Griffin Technology Inc.
on Friday announced that it plans to update its iTrip to work with Apple’s latest round of iPods. The new iTrip costs and works the same as its predecessor, and is expected to ship by July 21, 2003.
Griffin announced earlier this year and recently began shipping the iTrip, an FM transmitter that allows the Apple iPod to work with FM radios — in your car, for instance, or through the clock radio of your hotel bedstand when you’re on the road. The iTrip sports a cylindrical design with rubberized grips on the end, and unlike some other FM transmitter-based products, the iTrip can tune to any FM frequency, not just a handful of presets.
There was only one problem: The iTrip employs a design that coupled with the iPod’s FireWire interface. Apple’s latest round of iPods sport a redesigned interface that excises this FireWire connector from the top edge.
Griffin’s newly redesigned iTrip is compatible with these new iPods, and is also lighter than its predecessor, according to the company.
Still priced at US$35, the new iTrip is available for pre-order from Griffin’s Web site. The iTrip for first and second-generation iPods is available now, as well.