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MacBytes
Jul 29, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Link: Griffin announces iFM: Radio, Remote, and Recorder for iPod (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050729142813)

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ph0rce
Jul 29, 2005, 01:41 PM
looks cool

RHutch
Jul 29, 2005, 01:53 PM
I was wondering when someone was going to get around to doing this. I know it's an add-on, but I still think it's good for those iPod users who want FM and recording. I'm thinking about getting one, but I'll probably check one out at the Apple Store before buying.

CanadaRAM
Jul 29, 2005, 02:02 PM
Keep in mind thatg altho' Griffin advertises a "high quality microphone", the iPod is limited to recording at, IIRC, 8 KHz. So bad AM radio quality at the maximum. Ok for dictation, pretty useless for music.

autrefois
Jul 29, 2005, 02:28 PM
Keep in mind thatg altho' Griffin advertises a "high quality microphone", the iPod is limited to recording at, IIRC, 8 KHz. So bad AM radio quality at the maximum. Ok for dictation, pretty useless for music.

Thank you for pointing that out, that's important to mention. I have iTalk and I am very happy with what it does. I use it for recording oral exams (and occasionally song ideas) and I can understand perfectly what is recorded, but it is not a high-quality recording.

I'm very interested in iFM. If it has the same quality as the iTalk plus FM tuning and it can double (or triple??) as a remote control, then I'll probably be getting one. Just yesterday I was wishing iPod had a radio tuner built in, weird coincidence! :)

redAPPLE
Jul 30, 2005, 12:47 AM
Keep in mind thatg altho' Griffin advertises a "high quality microphone", the iPod is limited to recording at, IIRC, 8 KHz. So bad AM radio quality at the maximum. Ok for dictation, pretty useless for music.

in other words, not good enough for recording live concerts (where tolerated).