Alpine Electronics of America Inc. on Tuesday announced it is shipping its
Interface Adapter for iPod, model KCA-420i. The $100 product enables Alpine’s 2004 Ai-NET in-dash head units to interface with Apple’s iPod and iPod mini. First announced in January, the Alpine Interface Adapter for iPod enables Alpine users to navigate their iPod’s playlists, search for songs and more using the front panel buttons or remote on compatible Alpine head units. The interface kit can be installed anywhere in the car and charges the iPod’s battery when it’s connected. The kit and installation is offered through authorized Alpine dealers.