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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 30, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Hopefully you are getting the USB digital camera adapter. You can then load pics from a digital camera directly to the IPad. Awesome way to browse pics in something larger than camera screen.

Susan
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 1, 2013 - 01:16am PT
Note! I just bought an iPad USB car reader @ radio shack for $9.95! Pretty sure the ones from Cupertino are more price heavy!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 1, 2013 - 01:25am PT
Pretty sure the ones from Cupertino are more price heavy!!

Yeah gotta keep those Apple Execs in their mega yachts! I got mine from Staples or something like that for something like 12.95. Never thought about Radio Shack. The new I Pads, which I think includes the mini has that new "Lightening" connector which supposedly doesn't work with the 30 pin standard connector ... hopefully after market add ons are in the stores now and not just available from Apple.

Susan
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
May 1, 2013 - 11:41am PT
this is what you want to connect to your car stereo through fm transmitter mode. i have used every gadget out there, the cassette deck tape connector, all sorts of different cable connectors and this is by far THE BEST. it pairs to your device through blue tooth (which your new ipad has) and then transmits through fm to your car stereo. the sound is awesome! no interference EVER. sounds like i'm playing a cd right on the stereo. far superior sound quality to any other cable based device. you can play/pause/skip through tracks right on the device. pair it up through blue tooth and then leave the blue tooth on your device turned on. as soon as you power up your car and the device is within 10 meters it automatically connects. no need to plug it in. i have it paired to my iphone 5. as soon as i turn the car on it connects and then i press the play button and listen. do not even have to take the phone out of my pocket. it is a hands free device and can make phone calls too if paired to a phone. has a built in usb charger for charging so no need for a separate charger.

this is the one i have:
http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Transmitter-Hands-Free-Blackberry-Smartphones/dp/B003PPGOC0/ref=sr_1_1?s=mp3&ie=UTF8&qid=1367421991&sr=1-1&keywords=gogroove

and now there is a newer one out:
http://www.amazon.com/FlexSMART-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Technology-Handsfree/dp/B00BMYQTYE/ref=sr_1_3?s=mp3&ie=UTF8&qid=1367421991&sr=1-3&keywords=gogroove

i highly recommend this device :)

if you can use a macbook you will have NO problem figuring out any other apple device. ipod/ipad/iphone. not sure what slr was ranting about but apple is the easiest most intuitive product out there. of course of you are trying to use with a windows machine....well yeah that is a different story......
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 1, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
^^^^Awesome! Didn't know the adapters had gotten so sophisticated. I stayed away from Bluetooth for a long time because early Bluetooth just sucked. The last six months I've been getting everything all synched up via Bluetooth when in my car and I'm loving it and it works beautifully! Ditto to the audio quality....I didn't change car speakers and it sounded like the premium systems I see all the youngsters have. I was astounded how easy the Bluetooth synced up my Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, whenever I am in the car I can use any of them by just rotating a dial and picking the "device" I want to use. And if I get a phone call, voila! The audio system mutes off and the speakers pick up the call and I just talk.

Oh poo, makes me want to buy more electronics

Susan
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
May 1, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
not sure about older versions of bluetooth but the newest 4.0 version is great. freakin' technology eh!?!?!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 1, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
You can get a stereo with a USB port that interfaces with damn near any mp3 playa (iLame sucks) for about $60. Easy to install if you know anything at all about eeeeeee-lectricity.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
May 4, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Had you winged that thing into the meadow, you would have earned SUPERDORK status!!!!

:D
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 4, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
the JBL system in there

If your car system has Bluetooth (or you can get an adapter) and you sync it with your Ipad Bluetooth you will think you are in a concert hall. My Toyota also has JBL and I've always really liked them...synced with Bluetooth...like nothing I have ever heard. My Audible books sound like the narrator is sitting with me in a soundproof library reading just to me...it's stunning.

Good luck...those little gizmos take some getting used to when you're used to the "Daddies of all Apples" I suspect you'll love it eventually.

Susan

Edit: Without getting too technical, can anyone tell me why Bluetooth syncing creates such a wonderful rich sound without buying new speakers?
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
May 4, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
yeah it may hurt at first but it becomes a much more enjoyable experience the more experienced you get.

Too small, too hard to hold, couldn't get it to sync with the MacDaddy
you gotta be gentle with it, then it will grow on ya....


can anyone tell me why Bluetooth syncing creates such a wonderful rich sound without buying new speakers?
it's a digital connection not an analog one. that means basically it works or it doesn't. there is no degradation of information upon transfer between devices.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 4, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
You are a dork!


What was the question?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 5, 2013 - 01:00am PT
is no degradation of information upon transfer between devices

Ahhh....I think I kinda get it now.. Today I switched the same song between BlueTooth sync and USB trying to see if it was in my imagination. Nope...major difference in richness and tonality....now I know. Thanks


Susan
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 6, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
BlueTooth

You will think you died and went to heaven running your tunes through Blue Tooth. Undoubtedly it will have Pandora radio, or you can download the Pandora app on your IPad and Blue Tooth sync it to your new in dash unit. Another great Internet radio app is Slacker. You can sync it with Blue Tooth also to run through your new unit.
I really liked keeping my steering wheel controls and the module to do that with JBL speaker system is a little pricey but I felt well worth it.
Sheet since you are going whole hog might as well get a smart phone, it will sync right through your new unit. Hands free!

You'll never want to get off the road now! Creepy 'bout the tires though.

Susan

Edit: sounds like a unit with all the bells and whistles....which usually means satellite Sirius/Xm ready....another incredible plus. Driving through 100s of miles of desolate wilderness with no cell service, nuttin', yet having access to 100s of commercial free music radio stations when you want to take a book break. Well worth the $20 a month.
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