Originally Posted by wi11ie
Old thread, but my GF just got a 2010 and where mine has a usb connector hers has some kinda freaky wide thing that doesn't resemble firewire or usb ..What gives here?
I traded my 2009 Cube for a new 2013 model in August. I was happy to see a USB port in place of the big connector the 2009 (and apparently the 2010) model had. I just left the old Nissan adapter cable (purchased from the dealer as I recall) and my third party iPod adapter in the glove box of the 09.
The new radio is a vast improvement over the old. I got the model with the GPS and rear camera. The interface is much more friendly and the XM display now shows four lines instead of just one chopped off line.
My only gripe now is the Cube's USB port doesn't charge my iPad. It charges the old iPod Touch just fine and I can access tracks on the iPad through the USB cable. I'm assuming the charging power is too low for the iPad. The iPad would not charge in the old Cube either. I bought a separate charging cable that connects to the cigarette lighter plug which charges the iPad nicely but of course I can't play tunes and charge at the same time unless I also run an audio cable between the iPad headphone jack and the Cube's Aux input and control it all from the iPad directly.
It seems you can never have perfection.