So you got your shiny new iPhone 7, And you love that they came with Lightning EarPods AND an adapter. But you’ve already lost the adapter, and your favorite headphones have a 3.5mm plug. What are you to do? That’s where Griffin’s iTrip Clip Bluetooth Headphone Adapter comes in. At just $19.99 it fits any budget!
The Griffin iTrip is a great way to control your music and talk on your iPhone 7 (or any Bluetooth-enabled device) without wires. As Griffin explains,
No headphone jack? NO problem! – Don’t worry if your favorite smartphone doesn’t have the headphone jack. iTrip Clip connects your favorite headphones wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth 4.1. iTrip Clip cuts the cable between your smartphone and headphones to deliver the ultimate in wireless freedom to listen and control your music.
The iTrip Clip is nothing new. We’ve seen Bluetooth adapters before. But Griffin’s execution of the Bluetooth adapter, not to mention the arrival of the 3.5mm-less iPhone 7, make this a compelling accessory at a fantastic price.
The design of the iTrip lets you control your music with ease. Clearly delineated controls put controls for play, pause, skip tracks forward and backward and volume right at your fingertips. And since this is a product being marketed specifically for purchasers of the iPhone 7 you can activate Siri, and make phone calls with the press of a button.
The smart design of the iTrip Clip extended s beyond the controls. In keeping with its iTrip Clip name the accessory has a built-in clip that easily slips on your sleeve, your shirt collar, or the strap of your backpack or bag. That, in turn, means you can place the accessory in just the right position for easily accessing and activating its controls.
We actually love iTrip Clip for running and outdoor activity because it’s small enough to clip onto a hat or visor.
Yup, the iTrip Clip is small and light enough to attach to your hat. Simply stuff the excess cables under your hat and you’ll get wireless audio using your favorite pair of wired earbuds.
Finally, it is worth noting that the iTrip Clip isn’t just for use with iPhones and other smartphones. Any device that has built-in Bluetooth is compatible. That means you can use it with your headphones but also use it with your car audio system, your home audio system or pretty much anything you can think of that might benefit from a Bluetooth audio-in connection.
- Converts any earbuds or headphones to wireless Bluetooth Headphones
- Supports Bluetooth version 4.1
- Play, volume and track controls work with all music, video, and streaming apps
- Built-in hands-free mic for phone and video calls
- Compatible with Siri, Google Now, and other voice recognition apps
- Set-and-forget configuration; reconnects automatically effortlessly with paired iOS and Android smartphones
- Wireless range approx. 30 feet (10 meters)
- Rechargeable Li-Ion battery; up to 6 hours play/talk time, 180 hours standby
- Includes micro-USB recharging cable
- Connect to your car’s stereo with AUX cable (sold separately) to listen and control your smartphone in your car, wirelessly
In the Box you will find the iTrip Clip, a Micro-USB charge cable and a User Manual. I do,wish the company had seen fit to include a protective carrying bag. Still, at just 1.25” by 1.78” by .68” the iTrip is small enough that it will likely fit in your earbuds pouch when you are storing your favorite wired earbuds.
Perhaps the best case that can be made for the Griffin iTrip Clip is this… there are lots of wireless headphones currently on the market with more coming every day. Some sound amazing… and are priced accordingly. Others are far more budget-friendly… and sound like it. With the iTrip Clip you can, for just $19.99, you can use the headphones you have always invested in with your iPhone 7. That means you get the sound, comfort and fit you previously chose- hey, that’s why you have and use those headphones isn’t it?- and still use them with the 3.5mm-less iPhone 7. That’s pretty neat. Add in the fact that the Bluetooth connection is strong and the sound quite good and… this accessory is a great stocking stuffer for the holidays this year! Check them out here.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Griffin iTrip Clip
What I Like: Inexpensive; Easy to use; Auto-repairs with your chosen device; Let’s you make and take calls, activate Siri and much more; Sounds Good; Clips wherever you like it; Let’s you use your favorite headphones
What Needs Improvement: No included carry bag