Griffin Technology (http://www.griffintechnology.com) has debuted iTrip DualConnect (pictured) and TuneFlex AUX HandsFree, their latest in-car creations for iPhone and iPod.
The US$59.99 iTrip DualConnect combines Griffin’s FM transmitter technology with an AUX jack for direct connection to car stereos equipped with auxiliary-input jacks. You can connect your iPhone or iPod touch through iTrip directly to your car stereo, or use iTrip’s FM transmitter to send the music wirelessly to your car radio. Either way, the illuminated buttons on iTrip’s charger plug give you play, pause, forward, and backward track controls that you can operate distraction-free by touch while driving.
You can download the free iTrip Controller App for setup and operation of iTrip’s FM transmitter through your Multi-Touch display. To get started, just press iTrip’s SmartScan button, then tune your car radio to the frequency that SmartScan finds for you.
The $49.99 TuneFlex AUX HandsFree is designed to let you talk handsfree on your iPhone while you charge its battery. Set your iPhone or iPod in TuneFlex’s adjustable charging cradle. Position TuneFlex’s flexible steel neck to keep your iPhone or iPod just where you want it. For tunes, plug in to your car stereo’s AUX port with the included AUX/mic cable. When a call comes in, answer as you normally would. The call audio plays through your car’s speakers, and the cable’s microphone picks up your voice.