Griffin Technology Inc.’s iTrip is a tiny FM transmitter that rests atop the iPod. It enables iPod users to use their car’s radio or any other radio as an output device for their iPod. Now the company is offering the free iTrip Station Finder to simply the process of finding clear frequencies to tune in to.
Unlike certain other FM transmitters that work with the iPod, the iTrip can tune to virtually any FM frequency on the dial. iTrip Station Finder helps you find a spot on the dial where you won’t receive any interference from other stations. The application keeps a city-based list of frequencies that are not only clear, but that have clear adjacent channels, as well, minimizing the chance you’ll hear crossover from other stations.
iTrip is already shipping for first- and second-generation iPods. The new iTrip for new iPods is coming later this summer. It’s US$35. iTrip Station Finder is a free download.