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the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Stuff from Apple (car charger, wall charger) is about 4X the cost of buying off ebay.
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
^^^^^ NO KIDDING?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Get an FM transmitter for it. It plugs into the port on the bottom and plays your music on an FM channel of your choosing. That way, you simply tune your radio to the selected FM channel. No wires.
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
This is getting spendy. . . maybe I should just trade in NNU (used to stand for NamelessNewUnit. . . but now it's more like NottsoNewUnit) on a new Sienna that has that little jack built right in!

:-)

Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
I have the shuffle for traveling. It's small, cheap, replaceable and no... It isn't good for plugging into the car. It seams to last longer than anything else so for camping trips and long flights, it is really awesome. Plus if it does get stolen/lost, not a big loss. Yes, you have no idea what's on, but you just shuffle up or down to find the song you like. It's not a bad deal for what it is. Plus the weight is awesome for climbing. You don't notice it on you at all.


I also use my iPhone for the car. It's not a cheap device but being an all in one. Really not bad. I love the GPS, camera, music, emails, phone in one little package. I always can take a picture, send it, get directions and listen to U2 at the same time. Seriously... When did we get so over connected? Yes, I am also famous for leaving it at home. (As I have told Bill, I leave to GO AWAY!)
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
We use the fm transmitter plugged into the cig lighter. The two generation old model nano works with any transmitter such as monster. It also keeps it charged.
Last generation and most recent nanos will not work with generic transmitters so for those versions you need a more pricey one from apple.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
You can get knock offs at radio shack. Approx $30

You can also get universal fm transmitters that plug into the headphone jack for a cheaper price.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
what's an ipod?


Credit: kennyt
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 29, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
that little jack built right in!

Even the USB ports are built in now.

Be aware not all USB ports are equal for charging. Some are 1 amp and will charge most phones and pods. IPads and some other devices require higher amp USB but they look exactly the same, fit the same then after ab hour you see they aren't charging....arggggh.

Susan


Edit.
You can also get universal fm transmitters that plug into the headphone jack for a cheaper price.
. I could never get good quality with those, especially in urban areas with so many FM stations conflicting with what I had it tuned too. I also found the unit clunky sticking out of the car charger...kept knocking it out. Hopefully they have improved...
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 29, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
I'm getting a myPOD delivered on Thursday morning. It doesn't sing, but having the start of our 3 month road trip only two weeks away is music to my ears.



My kids both tried the FM transmitter and the reception/quality was horrible. I will probably invest in the wired cassette thingy to plug into my iPhone, which clips into a mount located just over the stereo so that I can access the tune selection and GPS from the driver seat.


climber
Apr 29, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Credit: Ω
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
''Open the iPod bay door, Hal.''
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
I use a USB drive with my music, and an audio book, downloaded right off my computer. Bought a new stereo a few years back and it had a port for the USB. They aren't that much, it was like $250 installed with new speakers.

Can't stand iTunes or apple products.
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:02am PT
OK. . . first off. . . I LOVE kennyt's rPad. . . BITCHEN trailer. .

AND. . . with PAD in mind. . . I've changed it all up. . . I THINK I'm'a gonna git an iPad Mini, instead.

WTF?

Seems that an iPod is just too limited.

SOOOOOOOO. . . there ya have it!

Thanks, doodz!

oxox
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:27am PT
if you just want it for music for your vehicle then the nano is an excellent choice.

the set up I have I use an older nano.

I have my iPad for iPad things.

my iPhone (with music) for iPhone things.

my MacBook Pro for MacBook Pro things.

and my new bitchin i7 3.4GHz 27" 1G fusion iMac for iMac things

I hate apple products ;-)


oh and i have an older iPhone 3GS I use essentially as an iPhone though it's been jailbroken and unlocked so i can use it in other countries if I get a sim.

Edit: and what someone else said (sorta). get the ipod or whatever from apple and then buy the rest of the stuff on amazon

Double Edit: the iPad mini does look cool (though I don't have a use for one)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:40am PT
I use a 120gig iPod in my car , it gives me a shuffle larger than many radio stations. Black 47- Brahms. A 4gig iPod shuffle for running, Biking,soloing, a g4 PowerBook for my legacy files iPad 64 and iphone 4s day to day, and soon a beefier macbookpro for writing /photos /archives/ major software. All backed up Into various terra byte memory sinks. Apple for the goods, third party for connectors. Fm tuners etc.
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:51am PT
Thanks, nature. . . I fully understand where you're coming from. I'm just kind of battling with the uni-tasker concept. . . and believe it or else, I'm a "Less is More" kind of person. . . so having a device for every conceivable application kinda makes me dizzy. And. . . that nano is just too small. Then going to the "Touch" seems REALLY retarded, for the price. So, jumping to a full blown iPad sounded cool. . . but it's not. They're just too big.

Primarily, this would be for audio books, to play in my car. . . BUT, being able to SEE the MotherFather is really important. . . and as one of my TacoBrethren shared, via PM, being able to see it in the dark is important. . . A N D to be able to get E on the thing is attractive.

THEN, I look at the MacDaddy and say, ReinUpBigCamel it does everything I need it to!

The problem with it is the sheer liability of schlepping it, in the front seat of my car. . . then hiding it at gas stations or any other place some crooked SOB could see it and size me up as some dippy blonde old lady, traveling alone, with a MacDaddy in the front seat. Little would the crooked f*#k know that Smith and Wesson travel with me, too. . . but who really wants to go that far to protect frikken audio books?

SOOOOOOO. . . an iPadMini, that I can easily slide under the front seat, next to the .357, might just be the ticket.

?

YIKES!

I'm not pullin' the trigger til after a day in the trenches with Blanchard - while we're slaving around the property, we'll beat this dead horse a good one and MAYBE Apple'll get a call from me tonight. . . Maybe not. . . cause, like I've said time and time again, Blanchard's a tightwad and the light he sheds on topics such as these always brings clarity.

Thanks, everybody. . . I really appreciate the input.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 30, 2013 - 08:06am PT
iPadMini

Probably your best bet! If the mini is like the regular size they require the beefier USB charger...2 amp, I believe. Just make sure the USB car charger is the beefier one that can charge Ipads.
I don't have a mini and I thought I was splurging when I got an IPAD. More use out of that baby than anything. And with the "cloud" all my pictures, music, books sync with all my other Apple products. So if I download something on my Iphone, or I pod it shows up on the Ipad and all vice versa.

I think you'll love it. If they have a 3g or 4g cellular model you might consider that. It's wonderful on the road to have internet connectivity via cell phone service when you aren't near any cafes etc. When I'm not driving I can download music, books, browse the web, watch You Tube etc.

Happy Travels,

Susan
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Apr 30, 2013 - 09:29am PT
ipod classic

160 gb of space

easy to use
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:09am PT
I have a tape deck converter thing for my Sienna too, works fine. Especially for audio books / talking yo don't need the best fidelity. I've had issues with FM transmitters pulling in a radio station instead of my music, so I stick with a wired connection.

If you want to go cheap get a used Nano off ebay for $50. That's all you need. You can get a car charger on ebay for under $10.

But my iPod lives in an iPod boombox now. I haven't taken it out once since I got my iPhone 4 years ago. The iPhone IS an iPod, plus a phone, GPS, and 100,000 other things (Apps).

An iPad is a big iPhone without the phone and an iPod touch is an iPhone without the phone. But the iPad is much better for reading, watching videos, etc because the screen is so much bigger.

iPad's are great, it's like being able to access every book ever written, every movie or TV show, every web page, 100,000 apps, music, in the palm of your hand. iPads can be wifi only (for use at home or starbucks) or wifi and 3G cellular data, but they you have to pay for a data plan, which adds up.

I'm still more impressed with the iPhone than anything else. It does everything an iPad does but fits in your pocket. The convenience is unbelievable for directions, looking up businesses, information, etc.

I have my iPhone with me all the time, and plug it into the car and put it in a mount on the dashboard. I have my iPad usually at home sitting next to me for reading, browsing the web, games, videos, etc.

In Cali you can get a ticket for having a phone in your hand for anything! I'm not sure if an iPad would be similar, but safety wise it's a good idea anyway. It's much better to have an iPhone or iPod mounted on your dash where you can glance down and skip to the next song etc., rather than down on your center console where you have to really take your eyes of the road to do anything. Plus an ipad sitting there is going to be a projectile in an accident.
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