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Hope this isn't too stupid - I cached my stations on my Droid - do I need an adapter and if so what kind? Thank you very much, oh wise CT owners. :)
 

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You are trying to play music from your phone through the Crosstour's speakers? Just get a short 1/8" stereo cable, plug one end into the phone's headset jack, and the other end into the AUX port in the center console. Press the AUX button on the dash, and bam! Music!
 

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Success! Slacker in the car!

I've never had a portable music player so I didn't even think of the cable. Anyway, I can now listen to my Slacker stations really loud in the car. And it sounds pretty good.

I have the Slacker Plus subscription so I can skip all I want, however I have it pretty customized so I rarely skip and it's still $30 cheaper a year than the XM subscription for $77/year (actually $88 with some fee).

Thank you ifonline - I wasn't thinking but I knew someone would know how to make the CT even better!
 

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Excellent! Now just get an iPod or iPhone and you can plug it into the USB port in the center console and have control of it from the dash and steering wheel!

I cancelled my XM trial yesterday because I can listen to whatever I want, whenever I want, and don't have to pay monthly fees for it. Plus, it sounds better than satellite radio. And just like you did, if I really want to, I can run Slacker or Pandora on the iPhone and get my music that way.
 

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Excellent! Now just get an iPod or iPhone and you can plug it into the USB port in the center console and have control of it from the dash and steering wheel!

I cancelled my XM trial yesterday because I can listen to whatever I want, whenever I want, and don't have to pay monthly fees for it. Plus, it sounds better than satellite radio. And just like you did, if I really want to, I can run Slacker or Pandora on the iPhone and get my music that way.
I've not had need of an ipod until now. What would you recommend for me to take advantage of the CT's feature?

Doesn't have to have a lot of capacity , just something reasonable and compatible.

TIA
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Covering iPod use can take an entire forum unto itself, but I'll give it a crack...

How much music do you have? If it's not much, then any iPod will do (with the exception of the iPod Shuffle), and the iPod Nano (http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/) might be the best option. They are small and hold tons of music. If you have more than a few tons of music, then you might want to invest in the iPod Classic (http://www.apple.com/ipodclassic/). These things are bigger than the Nano, but are still reasonably sized, and they hold many, many tons of music.

If you want more features but less capacity than the iPod Classic, look at the iPod Touch (http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/). But let me warn you that while they are great devices, they won't hold as many tons of music because they are also mini computers, capable of running applications, games, movies, etc. Basically, the iPod Touch (and please, please do not call it the iTouch) is an iPhone minus the phone bits.

Here is a chart comparing all iPod devices: http://www.apple.com/ipod/compare-ipod-models/

But to be fair, I believe you can actually insert a USB key into the USB port of the car and play music off the key. You just don't get a whole heck of a lot of control that way, at least as I understand it. I don't bother with a USB key since I have the iPhone.
 

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Covering iPod use can take an entire forum unto itself, but I'll give it a crack...

How much music do you have? If it's not much, then any iPod will do (with the exception of the iPod Shuffle), and the iPod Nano (http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/) might be the best option. They are small and hold tons of music. If you have more than a few tons of music, then you might want to invest in the iPod Classic (http://www.apple.com/ipodclassic/). These things are bigger than the Nano, but are still reasonably sized, and they hold many, many tons of music.

If you want more features but less capacity than the iPod Classic, look at the iPod Touch (http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/). But let me warn you that while they are great devices, they won't hold as many tons of music because they are also mini computers, capable of running applications, games, movies, etc. Basically, the iPod Touch (and please, please do not call it the iTouch) is an iPhone minus the phone bits.

Here is a chart comparing all iPod devices: http://www.apple.com/ipod/compare-ipod-models/

But to be fair, I believe you can actually insert a USB key into the USB port of the car and play music off the key. You just don't get a whole heck of a lot of control that way, at least as I understand it. I don't bother with a USB key since I have the iPhone.
Thanks Ian.....I've not used an iPod b4 but am reasonably computer literate (for an old fart) -- are they fairly easy to load?

Sounds like the iPod Nano is the one I'd get since I don't have 'tons' of music to load.

BTW are they compatible with p/c... I see that nano is apple?

Right now I'm quite happy listening to my new Typhoon intake. It really sounds great and give the CT a nice throaty intake/exhaust note.

Cheers,
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Yes. iPods will work with Windows machines. You just need iTunes to be installed for it to work. You get iTunes here and it's free: http://www.apple.com/itunes/

It's very easy to load music... plug it in and it will sync, at least once you have your MP3s/AACs in iTunes and you set up the iPod for the first time. If you do go down this route and run into any issues, let me know and I'll try and help out. As a side note, if you are unfamiliar with Apple products, one quick piece of advice... don't bother looking for the best "deal" on an iPod. Whether it's online or in stores, the price is identical (within a few dollars or so) as Apple restricts sales on their devices, and even restricts coupons from being used on their devices. So, if you decide to buy one, get it from wherever you are most comfortable.

Now I'm off to check out the Typhoon intake.
 

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Yes. iPods will work with Windows machines. You just need iTunes to be installed for it to work. You get iTunes here and it's free: http://www.apple.com/itunes/

It's very easy to load music... plug it in and it will sync, at least once you have your MP3s/AACs in iTunes and you set up the iPod for the first time. If you do go down this route and run into any issues, let me know and I'll try and help out. As a side note, if you are unfamiliar with Apple products, one quick piece of advice... don't bother looking for the best "deal" on an iPod. Whether it's online or in stores, the price is identical (within a few dollars or so) as Apple restricts sales on their devices, and even restricts coupons from being used on their devices. So, if you decide to buy one, get it from wherever you are most comfortable.

Now I'm off to check out the Typhoon intake.
Thanks Ian. I'll let you know what I pick up and how I do loading.
C.

Edit: Looks like I need the 64 bit version of iPod download for my Windows 7.

Where would I find that?

C.
 

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I just use an 8g Nano, it holds more than enough music for in the car. It's the only apple product I own, so I can't say how good it is compared to others. The only reason I bought it was for running, I refuse to fall for Apple's marketing scheme for their proprietary crappy products that tend to constantly fail. I always have to reset my ipod, about once every 2 weeks.
 

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There's something wrong with your iPod. That's not at all normal, and Apple's products don't tend to constantly fail. If they did I would never get anything done as I have a Mac Pro and Macbook Pro at home and a Mac Pro at work, plus an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Airport... I use Logic Studio, Final Cut Studio, Aperture 3... the list goes on.

You may want to have your iPod checked out and repaired/replaced. To call Apple's products crappy and suggest that they always fail is just absurd.
 

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I don't know a single person who hasn't had to make more than 1 special trip to the apple store to have their iphone or ipod repaired or replaced for something that was NOT due to abuse or misuse. Everyone I knew with the Iphone4 had no service last week for a day, and this was nationwide, since even my Cali Fb friends were having issues too.

Oh and;
http://www.examiner.com/x-49111-Miami-Technology-Examiner~y2010m7d6-Apple-apologizes-to-customers-for-iPhone-failures

http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/06/23/will-iphone-4-follow-failure-problem-track-record/

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/apples-ipod-battery-settlement-explained/
 

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I agree that using a USB key is the easiest. I went to Best Buyy and got a 16 or 8gb for about $20 and have been using that. The steering wheel controls let you select songs off the key so that is all the control I need.
The CT even remembers the last position of the song!
 

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I agree that using a USB key is the easiest. I went to Best Buyy and got a 16 or 8gb for about $20 and have been using that. The steering wheel controls let you select songs off the key so that is all the control I need.
The CT even remembers the last position of the song!
USB Keys are the way to go for sure. That is how I bring all my music around with me these days. I even switched the deck in my old accord to an Alpine unit that takes USB sticks. Bringing music around with us has never been easier.
 
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