iPod Accessories for the Car
The Apple iPod is one of the most popular MP3 players on the market today.
Part of its popularity rests on its amazing versatility -- there are many iPod
accessories available which make it suitable for using in the car or as a home
stereo. There are even accessories which make it ideal for storing and viewing
Probably the greatest number of iPod accessories are the ones for cars. There
are both factory made accessories and third-party accessories for the iPod
including a number of docking stations, adapters for traditional car stereos,
FM transmitters and more.
If you are going to use your iPod in the car, the most handy iPod car accessory
is a docking station of some type. Some docking station simply hold the iPod in
place while others include chargers which can connected to the cigarette
lighter. These are ideal for using your iPod in the car and charging it at the
In any case, a docking station gives you easy access to the controls of the iPod
and allows you to see information about the current song being played. If you
want to listen to your iPod in the car, the easiest way is to connect it to your
car stereo system. You can do this in a number of ways thanks to the large
number of adapters which are available as car iPod accessories.
If your car stereo can accept
inputs from other sources, you can simply plug the iPod into the head unit.
Otherwise, you can get an adapter which feeds the signal from the iPod through
the cassette deck or transmits it via FM radio.
Some car accessories are designed for a particular model of iPod, so be careful
when you go shopping that you buy the correct car accessory. For example,
some FM transmitters are designed only for the iPod mini and cannot be used for
the regular iPod or the iPod nano. Apple has a full selection of accessories
available from their website or you can try after market models for more
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