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So I found this device, which you can connect to and upload files wirelessly over WebDav or web browser.
It would always stay plugged in the car. When you are home you'd leave it plugged in to the USB and connect to the device wirelessly and upload songs to it.
While playing songs from it through USB during the day which should also charge the built in battery.
A little pricey but very cool solution if it works in the Equinox.
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Ok. I'm interested. What this is saying is that as long as it us in range of my wi-fi network and has power I could drag and drop songs to it from my living room while it is in my car?
 

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SN: I sync my Zune 80Gb from my driveway all the time. I'm assuming this is the same principle. It'd be nice to have a mix of different media files accessed from one portable device. Wirelessly
 

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Phantm006 said:
Ok. I'm interested. What this is saying is that as long as it us in range of my wi-fi network and has power I could drag and drop songs to it from my living room while it is in my car?
That's the idea - and actually it's as long as you are in range of its own wifi-network; it acts like its own wi-fi access point.
 

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Phantm006 said:
SN: I sync my Zune 80Gb from my driveway all the time. I'm assuming this is the same principle. It'd be nice to have a mix of different media files accessed from one portable device. Wirelessly
Wow I don't know why I hadn't thought about that! Zune 16GB is only $160. This device plus 16GB SD card is gonna run you $130 so for $30 more you get a portable media player that doesn't have the 2500/10000 songs limitation of USB, and is proven to work without issues unlike this uncertain method.

How well does Zune work through the USB? You are able to see/control stuff from radio without touching Zune correct?
 

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Wow I don't know why I hadn't thought about that! Zune 16GB is only $160. This device plus 16GB SD card is gonna run you $130 so for $30 more you get a portable media player that doesn't have the 2500/10000 songs limitation of USB, and is proven to work without issues unlike this uncertain method.

How well does Zune work through the USB? You are able to see/control stuff from radio without touching Zune correct?
So Zune's have wifi built in? I assume you don't have to be plugged in to power outlet with car running for this to work since it has a battery but it just seems like this is expensive just to save the hassle of physically plugging it into your computer.

Think about it... you will have to leave the Zune turned on in the car and then go inside, move the files to the zune and then walk back out to turn the zune off so battery doesn't get drained. Why not just take a $10 usb drive with you when you go to your pc, plug it in, move the files and then take it back out to the car. Seems like you are spending $130 - $160 just to not plug it in (which will probably not be faster given usb is quicker than wifi)

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Zunes do have built in wi-fi. There's a menu for wireless sync on the Zune itself. If you're connected to the network and your computer is on you just go to the sync menu from the Zune and you can sync from your car or whatever as long as your in range. So if you buy music but never take your Zune inside it will put the new files on there. You basically have to set up what you want and don't want from the computer and when you wirelessly sync the Zune it will add and remove the files you selected.
 

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Oh. And Yes. You can control the Zune just like you do an iPhone or iPod. A small Zune pops up to let you know you're connected.
 

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barhoc11 said:
but it just seems like this is expensive just to save the hassle of physically plugging it into your computer.

Think about it... you will have to leave the Zune turned on in the car and then go inside, move the files to the zune and then walk back out to turn the zune off so battery doesn't get drained.
My goal is to not have to do that. If I ever think of a song I want to listen in the car I can just connect right then and there without ever going to the car. Also for me it's 50% coolness factor and 50% convinience factor so it's not that I am lazy to go to the car. This is the same reason I have $15 laser parking guide instead of $1 tennis ball.
 

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My goal is to not have to do that. If I ever think of a song I want to listen in the car I can just connect right then and there without ever going to the car. Also for me it's 50% coolness factor and 50% convinience factor so it's not that I am lazy to go to the car. This is the same reason I have $15 laser parking guide instead of $1 tennis ball.
So the Zune stays powered up all the time while your car is parked in your garage or driveway?
 

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So the Zune stays powered up all the time while your car is parked in your garage or driveway?
That's yet to be determined as I don't have one. Not sure if there is some kind of wake or schedule feature to let thing happen automatically. If you could schedule sync and set it to say 3 am, any changes you made before going to bed will be synced. Using schedule will hopefully means it will shut off itself as well to save battery.
 

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Phantm006 said:
Oh. And Yes. You can control the Zune just like you do an iPhone or iPod. A small Zune pops up to let you know you're connected.
Cool, thanks for the info.
 

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That's yet to be determined as I don't have one. Not sure if there is some kind of wake or schedule feature to let thing happen automatically. If you could schedule sync and set it to say 3 am, any changes you made before going to bed will be synced. Using schedule will hopefully means it will shut off itself as well to save battery.
I do not think that what you want is possible, if it was I would probably get one. Below is from the Zune site, it looks like as soon as it loses power it turns wifi off to save battery. It still might be cool to be able to get in your car and sync it up once you power up the car as long as you remember that its syncing before you drive off. Not sure if remote starting would turn on that power outlet in the console so that you could let it sync for a few minutes without having to physically turn on the car?

How often will my device sync when it’s docked or plugged into a power outlet?

Your device remains wirelessly connected to your computer and syncs any new content that shows up in your collection for as long as it's docked or plugged into a power outlet.

However, if you sync manually from your device (when it's not docked or plugged in), it disconnects from the wireless network immediately after syncing to save battery power.
 

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Zunes have two power modes. A standby low power state and a full shut down no power state. IIRC you can wireless sync in the full on and standby modes.
 

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Since I really haven't read up much on the HDD, can you download to it while parked in the garage with the key off, or will this just be downloading to the usb drive?
 
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