Griffin iTrip Universal FM Transmitter and Charger for MP3 Players
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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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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
-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)
-Display is not backlit
-Broadcast strength and quality could be better
-Two cords, one plugs into the headphone jack, the other supplies power... a "quick and dirty" design (other competing models now use only one connector through the bottom connector, no separate connection to the headphone jack)
-You must supply your own USB-based power cable. Since this is a one-size fits all device, it would be unreasonable to ask them to give you one for every player on the market...
-A small display... a pro or con, depending on the situation
-Made overseas, where quality often suffers (however, so far so good)
-Between the cable and the power cords, that's a lot of cable. I used the twist ties that came with the unit to help wrap up the excess wire to minimize tangling, you may want to too
-For iPhone users: the iPhone periodically emits a powerful magnetic field that interferes with this unit. I've found this true with other devices like my clock radio and phone at work
Bottom line: with recent advances now 3 stars (Amazon does not allow you to change the rating for an item once it is ranked). There are better items now on the market, but a low-cost option, especially good for non-iPhone applications due to random iPhone static interference.
Cons: The plug for the cigarette lighter is a little smaller than I'd like it to be; in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Sentra, the plug fits loosely and wobbles in it if jarred too hard which causes my second issue with the thing: it doesn't remember the last chosen preset/frequency. It will always start on some random frequency so when it jiggles too much in my outlet I have to reach over and hit the button to put it on one of the presets.
Understand that the actual design is poor and that i did not have a bad unit.