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Monster iCruze sees delay, $50 price increase

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, January 3, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

picMonster today released further information about iCruze, its iPod auto solution that allows users to play their music collection through their car audio systems. Originally announced in November for $199.95, the accessory is now priced at $249.95. The availability of iCruze has also been pushed back. It was supposed to ship before the end of the year, but is now scheduled to ship in early Q1 2005. One piece of good news is that Monster now says iCruze will work with Alpine M-Bus aftermarket car stereos without additional cables—most cars will require the Monster Factory Linx Interface Cable and may also require a Monster Factory Linx Interface Module (both sold separately).

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1

glad i didn’t wait and ordered an icelink plus from dension in early december.  works great, for $200…

Posted by theotherskip on January 3, 2005 at 2:38 PM (PDT)

2

Still trying to decide if I’m going to spend the money to add some sort of system for my iPod to my Jeep. As it is, I’m hesitant to replace my factory radio because I’m concerned about the aesthetics.

Posted by Derek in Chicago, IL on January 3, 2005 at 2:46 PM (PDT)

3

I bought the neo ion for under $200 and love it.  We now have two.  One is ina ford explorer and one for a toyota highlander.  The sound is great and the steering wheel controls now work with the ipod.  Their tech support is the best that I have ever dealt with.  Well worth the money.

Posted by fredly47 in South Forida on January 4, 2005 at 6:24 AM (PDT)

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At least you can buy the “ipod2car” by Peripheral Electronics today, and for a lot less…

Posted by compost in san diego on January 10, 2005 at 11:01 PM (PDT)

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