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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)

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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 Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod Artist/Song Text Track Info
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4S 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
7th* 1.01 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
2 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
3 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
4* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
mini* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y N
  • 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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