So much have been said about the Auxmod Advanced, I figured a new topic may be in order.
This product was due for release some time last year, but Sylfex experienced huge problems with suppliers and one must remember that they are doing this on the sideline (not their 9-5 job).
A lot of people (me included) have been waitlisted for a very long time now and are waiting patiently for the beta release (which was due last month
For me the issue is not WHEN the Auxmod advanced will be available but more WHAT will it be able to do. According to the Sylfex website it will have full support for all iPod's (the main drive behind the advanced). Features include the following:
- iPod is charged while driving
- iPod is fully controlled by HU and steering wheel controls
- Song info (Title, artist, etc) are displayed on the HU display
This last feature is what sets the Auxmod Advanced apart from all other MP3 solutions as no one has been able to do this yet.
However in a statement by Sylfex lately it is clear that this is currently a problem and it might not be available on the first models of Auxmod Advanced (maybe later models??)
The Advanced remote mode has more problems then just that. The code footprint is pretty large, and it in itself is probably an order of magnitude more complex then AuxMod on its own, so it's not exactly a quick implementation. We're planning on releasing AuxMod Advanced initially with Simple remote control mode. That means that there won't be any relevant info on the screen initially.
The burning question for me is this: With more than a thousand people on the waiting list, how much longer must one wait to get a product for which the specifications is not rock solid yet?
This might be a bit harsh, considering the guys at Sylfex are obviously trying very hard to achieve something no-one else has done yet. So I guess the answer is easy: As long as it takes!!
Good luck for all of you at Sylfex and all of us thats waiting in great anticipation... :P