Alpine is now selling the KCA-420i, what a sweet model number. The device attaches to your Alpine 2005 Ai-NET car receiver and interfaces between your iPod or iPod mini. The Ai-NET bus link allows for a loss-less quality connection between your iPod and the head unit, the simple one plug connection also charges your iPod so you can take it with you.
It would’ve been nice to have an FM recording feature to encode radio broadcasts in MP3 onto the iPod. The KCA-420i will retail for about $99 USD late this month.