Gadget of the Day: Griffin iTrip Nano Pocket

You wait ages for an iTrip for the second generation Nano, then two come along within weeks of each other.This one's the tiniest yet, which probably e

You wait ages for an iTrip for the second generation Nano, then two come along within weeks of each other.This one's the tiniest yet, which probably explains why it's called the iTrip Nano Pocket. To recap, Griffin's iTrip add-ons pipe your tracks to nearby FM radios thus solving the in-car iPodding conundrum.Unlike the previous iTrip Nano, this one adds no bulk to the back of the player, managing to maintain its smooth lines down to the millimetre. It does add some length, mainly to accommodate three dinky preset buttons for leaping from XFM to Radio 1 without the tedium of ever having to cross the path of Classic FM mispronouncing ‘Hanaq pachap kusikuynin’ again. Sorry, it’s a personal bugbear.Old school radio hams can still tune-in manually using the on-screen frequency display. The unit sups its power direct from your iPod so there's no need to keep it juiced.And don't fret if you've not yet moved up to the new nano - it'll still fit the original, as well as 4th and 5th gen iPods. How versatile.

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