Skip to main content

Make your favorite pair of headphones wireless with Griffin’s iTrip Clip

With the future of the headphone jack looking increasingly grim, many of us are looking at our wired headphones and wondering how much life they have got left in them. Fortunately, there is a solution other than plunking down the cash for a new pair of wireless headphones: an adapter like Griffin’s new iTrip Clip Bluetooth audio adapter.

The iTrip Clip is a relatively small piece of hardware with a straightforward purpose: Plug in your headphones, and it acts as a combination Bluetooth adapter and amplifier. There are two ports — a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Micro USB port for charging — and the usual assortment of buttons that you’d expect to find on wireless headphones. If your car has an aux-in jack but not Bluetooth, you can even use the iTrip Clip to add hands-free capabilities.

“iTrip Clip ensures users can continue using their favorite 3.5mm headphones, with no worries about if their new smartphone eliminated the headphone jack,” Griffin category manager of power Andrew Biddle said in a statement. “Not only can our iTrip Clip make any pair of headphones wireless, it also puts the convenience of a Bluetooth sound system into any car.”

In addition to the controls, the iTrip Clip also features a built-in microphone for calls. The device works with iOS and Android, allowing the user to wirelessly interact with Siri, Google Now, and other voice recognition apps like Microsoft’s Cortana.

Range is stated as the standard Bluetooth range of 30 feet. As for battery life, Griffin claims up to six hours of playback or talk time on a single charge, and up to 180 hours on standby.

If you’re not sure about switching to a new wireless pair of headphones or sticking with your wired pair, the iTrip Clip is a fairly cheap experiment, retailing for $20. It will be on sale beginning in September via the Griffin website.

Editors' Recommendations

Kris Wouk
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kris Wouk is a tech writer, gadget reviewer, blogger, and whatever it's called when someone makes videos for the web. In his…
The 8 best QLED TVs for 2024
Hisense U8N

If you're shopping for a new TV, you've undoubtedly encountered different TV technologies to choose from, such as OLED, LED, mini-LED, and the subject of this list, QLED. They all have their merits and, most importantly, price points, but QLED TVs offer excellent brightness, ultra-rich colors, and hard-to-beat contrast levels that are favored by those looking for a TV to put in a bright room.

Like a traditional LED-LCD, QLED TVs employ LED backlighting, on top of a layer of quantum dots. When these sensitive nanocrystals are activated, the result is next-level color saturation, as well as increased brightness.

Read more
Amazon’s Memorial Day sale has a 75-inch QLED TV under $900
Vizio Quantum Pro 4K QLED Smart TV.

Would you believe that you can currently buy a 75-inch QLED TV for less than $1,000? Amazon made it possible through its QLED TV deals for Memorial Day with its $102 discount for the 75-inch Vizio Quantum Pro 4K QLED TV, which brings its price down to just $898 from $1,000 originally. It's relatively affordable for its size and the technology that it packs, but we're not sure how much time is remaining before the offer gets taken down. It won't be a good idea to wait until the last minute of the holiday to make this purchase as stocks may be gone by then -- you should proceed with your purchase right now.

Why you should buy the 75-inch Vizio Quantum Pro 4K QLED TV
First and foremost, you're going to have to check out our guide on what size TV to buy before you commit to the 75-inch Vizio Quantum Pro 4K QLED TV. Once you make sure that you have enough space for this huge screen, you should start looking forward to watching your favorite content in 4K Ultra HD resolution, for lifelike details and colors. The TV also comes with an anti-reflective film on its display so you can easily see what's happening no matter what time of the day or night.

Read more
This 32-inch smart TV is $88 for Memorial Day, and it’s selling fast
An onn. 32-inch Roku Smart TV on a cabinet in a living room.

For those who want to buy from this year's Memorial Day TV sales but are strapped for cash, you can't go wrong with the 32-inch Onn HD Roku TV. It's already very affordable at its original price of $98, but it's down to an even cheaper price of $88 from Walmart. The $10 in savings may not look like much, but you might as well take advantage of it. You're going to have to hurry though -- with more than 1,000 units sold over the past 24 hours, we're not sure how long stocks will last for this budget-friendly TV, so you need to proceed with your purchase as soon as you can.

Why you should buy the 32-inch Onn HD Roku TV
You shouldn't expect much from the 32-inch Onn HD Roku TV, considering its price. It only features HD resolution and an up to 60Hz refresh rate, which are a far cry from the specifications of the best TVs. However, it shines as an affordable smart TV that's powered by the Roku platform. The operating system will let you access all of the most popular streaming services like Netflix and Disney+, and it offers a customizable home screen that will let you launch your favorite apps quicker.

Read more