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Griffin updates RoadTrip for new iPods

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By LC Angell

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Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

imageGriffin Technology has announced that its RoadTrip FM transmitter, charger and cradle now works with Apple’s fifth-generation iPod and iPod nano. A new cradle for the nano now ships with every RoadTrip, and the 5G iPod works with the RoadTrip’s adjustable cradle. The all-in-one car solution also now comes in either white or charcoal. The RoadTrip, which sells for $89.99, is now compatible with any 3G/4G/5G iPod, iPod mini and iPod nano. Current RoadTrip owners can get the nano cradle from Griffin for free plus the cost of shipping.

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1

To Big and expensive

Posted by Nico on November 2, 2005 at 4:16 PM (PDT)

2

Looks bulky. Has anyone ever used one in their car? Way to go take a nice looking product and make it look like trash.

Posted by Beach Bum on November 3, 2005 at 8:39 AM (PDT)

3

See iLounge’s 2005 Holiday Guide for a sneak preview of a new RoadTrip set up.  It’s much better looking.  I’ve got the new 5G iTrip on order (not shipping yet - says November), but will probably eventually get the new RoadTrip package when released (possibly December?).

Posted by Vicki on November 3, 2005 at 6:57 PM (PDT)

4

I recently purchased a RoadTrip set up for my 20GB iPod.  It works great, but it wants to tip over every time I turn the vehicle.  What’s the best way to keep these things stable in a user-friendly position?

Posted by Scott on November 4, 2005 at 1:35 PM (PDT)

5

GOT ONE from griffin for testing… it works, ya its buly but it aint that bad it actualy fits in my pockets, or the glove box and you take the screen with you. only thing i wish it did would be angle towards the driver, so its looking directly at you. ive been using it for the past week on a empty channel and it works perfectly.

Posted by ED on November 14, 2005 at 8:02 PM (PDT)

6

Does anyone know if it’s possible to tune the RoadTrip to 87.7 or 87.9?

Posted by Chuck on March 26, 2006 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

7

The tuning range is 88.1 - 107.9.  Whether it faces the driver or not depends on the angle of your cigarette lighter port.  In my ‘99 Taurus I have to use the extender arm, but I can see the iPod just great.

Also, the RoadTrip looks a lot nicer when it matches the color of the iPod (white-on-white, or black-on-black).  The white-on-black pics look moronic.

Posted by RB on August 26, 2006 at 4:04 PM (PDT)

8

It sounds terrible! For that price, you would think it would at least sound as good as the fm stations.  It sounds worse than the cassette tapes used to.  You have to put the volume really high just to hear it and there is it is not clear or stereo sounding.

Posted by lily on January 5, 2007 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

9

This is the worse! It is bulky, but the worse part is the sound quality. It does not even sound like stereo quality. Also you have to change the tuning station every time you turn the car back on. Very complicated and bad quality. Not worth the money.

Posted by israel on January 5, 2007 at 8:57 AM (PDT)

10

I’m having the same problems with the Griffin Road Trip as Lily. (comment 8)The sound is muffled, distorted and has little stereo separation. Any suggestions other than going back to the clunky cassette?

Posted by goatar on April 22, 2007 at 11:30 AM (PDT)

11

mine seems to always be saying the ipod does not support item thats sooo stupid then it works off and on here and there i just dont like it i paid 89.99 at wal mart and boy am i not liking it. my ipod touch is a 2d gen 32gig and its updated is there something i, doing wrong?

Posted by bad griffin on December 11, 2009 at 4:50 PM (PDT)

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