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Old 11th August 2006
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Sounds like too good to be true.. $149 for something to hook up your iPod, control from the steering wheel and see song info on the SID? Coming in fall 2006 for the 9-3SS.

http://www.trollpod.com/
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Sucks for me because it doesn't work on a 2005
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Be sure to mute your speakers before clicking that link.

And from what I read, they plan to release a model which would work on a 2005.

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It's impossible to tell what the product does, looks like, or how it works.

"Worst website ev-er!"

And as far as I can tell only works on 98-02 9-3s.
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If you take the time to read the stuff on the website, you find out he's currently working on the previous model 9-3 and 9-5. Seems those adapters/interfaces are shipping soon (August).

2003 and up 9-3's should be ready by this fall.
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Sounds like too good to be true.. $149 for something to hook up your iPod, control from the steering wheel and see song info on the SID? Coming in fall 2006 for the 9-3SS.

http://www.trollpod.com/
It's too bad the sound systems in our 9-3's suck eggs.
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"Worst website ev-er!"
Absolutely true.
What a crap site.
Like the trollpod thing though.
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Obviously, he's not a large corporation with a multi-million dollar budget for internet presence. So let's move on beyond that and discuss the actual product.
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Obviously, he's not a large corporation with a multi-million dollar budget for internet presence. So let's move on beyond that and discuss the actual product
I'd like to discuss the product, but I mean, you have to admit that this is a strange way of presenting a new product. How and where is it connected and what does it actually look like? Besides that greyish box in between the I-pod and that SAAB drawing, I didn't find anything on that site.

So, I can already buy something which is not yet on the market and the iPod connection cable has to be determined at time of publication?

I want, no, NEED something like that but I think I'll be waiting until someone can give a first "debriefing" before buying.


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Can I get a pbp of what the hell this thing is? I am at work and can't view the damn site.
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Can I get a pbp of what the hell this thing is? I am at work and can't view the damn site.
How it all works:
The Trollpod is simple in its operation; take one command, convert it to another. When Saab engineered our cars, they chose the unconventional route of integrating the audio system into the car's network. This posed a challenge to the scores of iPod accessory providers and left the Saab community without the ability to use third-party devices safely. So to sum it all up, Trollpod is a translator for the car's network and the iPod. Furthermore, it charges the iPod and takes full advantage of the car's superb audio system.


What is pbp?
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What is pbp?
My guess is "play-by-play"
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Talking about showing songs on the SID, has anybody made this posible? I am only able to display tracks name when I select Change Track.
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Now if this guy could just figure out how to make the audio setting stay on AUX when you shut the car off, he'd be a genius!
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I am only able to display tracks name when I select Change Track.
Display track names on the SID? What kind of track names? I only see the song number when playing a cd.
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Should we put this in the loounge as it looks like this guy intends to make the "Trollpod" for EVERY Saab?!?!?
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Ok, so this is specifically designed for an iPod? Can you not just order the aux-in install from Saab and use that for your iPod?BTW (by the way) pbp does stand for play-by-play.
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i have watched his blog for some time and this guy really knows what he's doing. As soon as he has one for an '05 I'm all over it.
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It's too bad the sound systems in our 9-3's suck eggs.
IMO the 7 speaker system sounds decent, although i'll probably upgrade to infiniti's in the near future. I have a aux-in i will be installing for general audio input for $40. windows media based player for me. the full integration is cool though.
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So from what I saw on this site, it doesn't look like there is a model for the 2006's yet. Is there going to be one? Is it the one that he refers to as coming out in the December timeframe??
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