Edmunds.com Suggests Holiday Gifts for Drivers with iPods

Edmunds.com Suggests Holiday Gifts for Drivers with iPods


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Edmunds.com Suggests Holiday Gifts for Drivers with iPods

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — December 18, 2008 — Do you have an iPod, iPhone or other MP3 player? How about someone on your holiday shopping list? Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, is now an invaluable resource for automotive MP3 player connectivity, gift-giving advice and other information.

"Everyone with an iPod and a car wants to be able to use both at the same time," said Doug Newcomb, Senior Contributing Technology Editor. "Edmunds.com's Car Audio & Electronics Center sorts through the possible MP3 player-car audio connections and guides consumers directly to proven solutions for their vehicles."

For those who want to make their iPod compatible with their car, Edmunds' Gift Guide for Car Lovers suggests Griffin Technology's iTrip Auto Universal, which wirelessly transmits music from any portable music player with a standard mini-plug connection to a car's FM radio.

For those considering iPod connectivity as they shop for their next car, Edmunds.com's Car Audio & Electronics Center clarifies which new vehicles have an auxiliary jack input, full-function voice-activated control of the device or something in between.Edmunds' Gift Guide for Car Lovers makes some additional recommendations for technology-oriented holiday gifts, such as:

  • AutoSport's Twin USB and 12-volt cupholder adapter solves the problem of charging your iPod or MP3 player by providing two extra 12-volt outlets and a pair of USB ports.
  • OtterBox Impact Series case protects the expensive iPhone within an impact-absorbing layer of silicone, while all of the phone's buttons, ports and controls are still easily accessible.

Edmunds' Top 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for 2008 also provides some suggestions for inexpensive car-themed gifts:

  • Safetybright.com's 4-in-1 tool is perfect for an emergency breakdown situation and includes a flashlight, seatbelt cutter, steel-pointed hammerlike tip and flashing red strobe.
  • Gracioushome.com's Parking Meter Alarm Keychain alerts users with a loud alarm when time is expiring and holds 10 quarters for easy access to parking change.

Content for Edmunds' Car Audio & Electronics Center and Edmunds' Gift Guide for Car Lovers is provided by Doug Newcomb, an accomplished writer in the automobile electronics community. Doug's work has appeared in leading consumer and trade car stereo magazines, including Road & Track Road Gear/Mobile Entertainment/Car Stereo Review, as well as such general-interest consumer publications as Rolling Stone and Popular Mechanics. In March 2008, Doug published his first book, Car Audio for Dummies (Wiley Publishing).

About Edmunds
Edmunds.com publishes three Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers and enthusiasts. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value® , is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in January 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in February 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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