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jknight8907
Apr 2, 2006, 09:13 PM
I've currently got a 3G 15gb iPod, a 'plain' iTrip, and a 12v charger. I'm going to Ireland in June, so I'm thinking of getting a 30gb 5G because 1, my current battery life is around 3 hours, 2, I need something to store the photos I take on, and 3, it would be nice to be able to watch a movie on it.

I also do a lot of volunteer work in an area where there are ZERO good radio stations. So, I use the charger and iTrip to supply music. However, the way I understand it, I won't be able to use my current iTrip (the one that plugs into the top of the iPod) with a new 5G. What transmitter WILL work? I'm very happy with the quality of my iTrip so I hate to give it up, but if I must I must. Also I'd like to save $20 and be able to use my current 12v charger (just a plane jane rig that looks like a phone charger, 12v on one end, dock connector on the other).

So, what do i need? :confused:

thanks!



iMeowbot
Apr 2, 2006, 09:17 PM
However, the way I understand it, I won't be able to use my current iTrip (the one that plugs into the top of the iPod) with a new 5G.
Right. Apple took away the old remote connector.
What transmitter WILL work?
There is a new iTrip (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/itrip30/index.php) that attaches to the dock connector.

Your old charger will probably still work, the dock connector hasn't changed much.

jknight8907
Apr 2, 2006, 09:27 PM
Your old charger will probably still work, the dock connector hasn't changed much.


So that new iTrip has a dock connector slot on the bottom of it, so you can charge while using the xmitter?

iMeowbot
Apr 2, 2006, 09:30 PM
So that new iTrip has a dock connector slot on the bottom of it, so you can charge while using the xmitter?
No :( You could use a more generic style of transmitter like the Belkin one (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=140984) if you want to do that.

jknight8907
Apr 2, 2006, 09:37 PM
No :( You could use a more generic style of transmitter like the Belkin one (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=140984) if you want to do that.


:( is right.....I guess that Belkin one wouldn't be too bad...my 12v cord is the one that can power it. The TuneBase looks cool, but not for $80. Hmm