I have been looking for a better solution for connecting my iPod to my car stereo. It’s a stock Toyota stereo, with no cassette. I’ve been using an FM transmitter. It works OK, but there are just too many stations here in San Franciso. It’s sometimes hard to find a station to receive on. There are a lot of options these days if you want to have something installed, but most of them are pretty expensive. I came across the NEO iON not too long ago and it’s looking pretty good. I think this may be the one I go with.
Here’s some info from the site…
“The Neo iON provides a direct connect to most factory and aftermarket car stereos. When the adaptor is connected your car stereo buttons will control the iPod, the iPod battery will charge, and the sound will play from your car stereo speakers. This is the best iPod car adaptor kit available on the market.
The iPod car kit includes a 11.5′ (3.5M) cable that plugs directly into your iPod. The other side of this cable plugs into the CD changer port on the back of your car stereo – there is no FM modulation.
Once the cable is plugged in your car will charge and power your iPod, as well as control it (Next/Previous track, FF/RW) using your car stereos existing buttons (steering wheel controls if you have them).”