Our pick of car stereos with USB input!

There’s no getting away from progress! More and more of us are using our gadgets on the go, and many motorists are now looking to upgrade their car stereos so they can use them with the latest flash technology.

We’ve found three excellent models all featuring not only MP3 compatibility, but a handy USB port, too.

JVC KD-R421 – This racy red and black stereo has an impressive internal 4 x 50 watt MOS-FET amplifier with two pairs of line outputs, subwoofer ready. It also has a high pass filter to optimise sound settings. It can play CDs, MP3s and has a front USB port for flash memory gadgets. A brightness control is helpful when you’re on the road any time of day. Available from Halfords.com at a web price of £76.49.

Sony CDX-GT45OU – The Sony in-car CD radio with USB has a really easy to read LCD display and pumps out 180 watts RMS. Its digital tuner receives FM, MW and LW, with 30 preset stations. It’s able to play CD-R/ RW discs and also has a useful clock and equaliser. These car stereos are on sale at Argos.co.uk at £59.99.

Nikkai CD MP3 car stereo – This system has a USB and SD/ MMC facility in addition to being able to play CDs and MP3s. It will accept SD cards up to a 2GB limit. Its output is a creditable 4 x 40 watts, while the PLL tuner comes with 24 preset stations. The LCD display is backlit so it’s easy on the eye in all lighting conditions, while the flat, classic, pop and rock audio options make it easy on the ear, too. Costs £69.99 from Maplin.co.uk.


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