I've gone through 2 Belkin 3.5m cords now (the thick grey cord from about 3-4 years ago, and then the thin black retractable cord to replace that about 18 months ago). I don't know what the normal lifespan of these cords should be, but I would have expected both of them to have lasted longer than they did. Does anyone use a brand they prefer to Belkin? Best Buy has a 3ft. Dynex cord in their circulator for $7, but I don't know if I want another cheap cord. I really like the Motorola t505 (which would work great for hands free calling from my blackberry I'm sure), but will that device alone play iPod Touch music through my car speakers or does it still not have that AD2P technology?