Product Type: Griffin digital audio accessories
Newest Review: ... on Amazon, (I didn't know about doyoo at the time!) I decided to go for the Griffin iTrip. After receiving mine which I paidŁ28 for, I... more
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Griffin iTrip Black
Member Name: Bruceybonus
Griffin iTrip Black
Advantages: Great Versatility, Used wherever there's a radio, Usually great Quality, More social experience
Disadvantages: Ocassional poor quality, Techno-divs may struggle to use lol
Out of all the equipment or general items I've bought this year, I'd have to say this is the best "gadget" I've ever purchased.
The obvious alternative to the iTrip is the USB connection or specialist Ipod stereo you can use play your Ipod through speakers, this however can be irritating when alot of Stereos aren't compatible and you often don't have a handy cable on you to connect with.
This is where the convenience of the iTrip steps in. How many stereos do you know of that don't have an FM receiver inclusive?
Usually, very few. Any stereo that does will be iTrip compatible, that's all you need, FM!
This small device slips into the bottom connector of the iPod and in order for it to play through the radio, all you must do is tune the radio to an unused frequency, and match the tuning on the iTrip. The iTrip is easily tuned by using the tuner on the right side. This is done by just first of all placing the iTrip into the iPod, playing a song on the iPod to activate it, and then simply tuning the iTrip into the identical station on the radio.
In terms of quality of sound, i have found that this isn't damaged at all provided the iTrip is within a reasonable range of the radio and doesn't have too much hard material to pass through (I can't say I have a full understanding of radio waves but it appears metals seem to distort the signal significantly) which makes it ideal in the glove box of a car or just placed on top of the stereo or a windosill nearby.
Any experience of bad sound quality is often down to 1 of 2 things: The battery in the iPod is running low or the radio itself hasn't got a vary good quality receiver meaning you may experience a slight variation in quality when using different radios, but as I said, this is only slight.
The iTrip itself should remain at the same tuning when it's turned on again meaning that if playing through the same radio, you get the songs straight away, but obviously you have to quickly tune in any other radios to the iTrip or vice versa.
If you are using a standard sized iPod then the iTrip will fit underneath perfectly but it may be slightly more protruding on smaller models. I've found it becomes a constant connection as you can play through headphones aswell as having the iTrip connected and terefore just becomes an extension of the iPod which makes it far superior to using a cable in a sense.
I would recommend this to any iPod user as a great asset to hearing your music properly and being able to choose from the variety that an Mp3 player provides.
Summary: Great Asset to an iPod
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