"Absolute Waste"on by peteburke
Pros Works every so often.
Cons Terrible interference, especially when travelling, even on normally empty frequencies.
Summary I don't think this item was tested before it was sent out to the masses. Totally unreliable, dodgy reception, even when it was working, the sound quality is mediocre at best.
Pros It managed to plug into the iPod
Cons Range, usability
Summary Pain in the arse to set up, tries to be 'intelligent' so no power switch, it tries to turn on when the iPod strts playing music....dosne't work with videos unless you play a video first.
Setting the frequency is a pain.
FM range is pathetic. It's 50% music/ 50% static in my car (an 2004 model GTO). Using it in the house I have to wrap the recievers antenna around the itunes device to get static free reception (for the technically minded it's extremely susceptable to Reileigh fading).
Spend your money on something else, the number o 'hacks' on Google for this device should tell you how bad it is.
"Hunk of Junk"on by cambycamby
Pros Can't think of any
Cons Doesn't work
Summary If you enjoy listening to your ipod through static on your car radio, this is the product for you.
"Keep on lookin'"on by ateague
Pros no additional power required, wireless, looks cool
Cons expensive, weak
Summary It's a little complicated to use, but not bad. The real problem is that this transmitter is too weak to produce a good signal. I live in an area with lots of open freq's and it only works well if I hold it 2 inches from my car radio. I guess I could tape my ipod to the front of my radio....or I'll bet I can just find a better product for half the price and call the iTrip the waste of money that it is. Find something with some POWER!
Pros Easy to use and decent sound
Cons Some noise problems in my car.
Summary The interface is excellent, and it looks great. I have a holder that keeps the ipod stable which helps prevent noise. My car is a 94, and there is some problem with crossover noise even when the tuned station is clear and there is nothing on either side. It works very well ar least 90% of the time. This product has no competition in this price range, and gets the job done most of the time.