Connect Ipod To Car Stereo
Christine Marie Paguntalan
16 July 2009
The iPod is more than just another MP3 player. It's sleek white case paired with its white-wired earbuds make a statement. Since the introduction of the iPod, many other companies have introduced their own MP3 players, but no other machine has made the same impact on music as the iPod.
When the iPod was first introduced about six years ago, the memory capacity was only available up to 40GB, and the battery life was about eight hours. Now, the iPod is available in almost any conceivable size and memory capacity. The iPod Shuffle is one inch square, with a clip to attach it to an article of clothing. The iPod Nano is as tall as the iPod Classic, though thinner and not as wide. The Nano is also available in a wide variety of colors. The Classic has also gotten an upgrade, it is now available with a 120GB memory capacity, a 40-hour battery life, and is capable of playing video as well as music.
The iPod has gotten to the point where any version travels very well, you can listen while jogging or in your livingroom, but the problem still remains of how to connect your iPod to your car stereo system. The earbuds are obviously not an option while driving, so here are some of the other options to still listen to your music while driving in your car. The first option is to buy a new vehicle. While this is by far the most expensive option, if you are in the market for a new vehicle, many new cars come equipped with an iPod docking port.
For those of you who are not looking to buy a new vehicle just to be able to listen to your iPod while driving, there are other, cheaper options. One option is a cassette adapter. It is a cord that plugs into your iPod at one end, and has a cassette-shaped adapter at the other end. This goes into your car's cassette player, and then you can listen to your iPod's music through your stereo speakers.
Another option is an FM Transmitter. It plugs into your cars cigarette lighter, and then attaches to your iPod. There are different models, some which can only transmit a few channels, and some that can transmit along the whole FM band. The latter may be slightly more expensive, but is likely to cause a lot less aggravation in the long run. To use it, turn your car radio to a channel which receives no outside signal, or where you only hear static. Once you find this channel, tune your transmitter to the same channel. The static should go away, and once you push play on your iPod, you will be listening to your own music on the radio waves. To conclude, it is possible to connect an iPod to a car stereo on a variety of budgets and interests by either buying a new vehicle, purchasing a cassette adapter, or purchase an FM Transmitter.
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