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Another way you can go is to choose a less expensive single-DIN radio and just have partial control of your iPod plus charging. The iPod would connect via a proprietary harness from the manufacturer or through USB. For example, let's take a Kenwood KDC-X493. It has a USB port on the face of the unit (right side) along with a standard 1/8-inch mini jack. You can use a cable from Apple or a Kenwood KCA-iP101 cable and receive functions such as Alphabet Search, Skip Search, Reverse Browsing, and All Random Playback directly through the head unit. Using either cable (not the 1/8-inch plug) will also charge your iPod. This option doesn't have all the features on the multimedia unit, but the smaller radio is easier to integrate and conceal. With the right custom installer you could even mount the radio on the dash and then make a custom cover on a hinge system.