FM transmission: possible

Wii-E day (that’s Wii in Europe day) is just nine long days away now and like you we’re pretty excited. But in amongst all the flurry and buzz surro

Wii-E day (that’s Wii in Europe day) is just nine long days away now and like you we’re pretty excited. But in amongst all the flurry and buzz surrounding Ninty's motion sensitive machine, there’ll be another minor landmark, the legalisation of FM transmitters.

Even now it’s unlikely you’d end up in mortal fear of your dignity, while tentatively showering in Parkhurst if you were caught using an iCast (pictured) or similar device, but it’s nice to know the possibility won’t be there at all.

You see, FM transmitters are currently classed, in the eyes of the law, as little mini pirate radio stations. The fact that I have trouble getting a clear, steady signal from my iPod to my car stereo when the two are less than half a metre apart is neither here nor there; it’s the same offence.

Thankfully that rule will be dropped on 8 December, so you can drive back from your late night trip to bag a Wii, legally transmitting tunes from your iPod to your stereo, without a prison shower in sight.

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