iPod in the car

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I’ve done a little research on the Web and it seems to me that there are two main options for broadcasting stuff on my iPod through my car radio while I am driving.  The one is the Monster iCarplay Wireless and the other is the Griffin iTrip.  Has anyone has experience with either (or even comparative experience) using a video iPod?  Any recommendations?  The advantage the iCarplay has over the iTrip is that the iCarplay charges the iPod while driving.

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  1. Rich...! avatar

    Hey,

    Okay personally I use the ice-link system that is hardwaired into the cars system (mapped to the cd shuttle button). That way I can control everything from my steering wheel, it's about R2000 installed.

    The iTrip and similar unpowered FM transmiters suck. They suck bad.

    However, while my car's been geetting fixed I needed an alternative and went for Griffin's RoadTrip (R550, WW computers, Cretsa). I'm blown away by how good this unit is, really blown away, so much so I bought a second one for my wife. The trasmission to FM 88.1 is perfect and it charges too.

    If you want the sexier option, the icelink rocks, but having said that, I have found no fault with the RoadTrip.

    Hope this helps…!

  2. Armand avatar

    You don't mention what car but http://www.ipodyourbmw.com/ integrates well for bmw's.

  3.  avatar
    Anonymous

    Hey,

    Okay personally I use the ice-link system that is hardwaired into the cars system (mapped to the cd shuttle button). That way I can control everything from my steering wheel, it’s about R2000 installed.

    The iTrip and similar unpowered FM transmiters suck. They suck bad.

    However, while my car’s been geetting fixed I needed an alternative and went for Griffin’s RoadTrip (R550, WW computers, Cretsa). I’m blown away by how good this unit is, really blown away, so much so I bought a second one for my wife. The trasmission to FM 88.1 is perfect and it charges too.

    If you want the sexier option, the icelink rocks, but having said that, I have found no fault with the RoadTrip.

    Hope this helps…!

  4. Rich...! avatar

    Hey,

    Okay personally I use the ice-link system that is hardwaired into the cars system (mapped to the cd shuttle button). That way I can control everything from my steering wheel, it’s about R2000 installed.

    The iTrip and similar unpowered FM transmiters suck. They suck bad.

    However, while my car’s been geetting fixed I needed an alternative and went for Griffin’s RoadTrip (R550, WW computers, Cretsa). I’m blown away by how good this unit is, really blown away, so much so I bought a second one for my wife. The trasmission to FM 88.1 is perfect and it charges too.

    If you want the sexier option, the icelink rocks, but having said that, I have found no fault with the RoadTrip.

    Hope this helps…!

  5. Rich...! avatar

    Hey,

    Okay personally I use the ice-link system that is hardwaired into the cars system (mapped to the cd shuttle button). That way I can control everything from my steering wheel, it’s about R2000 installed.

    The iTrip and similar unpowered FM transmiters suck. They suck bad.

    However, while my car’s been geetting fixed I needed an alternative and went for Griffin’s RoadTrip (R550, WW computers, Cretsa). I’m blown away by how good this unit is, really blown away, so much so I bought a second one for my wife. The trasmission to FM 88.1 is perfect and it charges too.

    If you want the sexier option, the icelink rocks, but having said that, I have found no fault with the RoadTrip.

    Hope this helps…!

  6. Paul avatar

    Thanks for the input Rich and Armand. I have a Mazda Sting so the BMW option won't work. I'll take a look at the RoadTrip. Does the unit plug into the car charger?

  7. Armand avatar

    You don’t mention what car but http://www.ipodyourbmw.com/ integrates well for bmw’s.

  8. Armand avatar

    You don’t mention what car but http://www.ipodyourbmw.com/ integrates well for bmw’s.

  9. Armand avatar

    You don’t mention what car but http://www.ipodyourbmw.com/ integrates well for bmw’s.

  10. Paul avatar

    Thanks for the input Rich and Armand. I have a Mazda Sting so the BMW option won’t work. I’ll take a look at the RoadTrip. Does the unit plug into the car charger?

  11. Paul avatar

    Thanks for the input Rich and Armand. I have a Mazda Sting so the BMW option won’t work. I’ll take a look at the RoadTrip. Does the unit plug into the car charger?

  12. Paul avatar

    Thanks for the input Rich and Armand. I have a Mazda Sting so the BMW option won’t work. I’ll take a look at the RoadTrip. Does the unit plug into the car charger?

  13.  avatar
    Anonymous

    Yup, into the charger:

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/roadtrip/

  14. Aquila avatar

    I “had” the iTrip until recently. I found that particulary around the Melville area (SABC or other high power antennae in the region) it starts sucking big time though all the channels. PS: I found 106.0 fm probably the best of the bad bunch.

    Unfortunately driving a Volvo means no hard wire option as yet – something to do with the fiber optics being too advanced blah blah.

    Maybe it was fate that stepped in, cos the iTrip isn't built that well either – a small knock and the the whole thing came appart, which basically renders it pretty much useless – even with liberal use of duct-tape and soldering.

    I may just pop over to Wayne's World today to check out the roadtrip.

  15. Aquila avatar

    I “had” the iTrip until recently. I found that particulary around the Melville area (SABC or other high power antennae in the region) it starts sucking big time though all the channels. PS: I found 106.0 fm probably the best of the bad bunch.

    Unfortunately driving a Volvo means no hard wire option as yet – something to do with the fiber optics being too advanced blah blah.

    Maybe it was fate that stepped in, cos the iTrip isn’t built that well either – a small knock and the the whole thing came appart, which basically renders it pretty much useless – even with liberal use of duct-tape and soldering.

    I may just pop over to Wayne’s World today to check out the roadtrip.

  16. Aquila avatar

    I “had” the iTrip until recently. I found that particulary around the Melville area (SABC or other high power antennae in the region) it starts sucking big time though all the channels. PS: I found 106.0 fm probably the best of the bad bunch.

    Unfortunately driving a Volvo means no hard wire option as yet – something to do with the fiber optics being too advanced blah blah.

    Maybe it was fate that stepped in, cos the iTrip isn’t built that well either – a small knock and the the whole thing came appart, which basically renders it pretty much useless – even with liberal use of duct-tape and soldering.

    I may just pop over to Wayne’s World today to check out the roadtrip.

  17. Aquila avatar

    I “had” the iTrip until recently. I found that particulary around the Melville area (SABC or other high power antennae in the region) it starts sucking big time though all the channels. PS: I found 106.0 fm probably the best of the bad bunch.

    Unfortunately driving a Volvo means no hard wire option as yet – something to do with the fiber optics being too advanced blah blah.

    Maybe it was fate that stepped in, cos the iTrip isn’t built that well either – a small knock and the the whole thing came appart, which basically renders it pretty much useless – even with liberal use of duct-tape and soldering.

    I may just pop over to Wayne’s World today to check out the roadtrip.

  18. Aquila avatar

    Hmm found this link just now – maybe I'll try it first before popping over to WW's.

    It's worth a shot.

    http://www.surfbits.com/?p=526

  19. Aquila avatar

    Hmm found this link just now – maybe I’ll try it first before popping over to WW’s.

    It’s worth a shot.

    http://www.surfbits.com/?p=526

  20. Aquila avatar

    Hmm found this link just now – maybe I’ll try it first before popping over to WW’s.

    It’s worth a shot.

    http://www.surfbits.com/?p=526

  21. Aquila avatar

    Hmm found this link just now – maybe I’ll try it first before popping over to WW’s.

    It’s worth a shot.

    http://www.surfbits.com/?p=526

  22. scottstyris avatar
    scottstyris

    Well i suggest you better go for griffin itrip , I have it on my Car and works amazing. And the after sales support is good too. Certainly worth a buy.

  23. hre wheels avatar

    Well i suggest you better go for griffin itrip , I have it on my Car and works amazing. And the after sales support is good too. Certainly worth a buy.

  24. pinaytestbusby avatar

    this usually i use to my car when on the roadtrip

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