Alpine Ships Car Stereo iPod Interface

by , 9:25 AM EDT, September 28th, 2004

Alpine Electronics of America Inc. announced Tuesday it is shipping its Interface Adapter for the Apple iPod.

The US$100 KCA-420i enables users using any of Alpine's 2004 Ai-NET in-dash head units to interface with Apple's iPod and iPod mini.

First announced in January, The Alpine Interface Adapter for iPod is a hide-away design and can be installed anywhere in the vehicle. A single cable connects the adapter to the Alpine head unit, while a second cable connects the adapter to the iPod through the iPod dock connector. When the vehicle is on, the Interface Adapter also charges the iPod's internal battery.