Griffin Announces the iTrip AUX Bluetooth and iTrip AUX AutoPilot

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The first car I owned had an AM/FM radio with two knobs and six buttons … now new cars come with wireless audio systems that detect and sync your phone and autoplay content with home stereo system quality. Many of us are trapped in between these extremes, so Griffin helps with new iTrip AUX Bluetooth and AutoPilot connection systems.

iTrip Aux Bluetooth

iTrip AUX Bluetooth

The iTrip AUX Bluetooth makes use of the 12V power plug slot on your car to provide power to the Bluetooth receiver, and has a 2′ cable to plug into your car’s AUX-in port. The result is high quality audio without worrying about plugging into a cable whenever you get into your car. Here are more details:

Griffin is offering iTrip AUX Bluetooth, which adds Bluetooth capability to any AUX-equipped car stereo. Simply plug iTrip AUX Bluetooth into the car’s power outlet, and then into the car’s AUX-in port with the included 2’ AUX cable. Using the most advanced AAC and aptX audio codecs, iTrip AUX Bluetooth streams the cleanest, best-quality audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet, through the AUX-in port to the car stereo. Setup is quick and easy; users pair their Bluetooth device once, and the device is automatically recognized each time the user enters the car.

iTrip AUX AutoPilot

iTrip AUX AutoPilot

If you want a different type of solution, I love the whole concept of the iTrip AUX AutoPilot. You still plug into your 12V port, but have a lightning cable that will power your phone, and a cable to hook into your AUX audio port. So you get the best possible audio signal while also charging your phone … but it gets better! You also have quick-access physical buttons for play/pause, forward and back on the power plug! I have complained about the non-physical button trend since the first iPod Touch as being a bad idea for in-car use, and this definitely helps!

As another connection option, iTrip AUX AutoPilot features an all-in-one design that plugs into the car’s accessory outlet for fast 12 watt charging to iOS devices. As it charges, the direct connection through the device’s Lightning connector takes the high quality digital audio output from the user’s iOS device, converts it into cleanest-possible, noise-free analog audio, and delivers it to the car stereo through its AUX-in port. And to help drivers stay safe, iTrip AUX AutoPilot features fingertip playback controls at the dashboard accessory plug, so they can keep their eyes on the road.

Head to the Griffin store and check out the iTrip AUX Bluetooth and iTrip AUX AutoPilot.

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