NewerTech and OWC introduce FM Transmitter for iPod

Newer Technologyand Other World Computing (OWC) today announced a second model of the popular NewerTech RoadTrip! FM transmitter. The new ‘RoadTrip!’ model allows users of Apple Computer’s iPod and other digital music players to listen to their favorite audio files through a car stereo system using the 87.7 FM radio frequency.

The original ‘RoadTrip!’ model broadcasts using the 107.7 FM frequency. Both are available at [url=][/url] for $19.99.

“Offering a second model of the ‘RoadTrip!’ transmitter is a way for us to give customer’s a choice when it comes to where they’ll be tuning their FM dial.” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC in the press release. “We’ve had no problems with the 107.7 FM frequency reported, so offering an 87.7 FM choice simply allows another option for our customers when choosing the very best car adapter for the Apple iPod or other audio source device.”

Aside from its broadcast frequency, the new ‘RoadTrip!’ model is exactly the same as the original. It connects to a vehicle’s 12-volt cigarette lighter and has a 3.5-millimeter stereo jack that is compatible with all four generations of iPods, the iPod mini and any other device outputting audio with a standard analog mini-jack (headphone jack).

“The ‘RoadTrip!’ is already receiving rave reviews and positive customer feedback, especially from those who’ve used similar devices that didn’t get the job done,” O’Connor said in the press release. “It’s satisfying our customers not only because offers the best sound quality and audio stability in its class, but also because it does so for an unbeatable price. You’ve really got to hear it to believe it, but this product works better and sounds better than products costing two- to even five-times what our ‘RoadTrip!’ costs.”

More information on pricing, ordering and availability for NewerTech’s ‘RoadTrip!’ FM transmitter can be found online at [url=][/url] or by calling 1-800-275-4576.


  1. I am curious why the Roadtrip is hardwired to a particular frequency. It would seem to be straightforward to provide at least a few frequencies selectable with a switch or button. The iTrip approach sounds even better.

    I suspect that car audio systems will eventually include a line-in jack. Ideally the same cord would supply power to the iPod to keep it charged.

    Is it feasible to use Bluetooth or similar technology to digitally transfer audio content between the iPod and other components such as a computer, home audio system, car audio system, etc.?

  2. Anyone tried it? I have an iRock but they really should change the name to iSuck because it’s supposed to broadcast from 15 to 20 feet, but it’s really staticy sitting about 3 feet from my car antenna, and it gives you 4 different freqs to choose from.

    OWC has always been a great company. I’ve been really happy with everything I purchased from them, so I might be willing to give it a try.

    Really what I want someone to build is a dock with a tuner built in that would replace my car’s CD player where I could just pop my iPod in and out. Why hasn’t this happened yet? It seems so simple.

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