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Griffin unveils iFM for iPod

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, July 29, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

imageGriffin Technology today introduced the iFM, an all-in-one iPod add-on that combines an FM radio tuner, voice and radio recorder, and remote control functions.

The small aluminum device functions as a remote for Dock Connector iPods (3G/4G/Photo/mini models) and features a digital FM radio with a Band-Switch function to switch between US, European and Japanese FM bands. The iFM also lets you record radio content and, using a built-in omnidirectional microphone, voice memos. Radio and voice recordings (3G/4G/Photo models supported) are automatically saved to the iPod.

“With the flip of a switch users can now switch seamlessly between controlling their music library and listening to their favorite FM radio programming,” says Griffin. “Use the iFM as an inline remote to control the iPod’s transport controls, great for workouts, biking or hiking. iFM is also a recording device, with a built in microphone to record voice, or change modes to capture live FM radio directly to the iPod!”

Griffin’s iFM is priced at $49.99 and is scheduled to begin shipping in August.

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Comments

21

Yeah, its cool, but pointless. Isn’t the purpose of an iPod to gain control of what you listen to rather than be subjected to the payola paid for crap that is commercial radio?

Posted by Jay the Attorney on July 29, 2005 at 7:06 PM (PDT)

22

so has there been a complete confirmation on the fact that this new Griffin product does not support scrolling id3 tags?

Posted by hattrixter on August 13, 2005 at 9:38 PM (PDT)

23

its good but has no speakers, which is bad.

Posted by etg on August 15, 2005 at 12:27 AM (PDT)

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