Hi, I only listen music in my car and I always thought it was a great idea to have jukebox with all your favourites tracks in your car. All playable without the hassle of removing CDs etc. I have an ALpine HU and as a result I have been thinking about buying an IPOD and using the indterface along with it. But after reading the diverse topics and critique about apple I am wodnering if I am not jumping the gun to quickly. Maybe I should conisder Sony and Iriver too. Only think is...do they have the possibilty like the IPOD to be used in connection with your headunit? Or is IPOD the only one? Basically i laways have a car. And my Ipod would rarely be used in it's walkman function. Mostly I would use it as a jukebox for the car and as a removeable HDD. Hope you guys can help me out.