updated 09:00 am EST, Tue December 20, 2005
Griffin debuts iTrip Auto
Griffin Technology today announced , a new addition to its iTrip product lineup. Griffin's iTrip products allow users to send any iPod's audio content to the car FM tuner enabling them to listen to the iPod on the car's built-in stereo. The company says that iTrip Auto, the newest addition to the iTrip lineup, is "the most versatile iTrip to date, accommodating every dock connector iPod, including iPod nano and 5th Generation iPods with video." iTrip Auto combines Griffin's renowned FM transmitter technology--for selecting any station any station between 88.1-107.9MHz--with an integrated charger. Designed specifically for use in the car, iTrip Auto's large, easy-to-read backlit LCD screen affords quick, precise station selection and easy status at a glance. It is available now for $70 via Griffin's website.
Griffin's iTrip Auto uses the audio line out from the iPod's dock connector and optimizes the output volume. Speaker volume can be controlled solely from the car stereo controls, without having to adjust the iPod's volume level. iTrip Auto features selectable LX and DX modes for best-quality audio under real-world conditions, US and International tuning modes, Griffin's RF technology, and the company's advanced industrial design. The device has a built-in antenna and draws power through the auto power jack.