Tired of scratched up CD’s in your car? Is it a pain to add a new disk to your changer every time you want to listen to a new song? Ever try using that little RF transmitter on your iPod and tuning your car stereo to it (did you ever get it to sound good?).

Well the automotive industry is dreaming up new ways to get you to be able to easily listen to your stored music. The only problem is by the time they get the new interface out to market, the electronics industry has moved on to the next level.

Someone has figured out to try the good old audio jack to interface your iPod, MP3 player, or other music storage device into you car audio. Simply plug your MP3 player from the headphone jack into a barely visible jack on the front of your sound system or on a discreet location on your dash. Now that wasn’t so hard was it?

Other options include memory sticks, and USB storage device, which would allow you to choose the music you want to listen to from your Car Audio unit but use these external devices to store the music.

Great idea, and already starting to hit the market. We hope to see some versions of these in the after market audio units soon so they can be added to older vehicles!