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factory I-Pod interface

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by boxpup1971, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    boxpup1971

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    I'm not very "Tech Savvy", so please help me out. My ? is..... what is the advantage to having factory I-Pod interface installed as opposed to not??????
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    not having one at all.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    then you wouldnt be able to play your ipod through your speakers
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    i purchased a twenty dollar "monster" cable and works just fine????????????
    dont understand why anyone would spend money for I-Pod or I-Phone interface???
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    granted i have to unplug and take inside or put in glovebox after each use or risk getting stolen but who cares about steering wheel controls and i have a charger so i just dont get it????????????????
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    i think i will stick with twenty dollar monster cable.. thanks for your input
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    guess im just getting old and sound quality is just not a big concern of mine anymore.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    a ton of people dont have an auxilary input and cant just plug their 3.5mm cable in
    so therefor a ipod adapter makes it possible to use your ipod
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    If you lived in colorado then they can pull you over for fumbling with an I pod just the same as sending a text message while driving. Not worth the hassle plus the sound quality an
    d convenience of using the controlls on the dash. Its only 120.00 sometimes a little less online. I have found them for 99.00 several times. 3.5 cable and charger is about 30.00 so for a difference of 69.00 that is just not enough money to make the cheap method worth it IMO.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    I have found something else that works really well that gives you ipod control from the steering wheel and charging. The Kensington LiqudAux deluxe kit. It has a remote, a holder that plugs into the lighter port and will hold an ipod or iphone in a case and plugs into the aux port right next to the power port.

    For another option you can get the basic kit which is just a cable rather than the holder but still has the same aux connection and remote.

    These can be had for about $20-30 online. I got mine though macmall when it was on sale for $17. I have been very happy with it and have had it since May.

    http://www.macmall.com/p/Kensington-Consumer-Electronics/product~dpno~7384305~pdp.eddgaia
     
  11. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    If any of you guys are like me, you hate seeing wires going all over the place. So maybe the $100 might be worth it.
    currently for me its
    phone charger
    i pod charger
    aux cord
    and sometimes digital camera charger

    toyota should have put usb input in trucks and gone away with the CIGG lighter ports and put usb chargers. everythin charges by usb these days.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    have one by Griffin. plugged in to one of the 12v outlet's. it charges. but sound quality is not that good. sometimes it has allot of static and it cuts down on the volume allot!
     
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