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Griffin iTrip Auto Universal Plus FM transmitter

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A rather more cost-effective in-car audio upgrade than Pure’s DAB rig, the iTrip takes whatever your phone or media player is playing out of its 3.5mm audio jack and throws it to your car stereo as an FM signal. In the US, these devices benefit from gaps in the FM band big enough to drive a truck through, but on this small island things are more crowded, physically and frequency-wise. Still, I usually manage to find some consistently clear air here in the North West and the iTrip is very easy to use and has nice clear LCD display to show you what frequency it is broadcasting on. The USB port in the end of the iTrip’s 12V charger is a nice touch and means you can use your phone or media player as a radio station and charge it at the same time.

Griffin iTrip Auto Universal Plus FM transmitter

Reg Rating 80%
Price £24
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Griffin PowerJolt Micro Double USB 12V Charger

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While most car chargers stick out like a sore thumb, the Griffin PowerJolt manages to be barely any longer than the barrel of your average in-car 12V power socket. This means it’s the only adapter I can leave plugged in to my trusty old Mercedes and still close the ashtray cover on the centre console. By coincidence or design, it’s also one of the very few chargers that doesn’t require serious jiggling to get it to work in my car. Of course, like all the best car chargers it has two USB ports so there's no arguing over who gets to charge their phone first. There are cheaper, but there are none better.

Griffin PowerJolt Micro Double USB 12V Charger

Reg Rating 90%
Price £12
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