iSimple Car Connection kits at #CES

Admittedly, these iSimple GateWay kits only work with certain car makes and models, but still--if you are looking for a way to connect your iPhone or iPod into your existing factory car stereo, you might want to consider one of these (universal options available as well). I also enjoyed a brief demo of their IS713 WiFli transmitter--The WiFli works via an iPhone app that makes the transmitter search for an optimal frequency to transmit on.

iSimple is the type of vendor you look for when you buy a new or semi-used vehicle and want to integrate your iPhone, or other phone device (including Android devices) into the factory included or aftermarket stereo system. They offer several flavors of device connection options to include GateWay adapters, transmitters, charging, and mounting kits (HD and Satellite radio options also supported). The GateWay kit includes cables and adapter to allow you to connect and control your iPhone from your car's stereo interface, to include browse songs on the device and display song info.

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The WiFli is an iPhone/iPod FM transmitter (with steering-wheel attachable remote). The WiFli works with a free app that scans for the top picks in radio frequency non-interference, so that noise is reduced greatly. It also has a miniUSB charging port, and includes text and browse features when used with RDS-capable radios.

The TransltBLU currently works with Android devices to transfer signals between the car system and your device (via Bluetooth), but rumor has it, a model is likely going through iOS approval as well (or shortly will be)...

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Nate Adcock is a system and integration engineer with experience managing and administering a variety of computing environments. He has worked extensively with mobile gadgets of all shapes and sizes for many years. He is also a former military weather forecaster. Nate is a regular contributor for the and blogs and helps manage both websites. Read more from Nate at or e-mail him at