A Mechanically Precarious iPhone Dock Was My Favorite Head Unit at CES

Your iPhone is a better entertainment device than anything you're going to get in a car stereo without spending big bucks. Snapping in an aux cable is a janky solution; the specialized iPod connectors in glove boxes aren't much better. » 1/18/12 10:00am 1/18/12 10:00am

Harley with fake tank-mounted iPhone for the super poseur

Drivers of Harley Davidson motorcycles already face an earned stigma as being balding accountants trying to reclaim their manhood by riding chromed-out motorcycles while wearing West Cost Choppers paraphernalia. This guy turns the poseur-factor up to 11 with phony tank-mounted iPhone. » 4/28/11 2:30pm 4/28/11 2:30pm

Lexus: "Fuck Tha Police"

This picture was found in Lexus's online media archive. Note the song on the iPod. Rage Against the Machine? Really? And here we thought the Toyoda family was straight outta Compton. [via Car and Driver] » 7/01/10 3:00pm 7/01/10 3:00pm

Electronics Whiz Controls '69 Pontiac GTO With iPod Touch

Dave Phipps has been building remote control systems for his 1969 Pontiac GTO for years. His masterpiece? Using a system called RedEye to remotely control the car's ignition, radio, doors and more with an iPod Touch. » 3/18/10 12:00pm 3/18/10 12:00pm

Connect An iPod To Your Beater's Theft-Deterring Radio With A Wired FM…

The sub-$20 theft-proof stereo installation works pretty well, but let's say your local crackheads aren't desperate enough to bust your windows to steal a factory AM/FM radio, yet they will steal anything nicer? How will you listen to your MP3s? » 2/15/10 6:00am 2/15/10 6:00am

Ferrari F430-Mounted iPod Nano Records Clear Video, Lots Of Noise

Starting at $149 and shooting 640x480px VGA quality video, the new iPod Nano with video could be the ideal tool for easily capturing vehicle action footage. There's only one problem: the noise. » 9/21/09 4:00pm 9/21/09 4:00pm

Get A Woody Wagon For Your iPod

Element Case now offers an iPod holder designed to honor that most quintessential surfmobile, the Woody Wagon. Crafted using an actual piece of Sapeli veneer wood engraved with representations of various woodys, the case allows you to show your appreciation of both vintage machinery and » 10/27/08 4:40pm 10/27/08 4:40pm irony by trapping the latest in…

Griffin Launches Two More Auto iPod Accessories

Using an iPod or iPhone in a car is going to be that much easier thanks to the latest round of goods from Griffin Technology. The WindowSeat is an oddly named, but simple gadget. It's a suction windshield mount for the iPhone or iPod Touch. If the next generation iPhone gets some legitimate GPS, this will be a nice… » 5/29/08 2:40pm 5/29/08 2:40pm

Pioneer AVIC-F Series Media, Navigation Systems Features Advanced Voice…

Pioneer has announced a few new additions to its line of car navigation systems. The AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT and AVIC-F90BT come with features like iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, MSN Direct, HD Radio, XM, Sirius, CD, DVD, USB, SD and more. Although, the real specialness comes from their voice recognition abilities. » 4/21/08 1:40pm 4/21/08 1:40pm

Incase Two-in-One iPod Charger Works in Car, Home

Wow. It's only taken a couple decades for someone to make a dual-purpose charger—yes, a charger capable of 12V DC and AC charging. This 2-in-1 from Incase is designed for the iPod or iPhone and can easily plug into a 12V DC outlet for charging your gadgets on the road, but it can also be taken in and used in a… » 2/05/08 4:00pm 2/05/08 4:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: Hummer HX Records Off-Roading Adventures Directly to…


Despite its relationship to the Halo Warthog, the Hummer HX made a pretty big splash at the Detroit Auto Show. One of its coolest features is the front-facing camera that's integrated into the rear-view mirror. Throw in a docking slot to record your off-roading adventures directly to an iPod and you've got something… » 1/22/08 1:30pm 1/22/08 1:30pm

What's Missing From Your Car?

Luddite Week comes crashing to a halt....now! I went car-shopping with a friend of mine a couple of weeks back. He's convinced that the car for him is an Audi A3. A fine, solid choice in my opinion. Yes of course I explained to him that for the money, a pistonhead would be better served in a 4-door GTI (or a WRX… » 9/21/07 11:45am 9/21/07 11:45am

Marchionne Wants to Be Jobs, 500 to be His iPod

Sergio Marchionne is undoubtedly stocking up on black turtlenecks as we write this. The revived Cinquecento, according to the Fiat boss, is the cornerstone of his attempt to turn the company into "the Apple of cars, and the Cinquecento will be our iPod." The diminutive hatchback has already seen orders in excess of… » 7/04/07 4:15pm 7/04/07 4:15pm

Best Buy Announces RDS/iPod-Based In-Car Stereo Patent

Though not as common in the Colonies, certain markets utilize a Radio Database System to send song info over the FM band. A new patent by Best Buy utilizes this technology and links it, cleverly, with a "memory storage device," and by that they mean an iPod. This technology comes in handy when you're listening to a… » 3/15/07 7:30pm 3/15/07 7:30pm

How To Make Your Car Cassette Player Useful Again

Nevermind that silly OEM iPod connection we talked about earlier on the Scion. We've found a way to use your old cassette adapter in a cool and new way. CarDomain.com user JPPadula has done some amazing entertainment tech upgrades to one of the featured rides on his user page, a 2002 GMC Denali. In addition to some… » 2/09/07 2:01pm 2/09/07 2:01pm

Jalopnik Exclusive: We Test GM's Patience And Personal Audio Link…

The ability to run your iPod in your car through your head unit (either via the radio faceplate or the steering wheel) is kind of like the Holy Grail to auto-loving audiophiles with a hankering for digital audio. I already drive, eat, drink and e-mail all at the same time, so throwing the iPod into the mix doesn't… » 1/11/07 2:32pm 1/11/07 2:32pm

Microsoft And Ford Get N'Sync At The Detroit Auto Show And CES, We Get…

As you can see from the video above (apologies on the size — we never know how big these things can get) we had the opportunity last week to head down to the super-secret FoMoCo testing and development lab to get an exclusive hands-on with Ford's new infotainment hotness, Sync. The system, created through a joint… » 1/07/07 1:08pm 1/07/07 1:08pm

We Know The Mini Cooper's Small...

...but we never thought it was this small. But for real, maybe it's just Steve Jobs' car and he's carrying the next version of the iPod, "the Giganto," to CES on top of his car. Or maybe it's just a guy in England who photoshopped an iPod onto the roof of a car. » 1/03/07 8:27am 1/03/07 8:27am

Audi's Got Some Hot Apple Head Unit Action

George Achorn over at Audi fan-site Fourtitude had the opportunity to sit in a parked Audi S8 with Audi's NorAm product planning manager Filip Brabec for some hands-on time with the new Audi Music Interface (AMI), which he claims has "simply the best iPod navigation via head unit control we've seen on the market… » 10/09/06 4:05pm 10/09/06 4:05pm