The iVault features a pull-out drawer for the iPod with front and rear cutouts for the wiring to pass through. The Sony CDX-260MP was picked because it was low-buck. But this unit only has a front input for a 1/8-inch stereo jack which means we need to unplug it to lock the radio up. Also the iPod doesn’t get charged and we can’t control it from the head unit. For a few more greenbacks you can get a radio that has a rear USB port for iPod control and charging.