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  • Harman Kardon Drive+Play

Harman Kardon's Drive+Play fully integrates your iPod into your car stereo system, offering the best in-car interface we've seen. Plug the Drive+Play's dock connector cable into your dockable iPod, and your iPod's interface appears on the Drive+Play's five-line, backlit LCD display --- you have full access to all playlists, artists, albums, and songs via a five-button, rotating controller that mimics the iPod's own Click Wheel. The Drive+Play connects directly to any car stereo with an auxiliary input jack using a standard audio cable, or to most stereos with a CD changer connecter via an optional third-party adapter. (The system also has a built-in FM transmitter for those who want the screen and controller but would rather avoid a more complex installation.) It even charges your iPod while connected. The only drawback is that everyone who rides in your car will want to play with it.

(See our full review at the URL below.)--Jim Dalrymple

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  • Harman Kardon Drive+Play

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