They previewed it at last weeks’ Macworld Conference & Expo, now
Griffin Technology Inc.
is officially announcing the iTrip, an FM transmitter for the iPod.
Due this spring for US$35, the iTrip lets iPod owners play music from their digital device via any FM radio. The iTrip sits atop the iPod and attaches to the headphone jack. It doesn’t require batteries, but draws its power directly from the iPod. You can select stations from the entire FM band with the iTrip, according to Griffin. Pre-orders are now being taken.
Griffin is also now shipping the PowerWave, a USB audio interface that includes RCA stereo inputs and outputs. It provides real-time headphone monitoring and stereo microphone input for recording scenarios.
The PowerWave’s 30-watt amplifier can also power any set of un-powered speakers directly from the desktop — including Apple Pro Speakers. Available now, the PowerWave costs $99.99.