After cracking open the box, we were presented with the DFU012 unit, a short 8.25-inch stereo patch cable, an instruction manual printed in 11 languages, a promotional flier for other Dexim products, and a small transparent Dexim sticker.
Powered up, we can see the at DFU012 features bright blue illumination for the LCD and the four control buttons. The backlight is so bright that it overpowered the screen's readout in our photos. In hand, the display is actually quite legible.
Along the top edge are switches for power and hold, the latter of which disables the touch-sensitive face and prevents accidental channel changes. We have one quality control nit to pick: the orange indicator on the hold switch is still visible whether the unit is locked or unlocked.
After scanning for an empty station on an FM radio, users can tune the DFU012 to the same frequency and connect to their MP3 player of choice. If everything is done correctly--and there isn't any interference on the airwaves--the MP3 player's audio should be piped to the FM radio's speaker.
Of course, your mileage may vary depending on how many empty frequencies there are in your area and your skill in finding them. Without an auto-tuning function, the Dexim DFU012 Touch Screen FM Transmitter didn't stand a chance against San Francisco's crowded airwaves.