The new Griffin iTrip packaging is pretty good taking cues from Apple's iPod and iSight wrappings. Its compact and very sleek. Minimal set up and the install went flawlessly. The reception on radio is about as good as expected. Any low level static is covered up by increasing the volume on the iPod. Over 80% volume, the signal will distort. The closer to the antenna the better reception, of course. No noticable battery consumption. All around nice gadget and fun.