updated 05:55 pm EDT, Wed April 12, 2006
New vehicle iPod adapters
Directed Electronics today launched four new IP-Port iPod adapters that allow users to listen to their iPod through the stock radio in their vehicles. Initially available for Ford, GM, Honda and Toyota vehicles, the device operates through the stock radio's CD Changer port using the CD Changer controls for song up/down, playlist/disc select, shuffle, and other functions. The Auto Charge feature charges the iPod battery, and stops automatically after one hour of non-use. IP-Port adapters for VW will be available in the near future, according to Directed Electronics, and the Directed IP-Port adapters start at $160.