Griffin RoadTrip

8.2/10 AVG.
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  • Griffin RoadTrip

Specs / Features


Compatibility: iPod classic 6G (80 GB, 120 GB); iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod touch 2G; iPhone 1G, 3G | Charges your iPod or iPhone while you travel | SmartScan automatically finds and programs the three clearest broadcast frequencies | SmartSound Plus technology for clear sound under real-world conditions | Flexible steel neck and interchangeable model-specific cradles position your iPhone or iPod perfectly

Compatibility: iPod classic 6G (80 GB, 120 GB); iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod touch 2G; iPhone 1G, 3G | Charges your iPod or iPhone while you travel | SmartScan automatically finds and programs the three clearest broadcast frequencies | SmartSound Plus technology for clear sound under real-world conditions | Flexible steel neck and interchangeable model-specific cradles position your iPhone or iPod perfectly

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Specification

Brand Griffin Technology
Model 4058-RDTRPB2
Size 4 x 18 cm (1.6 x 7.1 in)

Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


iPhone in Canada

Delivers the best in-car experience that molds both an FM transmitter and auxiliary jack

from iPhone in Canada
The Griffin RoadTrip with SmartScan delivers the best in-car experience that molds both an FM transmitter and auxiliary jack. With an elegant design, easy setup and convenient playback controls, the RoadTrip is definitely a recommended accessory if you can swallow the price tag... Full review
Mobile Tech Review

Acgreat solution for charging/mounting your iPod if you have an AUX input in your car

from Mobile Tech Review
Overall, this is a great solution for charging/mounting your iPod if you have an AUX input in your car. If you need to rely on the FM transmitter, you may find that the sound quality varies dramatically, but I don’t think it’s any worse than other FM transmitters I’ve used... Full review
The Gadgeteer

Works remarkably well with my iPhone

from The Gadgeteer

I really do like this transmitter quite a bit. It is easy to use, charges my iPhone or iPod while I’m using it, and allows me to easily see the display and skip tracks. The only gripes that I have with it are that there isn’t an adapter for my 160GB iPod Classic and the price. $99.99 seems like a lot of money to pay for an FM transmitter. Even if it is a really nice one. If it had a built-in microphone like I mentioned above, a price of $99.99 would seem more worthy. As is, I’m not so sure… If the price is not a problem for you, go for it, otherwise wait for it to g... Full review

iMore

Flexible positioning options, handy controls, good FM transmission

from iMore
If you live in an area with fairly smooth roads and have a car that allows the device to sit in a fairly straight-up position, the RoadTrip is a fantastic FM transmitter and charger solution. If you have poor driving conditions and need to set up the device in a way that will tend to make it sag down, your mileage may vary. If they could somehow beef up the dock connected -- perhaps use an old-school locking dock-type connection where you have to squeeze to remove it -- it would be darn near perfect for my needs... Full review
iLounge

Delivers strong overall value

from iLounge
Unlike iTrip Auto, RoadTrip’s pricing hasn’t gone up despite the improvements. While the $100 MSRP you’d pay at an Apple Store remains steep for an accessory of this sort, the street price of around $65 is much easier to swallow, and delivers strong overall value. As charging, mounting, and FM transmitting solutions for iPhone go, RoadTrip is a very solid pick, though it’s still not quite perfect for every iPhone user. It receives a rating of B+ overall, higher than the original iPod version’s B rating... Full review
Mobile Magazine

One of the best iPod FM transmitters that I have ever used

from Mobile Magazine

Like many other iPod accessories, the RoadTrip with SmartScan will work with just about any iPod that uses the now-standard dock connector. A variety of cradle adapters are included in the package, accepting everything from the iPhone and iTouch to the iPod nano and iPod classic. Realisticaly, unless you really want the added stability of a proper cradle adapter, you can make do without one. This is especially true if you’re using a protective case.

With a flexible steel neck, auxiliary output jack, SmartSound Plus technology, and clever design, the Griffin RoadTrip with Smart... Full review

Good Gear Guide

Versatile, well designed FM transmitter

from Good Gear Guide
Sound quality is never going to be outstanding using FM transmission, but the RoadTrip does a relatively solid job. For optimal quality, you can adjust the sound function between stereo and mono modes. The latter is ideal for podcasts and audiobooks. Stereo mode is more suited to music, though we found the stereo setting worked fine for all content. Sound is a mixed bag, depending on what area you are driving in. We experienced more favourable results when in the suburbs rather than a CBD area... Full review
Tom's Guide

The device produces a strong signal with reasonable stereo and sound quality

from Tom's Guide
The RoadTrip charges your iPod, though the LED doesn't always change color to tell you that the iPod is charging. Since it's a dock connector, you get the usual advantages of the line out signal, as described earlier in this article. You can't save frequencies, but it remembers the last one you tuned to, and there are four pre-sets; they may not be usable frequencies but they help you jump you through the frequency range quickly. The device produces a strong signal with reasonable stereo and sound quality, even if there's a low-powered signal on the same frequency... Full review
Pocket-lint

Easy to install, easy to use, powers your iPod

from Pocket-lint
In our tests, quality of the RoadTrip was very good, there is no software to install and it’s a case of plugging it in, selecting the channel and away you go. The downside is that it's such a large device that the majority of dashboards will be swamped. Big, but good, you've just got to make sure you've got enough space in your car without affecting your dashboard or more importantly gear stick... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

236 from Amazon.com

236 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Griffin RoadTrip. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

6.6/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

1 from Amazon.ca

1 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Griffin RoadTrip. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

10/10

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