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Control Your iPod with Your Car Stereo Knobs

Apple’s iPod can now integrate directly with a number of factory and aftermarket head units.

Apple’s iPod portable audio player is quickly becoming the de facto jukebox standard for cars. Until just recently, however, the state of the art for iPod/vehicle integration was cigarette lighter power and a tape adapter. Give some points for style, though—the plastic and wires of these adapters were white.

This situation improved dramatically when Apple released the first interface that allowed iPods to be controlled by the CD changer controls of several BMW models, as well as the Mini (the car, not the iPod). With the iPod BMW adapter, the iPod emulates a CD changer when you plug it into a special adapter stealthily hidden away in the glove compartment. You can create five playlists in iTunes that can be selected by the CD changer buttons 1–5; button 6 selects additional playlists in sequence. (Visit http://www.apple.com/ipod/bmw/ for more information.)


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