so I be leave yes it works. richie3295 on Jun 18, 2014
Yes, if you remove the auto-reverse gears. notbob1 on Jun 18, 2014

will this work for samsung galaxy s3? lisakemi on Jan 8, 2013
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yes it works for anything with a headphone jack armchairecon on Feb 4, 2013

what kind of payments are accepted? jazmin981 on Aug 30, 2012
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We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, as well as debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo. We also accept Overstock gift cards, PayPal, and V.me, and we do have a Bill Me Later option that you may qualify for. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 30, 2012

Hi, What is the Prop 65 warning about? Lead in the cable, or chemicals in the equipment? melissa400 on Jun 8, 2012
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Prop 65 is a law in California that requires certain disclaimers on some products. Please click on the link below to review more about this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_65_(1986) overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 20, 2012

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