Slated for July shipment, Dual Electronics’ XDMR7710 AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA/XM-ready mobile electronics receiver is the first for the car to offer built-in compatibility with Microsoft’s PlaysForSure platform.
The head unit will work with MP3 devices from leading brands including Philips, Creative Labs, RCA and iRiver, and with the use of the optional EAUSB20 Media Link Adapter, it can display detailed file information and also allow the recording of WMA files to USB thumb drives from any head-unit source.
It has a detachable motorized face that hides the LCD panel where file information may be displayed. The XDMR7710 also offers iPod connectivity through the iPlug connector included in the price of the head unit. The receiver is $249.99; the Media Link Adapter is $99.99. -Nancy Klosek