Griffin Technology today announced the SmartDeck Intelligent Cassette Adapter with dock connector for the iPod. SmartDeck allows users to control their iPod using the built in controls of their cassette player. Using patent pending sensing technology, the SmartDeck determines which commands the cassette player sends to the iPod, the company says. Users can utilize the cassette deck’s forward and rewind buttons to advance to the next or prior songs in the iPod playlist. In addition, pause and stop buttons do what pause and stop buttons are expected to do. When the user hits the cassette deck’s Eject button or switches from Cassette to Radio, Griffin’s SmartPlay technology automatically pauses the iPod. Griffin’s SmartDeck with Dock connector will begin shipping in late October for US$29.99.