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Griffin Smartdeck Intelligent Cassette Adapter for iPod

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Griffin SmartDeck Intelligent Cassette Adapter for iPod - iPod car cassette adapter with control functions

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      14.08.2008 17:00
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      The simple ideas are often the best and this is one of them

      There are a lot of devices on the market that do this sort of thing without wires, you know, those wireless FM transmitters that promise to push your iPod tunes to your car stereo, they work, but sometimes are a bit choppy. There are also cassette based solutions that do a hard-wired connection, just like this product, but you have to change tracks on your iPod still.

      The Griffin Smartdeck is great if you have an older car, or one with a built-in unit that can't be changed. You simply plug in one end to your iPod (or any MP3 player with a 3.5mm jack) and then slot that cassette into your car stereo player. The thing that differentiates this product to cheaper offerings, is that after plugging in, you can hide your iPod away. The Smartdeck allows you to control the iPod tracks with the controls on your car's cassette player. I must admit it works very well indeed and allows you to change tracks.

      Sound quality is very good. The fact that it is wired means you get no station interference, so the sound is solid. It is definitely one of the better solutions out there if you have an older car stereo that can take cassettes.


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  • Product Details

    SmartDeck allows you to control your iPod using the built in controls of your cassette player. Using patent-pending sensing technology, the SmartDeck determines which commands the cassette player sends to the iPod.

    SmartDeck is more than just a cassette adapter for iPod; it achieves truly seamless integration between iPod and cassette deck. Use the cassette deck's forward and rewind buttons to advance to the next or prior songs in the iPod playlist. Pause and stop buttons do what pause and stop buttons are expected to do. Hit the cassette deck's Eject button or switch from Cassette to Radio, and Griffin's SmartPlay technology automatically pauses the iPod.

    Clear, high-quailty audio and iPod control together in one brainy cassette adapter. What more could you ask for?


    Control iPod navigation through the car stereo;
    Intelligent level control for optimal input levels;
    Features highest-quality tape head for crystal clear quality;
    Sets optimal volume on the iPod for best audio quality;
    Seamless integration between iPod and car stereo.

    This product is designed for the following systems:

    iPod mini;
    iPod Photo;
    4th Generation iPod with Click Wheel;
    3rd Generation iPod with touch wheel and buttons.