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Griffin iTrip Universal FM Transmitter and Charger for MP3 Players

3.3 out of 5 stars 605 customer reviews
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  • Compatible with all MP3 players
  • Uses built-in, USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery for hours of play
  • Three user-programmable presets save the best frequencies for quick access later
  • User-selectable stereo or mono output lets you tailor playback to the recording
  • Quick setup and easy frequency selection for fuss-free audio streaming
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Product Description

Product Description

Like all of Grifin's iTrip products, iTrip Auto Universal Plus lets you listen to your MP3 player through your car's stereo speakers. We call this one universal because it works with virtually any MP3 player that has a 1/8 (3.5mm) headphone jack. And we call this one Plus because it provides a means for powering and charging your player using your own charge/sync cable and an included USB port on the 12 Volt power adapter.

From the Manufacturer

Griffin's iTrip Universal FM Transmitter and Charger has a cool rechargeable design that plays well with others. It's compatible with any audio source that uses a 3.5-mm headphone jack, including iPod, Sansa, Zune, portable CD players, and more. No more replacing batteries. Recharge iTrip Universal's internal battery in any USB port, and then connect to your player with the included stereo audio cable. Three user-programmable presets save the best frequencies so you can access them quickly later. Select stereo or mono output. Wherever you go, iTrip Universal is the perfect partner for your portable audio.

What's in the Box
Griffin iTrip Auto Universal and owner's manual.


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Griffin Technology
Item Weight 4 ounces
Product Dimensions 1 x 0.5 x 48 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number 7259-TRIPUNP
Power Source Type 12 Volt cigarette lighter/power
Number of Items 1

Additional Information

ASIN B000JV9NL2
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 605 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #158 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cell Phone Accessories > FM Transmitters
#242 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 Players & Accessories > MP3 Player Accessories > Bluetooth & FM Transmitters
#56,405 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories
Shipping Weight 4 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available June 23, 2004

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Customer Reviews

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Verified Purchase
I love this transmitter! When I first got it, I was disappointed that it seemed like you could not transmit in the best frequency of 87.9, but then I figured it out:

To change it to international mode (with the frequency 87.9 and so forth) all you have to do is hold the preset button for about 15 seconds, and the US will start flashing. Then you just hit the plus or minus to change to international mode, and voila! You now have the much coveted 87.9 frequency!

Since this transmitter will always be usable for any future mp3 player that I can imagine, (they are all going to have to have headphone jacks, right?) this means:

THIS IS THE LAST TRANSMITTER YOU WILL EVER HAVE TO BUY!

End of story. Get it. Now.
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As an iPhone owner it took months for us to find a FM transmitter that gave us the ability to use our iPhone's iPod music capability in the car. Yes, this item is compatible with iPhone. Please see pros and cons below... (reviewed updated 6/21/2008)

Pro:
-iPhone and other MP3 player compatible (i.e. equipped with a "super minijack" headphone connection). Note: please don't confuse compatible with exceptional quality.
-Will power the iPhone and I think it can serve as a charger for it too
-Stores 4 pre-programmed stations
-Long cord could connect to a back seat lighter, not just the front (nice for those of you who have a lighter/socket in the rear)
-Acceptible broadcast strength, plenty loud as long as the iPhone volume is set loud.
-Price is reasonable relative to others on the market
-Buttons are flush with the front, fewer accidental button presses like I had experienced with my other (obsolete) transmitter
-In addition to buttons that cycle through the presets, there's up/down buttons to fine tune stations
-Socket has green LED when ready, turns amber when charging signaling that you are actually getting power
-Plastic case is less hard to open than others, the first that I can recall where I could pull it apart by hand (there's a tab in the back)... although a heavy pair of scissors are recommended
-Price is moderate, less than many (although not the least expensive either)

Con:
-Display is not backlit
-Broadcast strength and quality could be better
-Two cords, one plugs into the headphone jack, the other supplies power...
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This device works really well... IF you change it from US frequencies to International as explained by Random Bimms in another review of this product. (Thanks Random!!) I was having trouble finding a clear frequency in the D-FW area until I found the secret of setting it to 87.8 MHz. Too bad this tip isn't included in the instructions. With the USB charging connectivity, this is truly a universal transmitter/charger. Don't lock yourself into a unit that is dedicated to a particular brand/model... this one works with all of them that have a standard stereo headphone jack and USB charging.
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Recently purchased this "universal" FM transmitter. Using it for the first time I noticed a great deal of static as well as the "universal" connection was not charging the player.After making sure that all of the connections were done correctly and in working order I called Griffin tech support.They were helpful in telling me that they have recieved multiple complaints from Creative users and that the usb connection that recharges the player is not compatible.Thanks, you might want to put that little tidbit on your website.The one star is only because it sounded good when not using the sync/usb connection.So, if your a creative user who wants a FM transmitter that sounds good but can't charge your player go for it!Otherwise, I suggest trying another brand.
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It's great not having to have any batteries for the transmitter OR the MP3 player. Works fine despite crowded NYC airwaves. Only thing lacking is an on/off switch; I have to pull it out of the lighter socket to keep it from draining the car battery.
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Does just as advertised. Except your MP3 player must be set to a high volume. I had trouble finding an unused frequency because I live in a giant urban area. I use 92.1, but as you go from city to city unused frequencies will change.
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I have to say that this item is a much needed necessity if you happen to drive. Even though I was in a rush to use it, I read the small pamphlet and I was on the road. It was relatively easy for my to find the right station (89.1 FM) I have a Sansa e250 SanDisk SDMX4-2048-A70 Sansa e250 2 GB MP3 Player with microSD Expansion Slot. I must say that the music almost sounds perfect. The only complaint that I have is that I have to turn up the volume more than I usually have to get a good sound response. As far as the charging is concerned, this worked perfect with my Sansa e250 but it did not work with my Creative Zen Touch Creative Zen Touch 20 GB MP3 Player. On a scale of 1 to 10, I have to rate this item a 9 because of the volume and the USB may not charge all MP3 players.
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