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Griffin: New iTrip Now Shipping

picToday Griffin Technology announced that the new iTrip for 3G iPods is now shipping. “The new model ($35) improves upon its predecessor with an even sleeker body style, new power saving features and a red LED light to match the new iPods red backlight perfectly.” As reported earlier, Grifffin has also officially released over 100 new international frequencies for use on original and new iTrips.

“The iTrip-NEW for the new iPods is NOW SHIPPING. However - pre-orders are being filled first so new orders (orders placed today) will take up to 3 weeks to fulfill. We’re making them as fast as we can, but we just wanted you to know so you don’t expect your order immediately. You will receive an email the day it ships and your credit card will NOT charged until then.”

Press Release:

NASHVILLE, TN - October 6, 2003. Griffin Technology Inc, innovator of exciting hardware and software products for the Mac and PC market, today announced the NEW iTrip FM Transmitter for third generation iPods has begun shipping. Announced this summer, the new iTrip is similar to the Original iTrip and retains its most popular features like unlimited station frequencies and battery-free iPod mating design. The new model improves upon its predecessor with an even sleeker body style, new power saving features and a red LED light to match the new iPods red backlight perfectly. Now shipping, the new iTrip is $35 and is available directly from Griffin Technology at

The iTrip has several ‘one of a kind’ design innovations found nowhere else. Ultra compact in size, the iTrip rests atop the iPod and attaches securely to the headphone jack without any cable mess. The iTrip is controlled by the iPod itself and can broadcast to over 200 possible frequencies on the FM dial. The iTrip also saves batteries ’ because it doesn’t use any. It draws its minimal power directly from the iPod and automatically shuts off after 60 seconds without music. This latest iTrip contains new power saving features that keeps the iTrip in sleep mode until music is actually being played ’ at which time the iTrip automatically comes on.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the pre-release interest in the new iTrip.” said Van Thompson, VP - Production for Griffin Technology. “It’s going to take a few weeks to catch up with every order up but I think our customers will find the wait worth it. The iTrip is one of the finest overall products we’ve ever released.”

Also released today are over 100 new international iTrip frequencies that are compatible with both original and new iTrips. Two new packets of frequencies are available now to download at These include a European iTrip frequency packet that contains both odd and even frequencies from 88.0 to 108.0. The other iTrip packet contains both odd and even frequencies from 76.0 to 90.0. Any iTrip owner can use any of these frequencies by simply dragging and dropping the selected frequencies into their iTrip stations playlist.

Pricing & Availability
The new iTrip - FM Transmitter for the iPod is priced $35 USD and is available now. The iTrip can be purchased directly from Griffin at and at finer computer outlets everywhere.

New iTrip Frequencies are free and can be downloaded at

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Heehee, I like the Griffin ad for the itrip appearing at the top of this ipodlounge page with the “finally” moving up and fitting into the “Now Shipping”.  A little bit of self-depreciating humor, there.

Posted by Splitpea on October 9, 2003 at 11:58 AM (CDT)


Finally got mine today.  It works great but won’t work with the exo iSkin case.  Have to use my DLO Jam Jacket.  Like the exo better.

Posted by Mr Strat on October 9, 2003 at 6:01 PM (CDT)


There’s still be no word on mine, but Griffin answered an e-mail I sent on Monday, October 6th.  There’s still be no word on the order I placed on August 7th, but I’m hoping Mychal’s right about the ”[we] hope to have them all out within 2 weeks.”

——-Original Message——-
From: Mychal <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 13:46:22 -0500
To: KenForeman
Subject: Re: Griffin Technology Order Info

On 10/6/03 9:12 AM, “Ken Foreman” wrote:

> I see that the iTrip2 is now shipping, according to your website.  I
> know that I must be quite a few pre-orders down your list, so I was
> just wondering if you have a date for when mine might ship.

We are presently clearing backorders as fast as we can and hope to have them
all out within 2 weeks.

Griffin Technology Support

Posted by Ken on October 13, 2003 at 5:21 AM (CDT)


I pre-ordered mine on Jun 26.  I have yet receive any word from Griffin yet.  If what they said is true (From the oldest pre-orders to the newest ones), I highly doubt they would get to orders placed on Aug within 2 weeks.

Posted by lliang on October 13, 2003 at 3:03 PM (CDT)

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