I've tried the RoadTrip, the AirPlay and the iTrip, and the RoadTrip is the only one that I can use. I live in a crowded FM market and the only frequency that works with an FM modulator is 87.9, so that eliminates the AirPlay, which doesn't tune 87.9. The Griffin iTrip works on 87.9 but has some static, plus you have to remove the iPod from its case to use it (what a pain), and it puts the tuner signals on your iPod. The RoadTrip is clear, works with the iPod while it's in its case, and works with a 1G iPod, a Shuffle, or in fact any audio device with a headphone jack. And the price is right.

Posted by perfesser on April 25, 2005 at 6:29 PM (PDT) Comment 1

I have used an iTrip, and iRock, and now a RoadTrip and the RoadTrip is definitely the best. However, I would suggest using the RoadTrip with a line out instead of the headphone jack. At first I plugged the RoadTrip into the headphone jack, and it was only marginally better then the other two. But then I thought to try it with my SendStation PocketDock with Line Out and the sound was pretty darn good, if not fantastic.

Posted by benr4 on May 3, 2005 at 1:08 PM (PDT) Comment 2

This product works as advertised. The RoadTrip runs rings around the iTrip and the iCarplay. The sound quality is superb for a fm transmitter and I did not notice any static while driving. RoadTrip is da bomb!!!!

Posted by seanlee20 on May 4, 2005 at 4:14 PM (PDT) Comment 3

RoadTrip+ wasn't so hot when I tried it out in the Houston area. In my ~45 min of commuting, I got maybe 5 min of legible transmission. I thought that maybe there's interference from illegal stations, but I'm not ruling out my getting a defective product either. The reason I think that is because it lost connection in less than 2 minutes while my car was stationary in the parking lot at work. So I'm trying to consider whether to try another one or just get a refund. Has anybody else had a similar experience?

Posted by grrljock on May 17, 2005 at 6:18 AM (PDT) Comment 4

I have been waiting for an above average car solution that is not $50 or more. I read this review, and decided to order it
because it is only 14.99!
The article is right on. It sounds great. It is very easy to use, and I haven't had one interference problem driving around the CA central valley.
If you drive a work truck, this this is awesome! My big delivery trucks are all dirty and don't have tape playing, so I just pop this in and boom! sounds great. The engine covers the tiny, tiny, tiny hiss I might hear without the truck (or my car) on.

Awesome. 14.99. Great sound. Easy, Easy. 14.99. I'm telling you, go for it. It's twenty bucks shipped!

Posted by Josie Wales on June 19, 2005 at 2:47 AM (PDT) Comment 5

There is a local station on 87.7 and i can only faintly hear it on 87.9 with the volume all the way up, without having my ipod plugged in. With my ipod plugged in, there is a big amount of static and I can barely hear the ipod's music . Am I doing something wrong? I plugged in the adapter into the car’s power charger, and the headphone line into my ipods headphone jack.

If anyone in the Milwaukee area owns this product and doesnt have problems with it please reply with help.

Posted by jesus234 on June 22, 2005 at 5:24 PM (PDT) Comment 6

While looking for a low-cost hookup for my iPod to my car stereo, I found and bought a vrfm7 at costco for $24. It's the size of a cigarette lighter, plugs into a power socket in the car. Has 7 channels to choose from, and a mini-plug socket on the side to hook up your iPod or other mp3 player. Not only that, it has a USB port for plugging in a USB flashcard so you can play songs from it. Also has control buttons to select songs, pause, and volume control. Has a 10-foot range, and is pretty much static free.

Not only that, but I discovered that I can connect my iPod via the USB cable and provide charging/power for my iPod, while playing songs via the audio cable.

Posted by roadcatman on August 3, 2005 at 11:37 PM (PDT) Comment 7

I've been waiting for a car solution for the Shuffle and when I saw this review, I figured for $15, I didn't have much to lose. First, Kudos to MacSales, because I ordered on Wednesday, regular delivery, and it arrived ... Thursday. No, seriously, the next day.

I put it to work almost immediately, and have been incredibly pleased with it. I've driven around the city (Philadelphia) and up to the mountains (Poconos) -- the route that I most wanted this for -- without any interference. (OK, there was a tad of static for about 2 miles, as I drove by the local radio towers, but that's it). The sound quality isn't incredible, but it's also more than adequate, and for the price, I'd say it is a great buy.

As mentioned in the review, the only downside is that it doesn't charge so, while the shuffle does have a good battery length, you really have to remember to recharge every night, or you'll be stuck in the boonies without your tunes.

Posted by ShoshTrvls on August 8, 2005 at 5:28 AM (PDT) Comment 8

Knowing that an I-pod mini was coming from Santa, I started searching for accesories before the holiday. I new that an FM transmitter would top the list to get since I drive a company vehicle with only an AM/FM radio.
Well I did my homework and zeroed in on the Newer Technology RoadTrip when I read how easy it was to connect and how well it did in the various tests, plus for the price I thought, Hey you just can't go wrong.
Well I'm here to say that it is everything and more. Hooking it up took about 5 seconds, two plugs one for the cigarette lighter and one into the headphone jack of the I-Pod. How simple is that?! Tune to 87.9 and you've got tunes.
Yes, as stated elsewhere, it's not CD quality sound, it lacks dynamic range, (that's punch for you younger folks), but with some tweeking of the EQ settings on the I-pod, it gets very close, plus once you're on the road traveling you don't even notice.
I live in the smaller town and travel mostly in farm country, but no matter where I've been, there was no signal drop or interference with other stations what so ever. Yes, you can spend up to 100 bucks but why, for 14 bucks this is the best deal on the net bar none!

Posted by Sewerman on January 12, 2006 at 3:20 PM (PDT) Comment 9

I bought this because of all the great reviews that i've read for it. And I am super disappointed it didn't work for me. I ordered it and received it quickly, put it to use but the first one didn't work. With great customer service help, i got it replaced with another and it worked beautifully for ONE DAY. then it stopped working. So i had the customer service replace it one more time and it worked beautifully for THREE DAYS and it stopped working. So I don't know what's wrong with the ones i've been receiveing but it's awful. Is there anything that works better than this for more than 3 days?

Posted by jyjang on February 9, 2006 at 9:49 AM (PDT) Comment 10

anyone use 87.9 transmitter in the bay area? i believe 87.9 is now a spansh radio station. i was wondering if the transmitter still works on the station

Posted by whoa23 on May 25, 2006 at 9:37 PM (PDT) Comment 11

Fell apart on me after about three days. The end that plug's into the car's power supply broke apart in the cigarette lighter port. There are still pieces of it in there! Any advice on how to get them out?

I'm in Phoenix and during the few days it wasn't broken there was little static. I did have to turn the volume up higher than I would for the radio to get it to my normal listening level.

Posted by 01sundevil on August 6, 2006 at 1:46 PM (PDT) Comment 12

I got the piece out of the port. I put it back together, the tip of the jack just screws in. Now it works again!

Posted by 01sundevil on August 8, 2006 at 4:35 PM (PDT) Comment 13

I look everywhere and I cannot find this product for sale. Its not on MacSales or any other internet site. Does anyone one know where I can get the Newer Technology RoadTrip!+ 87.9??

Posted by BigTownBrown on September 30, 2006 at 8:11 AM (PDT) Comment 14

Yeah, I cant find this anywhere. I am dissappointed because after all my research this is the one I wanted. If anyone can help I would appreciate it thanks.

Posted by maniaccts on October 29, 2006 at 11:16 PM (PDT) Comment 15
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