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P.I.E. iPod® Connection Cable

Heavy-duty USB to iPod cable

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Our take on the P.I.E. iPod® Connection Cable

Leave your iPod cable safe at home. P.I.E.'s USB-POD iPod cable is just like the cable that came with your iPod, only with a more rugged design that stands up to automotive use. Use this 3-foot cable to connect your iPod or iPhone® to any car stereo that features direct iPod control via USB input. Warranty: 1 year.

Having extra cable is good for teenage grandson, as taking one from house to car and back again just wouldn't work. Remember I said teenager. He really likes that he can play his I-pod music thru the radio. THUMP-THUMP-THUMP

Mike T, Bethlehem Pa.

What's in the Box:

  • 3' USB/iPod interface cable (with iPod dock connector on one end and a USB Type-A connector on other end)

P.I.E. iPod® Connection Cable Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

Grandson loves it

Mike T from Bethlehem Pa. on 4/21/2013

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Having extra cable is good for teenage grandson, as taking one from house to car and back again just wouldn't work. Remember I said teenager. He really likes that he can play his I-pod music thru the radio. THUMP-THUMP-THUMP

Pros: Don't have to think about forgetting to bring cable

Cons: none

PIE I pod connector

mval299 from bayville nj on 3/7/2013

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easy to use

Pros: perfect fit

Cons: none

Seve's Review

Anonymous from Baltimore, MD on 2/25/2013

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Do not buy. Use a cheaper cable. I'm sure you own a cable that will work much much better. This stiff cable can't seem to stay connected to the tuner when even barely moving the iPhone.

Pros: None

Cons: A stiff, expensive cable.

P.I.E. iPod® Connection Cable

BUd Blenk from Catawissa,PA on 2/17/2013

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Sturdy cable. Worth spending the extra dollars on to connect up the iPOD

Pros: Hefty cable. Good connections. Looks and feels like it will last.

Cons: Only time will tell. We will see after a few years of baking in the summer heat year after year.

Just what i needed

m06fl from Tomball,Texas on 2/1/2013

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Good quality, right size,will work for me.



iPod cable

Otis J from Riverside, CA on 12/23/2012

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It's a nice heavy duty cable.

Pros: Nice heavy cable.


Does not allow for video feed through USB

Hoser from Chatsworth, GA on 8/19/2012

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I just bought the JVC KW-AV50 for my 2006 Silverado. I'll fill out a review on it later, but for now I just want to make sure no one else has my problems. I hooked up the adapter to my JVC, it started charging my iPhone 4S, and started playing from my playlist immediately. Unfortunately, there was no sound coming through the receiver. Also, when reading through the instruction booklet, it states that you can not get video from your iPod or iPhone without using the JVC KS-U30 iPod A/V cable. Also, if you want to use the MotionX-GPS app, you'll have to use the JVC cable. Spend the extra $$ and get the JVC cable. Shouldn't have tried to save the extra bucks :(




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Features and Specs

Adapter Type iPod audio in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific No
Brand Specific iPod/iPhone
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size Classic/5Gen
Nano 6/5/4/3/2/1
Touch 4/3/2/1
Mini No
iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G/2G

Product Research


Overview: The PIE USB-IPH Dock-to-USB cable for iPod/iPhone is an automotive-grade cable equivalent to the USB-to-iPod cable that came with your iPod or iPhone. The USB-IPH cable can be connected to either a front or rear USB type-A input of select USB/iPod direct compatible aftermarket head units.

Note: The PIE USB-IPH features a USB (type-A) connector on one end that plugs into your head unit's USB port, and an Apple 30-pin connector on other end which plugs into the dock connector of your compatible iPod or iPhone.

Headunit Compatibility: The PIE USB-IPH cable is designed for many aftermarket head units which feature a One-Wire iPod USB direct connection. The PIE USB-IPH Dock-to-USB cable is equivalent to the USB-to-iPod dock cable that came with your iPod or iPhone

iPod Compatibility: The PIE USB-IPH cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features when connected to a compatible One-Wire iPod USB direct head unit (as of 9/25/2012):

Apple DeviceGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
AudioVideoHead UnitiPodArtist/Song TextTrack Info
nano 1st1.3.1YNYNYYY
7th*1.01 PCYNYYYYY
classic 80GB1.1.2YNYYYYY
video 5th1.3YNYNYYY
  • Requires Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter cable (472LTN230P, sold separately).
  • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

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