2010 Honda Crosstour: Yay Fast Forward Button
September 02, 2010
I listen to the Adam Carolla Show podcast most mornings, but unfortunately, that usually means I have to listen to the two to three minutes of promos and ads that play at the beginning of each show. Now, I don't mind hearing the odd commercial for a Mangrate, but it gets tiresome when I hear it every freakin' day. Now, if I'm using a simple aux jack, I can fast forward using the iPod itself, but most cars' iPod interfaces don't include a means to fast forward something. Holding down the seek button (as you would with a CD) just skips ahead to the next podcast.
However, the Accord (Crosstour or otherwise) has a tuning toggle button, which is inferior to a tuning knob for actually tuning the radio, but it does quite nicely in its double duty as a fast forward button. Of course, there's nothing that indicates it's an iPod fast forward button; it was just my genius that figured it out after saying to myself, "hmm, I wonder if that silly tuning toggle does double duty as an iPod fast forward button?"
I then wondered, "hmm, I wonder what the category button does to my iPod?" Actually, it does nothing. Thusly, it continues to be a pointless waste of space on an otherwise cluttered dash. Who's going through XM categories with regularity anyway? "Enough with this rock channel, it's time for some World music. Bring on them pan flutes!"
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 11,751 miles