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Monster Cable iCarPlay direct connect

As its name suggests, the Monster Cable iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 lets you play music from your iPod, iPad, or iPhone through your car receiver via its minijack aux input. (Not all car stereos have an aux input, so please check before ordering.) The Direct Connect 2000 works with any Apple portable with a 30-pin dock connector. Stereo minijack cable runs from the Direct Connect to your receiver, and plugs into its auxiliary input. It features a retractable stereo mini cable for connection to your receiver, ensuring it won't get tangled or clutter up your dashboard.

The Direct Connect 2000 plugs into your car's 12-volt outlet to keep your Apple device charged, with built-in protection against overcharging. The mounted control panel let you play, pause and skip tracks without taking your eyes of the road.

Product Highlights:

  • for iPods, iPads, and iPhones with 30-pin connectors
  • not compatible with Lightning™ connector iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches
  • built-in playback controls for safe operation
  • 12-volt outlet power adapter
  • automatically charges connected player and adjusts current flow when its fully charged
  • retractable line-level stereo minijack cable for receiver's auxiliary input
  • 24K gold contacts for optimal signal transfer and corrosion resistance
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Monster Cable iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

2 Reviews

Mobile Tunes

Written by: Ken B from Arizona on January 12, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice way to travel. I like it a lot.

Pros: This unit makes it very easy to take your entire music collection on the road.

Cons: It can be a little distracting trying to listen to what you want while driving.

Not great

Written by: Lou from Bourne, MA on October 21, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The unit seems to be built well but it will not play from a selected play list on the i-product of choice when selecting to skip a song. So basically I am playing from my favorites folder and choose to select the next song or skip a song with in that folder and it goes to another folder with all my songs which may not be appropriate at that time or I might not want to listen to. It is difficult to get back to the original playlist.

Pros: good construction, good quality, good sound

Cons: awkward controls, will not stay on selected playlist/folder

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • 12-volt power adapter w/ integrated controls (attached 37" minijack cable and 47" iPod cable)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited Warranty Information to consumers in application of EU WEEE Directive 96/2002

Product Research


iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000: The Monster iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 lets you simultaneously play your iPod/iPhone/iPad's music through your vehicle's speakers while charging the Apple device's battery. Simply plug the iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 into your vehicle's 12-volt/cigarette lighter adapter port and your in-dash head unit's 3.5mm auxiliary input. The iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000's dock-connector plugs into your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad device.

Smart Digital Charger Technology: The iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 has ten watts of total power and a high 2.1 amperage to ensure a quick charge for your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad. Smart Digital Charger Technology detects when the battery is full and reduces current to help prolong battery life.

Playback Controls: The Monster iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 features integrated playback controls on it 12-volt/cigarette lighter adapter. Playback controls include - Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, & Previous/Next Track.

Apple Device Compatibility: The Monster iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 supports Apple iPod, iPhones, and iPads with 30-pin dock connectors. Compatible models include - iPod video (5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4/4S), and iPad (1/2/3).

Note: The Monster iCarPlay Direct Connect 2000 does not support the new Apple iPod, iPhones, and iPads with Lightning-connectors.

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