Car stereos come with USB ports: Looks like USB drives in car stereos are becoming the next big thing.
Stereo makers say they want to accommodate both digital music players and thumb drives to give customers choice. “The whole point is people want music their way,” says Amy Gilroy, senior editor for This Week in Consumer Electronics.
There seems to be demand. Best Buy’s Insignia model stereo, with thumb drive port, has been selling briskly at $120 since it launched in the fall. Other stereo makers are getting into the market, too: