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Griffin delays RadioSHARK orders until April

updated 06:15 pm EST, Thu January 22, 2004

RadioSHARK delayed

Griffin Technology has delayed the shipping date , originally announced in April of 2003. The device would haved brought FM radio capabilities to the iPod. The company said that production of the device was canceled because the iFM for the original iPod relied on the iPod's Wired Remote Control. This part is no longer available separately from Apple for the Original iPods. The company said that the iFM for the "3G" iPods was impossible due to technical changes in the new models.




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    #9 in Wired vaporware

    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,61935-2,00.html?tw=wn_story_page_next1

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    $70????

    Wasn't it supposed to be cheaper???

    http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2003/07/16/radioshark/

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    Re: #9 in Wired vaporware

    You beat me on that..

    Vaporware...

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    Actually...

    Actually you beat me...

    But we were both saw the same thing...

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    most disappointing comp.

    Griffin I think needs to get bought out. They consitently announce incredible products that they can't deliver on. Perhaps if someone big bought them they'd finally be able to come through on their promises. This is really sad.

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    didn't they...

    Didn't they offer this discounted origonally?

    I almost bought it back then... I wonder if I would have gotten it at that price...

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    incompetant...

    incompetant...

    thier hardware is always top quality... always, but the people they hire to do theri driver code are not award winning experts with required experience. Besides thier time shifting stuff is just a ripoff of existing linux software, and the chip is a standard ship used in lots of EE senior project usb designs from a couple university web sites on the web. The hitch is the AM part. The AM part is the part i care about most and the part they probably will not get working well?

    I would buy one... even at 70 dollars if it did AM well when positioned 7 or 8 feet from my computer... AND if the audio enterred the computer using usb packets and not an earphone port like lots of crappy Wintel designs did.

    the guy that runs griffin is awesome, but he needs to be blessed with meeting up with some world class mac driver contractors for some of his ideas, otherwise he is held back.

    This radio is definitely an astounding achievement but I predicted publicly that it would not ship within 6 months of its first ship date AND I WAS CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is the ONLY reason i did no order one.


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    Re: incompetant

    Um...incompetant, indeed.

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    Just get Audio Hijack

    I saw this at MWNY, and said "Oh, cool!" Then I was at MWSF, and it STILL wasn't out. Then I happened by the Rogue Amoeba booth, and found Audio Hijack Pro - a great software application for recording internet radio. And it's less than half the price ($30). Audio Hijack Pro will let you record any internet radio, with timers, and much more. And if you plug a stereo in, you get the AM/FM part of the RadioShark that seemed so useless to me. You can even use the regular version of Audio Hijack ($15!) and get most of the same functions.

    Get Audio Hijack Pro now, don't wait for this overpriced junk. Maybe Griffin is having problems writing the software, but Rogue Amoeba has already done it - www.rogueamoeba.com

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    Good for them.

    I appreciate their honesty and their strives toward innovative products. Let's not bash the company and just be thankful they exist in the first place. The Mac community is better of due to them, even if they can't always come through the way huge companies do.

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