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Old 08-03-2004, 02:32 PM
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Ok - I know everyone is tired of me ranting about the ipod but there just so much stuff happening in this area. Today I received a mount in the mail that far exceeds the velcro system I've been using.

It's a permanent mount that your ipod can stay in permanetly to protect it.

It looks like this:



It comes with a stick on mount for the dash that looks like this:



and slides on and off easily like this:



It's called an "xtremity" and has a slip on plastic front for travel. I got it at www.xtrememac.com
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Old 08-03-2004, 09:44 PM
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I been looking at the new ipods, you on to something! Sounds like Bill Gates.
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Old 08-04-2004, 12:28 AM
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I also went the iPod route for my boat's sound system. It's great!
Thanks to Captian "gersly" of the Offline who coached me through the process. It's light years ahead of anything I've seen in the Marine Audio listings.
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Old 08-04-2004, 02:58 AM
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How do these things like the saltwater environment? I will have mine in a storage lockeer in a console, but just the wet surroundings, and salt air??
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:31 AM
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Andre -

ASSUMING that you have it only on the boat when you are there, it'll last for longer than you will. It's made for jogging, hiking, etc so a splash of water is not a problem. If you were to give it a Garmin firehose immmersion test, I'm sure it would'nt like it. It goes in my "boat bag" along with my personal stuff when I get on and get off and never been a problem. I have had mine for almost 3 years on the boat with no problem.

But remember the reason you take it and off is so you can take your 400 albums with you other places, such as the gym,, on a plane or hooked with one wire to your home stereo.

A bigger breakthru for your lifestyle than the orginal CD itself...no I do not work for Apple.(but might consider it!)
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:19 PM
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I appreciate you introducing this to me. I am hooked. Yes I will take it with me in my bag too. I figure this will take all of the songs off of my CPU and I can take them everywhere. So I do plan on bringing it inside and I will try not give it the fire hose test. I was just a little concerned with condensation etc, being stuffed in a small locker (storage box) on the helm side of the console where I keep other dry things, so it should be ok. I sweat more than it would get water in there.
But I was told and believe there is no dry storage on a boat!!

Will they connect to a CPU with Windows 98?? All I see on the website is Windows 2000 with a service pack and Windows XP
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:35 PM
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Andre - you're welcome - just coat the headphone jack coming out of the ipod and the 12v power plug (if you are using one) with a little dielectric grease once a month and you'll be good to go. The equivalent of THT for ipods is www.ipodlounge.com. Enjoy!
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:29 AM
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That mount looks magnetic. Is it solid? I would love to use one of those for my Ipod, however my head unit is mounted in my T-top box and I am afraid that the mount would slip while underway in a chop. I hope it is solid as the T-top box location works very well for me (dry, out of the way, plenty of mounting space, and close to the aux input on the back of my head unit).
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:43 AM
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I just ordered one for myself after reading about it on the web site. The dash mount clips to the back of the Ipod carrier case. The dash mount is held on by 3m tape. I also like the idea of the plastic flip cover. You can clip it down to protect your Ipod face against any water, etc.. Nice idea. Thanks for the heads up. Now all I need to do is mount it.
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Old 08-08-2004, 08:22 PM
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Just got back from Bimini from 4 days of very lousy weather and worse fishing..but still a great time. Thoughts on the the xtreme pod case: in a word, excellent. The case is very rugged , hangs on it's mount much like a vhf mike slides on its mount and as an added advantage, once I forgot it slide upward to come off and just ripped it off straight out thinking it was still my velcro...no problem, the mount released from its backing plate with two prongs and just snapped back in to the monting plate..they really thought this thing out...plastic cover just snaps on also when it goes in your bag at the end of the day...
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Old 08-12-2004, 02:13 PM
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Got the Ipod mounted. Mine is set up similar to the pics above.
It looks great however my only gripe is the mini plug connector being visible. A nice flush mount which has hidden connectors in the back would be ideal. Especially if it had power also. Maybe something that hooks to the dock connector and allows the ipod to slip in.
Anyway, unitl then this setup is great. You can easily take the whole setup with you and clip it to your belt, dash, etc.. The only thing that stays is the small black dash mount clip.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:13 PM
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While we're on this subject, let me throw out a recommendation for anyone needing to get their cd's loaded onto their computer. Of course, you can do it yourself, but if you have a lot of CD's, you're going to be going at it for quite a while.

I used www.get-digital.net to rip my entire collection. Great service. Not cheap, but saves a ton of trouble & their service was great. I'd rip at the highest bitrate possible. Storage is cheap and you should preserve all the quality you can. Downconvert if space on the Ipod is an issue.
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