Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 12, 2012, 06:22 PM   #1
stark4
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Do you keep your iPod in the car 24/7?

i bought a 160GB iPod classic to keep it in the car but i realized that i might be abusing it. My iPod classic will be in my car glove box plugged in all the time and stays fully charged all the time with Very Hot/Very Cold weather.

Do you guys keep your iPod in glove box all the time also? if so how long and is it still working fine?

Thanks
__________________


MacBook Air 13" 1.7 GHz i5, 4GB RAM
stark4 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12, 2012, 08:01 PM   #2
Rawkfist
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas
Except for taking it out add/swap music, my 120gb has been in my glove box for three years. I live in East Texas where the temp goes from triple digits to the teens on occasion. The battery life is still good when I take out from time to time to play it at home. Just keep yours in a decent case and keep it out of the sun for extended periods and it'll be fine.
Rawkfist is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12, 2012, 08:28 PM   #3
mtondreo
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
i had an old ipod touch (one of the first ones) in my last vehicle for many years and never had any problems.I ended up trading a buddy for a 60gb ipod so i would have more storage for my daughters movies and it seems to get corrupted a lot more often and I have to pull it out and restore it. I cant remember, but I think the touch had flash memory and the the regular ipod has a spinning drive - but it serves its purpose. I am in FL - so it gets pretty hot.
mtondreo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12, 2012, 08:37 PM   #4
Lefty21
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
My wife and I each have 5th generation classic iPods (mine 30 GB, hers 80 GB) that we have owned for 5-6 years and have kept in the car in temperatures ranging from 20 to 100 degrees fahrenheit for extended periods of time with no noticeable issues.
Lefty21 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:39 PM   #5
kaielement
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
I do listen to my ipod classic (160gb) in my car a lot but also use it for other things too.
__________________
2012 11" MacBook Air, 2007 White MacBook, 16gb iPhone 5, 16gb iPhone 5s, 32gb iPad Air, 160gb iPod Classic, 8gb 6th Gen Nano, 20gb 2nd Gen iPod, 40gb 3rd Gen iPod, Moto X 16gb
kaielement is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2012, 04:59 AM   #6
NewAnger
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
My previous Classic stayed in the car 24/7, winter, summer and everything in between. I kept it for two years and sold it last January. My iPod Photo stayed in the car for some of that time as well. Weather doesn't seem to affect these iPods. My iPod Photo still holds a charge as well as it did when I bought it in 2005 with it's original battery. We're talking -10 to 105 F temp extremes here.
NewAnger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2012, 06:42 AM   #7
lezmace
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
My iPod staysnin car 24/7. The iPod is synced via WLAN, so its pretty comortable.
lezmace is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2012, 07:32 AM   #8
Kebabselector
macrumors 68020
 
Kebabselector's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Birmingham, UK
Got my old 3rd gen iPod Nano (8gb I think) in the car. I could do getting a slightly bigger device (though I do compress the music on this device).
__________________
Mac Mini 1.66Ghz/2gb - 2.3/i5/8gb - MacBook 2.0Ghz/2gb
iPhone 4 S⃣ 32gb - iPad Mini Retina 16gb wifi
Others: Canon Eos Stuff - Passat - Smeg - Firewire devices - Prefers Matte
Kebabselector is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2012, 08:08 AM   #9
LizKat
macrumors 68000
 
LizKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Catskill Mountains
I don't keep any iPods in the glovebox, simply because the temperature ranges in there can fall outside those of the recommended storage temps. There's a reason for those recommendations, even if they only apply to "optimal" endurance or performance.

My routine is just to keep some 2nd gen nanos in a dish on top of the microwave, grab one for the car on the way out the door, bring it back and stick it in a speaker dock to charge up when I get home. So it's a few extra steps each time but by now it's all on autopilot.
LizKat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2012, 12:09 PM   #10
fabulousjoshie0
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
I have Sync in my car so My Classic stays in there plugged into the USB all the time until I take it inside with me to Update every... 20 days or so...
fabulousjoshie0 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2012, 12:25 PM   #11
iMacFarlane
macrumors 6502a
 
iMacFarlane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Somewhere between Markarth and Riften
I have an 80GB black classic I bought about 4 years ago. It's been in the dash of my truck since December of 2009, except for the times I sync it with iTunes to bring in some new stuff (It's not full).

Here is South Carolina, it gets >100F (~37C) in the summer (about 160F (~71C) in the truck), and about 30F (~0C) in the winter. iPod runs and looks like new.
__________________
Knowledge is power. Learn something new every day!
iMacFarlane is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 13, 2012, 08:28 PM   #12
Pharmscott
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
iPod shuffle in my glovebox for 1.5yrs and a 4th gen nano in my wife's car for 1 year. Sacramento = 30's in the winter and up to 110 in the summer. No troubles with either unit.
Pharmscott is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2012, 01:16 AM   #13
rgarjr
macrumors 603
 
rgarjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: C a l i f o r n i a
I only bring the Classic inside to sync up more music on it. Other than that, it stays in the center console plugged into my Pioneer Avic.
rgarjr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2012, 05:19 AM   #14
anieee
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Except for taking it out add/swap music, my 120gb has been in my glove box for three years. I live in East Texas where the temp goes from triple digits to the teens on occasion. The battery life is still good when I take out from time to time to play it at home. Just keep yours in a decent case and keep it out of the sun for extended periods and it'll be fine.
anieee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2012, 10:59 AM   #15
cshel24
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
I usually leave my old iPod Nano in the car all the time.
cshel24 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2012, 02:44 PM   #16
designs216
macrumors 65816
 
designs216's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Rearranging deck chairs
Yep. My nano resides in the glove box. I took it out last week for the first time in over a year to load "Pure Rock Fury"
designs216 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 2012, 02:49 PM   #17
NewAnger
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
Earlier I posed that I leave my iPod in the car no matter what the weather and it's always worked regardless and never affected the battery. It's always kept in the glovebox.

There was one time In an old Honda that I no longer own, it was broken in to. The iPod was in the glovebox in a black Belkin case. It blended in to the bottom of the glovebox and the burglar never saw it and moved on. The old stereo in there was also worthless, an old cassette deck that I used a cassette adaptor to listen to my iPod with.
NewAnger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 15, 2012, 03:50 AM   #18
Cod3rror
macrumors 65816
 
Cod3rror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Why do so many of you keep your iPods in your cars?

Do you listen to it through headphones or have it somehow connected to your car stereo?
Cod3rror is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 15, 2012, 03:55 AM   #19
NewAnger
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitruviux View Post
Why do so many of you keep your iPods in your cars?

Do you listen to it through headphones or have it somehow connected to your car stereo?
Mine connects to my stereo through the iPod 30 pin connector. It plays music and videos on my decks video screen and I can control all of the iPods functions through the decks touch screen. I bought the deck specifically because of the iPod capabilities.
NewAnger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 15, 2012, 02:56 PM   #20
Cod3rror
macrumors 65816
 
Cod3rror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewAnger View Post
Mine connects to my stereo through the iPod 30 pin connector. It plays music and videos on my decks video screen and I can control all of the iPods functions through the decks touch screen. I bought the deck specifically because of the iPod capabilities.
Interesting setup, but isn't selecting songs, etc... harder through the car stereo than through the iPod directly?
Cod3rror is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 19, 2012, 02:18 PM   #21
rgarjr
macrumors 603
 
rgarjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: C a l i f o r n i a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitruviux View Post
Why do so many of you keep your iPods in your cars?

Do you listen to it through headphones or have it somehow connected to your car stereo?
iPod and SD cards have replaced those silver looking round things that we once used to carry in folders. So yeah it fully interfaces with car headunits.

There's a lot of free podcasts on iTunes.
rgarjr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 19, 2012, 08:10 PM   #22
Cod3rror
macrumors 65816
 
Cod3rror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by rgarjr View Post
iPod and SD cards have replaced those silver looking round things that we once used to carry in folders. So yeah it fully interfaces with car headunits.

There's a lot of free podcasts on iTunes.
Yea, it's amazing how the technology has moved forward, very few people carry discs anymore.

It's so much more convenient to have a small device that stores thousands of songs compared to having a CD case in your car with maybe 30 discs... probably about 500 songs in total and you also have to constantly change discs... it's laughably amazing.
Cod3rror is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 19, 2012, 08:27 PM   #23
NewAnger
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitruviux View Post
Interesting setup, but isn't selecting songs, etc... harder through the car stereo than through the iPod directly?
Not at all. My deck is a double DIN deck so the touch screen is pretty large. Scrolling through the artist lists shows the alphabet just like it does on my Classic and I can stop on any letter. It also shows the wheel on the screen with the usual iPod controls on it.
NewAnger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:55 PM   #24
eneirdacalista
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
call me old school, but i still prefer the plain old radio!
eneirdacalista is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPod

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC