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Griffin iTrip AutoPilot with SmartScan

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Griffin iTrip AutoPilot with SmartScan
Control, charge, and play your iPod or iPhone in your car! iTrip AutoPilot with SmartScan is Griffin's premium in-car iPod play solution, allowing drivers to play and control your iPod as it charges. iTrip broadcasts the music from your iPod to an open FM frequency on your car's FM stereo so you can play your tunes through your car stereo's speakers.

RDS technology shows song information on your RDS-enabled car radio display. SmartScan makes it easier than ever to find the perfect frequency. The new AutoPilot playback control puts a set of iPod play controls in easy reach - you can stash your iPod out of sight in a glove box or under the seat and still control playback. How cool is that?
  • In-car iPod play solution
  • AutoPilot controls iPod playback from your dash or console's cigarette lighter with the touch of a finger.
  • SmartScan - scans the radio dial for the 3 best frequencies then saves them to 3 programmable presets buttons for easy recall.
  • New SmartSound Plus technology delivers clear sound under real-world conditions.
  • New brighter high-contrast display is easier to read in any light.
  • 3-Stage light ring changes color to indicate the charging status of your iPod battery.
  • RDS technology shows song information on your RDS-enabled car radio display.
  • Compatibility: iPhone 1G (4GB/8GB), iPhone 3G (8GB/16GB), iPhone 3G S (16GB/32GB), iPod 4G (20GB), iPod 4G (40GB), iPod classic 6G (160GB) Sept 2007, iPod classic 6G (80GB/120GB/160GB), iPod Color 4G (20GB/30GB), iPod Color 4G (40GB/60GB), iPod mini (4GB/6GB), iPod nano 1G (1GB/2GB/4GB), iPod nano 2G (2GB/4GB/8GB), iPod nano 3G (4GB/8GB), iPod nano 4G (8GB/16GB), iPod touch 1G (8GB/16GB/32GB), iPod touch 2G (8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB), iPod video 5G (30GB), and iPod video 5G (60GB/80GB)
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1 Year Warranty

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Griffin iTrip AutoPilot with SmartScan
 
4.0

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4.0

Works great, but with some trial N error

By IPOD music listener

from Chicago, IL

About Me Frequent Traveler, Never reads oper manuals

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy Setup
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Cables Too Short

Best Uses

  • Outside City Limits

Comments about Griffin iTrip AutoPilot with SmartScan:

Rating - 4.5 stars (outside city)
Rating - 2.5 stars (within city)

Within 1 minute of opening, I got this working.

Instructions were very simple and easy to follow.

I was little skeptical to buy if this works for IPOD 3rd generation. IPOD at one point of time did say "device not compatible". But once I disconnect everything restarted IPOD and followed the directions again, never been a problem. So, even if you get that error, do not be panic. Try once again, it WILL work.

However, it takes little trial and error to get the best FM station that works for your location.

But the sad thing is as you move 20-30 miles away, that frequency may not be that good and you need to scan again. If you are outside big cities like Chicago, it is not a problem to find good quality FM Frequency that works for you at first couple of tries. I live in far west southern suburb of Chicago, it was little difficult to keep switching the stations, even though it takes very less time to find another station that might work, you need to divert your concentration, again not a problem if you have a co-passenger. I was driving to Detroit and till I left Chicago area, I was in dual minds about this. But once I was little away from city crowd, it worked like a charm till I entered Detroit area at which time I had to switch once again.

I heard this problem is there for ALL FM transmitters and no solution for this even for expensive models from other manufacturers, which makes sense and could be very true

What is applicable for city usage is... I also had to place the my IPOD as close possible to the antenna side of the SUV to get better result. and the cable is short. If this is little longer, it would have been no problem to leave that over dashboard or move around in the SUV for playing games in backseat passenger.

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