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Drive+Play iPod control system allows you to integrate a dock connector equipped iPod with any car stereo. Any iPod with a dock connector can be controlled by the system. The system includes a hide away
brain, a controller knob, and a display.
The brain can be mounted nearly anywhere in the car, it doesn't need to be
accessible so it can be under a seat, in the glove compartment, in the console,
etc. An FM modulator
is built into the brain that can be used wirelessly, or it can be wired to the
tuner using an adapter plugged into the 3.5mm antenna output jack. The FM
transmission can be set to any frequency from 88.1 to 107.9 MHz. The brain has a
3.5mm stereo mini-jack line output for connection to your radio's auxiliary
input. There is also 3.5mm stereo mini-jack line input for connecting an
display panel shows the same information, in the same way, as your iPod's
display, only bigger. The display measures 2.6" diagonally and is backlit in
blue. There are three threaded inserts on the back for mounting the display
base, and the base has a ball and socket joint so the display can be mounted at
a wide variety of angles. All the iPod controls are on the control knob, so the
display panel doesn't have to be within reach.
The control knob mimics the functionality of your iPod's click wheel, it has a
dial that turns both clockwise and counterclockwise and five buttons in the same
positions as the menu, forward, backward, play/pause, and select buttons on the
iPod. The idea behind the design is that you'll be able to reach for the control
knob and make changes without taking your eyes off the road. The control knob
also gives you complete control over the iPod (just like the controls on the
iPod). The knob's ring is backlit in blue so it's easily found in the dark.
- Panel Depth:
- Mounted Depth:
2.117" (varies slightly with mounting angle)
- Height (w/0° base):
- Height (w/30° base):
- Height (w/60° base):
The Drive+Play is compatible with iPods having the dock connector and the
following software versions: G3 v2.2 (buttons above the click wheel), mini v1.1
(all minis), G4 v3.0 (click wheel), Photo v1.0 (color screen), and G5 v1.0
(color screen). As new iPods are introduced this list may expand.