updated 02:40 pm EDT, Fri September 8, 2006
CS FM 07 Tuner
Few FM tuners have any music playback functions of their own. The Merconnet CS FM 07 is different through its design as a car-oriented player, according to the company. Playback is possible not just through a conventional minijack input for digital audio players but also a built-in SD card slot and a USB port that accepts flash storage and hard disk drives. FM tuning takes place on one of seven preset frequencies. Its power options are flexible: in addition to a 12-volt car charger, the CS FM 07 can be powered by an AC adapter or seven AAA batteries. Merconnet claims shipping times of 2-5 days from its online store, where the tuner is available for $60.