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Harman Kardon


By Wan Chi Lau

We reported on the the Drive+Play back in June when Harman Kardon announced it at MacWorld Boston.

Harman Kardon recognized that people want to hook up their iPod to their car's stereo system, but realized that controlling it was next to impossible.

The Drive+Play was designed to allow a driver to safely control the iPod's functions with minimal distraction.  Of course, the user must still exercise COMMON SENSE while using the Drive+Play... but don't get us started on that :-)

The Drive+Play is now shipping and we got one of the first units available.

RainyDayGarage will, of course, do a complete series on the installation and use of this innovative product.


1. FirstLook

2. Placement/Bench Test

3. Mounting Controller

4. Car Installation

5. FirstUse


Review Summary:

Initial Impression- Quality pieces

Usability- iPod interface

Durability- Test in progress

Price- $200


iPod/MP3 Reviews:

1. iPod nano FirstLook

2. iPod nano FirstUse

3. MobiBLU

iPod Case Reviews:

1. iKeychain FirstLook

2. Speck cases FirstLook

iPod installation Reviews:

1. iPod Install in a Porsche

iPod Speaker Reviews:

1. JBL OnTour Speakers

2. Logitech mm50 FirstLook

3. Logitech mm50 FirstUse



Other Boxster Projects:

- Mac mini Carputer installation

- PVC Rear Speakers installation

- Aluminum Pedals installation

- Radar Detector installation

- iPod installation


Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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