Introducing Our New iTrip and iTrip Controller App

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  • Anonymous

    How to you power/charge an iPhone when using this? Also, is it a “Made for iPhone” device or one where you get the error that it isn’t a “Made for iPhone device”?

  • olsonbw

    I've got an iPhone. How do you power/charge it when using this new iTrip since it will be using the port on the bottom? Also, is this a “Made for iPhone” device?

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    You can charge the iPhone through the micro USB connector. Yes, it's
    “Made for iPhone”.
    Thanks for the questions.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • heideckerm

    I know this is a company blog, but what is the sound quality like? Would I be able to listen to phone/ accept phone calls through this? And does the iTrip controller app have to be open to use the itrip; ie if I wanted to listen to music through the Pandora app, could I have the Pandora app open instead of the itrip controller app? Thanks for any help!
    -Matthew.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    Hi Matthew,

    Thanks for your questions.

    The sound quality will sound as good as any FM radio station.

    You can listen to phone calls through the iTrip. When a phone call
    comes in, you will hear the ringing come through the iTrip. However,
    once you answer the call, you will hear your voice and the other
    person's voice come through the phone normally, and not through the
    radio. The other person's voice will come through the iPhone's speaker
    as it does normally. So, your iPhone will behave as it would if
    nothing were connected. You do not need to remove the iTrip at any
    time to answer the call.

    To listen to apps like Pandora you will need to first play a song from
    the “iPod” of your iPhone to activate the iTrip. You can then back out
    of the iPod mode and use an app like Pandora and the audio should come
    through with no problems. You never HAVE to use the iTrip app. As long
    as you play some music from the iPod section of the iPhone, that will
    activate the iTrip hardware.

    I hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • franky231

    Any of the Griffen products work with the micro USB connector? From a quick-glance all the Griffen products were based off the iPhone port. I'd definitely considering this product if there was an easy charging solution.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Hi Franky,
    I'm afraid I don't fully understand your question. Will you please
    contact our support@griffintechnology.com department? You can also
    call them at 615.399.7000.

    Sorry I'm not more help.
    Dave

  • Andre

    Any idea which retailers in Canada have the new iTrip. I've checked the Apple Store in Toronto and some of the other major retailers, and none of them have it.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Try BestBuy or Future Shop. Please let me know if you have any trouble.

    Thanks.

  • http://blog.edmondoklahomesforsale.com rhukill

    So, am I correct in my understanding that you have to have a completely different/separate type of charger (mini usb) to be able to charge the phone while using the iTrip? If that's the case, that's the one thing that'll keep me from buying one. I have enough device chargers to keep up with already.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Hi Ryan,
    Yes, you'll need to purchase a Micro-USB-B cable to charge your
    device. The cable is not included.
    I hope that helps.

    Dave

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    You'll need a USB Micro-B cable (available separately) to charge the device. Yes, it is Made for iPhone and compatible with all versions listed at the bottom of the product page: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/itrip

    Hope this helps.

  • Darnell

    The itrip won't turn on why i use another app (like the ESPN radio app or wunder radio app).

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Thanks Darnell. It should work.
    Please contact us at support@griffintechnology.com, so we can walk you
    through it.

    Thanks,
    Dave

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Darnell,
    Please be sure you're playing the app FIRST, before you switch on the
    iTrip.
    So, in this order, plug in the iTrip, play some music from the iPod/
    iPhone until you hear that music over the radio, then stop the music
    and play something from the App.

    If you're still having trouble please contact support.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • adrianturner

    With the iTrip app and an older version of an iTrip SmartScan, do they still work together? I just bought a Touch and am heading on a roadtrip round NZ this weekend so want to make the most of the technology.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Unfortunately, the app is only compatible with new our new iTrip.
    Have a safe and fun road trip.

  • adrianturner

    Thanks Dave. Do you where in New Zealand I can buy a new one?

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Hi Adrian,
    Our retailers in New Zealand can be found here: http://www.griffintechnology.com/about/dealers/
    I hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • adrianturner

    Sorry Dave, just been to all of those websites and none them show the latest iTrip and some no iTrips at all. Can you find out if any have been shipped and where to please?

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Hi Adrian,
    I investigated further. It turns out that FM transmitters are illegal
    in New Zealand, so we don't ship them there. There are some you can
    find, but they are much lower powered than ours, so I expect those
    meet guidelines.
    Do you have a cassette or AUX-in? We have solutions to play your iPod
    or iPhone that way.

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  • George

    Does this iTrip broadcast calls our just music? Thanks

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    It only broadcasts music. Thanks.

  • dr1ttz

    Is the iTrip app not capable of running in the background? If i want to change a station in say Pandora, i have to keep mashing a button on the iTrip hardware for it to keep transmitting…

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    You can't run more than one app at once. If you're having trouble please contact our support department. Thanks.

  • gdansksantos

    Hello,

    I've bought itrip and works really great!
    But, i've tried to charge it connected to my iPhone using a blackberry micro USB cable and all I've got was a noisy interference.
    Trying to find the Griffin's cable in France (where I leave) but no way.
    Can you help me?
    Regardds,

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Sorry you're having trouble finding the cable. Please contact our support
    department, so we can help you:
    http://www.griffintechnology.com/about/contact

    Merci,
    Dave

  • kyle

    if i have i micro-usb-b cable that chargers my LG phone, will it also work for this itrip

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    I believe it will, but I recommend you double check with support to be sure please. Thanks.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    I believe it will, but I recommend you double check with support to be sure please. Thanks.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Hi Kyle,

    If it is a standard micro-b cable, yes. If there is anything proprietary
    about the cable, I'm not sure. iTrip takes a standard micro-b cable, so you
    may have to check with

    LG.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney