updated 08:45 am EDT, Tue October 9, 2007
Sync Cable for iPod
Keyspan on Tuesday its "Sync Cable for iPod", a cable that connects an iPod to the new Sync media system available in 12 models of 2008 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. The cable, which has both USB and 3.5mm stereo connectors (for connection to the vehicle system) and a 30-iPod connector, works with recent generations of the iPod, including the: iPod video, iPod nano, and iPod touch; it also has the unique ability to connect older iPods to the Ford Sync media system. Older models of iPod that are supported include the iPod mini, the 4th generation iPod, and the iPod with color display. When connected to the Sync media system, the iPod's content is automatically displayed on the screen of the Sync media system.
The iPod can be externally controlled by the Sync media system and will charge while connected when the vehicle is running, according to the company.
"The Keyspan Sync Cable for iPod provides the most universal solution for connecting iPods to the Sync media system," noted Mike Ridenhour, president at Keyspan. "It not only works with current iPods, but it also has the unique ability to support the millions of iPod minis and 4G iPods still being used by consumers in North America."
The 44-inch cable is available for $50 from Keyspan's online store.