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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
I bought an adaptor for my tacoma that plugs into the back of the stereo and then plugs into an ipod/iphone.

i create plays lists on my mac, transfer them to the ipod, and then i can control what plays via the head/stereo.

yes, quit using the macbook.
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
eKat ... when I did a road trip with a friend who had an iPod, I simply purchased a phone charger that plugged into the lighter, that had USB ports (2 of them, 1 for phone, 1 for iPod). It worked really well for us.

:)


(I will not mention the fact that 10b and I had issues making it work when he was here. I believe it was end user error on our part.) ;)
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Yeah. . . I get the way to plug them in. . . I just don't know which one to buy. . . like. . . that SHUFFLE one. . . how in the world do you know what you're gonna play? The sucker doesn't have a screen.

?

K
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
your iPod doesn't have screen?



i am officially lost. ;)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
That's the Braille model - get one with a screen.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
your ipod should have a screen, unless you have the nano
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#301003

OK. . . where's the screen on this SHUFFLE?

It's the cheap one.

?
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
You're f*#ked.



~xoxoxoxox (kidding!)
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
HellFireElvira!

10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
that's the nano
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Nano now has a screen.

That is the Shuffle.
I had a shuffle... I lost it at the upper parking lot of the Leap. It's that small.

Works great when soloing etc.

Problem as you stated, it selects the song, you either listen or skip to next song.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
I stand corrected
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
It's ok, no need to stand.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
There's been MANY iPods.

I'd say look for a 4th or 5th generation iPod Nano on ebay. Maybe $50. They have a wheel and button for control. Newer iPod touch's have a touchscreen like an iPhone.

You could get a cheap, new mp3 player, but if you are used to Apple stuff I'd say go with an iPod.

But, you may want to get an older iPhone like a 3GS for $150 and get cheap prepaid cellular like airvoice. Then you'd have an iPod and a smart phone (directions/maps, internet/news, email, etc.)
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
GOOD GRAVY!

I just got off the phone with an AppleDad. . . whoa. . . this is all frikken GREEK to me.

I LOVE that you charge one with a USB cable hooked up to your MacDaddy!

HOW COOL IS THAT!

I've got 3 weeks before the MotherOfAllRoadTrips. . . I'm hopin' I can get a new NANO and all the garbellion that goes with it and get it all figured out by the time I leave.

And. . . yes. . . there seem to be LOTS and LOTS of different kinds. . . especially if you look at getting a refurbished one. . . all those different generations are coRnfusing as hell. . . then to pair up the right car charger. . . YIKES. . . I think I'm'a'hafta order it from a real live person!

THANKS, DOODZ! (remember - that's generic, NOT genetic!)

OXOXO
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
I bought an iphone 3GS 16GB on ebay for under $100. I unlocked it an use it as a smart phone with Net10, unlimited data and voice for $45/mo. It's an incredible toy. You could just use it as an ipod, it has a screen. I have lots of climbing and base jumping videos to watch when I'm on the train or need to kill time. ie, just buy an old iphone and get all the functions, phone, video, audio, GPS, and a million applications.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
< RANT >

I just bought an iPhone5, my first Apple product.

I cannot figure out how such a backwards company like Apple became so popular. Damn, their stuff is so difficult to use and it's not intuitive. I may not be programming in 5 different computer languages anymore, but I think I'm still pretty saavy with computers and technology.

iTunes is a giant POS. At least with Windows-based stuff you can fumble your way through the program with educated guesses. With Apple programs, it's a complete mystery maze without any logical clues as to what this or that button will do for you.

Syncing the iPone is a nightmare, the screen display is not intuitive and it's difficult to figure out what it's doing. My ring tones keep disappearing, and even when I follow the instructions step-by-step, it doesn't work as advertised and I still can't transfer .w4r ringtones from iTunes to the iPhone. And even when I can see the ring tones and music on my iPhone in iTunes, and I sync, it still does not appear on the iPhone when I unplug it. You would think that Apple would have worked out the software bugs by now.

I f*#king hate Apple.

< / RANT >
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
Yeah iTunes is a heaping pile of dog sh#t. You would think a company with $billions of cash would start fresh and do it right. No, they continue to build upon the house of card iTunes made for iPods in 1999.

iOS is pretty great though. My 3 year old can do tons of stuff by himself.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 29, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Just had this installed in my Toyota 4 Runner...2 hours, $400.
Could not deal with tape inserts that supposedly play Ipods or run through the FM system. This unit has Satellite, HD Radio, Pandora, and IPOD/IPHONE plug via USB or wirelessly with Blue Tooth.

I find satellite radio ESSENTIAL for road trips. This unit does Satellite Radio and all the jacks, including USB are on the front so no clunky trying to make things work. Plus the display will let you know what song, artist etc is playing and you can easily access song folders you have set up on your IPOD . All your ibooks are easily accessible. If you have steering wheel audio control already, they can add a module that allows you to continue to use your steering wheel audio controls. You can also play Pandora radio or Slacker radio through Blue Tooth. And if you have a Blue Tooth phone it syncs totally with that and you are all "hands free"

As for IPOD...I would recommend the basic IPOD. Shuffle has no capacity to set up files or see what is playing.

Expensive? yeah, considering you need to get the IPOD also, but for road trips, a quality audio system, for me, is essential. And this unit is just barely above "entry level" for after market systems.

Purchased and installed for $400 in 2 hours...must provide your own IP...
Purchased and installed for $400 in 2 hours...must provide your own IPOD or IPHONE.
Credit: SCseagoat

Edit.
In my car
In my car
Credit: SCseagoat



Susan
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
ALRIGHTY, THEN. . . I think this is the ticket:

iPod Nano

photo not found
Missing photo ID#301027

AppleCare
Car charger
Wall charger

THANKS DOODZ!
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