Griffin Technology Inc. has released a new version of their iTrip FM transmitter for Apple’s third generation iPod. The new $35 iTrip is similar to the original, but sports a sleeker body style, new power saving features and a red LED light to match the new iPods’ red backlight.
The iTrip allows the 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.
Griffin Technology has also released over 100 new international iTrip frequencies that are compatible with both the new and original versions of the FM transmitter. Two new packets of frequencies are available for download at the company’s Web site. They include a European iTrip frequency packet that contains both odd and even frequencies from 88.0 to 108.0. The other iTrip packet contains both odd and even frequencies from 76.0 to 90.0. Any iTrip owner can use any of these frequencies by dragging and dropping the selected frequencies into their iTrip stations playlist.