Can anyone recommend an inexpensive portable amplifier to use in my car so I can listen to my iPod?
My car's tape deck (shut up!) died. The CD player works, but that's not helpful. I have used an FM transmitter in the past, but where I live -- north of Providence, RI -- there are too many stations for it to be effective.
I currently listen to podcasts during my commute using a tiny desk speaker that I got at Staples for ten bucks, but it's too quiet for the days when I want to blast music on the way home.
I plan to use a pair of cheap-ass desktop computer speakers or the pair of pretty Apple Pro Speakers
that I own, but I still need an amp. Battery powered would be tidier, so I can take it elsewhere, but I will take one with a cigarette lighter adapter.
I really don't want anything permanent since this car is almost ten years old, and also I often park it in a garage with the window down and the keys in it.
My budget is low, say under fifty bucks at Amazon. Is there a good (or even just adequate) amp that anyone can suggest? Or an alternative that I haven't thought of?
Any suggestions are appreciated!