Griffin Technology TuneFlex nano Auto Charger and Flexible Docking Cradle | iLounge

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1

Whose Lexus is it in the pictures? wink

What model is it?

Posted by wco81 in West Coast on January 26, 2006 at 10:54 PM (PDT)

2

I have the iTrip Nano, which I love. I too was disappointed when I saw that Tuneflex (which looks pretty cool) isn't compatible with it. However, in practical use, I haven't yet found not having a charger a big deal with my iTrip -- I use it driving around town, tucked into a slot on my dash, for a couple of days, and then charge it at home.

If I was planning a longer trip, I'd have to choose a charger.

Posted by phenager on January 31, 2006 at 12:25 PM (PDT)

3

No mention of the quality of sound coming out of the Tuneflex + Smartdeck combination?

Posted by Michael Chang on February 9, 2006 at 4:45 PM (PDT)

4

I am the project manager for the TuneFlex. Unfortunately, iLounge received an early article that had incorrect resistor population. As a result, the attenuation circuit did not function correctly.

Every shipping unit will have proper level correction without bass distortion. That should bring the grade up to an A-, right??

Posted by rocketjosh on February 21, 2006 at 3:27 PM (PDT)

5

Can this be used with a silicone case?

Posted by sasasa on February 23, 2006 at 8:13 PM (PDT)

6

Do we know exactly when this is suppose to ship in Canada? Every online retailer has it pre-order or not available grin.

Posted by p_boucher on February 27, 2006 at 12:02 PM (PDT)

7

Will this work with a Scosche FM transmitter that plugs into the headphone port and a nano?

Posted by steve_eddy on February 27, 2006 at 12:46 PM (PDT)

8

I finally got my TuneFlex after 1.5 months on backorder with MacMall. After just a few days of use, I've found that whenever the iPod is playing, it makes a background whine that is very noticible at any but the highest volume on the nano and the stereo. Especially annoying during podcasts and pauses between songs.

I love the line-out port location, auto-pause when turning the ignition off, and sleek looks, but if I was willing to settle for mediocre audio quality, I would have just got a FM transmitter. I'm contacting Griffin Support.

Posted by markayak on April 19, 2006 at 7:05 PM (PDT)

9

sasasa: no, the nano won't fit with a silicone case on it.

Posted by markayak on April 19, 2006 at 7:16 PM (PDT)

10

steve_eddy: I'm not familiar with the Scosche, but the TuneFlex blocks the headphone port on the bottom of the nano, so I expect a transmitter that uses an 1/8" minijack would not work with it. However, it does replicate the dock port, so most accessories with a dock plug should work.

Posted by markayak on April 19, 2006 at 7:21 PM (PDT)

11

I contacted Griffin about the whining issue, and they suggested I make sure my car's 12v outlet and the stereo share the same ground. This required my center console and half my dashboard, and still didn't fix the problem. I think the TuneFlex has a serious problem running on a noisy power feed. Maybe the Lexus iLounge tests it on has a nice, smooth, constant +12V, but I suspect there are plenty of other cars that would run into trouble here.

Posted by markayak on June 4, 2006 at 8:26 PM (PDT)

12

Will the new nanos fit?

Posted by russellps on October 1, 2006 at 8:42 AM (PDT)

13

This does not work with the new 2nd Gen Nanos. I found one for $14 so I bought it with the idea of modifying it to fit. All I needed to do was sand down a small lip on the right side of the cradle and it fit perfectly. I like the sound and I definitely notice a difference between the Lo and Hi setting. Overall I am satisfied.

Posted by eckodog on November 28, 2006 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

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