Griffin Announces New iTrip for iPod

Griffin iTripGriffin has introduced a new version of the iTrip transmitter for the Apple iPod.

The new iTrip retains the same industrial design as its predecessor, visually and functionally complementing the iPod. The iTrip sports a large, easy to read backlit LCD screen to make setting its digital tuner easy and intuitive. A knob on the side of the iTrip makes it easy to select broadcast frequency: simply turn to the frequency and click the knob to set it. The iTrip remembers its settings for convenience.

One of iTrip’s innovative new features is selectable LX or DX modes of broadcasting (an FM transmitter first). This allows the user to adjust for the absolute best possible audio under real-world conditions. Even in the toughest situations, such as large cities with lots of radio stations crowding the dial, iTrip’s DX Mode delivers a noise level that’s below that of a cassette tape adapter, allowing the music to punch through cleanly.

Another new feature (and another FM transmitter first) is the ability to set the iTrip to either US or International tuning modes. International mode allows access to all available frequencies throughout the world. US mode limits tuning to those frequencies relevant to US stations. The result: no unnecessary scrolling through channels.

The new iTrip features volume enhancements as well, with an auto volume control that works with the iPod’s volume level to automatically avoid distortion. If the iPod volume is set too high, iTrip recognizes and corrects it by lowering the volume to its optimum level, assuring clean, clear, dynamic sound.

The iTrip requires no batteries to operate, it draws its power directly from the iPod.

Technical Specifications

  • • Dimensions: 2.45″ x 1.43″ x 0.9″ (62.5mm x 36.5mm x 22mm)
  • • Weight: 0.6 oz
  • • Built-in antenna
  • • Power requirement: through the iPod connection (no batteries or adapters)
  • • Modulation: FM Stereo
  • • Frequencies: 88.1-107.9MHz
  • • High stability crystal oscillator, phase-lock loop control
  • • Frequency response: 50Hz to 15KHz
  • • Operating range: 10-30 ft

Made For

  • • iPod Photo
  • • iPod U2 Special Edition
  • • 4th Generation iPod with Click Wheel
  • • 3rd Generation iPod with touch wheel and buttons

Pricing & Availability

The Griffin iTrip MSRP is $49.99 USD, and is now available.

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