August 14, 2008 The downside to prior FM transmitters for the iPod is that they only work with an iPod. The new iTrip Universal from Griffin adds an FM transmitter to any audio player with a headphone jack.
The iTrip can be used with any audio source that has a 1/8”(3.5mm) headphone jack, including iPod, Sansa, Zune, portable CD players and more. The internal battery can be recharged in any USB port and offers hours of play without needing to dispose of batteries. Once charged, you simply connect it to your audio player with the stereo audio cable provided. The device features three user-programmable presets to save the best frequencies and access them quickly. There is also user selectable stereo/mono output.
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The output Radio Frequency (RF) range is 88.1 MHz - 107.9 MHz, with RF adjustment increments of 0.2 MHz per step. The inbuilt antenna allows the device to work within 10-30ft of an FM radio. The iTrip Universal is a universal product with no special compatibility limitations and is available now for US$39.99.