TheRealMostDope from Milwaukee,Wi, Sonic Electronix
5 April 2012
Conclusion: I have this cable hooked up to my Pioneer Avic-Z130BT. It works as it should, it also charges my iPod and supports video playback. This cable is also very rugged, I have had cables like this for other brands of Double dins and they have worn out after use, however this cable shows no signs of a need to be replaced.
Connected but did not fix my head unit from staying in demo mode
Robert from Los Angeles, CA, Sonic Electronix
19 April 2010
Conclusion: I have the Pioneer DEH-P7900BT and was told by my installer that by using this purchased cable it would stop my head unit from getting bright and dim every minute on/off and it did not fix my issue. It connects my Ipod and control of my Ipod is limited when plugged in. My DEH-P7900BT head unit makes it difficult to control the Ipod and the remote control that came with the DEH-P7900BT does not help very much.
Summary: Yes, you can just use a regular ipod cable, I tried several including an expensive Griffin. They all had the same problem, if you move your phone much, the charge feature will often disappear. With the pioneer cable, that problem went away. The fit is far better and more secure. If you don't care about charging, then you don't need a cable anyway, just use the bluetooth. This cable was worth the money, as it's far superior to any ipod cable.
Summary: Not much to say about it really. It does what it's supposed to do exactly the way I expected it to, and the sound seems to be the same as I heard with my last deck. The little plastic cap that goes over the iPod end of the cable can get in the way a little, but that's easily tolerable. Definitely worth the purchase to ensure the ideal connection between the Pioneer AVIC-U310BT and an iPod, I think.
Summary: This is an overpriced Ipod to USB cable, if you need to connect your iPod to your radio, use any iPod cable and connect it to the radio's USB connectors. There is no sense on buying this cable if you can get other for half the money. ...the only 'plus' this cable has is the connector cover, but its not worth the high price...
Summary: If you connected the USB connection from the back of the head unit when you first did the install simply connect the white iPod adapter you received with the iPod into the USB and it will work just the same. Free is better than $29.99.
Summary: You can get an identical ipod to usb cable at cablesforless for $5.95. Never buy a brand name cable. Never buy a cable, especially normally expensive ones like this or HDMI, from a major retailer.