NewerTech and OWC Introduce the ‘RoadTrip!’ FM Transmitter for the Apple iPod Digital Music Player

‘RoadTrip!’ an affordable iPod accessory also compatible with most personal audio players

Aug 18, 2004 | Woodstock, IL


Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) and Other World Computing (OWC) today announced the full availability of the NewerTech ‘RoadTrip!’ FM transmitter, an adapter that allows iPod users to broadcast their favorite audio files from an iPod through a car audio system using the 107.7 FM radio frequency.

The ‘RoadTrip!’ FM transmitter was first introduced exclusively to readers of the August 6 edition of OWC’s “Tips n’ Deals” e-newsletter. “Our supply of ‘RoadTrip!’ transmitters is now high enough that I’m comfortable making it available for everyone so they too can enjoy reliable iPod listening via a car’s FM radio for a remarkably low price,” said Larry O’Connor, president of Other World Computing.

The ‘RoadTrip!’ FM iPod transmitter 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 most personal MP3 and audio players. The ‘RoadTrip!’ is available immediately at for $19.99.

“The ‘RoadTrip!’ FM transmitter is a perfect balance of high quality sound and low cost, which allows iPod lovers to play their music through their car’s FM radio – any car – any FM radio, with ease,” O’Connor said. “In testing the ‘RoadTrip!’ we found the sound quality equal to or even better than other similar products, but with exceptional broadcast stability – unlike other products that did not consistently provide a good signal to the radio. Many FM iPod transmitters give users a real headache just trying to get a good frequency lock, but the ‘RoadTrip!’ locks clean to FM 107.7 and doesn’t suffer the signal bleed or drift that just takes the fun out of any trip with your iPod.”

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

About Newer Technology, Inc.
For more than 16 years, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks, desktop Macintosh computers, iMacs and MacOS compatibles. NewerTech is a division of New Concepts Development Corporation, headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling (815) 338-8685 or by emailing


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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