You shouldn't be changing tracks or anything on the iPod whilst driving anyway.GoJohnnyGo!! said:I have only played about with iPod once - I connected it to the intellilink via headphone jack. Didn't realise you can't use iPod controls if you connect via the USB??!! Is that the case then? It will charge via USB but you cannot use ipod controls like this?
The reason I would like a holder is to stop looking down to change track/album in the iPod.... It would be a little bit safer if I could store it on the dash somewhere/ heater vent.
Eyes free can be done via Bluetooth rather than cable connection - same with the phone connection.Lazarus said:At the risk of going a little off-topic, I carried across my 'MONTAR Universal Car Holder For Smartphones' (Amazon UK) into the corsa and now use it for my iPhone 6 plus instead of an iPod classic.
I have the mount stuck to the windscreen on the right of my steering wheel and have run an 'Anker 6ft Nylon Braided USB Cable with Lightning Connector' (Amazon UK) down the door column, under the steering area, into the centre console and plugged into the usb port. I've left about 3 inches of cable at the iphone end, which when not in use gets tucked into the dashboard demisting grill out of the way.
The usb connection allows me to operate the ipod (iphone) music function from the steering wheel controls and also provides Siri 'eyes free', allowing me to give voice commands to the iphone.
Another benefit of a proper apple certified lead is that I can use my iphone TomTom software to navigate; the music is muted and the directions given over the main vehicle speakers as long as you are listening to tunes from your iphone (not the radio).
Be aware that the Montar car mount uses a soft gel-like suction cup which sticks like a limpet! It takes some gentle but very persuasive elbow grease to get it off the windscreen if you put it in the wrong place :shock: A great piece of kit IMO.