Today I decided to take a look at the Griffin iTrip Clip Bluetooth Audio Adapter. Use the iTrip to turn any wired headset or headphone into a wireless Bluetooth headphone. I bought my iTrip on Amazon for around $19. See my link below.
The iTrip lists four main features on the the back of the box. These include:
- Autoconnect via Bluetooth
- Makes any headphones wireless
- Voice command enabled for hands-free calling
- Play on any home or car audio system
Looking inside the box, I found the iTrip Clip, a three inch USB to micro USB charging cable, an instruction sheet and warranty card. The iTrip Clip had five bottons: up, down, forward, backwards, and play / pause. There is a micro USB port for charging.
I was able to pair the iTrip Clip with my iPhone 7 and I thought it sounded pretty good. One thing I didn’t realize when I bought it was that it has its own internal microphone for calls. It won’t use the microphone in your headset. This means you’ll need to clip it on your shirt close to your mouth. In my video, I used the iPhone’s voice recorder to verify that it uses the internal microphone and not the headset. This is unfortunate as I’d prefer to use my headset mic and put the iTrip Clip in my pocket.
I also checked to see if I could use the iTrip Clip as a Bluetooth remote shutter for the iPhone’s camera but it didn’t work. With the iPhone you can use the volume buttons on the phone or a wired headset as a camera shutter button. This seems like a missed opportunity here.
Now that the weather is getting warmer I look forward to getting outside and trying out the iTrip clip while exercising and working in the yard. While not having a headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is an annoyance, the truth is that wired headphones are a pain in the butt. For me the cables often snag on something and the headset gets yanked out of my ears or the phone. I ruined a really nice headset when the cable snagged and got caught in my card door.
Do you have any opinion on the iTrip Clip? Leave a reply below and let me know.