Precisely why I ditched my Dell DJ15 a couple of years ago. I thought it was frivolous at the time, but I really wanted to use some of the integration products that simply didn't exist for the DJ which was otherwise a very good MP3 player.Thanks...sometimes I wish I'd have bought an iPod instead of the Dell Jukebox because of all the aftermarket toys....it's pretty frustrating trying to pick the right device to make it sound good in this car w/ the factory radio. I have a FM device now and that thing sux ass.
I can see where you might think that if you didn't own one, but if you have a lot of music like I do (300+ CDs), you simply can't carry around your entire music collection (very handy) with a small flash-based device. I'm not saying the iPod is the be-all, end-all of MP3 playback, but it's pretty sweet compared to the other devices I've owned and used. There's something to be said about being able to take your entire music collection wherever you go - and the sheer quantity of aftermarket options available for it.I have this integration kit on my 06 6, and it works great - even have a 4 gb flash drive to hold music on so I don't have to hook up my Sansa. Great decode quality, easy to use. Only PITA is not knowing the song/track number and using the 9 folders to store your songs, even if you use sub folders. I'd still recommend it though.
There is no need to get an ipod, don't waste the money. Granted with this you can't change the music from the steering wheel if you use the 3.5 mm headphone jack input (although you can if you use a usb driven device, i.e. flash drive or certain mp3 players), but ipod's are over rated.