I've been searching and searching for a gizmo to allow me to play mp3s in my 2006 Tacoma w/non-JBL 6 disc changer w/steering controls. Basically I was looking for an AUX adapter to hook up a player (both iPod and non-ipod; I have a Palm Treo 700p but would consider buying an iPod, also). The USA SPEC is expensive and some of the others didn't knock me out (see my thread from last year)...
Then, I saw this on eBay today:
Click on one of the Toyota versions of the TOYOTA OEM RADIO IPOD AUX INPUT MP3 USB SD INTEREFACE and it states:
That you don't even need an mp3 player with this unit! It plays right from a USB thumb drive or SD card (w/ the included USB adapter)!
This would be a godsend, as my mp3 player is in my Palm Treo 700p--now I could just use it for telephone, google maps, etc. and bring a thumb drive only for music, podcasts, etc. in the Tacoma.
ANYONE HAVE THIS YET? It seems almost too good to be true and I don't want to shell out $80 if it's garbage.
Feedback, please! Thanks!
HERE'S TEXT FROM THE EBAY LISTING:
NEW OEM TOYOTA Digital Music Changer MP3/WMA
*Compatible with OEM Radio/CD PLAYER: Toyota\Lexus
TYPE I :
2003-2007 Land Cruiser (Not compatible if equipped with XM or 6-disc DVD player)
*Digital Music Changer
*3.5mm Audio Cable Harness
*USB Cable Harness
*SD Card Reader
CD changer interface connection. NOT FM transmitter, NO tone loss, NO noise and NO interfere.
Add multyple CDs, thousands of TRACKs on radio. MP3 Control is exactly same as CD changer.
Disk folders is mapped to CDs, files is mapped to tracks. Organize your music more easily.
1000 songs each folder can hold, 10 folders(CDs).
High quality MP3 player build inside. Support up to 320Kbps MP3 encode rate. Nice voice present.
Radio button (and steering wheel) can control the MP3: Mode/Disk/Track/Volume/On-Off...
Repeat/Random/Scan play mode can be done. Display accurate Disk/Track/Time message.
Standard USB 2.0 interface and SD Card. Can use most kind of USB memory stick
FAT/FAT32 partition on USB disk. Up to 32G byte songs can be listed and played.
Car noise restrain circuit build inside, restrain car noise and interfere perfectly.
Can remerber the exact position of song. Continue playing when radio power on next time.
All power supply by Audiolink. Not cigarette plug occupied. No wire outside.
1/8''(3.5mm) Line in jack is available for other audio resource connection.
Keep the original internal CD/CD-changer usable.