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Kenwood Excelon's KHD-CX910 (SRP $900) Music Keg Digital Media Storage does not live in the dashboard, but rather the glovebox or the trunk and is connected to most Kenwood car stereos via a cable just like a CD changer.
The unit is packaged with a USB desktop cradle, a 10GB portable storage cartridge and Phatnoise music management software. The cartridge goes into the cradle and then syncs with the music on your PC.
For those not needing to drive with their entire music library, Blaupunkt recently began shipping a 1GB option, the MDP-01 Compact Drive ($850 SRP), by which consumers can take music from their desktop to dashboard using an IBM Microdrive. The MDP-01 is compatible with Blaupunkt's Skyline and Funline car stereos and comes bundled with a USB reader/writer station for the microdrive.