Car Charger with line out?

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  1. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

    jmpage2

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    My wife surprised me tonight after we had dinner by taking me to the Apple store and getting me an iphone. I've probably been driving her nuts with telling her I was going to wait for a 32GB model and she'd finally had enough :)

    So one concern that I have is there doesn't seem to be any compact car chargers with stereo line out available that charge the 3G and still let it be used as a phone.

    Am I wrong? If so let me know.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Drop $20 on a car charger and $10 on a line out cable for the headphone jack. What else do you need?
     
  3. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I travel and move between vehicles frequently so a single unit would be more conveniant. Also, I hate having to turn the volume way up on the iPod since sometimes I forget to turn it back down before plugging in headphones.
     
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    I would recommend the Sik Imp, except my understanding is that it does not work with the iPhone for line out. Perhaps that has changed.
     
  7. danny_w macrumors 601

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    This is the one that I have and it works great. It has play controls and a line out on the charger, plus a cable with a dock connector. I use it with a cassette adapter, but a line-in on a radio would be even better. Although it doesn't claim iPhone support it works fine; just ignore the message that pops up (no need for airplane mode). I got it from Amazon for about $30.

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/autopilot
     
  8. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Perfect!

    Ordered, that should fit the bill nicely for me, thanks very much for the help.
     
  9. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just wanted to provide a followup to this. The Griffin unit arrived today and works fantastic!

    You do get a warning about it not being an iPhone 3G accessory but everything works.

    1. Powers/Charges iPhone.

    2. Line out works perfect (even has two gain levels to choose from which is a nice feature)!

    3. Can make/send phone calls and data while it's hooked up.

    4. Can play/pause and forward/back tracks with the controls on the unit.

    This thing rocks for $30!
     
  10. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I thought you had bought the Griffin unit I linked to. :confused:
     
  11. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Doh!!!!

    Ya, I did buy the griffin.

    <jmpage2> <--- dumbass!!!
     

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