Thanks for all the replies.Question ??. How many different interfaces are available for the Gl1800 And are there any that stand out above the other.
I have been using the GROM unit now since 2009 without any issues. Yes you do have thumb control to change tracks or discs.Someone suggested http://www.gromaudio.com/index.html for iPod so I asked their tech dept "Do you have a product so that my Ipod can charge while playing AND I have thumb control via my hand grip toggle switches?" and the reply was "IPD3 unit can charge ipod and play music. We do not have 100% confirmed compatibility of thumb control, however, if it changes the tracks of your radio then it should work. Should there be any incompatibilities, we offer a 30 day return period."
Does anyone have the answer??
As always I start these posts with a reminder that the GL1800 radio is basically the same from 2001 to 2010 there were some changes but operationally very little so we are forcing a radio that was designed in 1998 to deal with technology that was not around or even considered until about 4 or 5 years ago, we are forcing the radio out of the dark agesOK, here's my question, or actually, it's my bitch but maybe someone has an answer:
Let's say you have 20 albums on your Ipod. You drive along and are just jamming along digging your tunes and life is great. You stop for gas and a cold drink and someone says, "Gee, that's a great system you have." Do you have any Willie Nelson on there? Now, you know you have him on there but the Ipod is connected to your Soundgate and my experience is that once it's hooked up, you get NOTHING on your Ipod. So, you have 20 albums on there, Willie is there but how in the hell do you find On the Road Again" in twenty albums when your Honda screen doesn't show what or where you really are in the Ipod???
I think Soundgate people cranked this product out in a half baked way. The Ipos is VASTLY superior in function to what this Soundgate unit does. They have taken a small fragment of what the Ipod is capable of and sold it as the ultimate source for the Wing. If I were an engineer, this item needs a ton of work to make it even half as good as the Ipod. Trouble is, I don't know what alternative is out there.
I see that I'm on track 1, song 6 but where I put a song is a total loss.
Am I all wet on this? If I am, by all means enlighten me! I admit, I'm not the smartest crayon in the box when it comes to electronics, but things like this have to be user friendly. We all don't have PHd's in computer technology.
Fill me in, please!