Connect An iPod To Your Beater's Theft-Deterring Radio With A Wired FM…

The sub-$20 theft-proof stereo installation works pretty well, but let's say your local crackheads aren't desperate enough to bust your windows to steal a factory AM/FM radio, yet they will steal anything nicer? How will you listen to your MP3s? » 2/15/10 6:00am 2/15/10 6:00am

Junkyard Boombox Virus Spreads: Meet The Catbox, Featuring Genuine…

More than two years have passed since I built the car-battery-powered Turbo II, Junkard Boogaloo boombox, and finally some other masochist innovator has decided to experience the headaches joy of a homemade boombox afflicted blessed with genuine Jaguar components: Catbox! » 1/16/10 1:00pm 1/16/10 1:00pm

Pagani Stereo System Has Zonda Exhaust Bass

The dragons have definitely perked their ears for this, a Pagani stereo system that features two very conveniently located Zonda-style exhausts. Not surprising, but the entire system is made from aluminum and carbon fiber. I don't have to be the one to tell you that this is mighty sexy, although all of the knobs,… » 3/12/08 2:30pm 3/12/08 2:30pm

Porsche Audio System Doesn't Explode, Fortunately

While Porsche isn't busy exploding factories, it continues to adventure into the world of branding with a sexy audio system. Porsche took the minimalist approach with setup. It has no unnecessary buttons or displays. The front is a sheet of black acrylic glass, with the rest of the body crafted from brushed aluminum.… » 2/25/08 2:45pm 2/25/08 2:45pm

Best Buy Announces RDS/iPod-Based In-Car Stereo Patent

Though not as common in the Colonies, certain markets utilize a Radio Database System to send song info over the FM band. A new patent by Best Buy utilizes this technology and links it, cleverly, with a "memory storage device," and by that they mean an iPod. This technology comes in handy when you're listening to a song… » 3/15/07 7:30pm 3/15/07 7:30pm

Autorama Cleanout: When Bad Ideas Go Bad

Some of us Jalops have busy lives and a fan base that is not only extensive, but always demanding of attention. As such, sometimes the coverage of a major hot rod show like Detroit's Autorama may be posted a bit late. Hey, you'd post late too if you had to beat off all those fans with a bent tie rod. Anyway, in the… » 3/13/07 10:07am 3/13/07 10:07am

Detroit Auto Show Preview: Ford And Microsoft Scheming, Making Plans — …

Autoblog's sister site EnGadget is of the opinion FoMoCo and the big software behemoth out in Redmond, WA are scheming on some sort of joint project to win over the hearts and minds of the nations motorists. Supposedly said heart-winning is to come via Bluetooth connectivity a la Chrysler's uConnect feature and it'll… » 12/20/06 5:22pm 12/20/06 5:22pm