Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Ipod trip of hate

Our car doesn't have an ipod jack. This means that we have to use a fm transmitter to listen to our ipod in the car. Our transmitter also plugs into the cigarette lighter because our old one didn't and the ipod was always flat because I never remembered to charge it. Unfortunately our cigarette lighter (although I think it is now called something else, more politically correct) is located in the centre console box thing. Which has led to our current problem. We plug the cable into the plug in the console box thing and then drape the cable over the lip so we can see the ipod and skip every other song. So we have to rest the lid of the box on the cable. Now the cable is on the verge of death from being squished in the gap that doesn't exist. The ipod only works if you hold the cable the right way, if it twists or moves, you lose reception. And if that wasn't bad enough, it's a crap transmitter too. If we drive past a car on the freeway or stop at the lights next to a car with a more powerful transmitter on the same station, we get their music. Last week we had to listen to a Bollywood extravaganza and yesterday we were afflicted with Nickelbacks greatest hits. It's gotten to the point where I almost have to physically restrain Buster from winding down the window and asking strangers what type of transmitter they are using because it is obviously better than ours.


Blogger Melissa said...

If you have a tape deck in your car there are things that go in there and plug into the ipod. We might still have one I can send you. I'll look around.

OR you could get a new car. :) I recommend a Prius! We love ours. LOL

11:59 pm  
Blogger Craig said...

Our car has a jack, but the cord we use to plug the iPod in has been pinched and beaten up, so if it isn't in just the right position it there is static or it only plays on the left side.

12:13 am  
Blogger Laziest Girl said...

Thanks for the offer Melissa but we don't have a tape deck - I had one of these doohickeys in Japan though.

Buster is keen on a new stereo as the car is already new(ish).

Alternatively, we could just buy a new fm transmitter with the recharge cable.

5:55 pm  
Anonymous TheFatBaldMarriedGuy said...

Sounds like your new(ish) buggy is worth the investment, LG. I might also recommend, to prevent future issues, doing a little customizing with the box lid. Perhaps take a file or something like that and make a little custom notch for the cable so it doesn't get pinched.

3:24 am  
Blogger Laziest Girl said...

Problem resolved! Buster found a car stereo that did ipod, iphone and bluetooth. And he got it for $150 less than the rrp. All is well in the world.

1:02 pm  

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