updated 04:15 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006
Audi iPod car kit debuts
Maxxcount.de has unveiled its Gateway 500, an iPod car kit with MMi technology designed for all Audi A6, A8, and Q7 vehicles. The Dension Gateway 500 is an iPod adapter for the Audi models of the luxury and upper-middle class with the MOST-data bus, allowing users to control the iPod as a CD changer with the buttons on the serial radio, as well as the steering-wheel remote control for cars with that option. The Gateway 500 also supports multiple external audio sources via USB, AUX line-in, and secondary line-in connectivity. The kit charges the iPod while in use, supports USB mass storage devices as well as card readers, and offers a video out port for a rear-seat entertainment system. The Dension Gateway500 is priced at €420.