Griffin RoadTrip FM Transmitter with SmartScan for iPod - 2021 report by Whydis

Griffin RoadTrip FM Transmitter with SmartScan for iPod

Product Description RoadTrip is the do-it-all charge and play solution for your iPod and iPod nano. Fully redesigned from the ground up to be easier to use than ever, RoadTrip unlocks all the entertainment options your iPod can deliver, wherever the ...

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Signal

(7 reviews)
Channel

(5 reviews)
Fm

(3 reviews)
Access

(4 reviews)
Option

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Price

(2 reviews)
Station

(12 reviews)
Transmitter

(11 reviews)
Reception

(7 reviews)
Design

(7 reviews)
Roadtrip

(5 reviews)
Product

(23 reviews)
Quality

(18 reviews)
Road

(5 reviews)

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Reviews around signal (5.00 of 5)

  • I live in a fairly rural area so this is expected, but every week or so I have to drive into Boston, and have had no problem whatsoever, in my vehicle or that of friends, getting and keeping a clear signal in a densely populated city
  • Finding this Griffin filled all of those requirements, along with the hope that it would actually transmit a good, clear signal
  • She used the auto scan feature to capture the best signal to use for the radio station for the fm transmitter and soon discovered that even on a short commute she would soon lose contact with the IPod due to station interference
  • Signal is great on road trips where there aren't a lot of radio stations, but not as great in the city, which is to be expected.
  • It lets you know if the signal is bad fair and excellent
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Reviews around channel (5.00 of 5)

  • this thing is great it will auto scan the 3 best channels in the area and preset them for you
  • This roadtrip sounds a lot better and even chooses the 3 best channels
  • Using the scan functionality, finding a good channel to use has been easy and I rarely have to scan for a new one in order to clarify the signal
  • The scanning feature is also lacking (I had much better luck selecting my own channels), and the adjustable arm needs more rigidity (my iPod constantly weighs it down to the point that it won't stay in place).

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Reviews around fm (5.00 of 5)

  • It has been the only FM transmitter to even work in my
  • I had been searching for a long time for a decent FM tuner that works with the iPhone 3G.
  • Overall this is a great FM transmitter for about 6 months...and then you mine as well throw it away.

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Reviews around access (5.00 of 5)

  • The cigarette lighter that powers the transmitter is positioned such that the iPhone blocks easy access to the radio controls and this became a problem when I needed to change channels while driving
  • The neck is not too stiff and I found it easy to adjust to a comfortable position that allowed easy access yet did not block my temperature controls, which I was concerned about since my lighter is very close to my controls
  • I am able to listen to music through the car speakers while accessing the GPS function and make a phone call, all hands free

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Reviews around option (5.00 of 5)

  • The smartscan option is very useful as well.
  • and I think it would be a nice option to have

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Reviews around price (5.00 of 5)

  • Overall, Great price for a great product.
  • Works very good, good quality and great price

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Reviews around station (4.51 of 5)

  • Doesn't always pick up a good station, so he ends up switching the channel 4 or 5 times to get one with good reception
  • However, the FM transmitter is under powered and the Smartscan didn't find good stations for me.
  • (I'm having a much harder time finding a usable station than I had with the old one - it seems like this one is picking up stations that the old one couldn't, which makes the sound quality terrible).
  • but once you find a good station it is not bad for the most part.
  • Sometimes one is better than the other, but it is great not to have to manually search for another available station
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Reviews around transmitter (4.47 of 5)

  • Best transmitter for iPhone on the market for sure (tried a few - returned all)
  • Overall this is a great FM transmitter for about 6 months...and then you mine as well throw it away.
  • I got the transmitter in December and it worked great for 4 months
  • I tried the transmitter with my iPhone and it worked as advertised
  • Ive gone back to the clunky transmitters.
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Reviews around reception (4.16 of 5)

  • One of the nicest features of this transmitter is that it has a semi-rigid arm for holding the iPhone/iPod, allowing you position it so you get optimal reception on your radio.
  • Of course there's always going to be brief patches of static but for the most part, my reception has been clear with this product.
  • In another car with the antenna on the back quarter panel and another with it on the roof in the rear, the reception is awful.
  • In one car with the antenna on the front quarter panel, the reception is not good but at least holds for more than a few blocks.
  • Doesn't always pick up a good station, so he ends up switching the channel 4 or 5 times to get one with good reception
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Reviews around design (4.16 of 5)

  • I bought the latest version of the Roadtrip in the hopes that the sleek, compact, ergonomic design, clear high contrast display and gooseneck positioning system would solve my mobile iPod problems.
  • The design and concept are good, but it needs to be improved upon with a $65 price tag.
  • you will however see the apple nag screen that it is not designed for use with this device but just click ignore and off you go
  • Very well designed ergonomically in regards to the dock and flexible arm.
  • The gooseneck is great and the product is well designed for looks and comfort
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Reviews around roadtrip (3.86 of 5)

  • Anyway RoadTrip is great for your iTunes music, just make sure it's in the EU mode and tune your radio to 87.7
  • I feel so spoiled using this RoadTrip

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Reviews around product (3.79 of 5)

  • There are more expensive products and cheaper products out there, but this is a great mid-price range product
  • I tried hard to like this product since I paid so much for
  • I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a decent quality FM transmitter for use around town or when travelling
  • Not a bad product, but if you are using anything that is larger then a nano after a while the neck will not be able to support it and sag
  • So i guess if you live in a dry rural area this product would be great for you, if not i recommend using ear-buds.
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Reviews around quality (3.75 of 5)

  • The sound quality is much better than I imagined it could be with an FM transmitter I currently use MOG's iPhone app and all my
  • The sound quality was terrible no matter what station i tried.
  • so if you use less than 320kbps for your music the quality could be worse
  • I decided to buy a cassette adapter and plugged it into the audio jack on the side of the unit and the sound quality was much better
  • I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a decent quality FM transmitter for use around town or when travelling
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Reviews around road (1.49 of 5)

  • I don't know why it didn't blow a
  • I'm in the Greater New Orleans area & the roads are pretty bad
  • I've been using these FM frequencies, tuning devices for a long time, over some rough and bumpy roads and in some remote and vacant countries
  • It doesn't fit perfectly in your dc power outlet and if you drive over irregular road you will have to take your hands out of the steering wheel every 5 minutes to reconnect the device to turn your music on again
  • Not as many moving parts as my prior "Road Trip", which is nice, but harder to set up for play, especially in daylight.

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More about Griffin RoadTrip FM Transmitter with SmartScan for iPod

  • Product Description RoadTrip is the do-it-all charge and play solution for your iPod and iPod nano
  • Fully redesigned from the ground up to be easier to use than ever, RoadTrip unlocks all the entertainment options your iPod can deliver, wherever the road takes you
  • RoadTrip incorporates SmartScan technology to find, memorize and select the three best frequencies for use in broadcasting your iPod on your car¿s FM stereo system. Amazon.com Get away from cords and complicated docking systems with the RoadTrip from Griffin
  • A new, flexible steel neck and model-specific adapters keep your iPod within easy reach, as it pumps your favorite tunes through the existing stereo system
  • SmartScan technology will find the three clearest broadcast frequencies, automatically programming them to pre-set buttons
  • SmartSound Plus technology delivers clear sound no matter where you're driving.