Here's a press release that I saw on the Owner Link website:
Acura Press Release
Acura Unveils iPod Music Link Accessory
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. 09/07/2005 --
Acura today unveiled the Acura Music Link iPod(R) adaptor, which allows
seamless integration between iPod and Acura audio systems. The new accessory
developed by Acura enables drivers to listen to their iPod in digital sound
directly through the audio system in the 2006 Acura RL, TL and TSX sedans
and MDX SUV. Acura Music Link allows drivers to select their music by
artist, album, genre and play list through the standard controls on the
audio system head unit. Additionally, the Acura Music Link adaptor will be
the first to include text-to-speech capabilities or VoiceID, when searching
through the iPod music library with the audio system controls.
"We are very excited to partner with Apple and offer the Music Link
accessory to our Acura customers," said Stony Furutani, manager of Acura
accessory marketing. "Acura vehicles are equipped with the latest audio
technology and we are pleased to expand the audio experience to iPod users."
"We're thrilled to team up with Acura, to provide drivers with a seamless
iPod experience," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of iPod product
marketing. "Car companies are embracing the iPod, and over 30% of the cars
sold in the US in 2006 will offer iPod integration."
The Acura Music Link adaptor provides outstanding sound quality while
charging the iPod battery at the same time by a cable conveniently located
in the glove compartment. The adaptor will be available starting in
mid-December exclusively for purchase and installation at Acura dealers.
Suggested retail pricing for the Acura Music Link will be approximately $250
plus dealer installation charge. Acura Music Link is backed by a full Acura
factory warranty. Consumers should check with Acura dealers for specific
iPod's are available in the U.S. through the Apple Store(R) at www.apple.com
and at selected retail outlets.
I'm pretty excited about it. I just hope that it also fits the 2005 TL's!
<Venture Rider> wrote in message
Don't get too excited. I had the Acura IPOD unit installed in my 2006
RL on Friday. It is horrible. Imagine your ipod locked in the glove
box and all you can do is go forward and back through a shuffle. The
voice uses Microsoft Mary (hard to understand) and rattles off the
alphabet. You are supposed to recognize the first letter of the album,
artist or playlist you want, press fast forward and then are supposed
to hear a short list to choose from. Despite more than 10 hours of
effort, loading, uninstalling and reinstalling computer software on two
different computers and purchasing a new IPOD, as pre 4th generation
ipods won't work at all, I never did get it to work. Heading back to
the dealer this morning....
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