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cab13367
04-19-2008, 02:53 PM
Here's a slick looking Ipod dock in case you haven't seen it yet. Overton's sells it for $70 here:

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?r=view&i=500199&pdesc=MB_Quart_Nautic_iPod_Dock&merchID=1008&str=mb%20quart%20ipod%20dock
http://www.overtons.com/assets/images/products2/large/500199_L1.jpg
http://www.overtons.com/assets/images/products2/medium/500199_M2.jpg

spyder
04-19-2008, 03:30 PM
WOW that looks slick!

csmsk
04-19-2008, 07:34 PM
Very slick!!!

tazz3069
04-20-2008, 01:09 AM
Very Cool. I might think about getting one. If so, not ot find the guts to cut the boat for this to fit.

Sled491
04-20-2008, 10:42 AM
so would you just run it to the jack on the front of yor stereo or would you hard wire it somehow?

The add soesn't say

JoeTechie
04-21-2008, 01:48 AM
It is a piece of plastic with an iPod sized hole. It does nothing but hold the iPod. You can't get to the controls. Great for stereos with iPod controllers, like the new one MB Quart makes, but useless for Kenwood.

Save the $70 and cutting a HUGE hole in your boat. Stick it in the glove box.

-J

Sled491
04-21-2008, 10:20 AM
That's what I thought

Smrtz
04-21-2008, 10:50 AM
My other thought was with the frequency that they change the shape and size of Ipods and the inevitability that eventually the ipod would need to be replaced.. what would you do with the hole after the fact..

tlatoani
04-21-2008, 11:01 AM
It is a piece of plastic with an iPod sized hole. It does nothing but hold the iPod. You can't get to the controls. Great for stereos with iPod controllers, like the new one MB Quart makes, but useless for Kenwood.

Save the $70 and cutting a HUGE hole in your boat. Stick it in the glove box.

-J

I swapped in a kenwood deck that does control the ipod. The only problem is that it has to connect to the usb port on the front AND the aux in on the back. Anyone know of a way to add a female headphone type jack to the dash? (this would then connect to the aux in on the back of the stereo, if that makes sense).

cab13367
04-21-2008, 03:34 PM
It is a piece of plastic with an iPod sized hole. It does nothing but hold the iPod. You can't get to the controls. Great for stereos with iPod controllers, like the new one MB Quart makes, but useless for Kenwood.

Save the $70 and cutting a HUGE hole in your boat. Stick it in the glove box.

-J
Joe,

This ipod dock is for those that have upgraded their head units to one that can control the ipod directly (Kenwoods included), either from the HU or from a dash mounted remote. It's a clean, slick way to connect and disconnect your ipod. It would be useless with the stock HU.

If I was to buy one, I would install it in the glove box, right next to the 12V plug.

I agree that it is pretty pricey though for what it is.

Al

csmsk
04-21-2008, 09:28 PM
tlatoani,

This is the jack that I used in the glove box next to the 12v aux power / "cigarette lighter".

http://www.starmarinedepot.com/smd/images/prodimages/polyplanar/PP1118-4_L.jpg


It really looks clean and is easy to install. This is where I got mine from.

http://www.marine-electronics-unlimited.com/Poly-Planar+IC-3.5PM+MP3+Adapters.html

tlatoani
04-21-2008, 10:20 PM
tlatoani,

This is the jack that I used in the glove box next to the 12v aux power / "cigarette lighter".

http://www.starmarinedepot.com/smd/images/prodimages/polyplanar/PP1118-4_L.jpg


It really looks clean and is easy to install. This is where I got mine from.

http://www.marine-electronics-unlimited.com/Poly-Planar+IC-3.5PM+MP3+Adapters.html

Awesome. It's nearly perfect! (I wish it had a male headphone out but I can convert the RCAs no problem).

Thanks!

cj11302000
04-22-2008, 10:06 PM
I simply bought an IPOD controller interface for my Kenwood deck and it has a true Apple IPOD connector. I then drilled a small hole and fed it up into the glovebox and finished it off with a nice cover like you would see on a standard desk. I plug in my IPOD and I can control the IPOD with the Kenwood Deck and it displays the song info on the deck too. I would think twice about the big hole for that thing!

csmsk
04-22-2008, 10:50 PM
Big hole?!?! You should've seen me install my heater vents!

That "thing" only needed a 3/4" hole and it looks like a factory install in the glove box. Sorry, but I've never been one for wire passing through a hole and grommeted, unless there's no other way.

To each his own.

TPomeroy
04-23-2008, 12:43 PM
I like the look of the mount. I use the KCA-ip500 and love it. http://www.kenwoodcorp.com/i/kca-ip500/

I hook it up and leave the ipod in my glove box. I set up a play list and use the remote by the throttle to control skipping or volume.

jmvotto
05-14-2008, 11:12 PM
tpomeroy,

You have pics of the ipod mount in the glove box. would love to see them.

Razzman
05-15-2008, 10:20 AM
What i don't like about most ipod interfaces from the stereo mfgrs is that you loose control of the ipod. In most of these situations the deck itself controls it and the ipod becomes dumb and inactive, simply a storage device. That's all fine and dandy except it takes forever to find songs on the ipod. My solution which i find works great is the Harmon Kardon Drive + Play (http://www.harmankardon.com/drive-1/default_dp1.aspx), had one on my last boat and i have one to install on the Mobius, just haven't got around to it yet.

jmvotto
05-15-2008, 12:01 PM
I am using a peripheral device like i have in my Suburban, works great, Use the Ipod fopr play list and surfing but I can advance the playlist from the remote controls transfering only power and signal to the HU. I would like to see a glove box mount since my OBV does not have cup holders and i am hesitant to drill holes.

Thx

http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=942
Your local Best buy carries it as well fro 39.99