Griffin Navigate review

A neat remote control and FM radio for your iPod

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Our Verdict

The idea of the Navigate is good, but it's let down by imperfect execution

For

  • Useful screen and controls

Against

  • Mediocre FM transmitter
  • Clip isn't versatile

The Griffin Navigate connects to your iPod or iPhone's dock port and gives you a handy remote control and FM radio.

It only works with USB-charged devices, so if your iPod came with a FireWire dock cable, steer clear.

The controller clips to your clothing and you can change tracks, adjust volume and switch to the mediocre FM tuner. It also displays the playing track's name and artist.

Unfortunately, the clip isn't versatile; if you attach it to a man's shirt the display is upside down.

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