It’s bad when purchased electronics don’t work—it’s even worse when they kill one’s precious iPod. Eric Mortensen had a suspiciously bad run of luck with NewerTech’s RoadTrip! FM transmitter for the iPod not once, but three times. The first one took a dive and killed his iPod, as well, probably because it plugs into the dock port of the MP3 player into his car’s power outlet.
It’s bad for electronics to fail, but they should fail in such a way that they prevent unregulated power from being shot into attached gear. That seems like especially poor design.
Online Shopping Lessons Learned in 2005: #1 – FM Transmitters [WorshipTheGlitch]