Griffin go on Road Trip with new iPod car accessories

Car journeys can be tedious affairs – from deliberating which Little Chef to stop at, to the ineviable arguments about the junction that's best

Car journeys can be tedious affairs – from deliberating which Little Chef to stop at, to the ineviable arguments about the junction that's best to get you to Little Burpington.

Now, everyone knows that it's the driver's right to choose the choons, but given that most vanilla car stereos will be packing a CD player at best, you'll probably end up listening to a fuzzy Radio Yokel as you belt along the A-roads. Unless anyone has any, er, cassette tapes.

Step forward the Griffin Road Trip and TuneFlex – finally, a simple plug and play option to get your iPod and car stereo talking nice to each other. 

The iPod peripheral kings who brought us the iTrip and the Evolve have developed the Road Trip for motors "blessed" only with a cassette and radio stereo. Simply plug into your cigarette lighter (or any auto power outlet) and the proprietary SmartScan technology will hunt down the best FM signal to beam your tunes straight to the stereo.

The Tuneflex does much the same, but delivers the sonic goods via an auxiliary cable, for cars packing an aux jack. 

Both feature super-bendy sat-nav style necks and adjustable remotes to cut down on those pesky motorway accidents – simply slot in your preferred flavour of 'Pod (both units come with an adjustable cradle to accomodate all models), set your Playlist to "Drivetime Classics" and put your pedal to the metal.

Now, who's up for a spot of Bachman-Turner Overdive?

Griffin Road Trip and TuneFlex AUX

Price: £60 (from Halfords), £30 (from Curry's and Apple)

On sale: March

Contact: Griffin