OWC Offers New RoadTrip! FM Transmitter, 300GB FireWire Drive

NewerTech and Other World Computing today cut the price and introduced a new NewerTech RoadTrip! FM transmitter, and OWC started shipping a 300GB version of its Mercury Elite external FireWire hard drive, while cutting the price of the 400GB model.

The RoadTrip! FM transmitter is now available in two frequencies, 107.7MHz and the new 87.98MHz frequency. Both are available for $14.99. Unlike other FM transmitters that allow users to dial in a frequency, the RoadTrip! only operates at that particular frequency. NewerTech chose two frequencies that are rarely used.

"87.9 FM is a limited use frequency reserved for educational institutions, which broadcast at a very low output wattage, and our 87.9 Megahertz (MHz) RoadTrip! model easily provides crystal clear sound within a vehicle tuned to 87.9 FM no matter where in the U.S. your road trips may take you," said Larry OiConnor, president of OWC, in a statement.

The RoadTrip! FM transmitter plugs into a cigarette lighter and has a standard 3.5mm stereo audio jack.

OWCis new 300GB Mercury Elite drive features a 7200-rpm drive with 8MB of cache and sells for $299.99 in a FireWire 400+USB 2.0 configuration, $319.99 in a FireWire 800/400 version, and $339.99 for a FireWire 800/400+USB 2.0 version.

OWC also cut the price of its 400GB Mercury Elite FireWire hard drive; prices now start at $429.99.