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Toyota/Lexus AVIC-100i iPod adapter available

Vais Technlogy has introduced a new iPod adapter for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The AVIC-100i allows you to connect a 3G/4G iPod or iPod mini directly to a Toyota/Lexus OEM audio system, providing the ability to listen and control your iPod through the vehicle’s head unit and audio steering wheel controls. Playlist, Song Title, Artist Name and Album name information can also be displayed. By connecting the AVIC-100i direclty to the Audio/Navigation system, you can keep all factory-installed components such as 6-disc CD changer or CD/DVD changer. The adapter, which works with 1998-2005 models with Navigation systems, is available for $609.99.

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1

yeah, these’ll sell out fast at the low-low price of $609.99

hurry hurry HURRY!!!

Posted by StinkieDMB in Pittsburgh, PA on March 22, 2005 at 2:55 PM (CST)

2

I guess if you’ve already sunk $2000 into that navigation system/CD changer/upgraded stereo, and $400 into an iPod… you may as well make it a round 3 grand :)

Cost aside, running an iPod from the steering wheel controls of a Toyota Prius is about as high-tech as mobile music gets :)

Posted by Nagromme on March 22, 2005 at 3:08 PM (CST)

3

i just love watching people lap up those hybrid electric vehicles…. I’m going to laugh at all of you when my hydrogen fuel cell car!  :-p

would be cool to see ipod controls (click wheel style) appear on the steering wheel though.

Posted by apple juice in USA on March 22, 2005 at 4:16 PM (CST)

4

Hell.. I want to drive with a click wheel!

Posted by quadraphonic in alberta | canada on March 22, 2005 at 4:52 PM (CST)

5

my god what is wrong with car makers, why haven’t they all just put 1/8” mini jack plugs in the head units yet. Are they the most retarded morons on the planet or what? Is it possible they don’t know how many people use iPods? Or do they think that iPod users prefer the rich, glorious diversity of American Radio over their iPods? Or that iPod owners really want to carry around a basket of CD’s and just pop into the trunk to change them now and then? How many more years before some carmaker MAKES THEM STANDARD EQUIPMENT!!!

Posted by Ruby Tuesday in Cambridge, MA on March 22, 2005 at 7:37 PM (CST)

6

My friend has a Lexus.  I guess this is the only way you can directly connect an iPod to the factory radio. Ouch!

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on March 22, 2005 at 11:19 PM (CST)

7

Supposedly the new Lexus IS will have such a jack.

But that wouldn’t let you control the iPod from the steering wheel.

Better than nothing I suppose.

I want to see head units with a slot that looks like an 8-track slot into which you’d slide in the iPod and then voila, you control it from the steering wheel and you get all the data displayed in the dash unit.

Posted by wco81 in West Coast on March 22, 2005 at 11:26 PM (CST)

8

“my god what is wrong with car makers, why haven’t they all just put 1/8” mini jack plugs in the head units yet…Is it possible they don’t know how many people use iPods?”

before the iPod people used portable CD players, Walkmen, other MP3 players that all used 1/8” mini jacks. They just don’t think of stuff like that usually (And it’s not the car makers who make the stereos, they are made by other companies)

The number of people who use iPods is not going to matter next to the number of people who use cars.

Posted by croooow in Fairfax, VA on March 23, 2005 at 7:01 AM (CST)

9

So I am going to spend and additional $600 to ensure my $400 ipod can play medium quality music files on my car stereo for which I already paid $2000 to hear talk radio…hmmmm

Posted by stuschwartz2004 on March 23, 2005 at 8:46 AM (CST)

10

What’s wrong with the PA11-TOY? .. looking at the reviews on Crutchfield it works pretty well on factory Toyota stereos from 1998 onward.  And it’s $120.

Posted by yorkie on March 7, 2006 at 8:57 PM (CST)

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