Do you keep your iPod in the car 24/7?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by stark4, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    I do listen to my ipod classic (160gb) in my car a lot but also use it for other things too.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    My iPod staysnin car 24/7. The iPod is synced via WLAN, so its pretty comortable.
     
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    Kebabselector

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    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).
     
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    LizKat

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    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.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    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...
     
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    iMacFarlane

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    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. :)
     
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    Pharmscott

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    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.
     
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    rgarjr

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    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.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    I usually leave my old iPod Nano in the car all the time.
     
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    designs216

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    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" :)
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    Cod3rror

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    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?
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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    Cod3rror

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    Interesting setup, but isn't selecting songs, etc... harder through the car stereo than through the iPod directly?
     
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    rgarjr

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    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.
     
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    Cod3rror

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    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.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    call me old school, but i still prefer the plain old radio! :D
     

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