Brand New Griffin AutoPilot! Buy one, you'll love it!

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by TheSpaz, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/autopilot

    FM Transmitters suck. Get a Griffin AutoPilot and get a stereo with an AUX input!

    4 things I love about the AutoPilot:

    1. Pause and play and skip right from the cigarette lighter... meaning... hard buttons that you can feel so that you don't need to take your eyes off the road while trying to skip a track on the iPod touch (which you can't really feel for the buttons).

    2. It Charges your iPod and uses a line out to get the best quality (FM Transmitters can't come close)

    3. It pauses your iPod when you shut the car off... so if you're going into a store really quick and your iPod won't keep playing while you're gone.

    4. The light on the charger pulses when it's charging and turns green when full charged... very cool idea.

    By the way, this has replaced my previous Belkin iPod Charger with Line-Out and the play controls are so nice because I can skip and pause tracks without taking my eyes off the road.

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    looks and sounds cool.

    but i would never run into the store with that hanging out of my dash and my touch in the vehicle, even hidden.

    thieves look for stuff just like that stuck in the cig. lighter.
     
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  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I used to have something like that but it was a big pain to navigate the iPod with the head unit and it was painfully slow and it wasn't as easy as on the iPod. The one I was using made it so that ALL of the controls were in the head unit and the iPod screen just said "Sony Xplode" and you could not navigate at all with the iPod itself.
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    That is nice, I would buy it if it would work for my 06 Chevy. Yes I did look at the GM version.
     
  9. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Griffin always has some of the best iPod and Mac accessories. This looks like a great iPod-car connector.
     
  10. agentkow macrumors 6502

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    I had been looking forward to the AutoPilot myself, until I saw this one today: LiquidAUX™ Deluxe for iPhone and iPod

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    It's got all the features you could want for an iPod touch but very simple and no awkward reaching to the lighter for controlling it.

    Only thing is the price...
     
  11. feik macrumors newbie

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    problem playing videos on iPhone with Griffin Autopilot

    I have been using this for some time and like it a lo0t.

    Yesterday I noticed an interesting anomaly. It will play tunes, and podcasts (audio and video). It will not play videos (or podcasts selected on the video pane of the iPhone iPod application).

    Any ideas?

    If I can't fix that any ideas how to make a video into a podcast (or better said how to make iTunes recognize a podcast that didn't get downloaded from the iTunes store)?

    Feik
     
  12. sangosimo Guest

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    why is this more expensive then buying a car charger, remote and aux cable.
     
  13. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's all in one. No need to have 1 cable coming out of the headphone jack, one cable coming from the Dock connector and I have no idea about a remote. This is just a great piece of equipment for getting the best possible sound out of your iPod/iPhone. It also charges the iPhone 3G so that's cool.
     
  14. anthmcc macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I was looking to buy one of these today as I think it might solve my problem. The headphone jack on my iPod classic is shot (only gives sound to one speaker). It still plays perfectly through a dock connector on my Bose or Macally. I have tried the iTrip but the sound is awful by comparison to when I could run an Aux line from my headphone jack to my Aux input on the car dash. I'm trying to circumvent the headphone jack to get good quality sound in my car instead of buying a brand new iPod because if I solve this issue I still have it doing everything I really use it with.

    Are you saying I don't need to use the headphone jack at all with this product? (ie. cable from dock connector to autopilot, autopilot in lighter slot, aux cable from car meets autopilot at lighter slot?

    Thanks, Anthony.
     
  15. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's right. There's only one cable coming from the iPod itself and that is the dock connector cable. There is an AUX out from the Autopilot that you actually plug into the stereo. It works great and charges at the same time. You get perfect sound quality. Since I originally posted this though, I bought a Pioneer Deck for my car and it has USB in the back to plug my iPod and iPhone into... it charges and plays from the deck and I can also configure it so I can control the iPod from the iPod itself rather than the deck.
     

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