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“Just in time for summer vacation, Griffin today announced the iTrip mini FM Transmitter for Apple’s iPod mini has begun shipping - one month earlier than originally announced. The new iTrip mini joins the iTrip line as one of the hottest iPod accessories in the world. The iTrip has received critical acclaim for its exclusive iPod-only features such as unlimited station frequencies tuned directly from the iPod and battery-free iPod mating design. The iTrip mini brings the entire list of award winning iTrip features to the iPod mini in a new, beautifully form-fitting mini design. Shipping now, the iTrip mini is $39.99 and available directly from Griffin Technology and at the Apple Store.”

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Comments

1

aint that somthing

theres a first time for everything

Posted by BIGP in Texas on June 10, 2004 at 10:46 PM (CDT)

2

Why is it expensive than the itrip for normal iPods?
I would just buy the the original itrip for 35 bucks and not waste 5 bucks for just looks

Posted by Don on June 10, 2004 at 11:01 PM (CDT)

3

Then why’d you buy the ipod mini in the first place?

Posted by Andrew on June 10, 2004 at 11:11 PM (CDT)

4

I’m going to take a wild stab here and suggest that while the white iPod is great too, the mini’s advantages are not based on looks.

1. It’s cheaper. If you don’t need more space, don’t waste $50.

2. It’s smaller and lighter.

3. It has better controls (personal preference)

4. The aluminum is very difficult to scratch, unlike plastic.

And yes, some people even care about how the things they own look. They even sometimes care what color :)

Thanks, Griffin… makes me want an ipod mini!

Posted by Nagromme on June 11, 2004 at 12:23 AM (CDT)

5

I bought a silver mini for my girlfriend when they first came out. We took a trip to Vegas with the regular iTrip. It jetted out enough to be awkward. This looks great. Griffin and Apple make a good pair.Ended up buying a 20 gig and use the former iTrip for that now

Posted by lucky714x on June 11, 2004 at 12:38 AM (CDT)

6

I bought the iTrip and didn’t like it. Reception was unstable, especially at night in the car. So I bought a new deck for the car with an aux in. I wish I had done that in the first place instead of wasting the money. Sure I spent alot of money upgrading, but whats the point of listening to music on the iPod if it it sounds terrible?

Posted by Carl on June 11, 2004 at 12:52 AM (CDT)

7

If you buy a Honda Element EX you don’t need such a device - comes with auxilliary in.  A lot of new cars have been doing this I’ve noticed, including the new Minis (it’s an extra option).  My dad has an Element (mid-life crisis…) and his iPod has never sounded better than when it’s plugged into that car.  You can’t beat Auxilliary in, it’s worth spending extra for the capability.

Posted by iDevin in Los Angeles, CA on June 11, 2004 at 1:27 AM (CDT)

8

They should make the iTrip mini to match the iPod mini colors.

Posted by coolpepper43 on June 11, 2004 at 5:32 AM (CDT)

9

jet3004 at the forum posted this info, so my thanks go out to him.

You can order the iTrip mini at eCost.com for $27.45. Shipping is free, but there’s a $3.95 processing fee. My total came to $31.40.

If you’re going to buy this, buy it cheap!

Posted by Duc on June 11, 2004 at 8:08 AM (CDT)

10

Thank you both duc and jet3004. Just ordered my itrip mini, i can’t believe how low the cost was. Too bad my mini is going back for repair tomorrow (bad menu button). i can’t wait for it all to cooomee toogeetther

Posted by oxy on June 11, 2004 at 9:49 AM (CDT)

11

I wrote to Griffin a week or two ago, asked about the possibility of them allowing me to send my iTrip back for exchange for the mini model.  Response said at the time they didn’t have that option, but to try again after they started shipping and perhaps they’d consider it.  I will write, but perhaps if others did, too, they might consider it a bit harder.

Posted by danielo on June 11, 2004 at 10:14 AM (CDT)

12

A friend and I were just at the Apples Store in MN, and they do not have them in stock yet.

Posted by schaaking in Minneapolis on June 11, 2004 at 12:07 PM (CDT)

13

the itrip is strictly for when your in someone “elses” car. like a rental or a friends car. its pointless using it in your own car. where you can run an aux out from your stereo. the sound is so much cleaner.

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on June 11, 2004 at 12:40 PM (CDT)

14

> danielo wrote:
>
> > I wrote to Griffin a week or two ago,
> > asked about the possibility of them
> > allowing me to send my iTrip back for
> > exchange for the mini model.

And what exactly are they supposed to do with your used iTrip?

Maybe you should take your dirty underwear back to the store, and ask if they’ll exchange them for a clean pair.  They might be more sympathetic than the Griffin folks?

Posted by Bill on June 11, 2004 at 1:32 PM (CDT)

15

As much as I wanted to love the Griffin iTrip I am going to have to concur with Jaguares comment, the device is best when you don’t have an option to plug in your iPod with the good old fashioned cassette adapter or some other auxillary input.

My iTrip has sat in a drawer for 3 months now since I had my mp3 deck removed to put the stock car stereo back in so I could use the cassette method.  But, a great device to take with you in someone else’s car! 

Posted by Steve-o on June 11, 2004 at 2:43 PM (CDT)

16

Blitzsafe makes a line of auxilary input devices for many makes and models of cars.

I got one for my 2002 Mini Cooper.
The AUX input device hooks up to the cables for the CD Changer in your trunk and hooks into any devices with a headphone jack (i.e. my iPod Mini).

Check them out.
http://www.blitzsafe.com/blitz_catalog/blitz_catalog.html

It’s a little pricey for about $100 for most models, but it saves you from having to FM broadcast to your stereo.

Posted by LA Dave in Los Angeles on June 11, 2004 at 5:51 PM (CDT)

17

I received my iTrip mini yestereday and love it.  Worked in the car, home stereo and alarm clock.

Posted by Kim on June 30, 2004 at 10:28 AM (CDT)

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