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Griffin GA22045 iTrip FM Transmitter for New iPod and iPhone
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- One-touch setup and tuning: Griffin-exclusive SmartScan finds the best FM frequency for you
- SmartSound button adjusts signal strength for each frequency
- Bright illuminated display for easy viewing in any light
- User-selectable stereo/mono modes
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The Griffin GA22045 iTrip Fm transmitter is with App support and its SmartScan finds the clearest frequency to play your music through your car or home stereo speakers without hassles or wires. The Griffin SmartSound button adjusts signal strength for the clearest sound possible. Use iTrip three user-programmable presets to remember your favorite frequencies and recall them with one press of a button. It is built in controls that let you play, pause, skip forward and skip back with a press of a button. And the illuminated screen scrolls track or podcast information even when your iPhone or iPod sleeps its display. It's a free download at the iTunes App Store that lets you take full advantage of the Multi-Touch display on your iPod or iPhone. The iTrip Controller App is the perfect Multi-Touch interface for the world's most popular FM transmitter.
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One-touch setup and tuning Griffin-exclusive SmartScan finds the best FM frequency for you.
SmartSound button adjusts signal strength for each frequency.
Bright illuminated display for easy viewing in any light.
Pass-thru connector so you can charge your iPod or iPhone while playing, using a USB Micro-B cable.
User-selectable stereo/mono modes.
Track Controls Play, pause, forward and back from iTrip display.
iTrip Controller App Controls iTrip from your Multi-Touch display.
No batteries required, draws power from your iPod or iPhone.
Output RF range (US): 88.1 MHz – 107.9 MHz.
Output RF range (INTL): 87.6 MHz – 107.9 MHz.
iPod touch 2nd and 3rd Gen.
Original iPod touch.
iPod nano 5th Gen.
iPod nano 4th Gen.
The easiest-to-use FM transmitter ever...We've paired a powerful FM transmitter with an intuitive interface, so playing your iPhone or iPod on any FM radio (car or home stereo, boombox, whatever) is super easy. Just plug iTrip into the dock connector, press the SmartScan™ button and you're set. SmartScan finds the clearest frequency to play your music through your car or home stereo speakers without hassles or wires. And Griffin's SmartSound™ button adjusts signal strength for the clearest sound possible. Use iTrip's three user-programmable presets to remember your favorite frequencies and recall them with one press of a button. But there's more to iTrip than just wireless play. We've built in controls that let you play, pause, skip forward and skip back with a press of a button. And the illuminated screen scrolls track or podcast information even when your iPhone or iPod sleeps its display. We've redesigned iTrip's interface to be easier to use than ever AND added support for our iTrip Controller App. It's a free download at the iTunes App Store that lets you take full advantage of the Multi-Touch display on your iPod or iPhone. Tap to choose one of your own presets, or tune manually using iTrip Controller's tuning wheel. The iTrip Controller App is the perfect Multi-Touch interface for the world's most popular FM transmitter.See all Product description
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This product is deceptively titled. This product is model: P1591 which is only compatible with the iPhone 3 or original iPhones. This device will give you an error message stating it is not optimised for your iPhone when connected to a new iPhone (iPhone 4).
There are, however, a few things to observe. On the less problematic side, you may have to use manual search on your radio receiver in order to hit the right frequency, which is difficult in a car, unless you stop driving and devote your attention to the task (or let another passenger do it for you).
A slightly larger problem: Depending on the quality of the radio receiver, you may experience (I did in two out of three times) having to experiment with placing your iPod/iPhone/iPad (with the transmitter connected) in different angles and positions in relation to the receiver in order to get a stable signal, and the distance from the receiver typically has to be very small. (So no one gets to be a back seat DJ!) With one car radio, I also continually experienced that the signal alternated between sounding crystal clear and a bit muffled (even after I had placed the iPod such that the transmitter was inside the tape deck of the car radio).
In short, although I think this is a surprisingly well-functioning product, if your stereo comes with a mini jack socket, consider buying a cable to connect your portable device instead. It will give you more stable sound quality, and it is cheaper.
Tried it on 2 i-pods & 1 i-pad using various FM receivers of reasonable to full hi fi quality and it was abysmally bad.
First problem was the i-trip app, it either didn't work or did not recognise the device. On its own the device wanted me to download and install the app in order to work and only messing about unplugging it and fiddling with the terrible flimsy buttons got it to run. When it did run briefly I could not get anything approaching a decent quality signal.
Being of an electronic engineering bent with the test equipment to back it up I ran the thing into a spectrum analyser and the resulting output was very small, modulation was jerky and the output too wide / flat to give a decent signal. Further investigation showed the main problem was the poor build quality in that the socket that connects to the i-pod was poorly made and installed and did not fit correctly - meaning it got next to no input signal. If I injected a audio signal directly it was a pretty good if noisy output. I guess if you get one which has a good connector (not likely judging by the dire quality of mine) it will work OK. I have binned mine and am going to give up the whole idea of i-trips and just modify the car to take a standard DIN CD player instead like I should have done in the first place.
Don't buy one the quality of the output even if it works is mediocre at best.
I haven't actually tried it with my iPhone, so cannot vouch for that. However, with my iPod Classic the Griffin iTrip works really well. I had one of the first iTrips that ever came out and used it with my 2nd generation iPod. It was great, but highly flawed.
This device is much more what you'd expect in 2011.
The auto-scan feature is extremely useful. Rather than only transmitting through one frequency, like the old iTrips, this will find you the best frequency to transmit, and when you move into an area where that frequency is in use it is easy to quickly find a new one.
iTrip allows you to take your entire music collection in the car, and most impressively, it works. That is worth 4 stars on its own.
The reason it loses one star is quite simply because although the sound is perfectly acceptable, it is noticeably lower quality than either CD or the radio. I guess there is no way around this, as if the transmission was any stronger it would technically be illegal, but it does mean that quite often I do return to CDs if I want to crank up the volume.
Ultimately, if you've got an iPod, this is well worth having.
I have had no problems with the signal being lost. I have just set it up and shoved it in my glove box and it communicates ok. I generally listen to audiobooks or podcasts, sometimes music. You can charge the iphone through the griffin from the cigarette lighter socket with suitable leads and this works perfectly fine.
One word of warning - this caused me a bit of trouble at first til I realised why it was losing signal. You must make sure that the Griffin is firmly inserted into the iphone, I had to remove the case to ensure it was firmly in place. It is easy to think that it is in and it isn't quite. For this reason I deducted one star.