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geekSugar Preview: Get Geeky - Listen To Your iPod in Your Car

You have invested many hours and dollars in to getting just the right set of songs on your iPod, so wouldn't it be nice to listen to your awesome music collection in your car? Well, as it turns out there are many options available to make listening to your iPod while driving a piece of cake. Below are geekSugar's recommendations for the best ways to cruise with your tunes.


Cassette adapter. If you’re still cruising in a car with a cassette player, you can get a tape adapter for $20 or less and connect it directly to the same port you stick your headphones in. The biggest drawback to this option is the wires, but it is a super easy and inexpensive alternative. The sound will be clearer than the transmitter option (below), but still a little tinny. Get one here for $19.99.

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FM transmitter. Connect your iPod to the transmitter and broadcast your tunes over the air on an open FM frequency. Simply tune your car stereo to the FM station displayed on the device and you’re in business. This option is also inexpensive and easy and is wireless, but the sound isn’t ideal. Get one here for $57.98.


Stereo system. If your car is new enough, you can connect your iPod directly into your stereo system, which means you will be able to control (and charge) your iPod via your regular stereo buttons. BMW, Volkswagen, Subaru, Volvo, Mercedes and Scion are among the first manufactures to offer the integration, although additional adaptors may cost $100-300.

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