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    HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    I was looking at the Dual that has a built in docking station for iphone/ipod. I saw it at Fry's and it held my iphone pretty sturdily. I hate cabling and love this idea. But didn't fall in love with the deck overall.

    Are there any good decks out there with a similar concept? Whether the iphone stands up like this one, or you insert the iphone into the unit chassis?

    It just needs to have a connection so I just pull the iphone out of my pocket and stick it on the head unit. No cabling or anything to fuss with.

    Any ideas? Budget is under 2 bills, unfortunately.



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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    Many decks have rear USB which allows wiring to be concealed into glove box or console. You can fabricate a dock into your console or dash and connect said wire to it.

    Not sure how confident you are at custom work.



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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    I'm fairly comfortable with DIY in general, but I haven't seen any good ideas out there to copy and imagination isn't one of my things. I thought about your post today though, and looked around my '99 4runner cabin for a good spot for a dock and don't see anything real convenient. And I'm looking for complete convenience here.

    I did find one cool looking deck that might my needs. The Fusion CA-IP500:

    YouTube - Macworld Video: Fusion iPod Car Stereo CA-IP500

    But watching the video, I realized that I want to listen to Pandora and I don't think this will let me. Which brings me to another question. Do ANY decks allow you to listen to Pandora on the iPhone?




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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    Quote Originally Posted by CZ Eddie View Post
    I'm fairly comfortable with DIY in general, but I haven't seen any good ideas out there to copy and imagination isn't one of my things. I thought about your post today though, and looked around my '99 4runner cabin for a good spot for a dock and don't see anything real convenient. And I'm looking for complete convenience here.

    I did find one cool looking deck that might my needs. The Fusion CA-IP500:

    YouTube - Macworld Video: Fusion iPod Car Stereo CA-IP500

    But watching the video, I realized that I want to listen to Pandora and I don't think this will let me. Which brings me to another question. Do ANY decks allow you to listen to Pandora on the iPhone?
    only with an AUX jack for a 3.5mm headphone jack really




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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    YES, some decks WILL allow you to listen to Pandora over the iPhone using the deck's controls!


    Pandora FAQ

    Click the above link!




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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    Looks like the Alpine Pandora deck isn't too far out of my budget.

    YouTube - Alpine IDA-X305S In-Dash Receiver with Pandora at CES 2010

    This is actually going to be more important to me than being able to insert the iphone INSIDE the deck. I'll just have to suffer with cables until future dock-decks are released with Pandora app functionality.
    Or figure out some sort of DIY dock method.




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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    i stand corrected! lol




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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    That alpine looks great but unfourtunatly I don't think it plays CDs and that ***** if you ever want to compete



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    Re: HU with built-in docking station for iPhone or iPod?

    edited to remove possibly bad info.

    btw, the alpine can control a cd-changer.
    Last edited by CZ Eddie; 07-21-2010 at 11:02 PM.




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