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The iTrip was a series of personal FM transmitters developed by Griffin Technology for Apple's early iPod models. It allows the iPod to play its music through any nearly FM radio.


The iTrip has a range of about 50 feet, and can broadcast on almost any desirable FM frequency. An international tuning mode which allows the use of less common frequencies. It requires no batteries. The iTrip draws power from the remote connector port on the iPod, and thus prevents the use of the wired remote or headphones while in operation.[1]

The original iTrip was for iPods with the FireWire dock connector on top, and the newer iTrip is designed for models with 30-pin dock connectors (3rd generation and later). Versions were also made for the iPod mini and iPod U2 Special Edition.


Use of the iTrip is not legal worldwide. For example, it is illegal to use the iTrip in the United Kingdom under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949. There is a similar ban in force in Germany.[2]


  1. Apple iPod jack AllPinouts. Accessed 2021-06-01.
  2. UK ‘bans’ iPod radio add-on by Tony Smith, The Register. 2003-07-31.

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