iPod Your Car

By on September 18, 2005

Steve Jobs is a great guy. If you happen to be in the market for a new car, Steve and his friends at Apple have made your choosing a little easier. Steve wants to make sure that you’ll be able to take your iTunes with you, so now there is iPod Your Car, where you’ll find a list of all the vehicles that are currently equipped to interface directly with your iPod, as well as those that are slated to have that feature in the near future. And if that weren’t enough, Steve has also included a list of aftermarket manufacturers that offer accessories to hook you up.

I bet Bill Gates would never be that helpful. At least not without kicking a puppy or two.

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Comments

  1. Very nice, and yes, i dont doubt its a handy feature. But is Bill Gates slander really needed? These kind of comments turn technews into silly bitterness. Makes for unpleasent reading.

    No one likes Bill Gates, but that really has nothing to do with this article.

  2. No one likes Bill Gates, but that really has nothing to do with this article.

    Too true, Luke. And it really has nothing to do with Jobs either. It’s just the Gadgetopia manifestation of the age-old PC vs. Mac battle. You just gotta know the history behind comments like that. Do a search from the Gadgetopia main page for puppies and you’ll get a little taste of what it’s all about. All in fun.

  3. Deane has just provided the perfect example of why Dave and I pick on Bill Gates and Windows users in general. It’s more banter then slander.

    Actually the thing that strikes me about this is how long it took them to do it. I bought my iPod a year ago and I only did it after I was certain I could hook it up to my car stereo and get great sound. Both of our vehicles are wired and I couldn’t be happier. Makes for much more pleasant road trips when you can program your own radio station for the entire trip.

    This is really only the tip of the iceberg. The number of third party products available for the iPod is staggering compared to anything in the ‘Plays for Sure’ camp.

  4. The number of third party products available for the iPod is staggering compared to anything in the ‘Plays for Sure’ camp.

    Definitely. The bare minimum would be to stick a cassette adapter in your dash and plug the 1/8″ stereo jack into an iPod. That’s more than adequate for a lot of people.

    Me? I’m too cheap to buy a new car, so it’ll be years before the “Plays for sure” machines trickle down to my price range. Until then the aftermarket products do just fine for me (or will when I finally break down and buy an iPod!)

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