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How does it work? I'm interested in it, but would like the standard USB input that other cars have. Does it work with new Ipods?
 

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Nope, it is not a standard USB interface, it is a proprietary cable with the IPOD plug on the other end.

And as I found out today, it doesn't charge a brand new Ipod Nano 16gb. Which I promptly returned when I found that out.

It does charge my 5th generation 30gb Ipod Video though which I am grateful for!

It is just all greed or so it appears, the Rogue and other Nissans I think have USB ports from what I understand. Apple helped with the Cube a little bit in the advertising and so I guess this is how they are paid by making it so the customer is forced to buy an Ipod or Iphone.

It does however have the aux input jack on the front of the stereo though, which is a nice bonus.
 

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Instead of saying where it is, here are a few pictures of the plug and cable...






This picture is for the fun of it, it is without the flash showing the LED's lighting up the cup holder and floorboards...


As you can see, the cable is shockingly short. There is a cargo hook right above and to the right of there next to the power outlet. Buying one of those little cargo bags for that hook should allow someone to put there Ipod in that little cargo back.

In fact, I picked up a little "Body Glove" brand bag at Target in there automotive department, it doesn't hang down quite low enough for the Ipod to go into. But I bet if I cut a hole in the bottom and passed the cable into the bag that way it, I could get the IPOD in there. HMMMMMMM!!!! :eek:
 

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Wait just a minute. I just Googled up "Ipod extension cable" and found this....

http://www.cablejive.com/extendercable.html

This is a six foot extension that has a Ipod male on one end and an Ipod female on the other end. That would work perfectly to get the Ipod out of sight and into the glove box or something.

I've been covering up the Ipod with a towel just to keep it out of sight of dirtbag thieves.


They also have this little device...
http://www.cablejive.com/charge-converter

I'm going to have to call that vendor tomorrow about that Charge Converter to see if it would work with our factory setup to allow it to charge newer Ipod devices.

This is getting kind of fun! lol




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Some more Googling turned this up, it has an interesting thread at the bottom of the page full of info about getting your Ipod/Iphone or whatever to charge in your car...

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/ridax-offering-iphone-3g-charge-converter/

As well as this. This one looks like a good solution too and is cheaper but the Unit above is an all in accessory not a bunch of wires sitting around inside the car. Your mileage may vary of course!
http://us.kensington.com/html/11205.html
 

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Here's what I did with my iPod. I'd like a better solution but it sure does beat having it sit in a cup. You can even tuck the cord a little bit behind the cup console.
 

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CCUUBBEE, that's an excellent idea! I was wondering what to do with the extra bungie cords I have, and that would do it, well at least for one of them!

I've just been laying my iPod in the little square hole behind the emergency break, since I use the cup holders everyday.

I would really like to see a proprietary dock that plugs into the Cube and goes up from the plug sort of an "L" shaped device where the foot of the "L" plugs into the Cube and the leg of the "L" is where you can dock the iPod into.

-Gren
 

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GrenZeiram said:
CCUUBBEE, that's an excellent idea! I was wondering what to do with the extra bungie cords I have, and that would do it, well at least for one of them!

I've just been laying my iPod in the little square hole behind the emergency break, since I use the cup holders everyday.

I would really like to see a proprietary dock that plugs into the Cube and goes up from the plug sort of an "L" shaped device where the foot of the "L" plugs into the Cube and the leg of the "L" is where you can dock the iPod into.

-Gren
Yeah, the bungee thing works great and keeps our iPod very secure. It's just not very visually attractive. I cannot wait until someone figures out a better looking solution.
 

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CCUUBBEE said:
Sorry the picture is so big. I sort of expected the forum to readjust the size for me automatically.
Hi CCUUBBEE,

I modified it so the site re-adjusts the photo automatically. Glad you picked up on it.

Cheers
 

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If you read the tiny print in the literature, it only charges the previous generation iPods and Touches. It does not charge the iPhone either. I love the bungee idea, but I hid my old iPod under the plastic as you can see in the photo. However, I think that iPod plug is always powered, so I unplug it when I am parked.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathyschrock/3644972560/" title="iPod storage area by kathyschrock, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/3644972560_24f5b37ba1.jpg"/></a>
 

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kathyschrock said:
If you read the tiny print in the literature, it only charges the previous generation iPods and Touches. It does not charge the iPhone either. I love the bungee idea, but I hid my old iPod under the plastic as you can see in the photo. However, I think that iPod plug is always powered, so I unplug it when I am parked.
Interesting idea. Was it easy to fit your iPod in there? What model iPod is it? I've got a 5th generation iPod that I leave in my Cube 24/7, but don't have it hidden like that.
 

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I think it is the 5G (or maybe 6G) iPod video, 30GB. Well-used, and does not really hold a charge on its own very well anymore, so it is perfect for the car!

It slipped easily up under the bottom of the plastic on the right. The plastic is a bit curved-in on the bottom, so it stays in well. I figured, since you cannot control anything about the iPod anyway, there is no nned to be able to see it.
 

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IPod Touch?

Sorry if this has been answered somewhere else but I'm thinking of getting an IPod TOUCH. Is the plug-in the same as the IPod? Will it charge the TOUCH?

Rick
 

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Do the buttons on the radio still control the Touch? Is there any reason to get a Touch for the car or will an mp3 player plugged into the Aux be functionally the same thing (as far as music goes) ?

Rick
 

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Hi All, I am new.. I've had my lilCube for a month and one week this coming Saturday(She now has 1200+ Miles on her). My 30 gig video ipod works great in the lil car but the husbands new nano didn't work, the good news is we already had this adapter that WORKS GREAT http://store.apple.com/us/product/TS696LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA4NA&mco=MjIwMTg2NQ... I have even seen this very adapter at Target when I was there, so if you have a new Ipod just go to your local Apple store or Target' and you'll be set.[size=12pt]
 

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New Blue cube (Blube) as of yesterday!.... Is the Ipod cable included? Not sure we received ours or maybe it is "hidden" somewhere? 8)

Thanks for any info you have!
 
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