I know i-Pod compatable FM transmitters have been around for a while, but I was unwawre of anything for non i-Pod owners.
Today I found a Belkin device that works with any audio device with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It costs under £30 which is reasonable too.
I was attracted to this as it easily changable with my girlfriend's Ka, which also lacks an aux-in jack.
The transmitter can broadcast at any frequency between 88.1 to 107.9MHz, so finding a clear patch won't be too hard. The bloody radio changed to a nearby station once or twice, but adjusting the frequency sorted that.
The sound quality is obviously not quite as good as an MP3 CD, but is more than good enough. It runs off two AAAs or 12V from car socket.
My plan is to power it from the bood, freeing up front socket for GPS or phone charger or whatever, and have the transmitter on the back seat, near the rew window. I can easily get an extension for the 12" audio lead to run it to the front of the car where my Sony MP3 walkman is. The reason i don't want it in the boot, is in case I need to adjust the frequency for any reason.
I am happy with it, and thought I'd share it with you for those who don't want to wait for Honda to pull their finger out, or aren't willing to take their dash boards apart.
* Yes, I know it illegal to use in the UK, but I make sure I only use it when travelling to 'certain European countries where a Broadcasting Licenece is not required'