Technology is amazing. Can't even keep up with it these days -it's ridiculous how many new technologies there are out there. Like, I was reading up on the world's first mass-produced fuel-cell car with amazement. Lord knows what they'll have in a few decades, as fast as they're making strides in nanotechnology. Wait till , especially, CERN's gargantuan particle accelerator is up and running.
And, as I discovered the other day, CDs, DVDs and similar media might soon go down the path of the 8-track. Here's why:
That right there is the latest player in the car.
[The one I had prior to this could even read DVDs and stuff but it was cheap: as in unintuitive, unrefined and yes, inexpensive. It damn near drove me insane.]
This one tho is by Kenwood, an intuitive deck that plays MP3, WMA & AAC formats, as well as HD radio. It has 3 pre-outs and a dedicated subwoofer output. Ladies & gentlemen, those 4V pre-outs push out so much juice to the amplifier the bass has to be felt to be believed - sweetness. It's also got a 3.5mm input jack to connect to whatever.
Most importantly tho, it has a USB port that can read virtually any USB device including flash & portable drives, iPods, even a USB Bluetooth adapter.
I'm all about the music tho and that's all I need it for, so I have it hooked up to a portable drive, below. Either that or the flash-drive. Works beautifully. Chances are I might never have to use a CD again, ever.
Now to re-route & hide all those cables; I like 'em neat & tidy. Take that any way you will.
In other news, game 6 of the NBA finals is tonight. The Celtics better bring it this time around. In a perfect world though, I'd rather the Lakers won tonight, only to be crushed in game 7 on Thursday. The victory for the Celtics would be so much sweeter, the defeat so agonizing for the Lakers. Either way, it's bound to be plenty exciting.