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Old 12-29-2005, 03:49 PM   #1 (Print)
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Griffin's new iTrip

http://www.griffintechnology.com/pr...o/techspecs.php

Anyone used this yet? You can charge your iPod while using this and it has a little screen to pick the station.

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:09 PM   #2 (Print)
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Looks nice! Much better than the earlier versions. Too bad it's not compatible with my iPod...
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:10 PM   #3 (Print)
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Looks nice! Much better than the earlier versions. Too bad it's not compatible with my iPod...


You's got an old one there?

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:18 PM   #4 (Print)
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Too many wires. I like the ones previous to these where it connected on the dock connector.

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:41 PM   #5 (Print)
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Too many wires. I like the ones previous to these where it connected on the dock connector.


Yeah, why not still have the bulky thing still stick on the bottom of the ipod and there only be one cord leaving to go to the cig lighter.

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They should call this the iTrip Auto...because the previous iTrips could be used anywhere as they were powered by the iPod, not a cig lighter...

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:50 PM   #7 (Print)
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They should call this the iTrip Auto...because the previous iTrips could be used anywhere as they were powered by the iPod, not a cig lighter...


They do

I just didn't

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Old 12-29-2005, 04:53 PM   #8 (Print)
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WOW...I completely glossed over that...hmmm....I should pay closer attention...

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Old 12-29-2005, 05:02 PM   #9 (Print)
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Wow, $69 seems a little steep but I guess not when you think of how much a ipod charger and itrip cost seperately.

Oh and FM modulators $uck!

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Old 12-29-2005, 05:08 PM   #10 (Print)
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Isn't the iTrip Nano plus an el-cheapo generic USB car charger cheaper (for the Nano anyway)?

Apple getting rid of the remote port has made car use a serious PITA. I'm still waiting for the combo car charger, line out, RF remote control (or, combo car charger, FM transmitter, RF remote control).
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isn't this the same as monster's icarplay?

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Old 12-29-2005, 05:23 PM   #12 (Print)
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isn't this the same as monster's icarplay?


Only $10 cheaper.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:05 PM   #13 (Print)
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:08 PM   #14 (Print)
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You's got an old one there?


Yeah, I think I have a 2nd generation. heh
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:32 PM   #15 (Print)
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isn't this the same as monster's icarplay?

Yes, and it has the same flaw as that one.

The "full FM range" is false. The lowest it goes down to is 88.1, same as the Monster.

I had to take mine back because here in Houston, 88.1 has too much noise on it. I now have the "docking" one that is a big brick that stick directly into your car lighter. It goes down to 87.9. Suprisingly, the ability to change the frequency channel from 88.1 to 87.9 made it go from "extremely annoying hiss noise in the background" to "As clear a sound as you can get from an FM modulator."

I have friends in smaller towns that have not had a problem with only being able to go as low as 88.1, but for me in Houston, it was an immediate return.
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Yes, and it has the same flaw as that one.

The "full FM range" is false. The lowest it goes down to is 88.1, same as the Monster.

I had to take mine back because here in Houston, 88.1 has too much noise on it. I now have the "docking" one that is a big brick that stick directly into your car lighter. It goes down to 87.9. Suprisingly, the ability to change the frequency channel from 88.1 to 87.9 made it go from "extremely annoying hiss noise in the background" to "As clear a sound as you can get from an FM modulator."

I have friends in smaller towns that have not had a problem with only being able to go as low as 88.1, but for me in Houston, it was an immediate return.


Actually, according to the FCC, the FM band starts at 88.1. 87.7 is part of the TV audio band, but many FM tuners tune it anyway. That's the reason it works so well. There are no "real" licensed FM stations down there.

But, more to your point, the iLounge review of the iTrip Auto (linked in this thread) says it tunes 87.9 without a problem.
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Actually, according to the FCC, the FM band starts at 88.1. 87.7 is part of the TV audio band, but many FM tuners tune it anyway. That's the reason it works so well. There are no "real" licensed FM stations down there.

But, more to your point, the iLounge review of the iTrip Auto (linked in this thread) says it tunes 87.9 without a problem.

I saw that, and I was confused. The link to the product listed the range at 88.1 to 107.9, but the review was making it sound like there are ways to get to 87.9. Has anyone been successful with this using the Monster or the product from the OP?
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