I have the 3GS phone and yes it does charge when its plugged in. Most of the stuff that says IPhone compatible really isnt, i actually went to the shop and plugged mine in before i would buy it. The sales guy is like wait what are you doing as i poped the face open and plugged my phone in to test its functionality. Then i said thanks and left because i didn't like his prices LOL.
Does anyone else have this radio installed in their boat meaning the Kenwood KMR-700U ?
Does anyone have or considered the new Kenwood KMR-440U - has the built in USB ports on the front.... trying to decide between the two... Ebay has the 700u for $214.00 and the 440U for 165.00..
Anabolicone, I got the KDC-X493, of ebay for $125 shipped. It also has the USB on the front panel. The remote connectors were differnt, but I just cut the one from the remote and got a new connector from a shop that fit the new radio(Tested and it worked). Havn't tested the radio yet as I am STILL in the middle of finishing by add a battery and amp relocate.
BRANDNIRON - Can you give me a bit more detail on what you did with the connection for the remote on the x493. I took advice from other posts and installed the X493 this last weekend with a 700.5 amp and an SKM-10 sub all of which greatly improved my audio setup - I now have way too much volume for circling back to pick up my wakeboarders/surfers..have to get the remote going. Was hoping to use the same remote that came with the stock KW HU ...you did something similar?
confused as to what remote you are talking about that came with? My X493 came with the handheld remote control and then I have the Aewire remote puck at the driver's helm.
Both work just fine. The handheld remote just point and click and hardly use. Probably just end up in the water anyways. The remote puck you wire up to the blue remote wire on the kenwood wire harness.
The buttons are a little funky. You can control the forward/back movement of MP3's if your using USB and when running my blackberry on AUX the only thing I can control with the puck is the volume. But that's all I really need when streaming Pandora or something.
The CD, AUX, FM, AM, USB seem to work fine and you can get to them from the puck. The puck is older than when these devices had USB/AUX so you have to hit the cd button twice to get AUX to cycle up or something like that but other than that it does what I need it to?
thanks viking....was hoping it was that straightforward..that is my setup....I was referring to the puck...like you said I am certain the handheld will be at the bottom of the lake in a matter of time....will try it this weekend....thanks!
I just bought the KMR-440U and it works great, souinds great and fit just perfect in place of stock unit. I liked it because it is "Marine design" has a cover over the usb/ ipod inputs, 3 sets of RCA for amps and plenty of EQ adjust to tune to your liking. It is cheaper on Ebay, but I bought from Crutchfield..Was $189, free shipping and came with a free Kenwood remote (puck).. It is different than the Aeware pucks, generally the same, wires the same.thought it might be handy in case a replacement needed for 1 of the 2 I have on the Moomba (or sell it to someone in need!?) PLUS, you can trust Crutchfield to be there if any problems or warranty!!!! No telling about those ebay guys
Anyway the KMR-440u works , sound and looks good, has a cool blue backlight and no trying to find a way to mount a "loose" usb cord for plugging and has CD fi you like or use those anymore....Doesn't look as if the 700U has CD, but has a bunch of other add ons (at a cost). The 440U also has add ons for HD radio, Syrius, changers, etc.
Only thing I am worried about the 440U in the sensitivity, RCA output is only 2.5v or 3v, not 100% on that figure. But will see what happens when I get my Exile amps installed and see how it performs. Just my opinion anyway.
4v outputs on the 440U. Thats what convinced me to buy it.