Griffin iTrip nano FM Transmitter - 50ft - 9631-NANOTRIP - Only Compatible With 1st Generation Nanos
|iTrip wirelessly sends the iPod nano's audio to any FM receiver, to free you from the tyranny of headphones. iTrip for iPod nano interfaces with the user in a completely original way. It uses the nano's own clear, bright screen to display tuning and setup information. This efficient approach makes iTrip for nano the slimmest, lightest, and best-looking iPod accessory, ever.|
iTrip Nano FM Transmitter Review
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Published on: 10/24/2008 1:00 AM
|The Griffin Technology iTrip nano is a well rounded iPod nano accessory. It is very well manufactured and the design fits perfectly to the originial iPod nano. To present the user interface on the iPod screen itself is neat. The single button navigation works well and is intuitive. The quality of FM transmission is very solid and clear. To feature the original iPod plug instead of the mini USB port would have been nice....read the full review|
I live in Houston and it works fine. You just have to leave it somewhere while it's playing or else you get all this static. There are also certain areas where the reception gets bad and all you hear is static but it doesn't happen too often. Sometime, it doesn't connect to the iTrip and you have to push it in a little harder. Sound quality is average.
Love using my ipod on my car stereo5/25/2007
The price was too good to pass up and when I ordered it I was a little afraid it was going to be one of those "too good to be true" buys. It is very easy to use and I can even charge my ipod while using it with my motorola phone charger. The performance is good, not great. The reception seems to come in and out at times. But when it is working it is wonderful. Would I recommend it, sure. For those of us that love to listen to our ipod it is a must have.
Cannot use with new ipod nano3/16/2007
I was a little disappointed when I received the transmitter as it does not work with the ipod nano version 2. This was not listed on the website.
Excellent item for the Nano3/13/2007
I was looking for a way to use my Nano without the earplugs and when I saw this item for the price advertised, I ordered it and have used it in my home, my car and on a portable radio. It works great. The unit attached to the Nano and stays there all the time so it's always ready to use. I usually take it in my car and have a preset button on the FM band that I uae. I am in the NYC area and have not had a problem finding a clear frequency. I also discovered that my Motorola cell phone chager has the same plug and I use it to charge my Nano through this device. When you turn off the Nano this unit shuts off also, no need to disconnect it. Buy it, you'll love it.
Great - as long as it is close to your antenna!3/13/2007
Pros: Extremely easy to use - no additional plugs or wires in the car. Frequency selection is totally customizable. Very sleek - about doubles the size of the nano. Can't complain since I got it for a great price. Cons: Drains the battery fairly quickly (probably close to seven hours of use). Signal is not incredibly strong, so it works well as long as you have it close to your antenna and have it on a station which is not being used (which can be a challenge in a major city). Other thoughts: If you don't want to mess with hard wiring, or don't have a CD receiver with an auxiliary input, this is great transmitter.
Not for 2nd Gen Nano (aluminum)3/12/2007
The dock connector and headphone jack do not line up with the second generation nano (colored aluminum cases). I took some wire cutters to clip out the headphone jack and move it over a little. Everything works fine. It is nice to have a cordless unit.
Only good for first generation Nano!3/12/2007
The price was pretty good for the iTrip but it only work for the first generation Nano and not the newer models (the color one). Trying to find a station that will work is a difficult plus there are some statics on most station.
The product is easy to use and is a good value, but you get a lot of static even when on an open frequency. Must manipulate to get the device in the best position for clear listening.
Not as impressed as I'd hoped3/10/2007
This FM 'broadcaster' unit fits well with my Nano and works as advertised - although with some interference sometimes. It's nice to be able to listen to podcasts over the car radio without earphones or wires! The little sticky tape that is supposed to keep the Nano attached doesn't work very well though. Overall, not disappointed with the unit given it's affordable price for this capability. I got this unit for $19.
Not for Gen2 Nano3/6/2007
Note that this product does not fit a second generation Nano. There is no possible way to get it to work as the connectors won't physically fit. The value is definitely good if you have a first gen, but I can't really comment on how it works; thus the mid-level rating.
found a way to charge it11/3/2006
this transmitter is good for its price stated. as compared to all the other wired ones in the market. the best part is that it stays as one pice and i tried using a moto razr charger(which i had in my car) for it and it worked. so now i can charge my ipod and listen to music...
Good buy... but...10/30/2006
Works fabulously 90% of the time. Remaining 10% of the time it gives a lot of static. Most important issue with the product is that it drains the iPods battery not during normal operation but when left on standby. I use it to listen to music in my car on my drive to work and back. In between I leave the iPod connected to the iTrip and I carefully turn the iPod off before getting out of my car. The iTrip turns off with it but when i return to my car after 4-5 hrs, I sometimes see the iPod and the iTrip being on. It completely drains the battery. No matter how cautious I am for turning the iPod off and putting it on hold, I do see the iPod and the iTrip on after being left alone for a while. I do not like to detach the iPod everytime i get out of my car coz i fear damaging the port. May be its a geniune issue, may be its just me...
A great price for this transmitter. Fits well with a Nano and the reception is good. The down-side of not charging is an issue, but an understandable trade for the size and ease of use with this model. There are no cables or mini plugs to wear out with everyday use. For this price, it's the best option on the market.
It's okay for the money9/12/2006
Pro: Changeable frequency (international capable) Sleek design Low price Cons: Static - I still need to try different frequencies though Have to turn the radio pretty loud - I think that's true on all FM transmitters Have to remove the Nano from it's case to use it. All in all, for money, it's a decent product.
I just bought this fm transmitter and it works very well with my ipod nano. It is very easy to set up. only thing i dont like is that you cannot use your ipod car charger and fm transmitter at the same time. overall 5 out of 5.
The nano fm transmitter works excellent. Works best on 87.9 fm. i use it at the beach, in the car, it gets good signals everywhere. There is minimal static if you hit bumps when you are driving but thats about it.
What could be simpler?5/25/2006
This is one sweet little device. And it really couldn't be easier to use. Unlike the previous incarnations, where you had to load 65 iTrip "station songs" onto your iPod, this baby is self contained and ready to go. I had no trouble setting it up and the sound quality is really very good. I live in the DC area, and there are boatloads of radio stations, but I had no issues isolating a frequency to use. If you've got a nano, you want this sled!
I don't have any complaints about this item. I drive in the Philadelphia area with no problem. For $30 bucks, I can't see how the value can be better. I guess it would be better sound if it plugged in directly, but I'm in a car not an amphitheater. There are a couple tricks I've heard about, and they probably apply to all of these things. Set it on Mono, you are not losing that much quality (I didn't notice any). Also, if you connect a mini USB wire to the bottom it acts as an antenna. I haven't done this because I really didn't see a need. If you are looking for a FM transmitter for the Nano, this is the easy choice.
I don't think it's good for my area (NYC). Too many radio stations crowding the airwave...
Great design; poor performance2/23/2006
The iTrip by Griffin is absolutely the best designed FM transmitter for the Nano. Unfortunately, its performance doesn't match it's looks. Regardless of which frequency I chose, I coudn't get static free sound. And, the normally high quality performance of the Nano was lost. Highs and lows dropped out, and my Nano often sounded like an AM radio. I'm not sure, but I'd guess that since the iTrip draws its power from the Nano, instead of from the car power port, it just doesn't have enough output for high quality sound. What a shame.
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