Griffin Technology Inc. on Friday announced the iTrip for iPod nano, a new version of its FM transmitter that’s been completely rethought for the iPod nano. Shipping in November, the iTrip for iPod nano will cost US$49.99.
Like Griffin’s recently redesigned iTrip for other iPod models, the iTrip for iPod nano connects on the bottom, using a dock connector. It enables you to hear your iPod nano’s music from a nearby FM radio — in an automobile, for example. Unlike the other iTrip, however, the iTrip for iPod nano uses the nano’s own display to show you what FM frequency it is tuned to.
Griffin’s “SmartSound” volume control dynamically adjusts the volume for optimal audio quality, though you can boost it yourself using the iTrip’s volume level using the nano’s click wheel.
Griffin claims the iTrip for iPod nano draws nominal power from the nano, and requires no separate AC adapter or batteries. A built-in USB port lets the nano charge or sync music with the iTrip attached. It supports US, International and Japanese FM tuning modes, stores the last three used station presets, and features selectable mono and stereo modes.
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