iPod vs portable HDD for listening to music/MP3's???

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by EricBlair, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. EricBlair

    EricBlair New Member

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    So now that I have my 2012 Prius (actually pickup on Monday.) I'm thinking which is best for listening to music thru the P's USB connection? Is an iPod or a portable hard drive. Whats the general consensus?

    I haven't seen any vids about this on youtube except for the V, which is probably different.
     
  2. whicks3

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    I have been using both.but since the audio system seems to work the same with either,the flash memory thumb drive makes more sense to me. the Ipod is expensive, more of a theft target,and contains a battery with a finite life. I also found myself wanting to use my Ipod outside of the car,and of course i had left it behind !!
     
  3. jbrad4

    jbrad4 Active Member

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    Android phones should work as well as an iPhone/iPod. You didn't mention Entune which is on the new Priuses. here's an Entune demo in a Prius Plug-In.
     
  4. parnami

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    I've been using a 32gig flash drive loaded about 2/3's full. It works perfectly: instant access when I power up (some said to expect up to a several minute delay while it loads/catalogs, but that didn't prove to the be case), play by artist, title or genre, and the album covers displayed. Random play across the entire drive or by album. I don't think it could work any better than it does!
     
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