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Sony launches in-car MP3 Flash head unit

February 5th, 2006 · No Comments

Sony has released a new in-car CD/MP3 head unit. Its GIGA Panel system has a removable front panel with a USB port, which connects directly to aPC. Users simply remove the panel, connect it to their PC, choose the music they want, drag and drop it onto the GIGA Panel, and then reattach in-car. Job done.
With 1GB of Flash memory, there’s enough capacity for around 500 tracks (if a 4 minute tune is encoded at 64 kbps), which equates to approx. 60 hours of music. Its ‘drag and drop’ interface makes it easy to use and no software is required. All you have to do is stare at the red LED as data is transfered. A USB cable is supplied, so the kit is ready to be plugged into any PC out of the box. There are cheaper units around – but this is a Sony, so even if your car is an old banger, you can still hold your head high in company.

Tags: Hi-fi

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