Product Type: Griffin digital audio accessories
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Griffin iTrip Black
Member Name: oldmanlen
Griffin iTrip Black
Advantages: Reasonable quality, good price, small
Disadvantages: Hard to use, a bit fiddly
The Griffin Itrip is a high tech piece of equipment which allows you to listen to your ipod through any FM radio whether this is your car radio or your radio at home. It simply connects to the bottom of the ipod sending a good quality signal to your radio. The itrip is 6cm long and 2cm wide, so it is very compact and fits on the bottom of the ipod quite neatly. It is 1.5cm thick so it is substantially thicker than most ipods. It weighs only 19g so is very easy to carry around. Typically costs £15-£20.
Ease of use. Connecting the itrip to the ipod is easy but from there on it becomes a little more difficult.Once connected, you have to tune the ipod to the same station on your radio. This can be tedious and it is slightly annoying that when you disconnect the itrip you have to reconfigure the radio station. It is reset.
After you have got the itrip and the radio on the same station you should be able to hear the songs played from your ipod. However, you do not always get clear signal. Therefore, you must position the ipod in a place where the signal is strong and the music can be heard clearly. If the ipod slides around in a car this can cause problems, as you will hear interference whilst trying to listen to your songs. After the ipod is stable and configured with the radio, you will find fewer problems and it should be easy to listen to your music.
Music quality. The quality is generally good when the ipod is positioned correctly. It is not as good as CD quality, but the music sounds clear. It goes up to a high volume, maintaining good quality unlike some other gadgets on the market. The main advantage of this tool is that you can play all of the songs from your ipod with the click of a button, rather than having to change discs or put up with what the radio has to offer. Therefore, you can easily listen to 1000+ songs through your radio. One slightly trivial fault is that when travelling in the car, your itrip can suddenly pick up a local radio station. This means that you may have to re tune your radio several times whilst travelling. This can be irritating.
Value for money. The itrip's best feature is probably its value for money. At only around £15 it is a cheap option to allow you to play your ipod through speakers. It does a good job for the price.
Whilst this gadget has several faults and is not the best quality product on the market, it is a product which delivers good value for money. Therefore, if your looking for a way to play your ipod through your car or speakers at home at a low cost, with a decent quality this product is for you.
Summary: A decent product for the money
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