iTrip is an FM transmitter designed for use with Apple's ubiquitous MP3 player - the iPod. Enabling music playback through any FM radio, iTrip supersedes portable speaker systems by providing a wireless audio output via car stereos and home entertainment systems.
The crisply designed device compliments iPod's white acrylic lines and iTrip promises the cleanest possible signal. Any radio station can be selected to relay the signal through by 'playing' station codes directly from the iPod itself.
iTrip receives its power from the iPod and doesn't require a separate battery and it can be rotated through 90 degrees to facilitate recharging the iPod while still attached.
The unit shuts off automatically after 30 seconds of silence and the uncluttered iTrip has no switches, just two rubber finger grippers to assit in attaching and removing.
The iTrip is expected to arrive in Australia in mid April 2003 at a cost of AUS$108.00 inc gst.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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