Using the Ipod in Bmw Car Stereo Systems

By: Wayne Hemrick

Everybody loves the iPod. From this tiny device smaller than a deck of cards comes a behemoth of storage and playback potential. iPods on the largest end of the data storage spectrum can hold up to 20,000 songs. With that kind of amassing of songs, you will never run out of your favorites. Even better, did you know that if you are a BMW owner that you can play your iPod through you car's stereo system? An iPod for BMW use is completely possible with the application of an iPod kit that includes an adapter. With the BMW ipod adaptor kit, cables connect the iPod to the adapter, and another cable connects the adapter to your auto stereo system's CD changer and thus to your radio. The integration of your ipod in BMW driving, takes an already great driving experience and moves it to the next level of fun.

One of the most distinctive features of the iPod is the white earphones, which are called earbuds. Features of the ipod for BMW use can include an iPod steering wheel with controls already built in, or you can choose to change songs, fast forward, rewind and the other common iPod functions from your radio buttons.

The latest iPods, the fifth generation, come with 80 gigabytes of storage. This is the model that has video capabilities, a bright display and the music search function. While the first to fifth generation iPods rely on built-in hard drives, the iPod Mini uses Microdrives, and the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle use Flash memory. The flash memory reduces the physical size of the unit, which makes it even more convenient to take with you, but it also reduces the storage capacity held therein.

No matter which iPod you own, you need a way to keep all of the vast store of data held on it organized. iTunes was created with just that function in mind. iTunes can also connect to iTunes Store, where you can purchase not only music, but music videos, TV shows, games, audiobooks, podcasts, and amazingly feature-length films.

iPods allow you to categorize your music into playlists. When in use with your iPod, your playlist can play the songs you select in sequence, or if you want some more variety and spontaneity, the songs can play in random order. The advantage of the playlists is that you can, in advance, pick out the songs you want to listen to during a particular time while in your vehicle, all without constant interaction from you as you are driving. If you are a commuter, it can get a little hectic sometimes, and on occasion tempers can flare out on the freeway. You can set yourself up, however, to arrive at work in a calm attitude when you select peaceful songs to listen to as you drive. An iPod makes it easy to set the atmosphere you want anytime you drive your BMW.

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