May 22, 2012 – Belmont, Calif. – GROM Audio, producer of quality digital converters for in-vehicle information and entertainment, announced the release of the GROM-USB2-MAZ8 media interface. This specific version of the GROM-USB line is designed to integrate with most Mazda models from 2008-2012.
The GROM-USB2-MAZ8 media interface is the simple way to integrate an iPod or iPhone, or other device utilizing USB, Bluetooth, or audio line out, into a factory audio system, enabling playback and control through the radio or steering wheel controls. Adapters (iPod/iPhone, AUX in; sold separately) plug into the unit’s two mini-DIN ports and are required to connect most devices (the USB 2.0 port does not support a standard iPod cable). The system comes with a 2GB USB flash drive that plugs directly into the USB 2.0 port. Users can also insert their own USB storage media and play music through the factory system.
The GROM-USB2-MAZ8 features built-in integration with Android-powered smartphones through its USB 2.0 connection, without additional adapters. Access music and charge the phone simultaneously while controlling playback through the vehicle’s factory controls. Purchase the separate Bluetooth USB dongle to enable playback from, and control of, a Bluetooth-enabled portable device.
For more information, a compatible vehicles list and how-to videos, visit gromaudio.com.