Griffin iTrip Universal FM Transmitter and Charger for MP3 Players

Griffin iTrip Universal FM MP3 Players

Product Description

iTrip - its not just for iPod anymore. We call this one "auto" because it gets its power from your vehicles 12 Volt accessory outlet. And we call it "universal" because it works with any portable audio device that has a standard 1/8" headphone jack (including CDs, MP3s, cassettes, and yes, even iPod). Additionally, the "Plus" in this iTrip model is the ability to charge your player by means of a built-in USB port. Plug in your players USB charge/sync cable, and you get to listen to your tunes while youre traveling, and arrive with a fully-charged player.

Product Features

  • Compatible with all MP3 players
  • Uses built-in, USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery for hours of play
  • Three user-programmable presets save the best frequencies for quick access later
  • User-selectable stereo or mono output lets you tailor playback to the recording
  • Quick setup and easy frequency selection for fuss-free audio streaming

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review
 (578 customer reviews)

Near Perfect device, November 17, 2007
Random Bimms (Bellevue, WA United States)
I love this transmitter! When I first got it, I was disappointed that it seemed like you could not transmit in the best frequency of 87.9, but then I figured it out:

To change it to international mode (with the frequency 87.9 and so forth) all you have to do is hold the preset button for about 15 seconds, and the US will start flashing. Then you just hit the plus or minus to change to international mode, and voila! You now have the much coveted 87.9 frequency!

Since this transmitter will always be usable for any future mp3 player that I can imagine, (they are all going to have to have headphone jacks, right?) this means:

THIS IS THE LAST TRANSMITTER YOU WILL EVER HAVE TO BUY!

End of story. Get it. Now.



Finally, iPhone music in the car!, October 31, 2007
M and K (Dover, NH)
As an iPhone owner it took months for us to find a FM transmitter that gave us the ability to use our iPhone's iPod music capability in the car. Yes, this item is compatible with iPhone. Please see pros and cons below... (reviewed updated 6/21/2008)

Pro:
-iPhone and other MP3 player compatible (i.e. equipped with a "super minijack" headphone connection). Note: please don't confuse compatible with exceptional quality.
-Will power the iPhone and I think it can serve as a charger for it too
-Stores 4 pre-programmed stations
-Long cord could connect to a back seat lighter, not just the front (nice for those of you who have a lighter/socket in the rear)
-Acceptible broadcast strength, plenty loud as long as the iPhone volume is set loud.
-Price is reasonable relative to others on the market
-Buttons are flush with the front, fewer accidental button presses like I had experienced with my other (obsolete) transmitter
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A great device! (Once you know the secret!), January 12, 2008
R. Waller (Ft. Worth, TX USA)
  
This device works really well... IF you change it from US frequencies to International as explained by Random Bimms in another review of this product. (Thanks Random!!) I was having trouble finding a clear frequency in the D-FW area until I found the secret of setting it to 87.8 MHz. Too bad this tip isn't included in the instructions. With the USB charging connectivity, this is truly a universal transmitter/charger. Don't lock yourself into a unit that is dedicated to a particular brand/model... this one works with all of them that have a standard stereo headphone jack and USB charging.



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