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Griffin Technology Announces iTrip Auto with SmartScan and AutoPilot

NASHVILLE, TN - November 9, 2007

Griffin Technology Inc., creator of all things iPod and originator of the seminal iTrip family of FM transmitters, continues to push the envelope with new additions to its product families for iPod:

iTrip® Auto with SmartScan™

Griffin's popular iTrip Auto has been redesigned from the ground up to make playing and charging iPod in your car easier than ever. Enhanced functionality and stylish new looks make iTrip Auto with SmartScan the most advanced FM transmitter for iPod.

SmartScan technology makes using an FM transmitter easier than ever. It scans the radio dial for you, finds the three clearest FM frequencies, and saves them as presets that you can recall at any time with a single button.

iTrip Auto gets its power from your car's cigarette lighter, charging a connected iPod as you use it. The mirror-finished tuning box features a bright, clear OLED display that's easy to read, day or night.

As with all the iTrip family, iTrip Auto with SmartScan gives you the convenience of listening to your iPod wirelessly through your car's FM radio, and Griffin-exclusive SmartSound™ technology ensures clear sound even near cities where the FM bands are crowded. The addition of SmartScan makes the new iTrip Auto the easiest-to-use iTrip, ever.


Griffin's AutoPilot adds a new twist to the classic car charger for iPod: Track Control. AutoPilot is a sleek, low profile power adapter that allows you to play, pause, and track forward or back without fumbling around for the iPod while driving.

AutoPilot's illuminated knob features straightforward symbols for Play/Pause and Track Forward/Backward button controls. Press the control surface with your finger; AutoPilot gives you the tactile feedback that you don't get from the multi-touch display of your iPod touch. With any iPod, AutoPilot lets you keep your eyes on the road -- it's an essential safety feature for listening to your iPod as you drive.

As a thoughtful convenience for car stereos that are equipped with Auxiliary-In jacks, AutoPilot features a line out port for easy stereo connection.

AutoPilot gives you fingertip control of the music, clean sound through the included AUX-in cable, charging status at a glance, and you arrive at your destination with a fully charged iPod.


Also new this season is a fresh look and slim industrial design for Griffin's best-selling AC power solution.

The new PowerBlock features folding prongs and a slim profile that works well in crowded powerstrips. A bright LED Charge Indicator light glows green when your iPod is fully charged, to give you charging status at a glance. PowerBlock handles any AC voltage from 100V to 240V, to deliver safe power levels for iPod and other USB-chargeable devices.

Pricing & Availability

Griffin's new iTrip Auto with SmartScan, $79.99; AutoPilot, $49.99; and PowerBlock, $29.99, are now shipping and available at major retailers nationwide. For more information, please visit

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iTrip Auto with SmartScan
MSRP: 79.99
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MSRP: 49.99
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About Griffin Technology
Griffin Technology has earned a reputation as the creative leader in ingenious peripherals and accessories for Mac, PC, iPod and iPhone. Find out more about Griffin's entire range of products at

© 2007 Griffin Technology. SmartScan, and AutoPilot are trademarks of Griffin Technology, Inc. iTrip and PowerBlock are registered trademarks of Griffin Technology Inc. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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