updated 10:45 am EST, Mon November 27, 2006
Brando Car FM Transmitter
Brando this morning began selling its Car to USB FM Transmitter. The adapter plays music from any stereo minijack source, including digital music players, but is rare in its support for removable storage. The transmitter can play MP3 music directly from SD cards or most USB drives, according to Brando; a dual-role LCD and button set control both FM tuning and track navigation. Its design is also flexible, and can adjust in six directions to fit into small areas while plugged into the 12-volt power socket found on many cars. Owners can select from up to 15 pre-defined FM channels to obtain a clear signal. Brando ships its transmitter for $55.