Clarion DB365USB Head Unit with USB Input

clarion usb 1 Clarion DB365USB Head Unit with USB Input

I have been shopping around for a car audio MP3 solution; something aside from connecting a portable player. I don’t like connecting a portable MP3 player in the car because it is just a flat out pain and it is not a clean solution. Plus the Florida sun has already cooked a few LCD screens mounted to my front dash.

We have seen USB head units in the past but they been off brands that have been difficult to purchase. However, Clarion, known for their higher end car audio components, now makes one that supports MP3 and WMA via burned CDs or USB input. MSRP is $260 on Clarion’s website but can be found at Crutchfield for $160.

clarion usb 2 Clarion DB365USB Head Unit with USB Input


Cliff on May 19, 2006 6:09 PM

Does anyone have a review on the USB features?Some of the reviews of USB devices have warned of slow load times everytime your car starts up and lack of functionality like in song selection.

608zz on May 20, 2006 11:44 PM

That looks like a neat concept, but I’d like to know more about it. If I plugged my iAudio G3 into this HU, would I be able to play the music with the G3′s processors, or would my G3 just be treated as a thumbdrive that gets completely controlled by the HU?

Michael B. Justman on May 22, 2006 11:43 PM

Answer for 608zz:Most of these units treat any MP3 player as an external harddrive and nothing more. If you want to do this, why not just get an FM transmitter for your MP3 player.I don’t know anything about this one, but all of the head units that I’ve seen with USB don’t work like one would expect them to.

Pedro on May 23, 2006 12:39 AM

Michael-Been there, done that ;) . IME there’s a huge difference in sound quality between even the best RF transmitter versus direct digital. Last summer we borrowed a friend’s SUV while vacationing in the Rocky Mtns and experienced life w/ our iPod ‘on the road’. While having the Belkin FM transmitter along was nice, in no way does it come close to the current fidelity we experience with our new Alpine deck which accepts any iPod with a dock connector i.e. direct digital connection, versus headphone jack (analog) or FM (better, but also analog). Rip your tracks at anything above 128 kbs, and you can quickly see the advantages of not using any FM modulator. Yes, road noise does play a role but you still get more bang for your buck going direct digital. There’s a fine Alpine deck for $199 installed at Best Buy/Tweeter/etc. that does the job well. The newer ones don’t even require a converter box (extra $99) like mine does. Even if you don’t have complete access to the tracks with the click wheel, 60 gigs of music in your ride is nothing to sneeze at, albeit at slightly slower access to any one song. Playlists help a little in this regard, as searching via the native Alpine interface is not particularly nice. The Clarion w/ USB port in the front seems like a no brainer to me.

Nidz on May 23, 2006 2:16 AM

Just buy a stereo with RCA inputs and input a Ipod.. whalla.. why bother with ugly USB slots.?

Penn on May 23, 2006 2:55 AM

And all my music is in OGG format…

Dan on May 23, 2006 3:13 AM

Hey idiotsAnything *but* iPod

jadenguy on May 23, 2006 3:34 AM

ipod is like windows. it’s the standard, live with it. or do something else, but don’t cry that your special option gets ignored. btw, does anybody know if this thing will read an ex3 journaling file system? because a powered usb hdd might be awesome with this thing, except my only external one is a nix one.

jadenguy on May 23, 2006 3:35 AM

…OH! that’s the name of the site. ok. well, i use a rio karma if that makes anybody happy.

timh on May 23, 2006 4:04 AM

^_^ Chalk up another one for Rio Karma, right here! :P

GK on May 23, 2006 4:44 AM

Rio Karma here too. :)

814jeffw on May 23, 2006 6:10 AM

Are the songs with this Clarion model able to be played selectively or randomly? Is it a user friendly interface?

koz on May 23, 2006 8:26 AM

I’d get one, modify the USB port to come out in the glove box, and attach a 60GB usb backup drive instead of a 1-2GB thumb drive. I wonder if it would work, I guess it depends on if the HU actually supplies enough power.

BadFish on May 23, 2006 9:07 AM

So if I hooked my iPod into this thing, would track selection be done by the iPod or the head unit?

SavannahLion on May 23, 2006 9:29 AM

You guys asking about whether you can hook up your iPod/Karma/whatever to this unit need to go to the Clarion website and look at the specs. The player apparently pulls the files from whatever USB storage you stick into it, but with limitations. Only 255 files, with file names up to 28 characters and folder names up to 16 characters.

koz on May 23, 2006 12:41 PM

That sucks. So close, yet so far.

D0nk3y on May 23, 2006 4:02 PM

What the heck is this guy talking about? This is by no means a new technology. Quality brands like Kenwood and JVC have been at this for a long time, and it’s pretty refined with thumbdrives and most non-ipod mp3 players. As for a couple of other questions i saw on here, Saying “why would you do that when you can just use an fm transmitter” is like saying “why would you drive that BMW when you could have a kia sophia?” As for rca inputs, the sound quality is the same as digital for intents and purposes (unless you have a $5000 sound system) but then you have two sets of controlls to worry about instead of using just the deck.

Wade on May 24, 2006 12:30 AM

I don’t completely agree witi DOnk3y…although it’s true, there are a “select few” decks out there that have it. I just ordered a JVC w/ USB input myself…should be here in the mail in a couple days…but the vast majority of the decks don’t support it.Which leads to a bigger question…clearly everyone wants this feature, why are car audio manufacturers so far behind the curve??? I mean, most don’t support iPods either??? What are they thinking for god’s sake??

Jenner on May 24, 2006 3:02 AM

I have one of the JVC units that has a USB port on the front exactly like this Clarion. (I wouldn’t be surprised if they weren’t the same unit internally). It’s a very nice feature and works well. It’s a step up from using an mp3 CD. You can even plug a USB hd enclosure into it if you supply additional power (in this case, a cig lighter USB power adapter below the stereo).

podious on May 24, 2006 2:59 PM

The receiver with USB that will get my money is the one that will resume a song after I turn the car back on. Do any of the receivers do this for USB?

gammsaaben on June 13, 2006 5:26 PM

another easy way is just to have a reciever with a 3.5 mm AUX input in the front, like the Sony CDX-GT200. Very cheap and with a small flash based mp3-player it’s almost like the mp3-player turns into a remote, although with a cord.

audioman on June 23, 2006 8:04 PM

Does it support WMA lossless? I want to plug in a USB HDD hat is 120 GB. This is the future. Forget CDs and changers.

josh on June 25, 2006 7:43 PM

does the clarion unit resume playing from the same position after powering back up?? can’t find this information anywhere.

danny on June 30, 2006 7:26 AM

gammsaaben I was considering that very same Sony receiver until I saw this one, now its a toss up. But it is much easier to get a player with a front 3.5mm AUX and just plug one end into the ipod/mp3 player and the other end into the aux jack. I used to take my ipod to work and hook it up to the front aux on the receiver playing the stores music (auto parts store, hence the receiver being used for the stores audio). As soon as the cable was plugged into the AUX jack it overrode whatever the receiver was doing and the ipod was in control. This Clarion has 2 RCA aux inputs in the back, so I can do the same thing but it would be a pain to have to keep raching under the dash and plugging them into the back of the unit. Im wondering if they can remain plugged in without overriding the receiver.

danny on June 30, 2006 7:45 AM

Check out JVC’s KDSH1000 USB and SD card, retail on the site is much higher than most places are selling it for

bikesandcars on July 14, 2006 5:07 PM

you guys are really funny. This IPOD mania thing drives me crazy, I hate those huge IPODS and all the stupid adapters.I listen to music in my house (by a computer desk), in the office (at my computer), at the gym (I have a small mp3 player, IPOD = wayy too big), and in the car.What better solution is there than a small memory stick head unit. It’s cheap (>$50 for a 1 gig at Newegg), small, practically indestructable, flexible, easy to re-write, and offers great sound quality.I like this product.

Anders Ekstrand on August 1, 2006 3:46 AM

Hi all,I just bought an Avant CD-200, which is a FM/CD/MP3/WMA/USB car stereo similar to the Clarion above.But I just can’t get it to play my files from anything else than an iPod Shuffle 512MB or plain USB memory sticks.I have failed with:Creative Zen Nano Plus 512MBEUROLINE MP1300 1GBIAUDIO U2 512MBLOGIK LOG3502 1GBSony NW-E003 1GBso far.(I have heard that the good old Jens-of-Sweden players also works, but I have not verified this.)As the iPod keeps the files really un-organized and limits how and where I use it, it’s not an option for me…I doubt that Avant makes their own circuits and firmware, but rather some standard kit that other brands also use, so my question is:Do anybody reading this thread have similar experinces, and in that case – did you find any other player than the iPod that worked?/Ajo

enjoymentman on August 1, 2006 12:04 PM

does any one have any inpu on the kenwood kdc-mp832u. it is similar

muni on August 25, 2006 1:29 PM

Hi pplzI’m just after some info, I’m thinking of getting a JVC DVD/USB head unit that supports Divx formats, i was wondering if it’s possiable to load divx files on the USB stick and play them thorught the head unit and view them on screen or is the USB stick for music only its only coz i use my fone to store music (sony erricson W900) by using the aux input i can use the handsfree that come with the fone for music and to make calls. Also is it certain USB sticks or can i use the portable hard drives that are 40-160 GB in size in stead of 1-2 GB.

D3V1L on September 15, 2006 5:36 PM

Go to the site and read the specifications for the product you are looking for.Cmon! do it by yourself before “just ask”

D3V1L on September 15, 2006 5:45 PM

Someone already said this:The Clarion DB365USB supports USB MP3 players and other USB devices, like a USB memory stick.In The case of MP3 players, the Clarion will only recognize the player as a device that stores the files, will not “listen” if the player plays something, the Clarion will only READ the stored files.By the way… I almost hate the whole thing about the IPod Craze. F&%$ing iPods.

skeepee on October 6, 2006 9:14 PM

I tried out a Kenwood today that had a USB interface. Handled a USB flash drive just fine, but did not resolve folder names (folder 1, 2 etc.). Would not recognize my iRiver H10. Given the crude navigation I think handling 20GB of music would be tough anyway.

dave on October 11, 2006 7:23 PM

“The player apparently pulls the files from whatever USB storage you stick into it, but with limitations. Only 255 files, with file names up to 28 characters and folder names up to 16 characters.” read before you post

Eagle44 on October 17, 2006 7:56 AM

I have the JVC and might be able to save some of ye the dissappointment i have found. Quite simply it wont support any USB storage bigger than 2gig. I tried a USB HDD which wouldnt work and i tried everything, even formatted it back to FAT (Not Fat 32 Just FAT0 Which has a max partition size of just over 2 gig. It wont work. Its fine from a USB Memory stick and yes you can browse folders & Tracks, shuffle etc. But like i say only 2 gig.

vi2thebone on November 24, 2006 7:07 PM

Can anyone tell me of an in dash dvd receiver with touch screen that can allow me to hook up a Creative Zen Vision M Video MP3 Player. Also can any of them use direct USB connection that can allow for both audio and video viewing?

Mike on November 29, 2006 6:32 PM

Can’t agree with Eagle 44. I put over 5 GB of music on an 8 GB thumbdrive I just bought, and though I have it organized into directories for different types of music, I know my “jazz” directory alone has over 3 GB’s. Before I bought the JVC KD 720, I tried my flashdrive out on a friend’s unit. It read the whole drive in about 10-15 seconds & played fine, with the display first showing the directory (e.g., “1-Jazz”) and then the track number and file name. I don’t know about other units, nor can I say with assurance that it would handle a larger HDD, but I’m confident the JVC KD720 or 820 will handle an 8 GB thumbdrive.

Fred on December 4, 2006 11:48 PM

I just bought the CLARION DB365USB for $75 at Fry’s Electronics for one of my wife’s Xmas presents. Once I get it installed I will post an update.

aaaaaakash on December 8, 2006 7:52 PM

do any decks support charging an mp3 player through usb?

Alex on December 9, 2006 12:48 PM

Check it Out,I just bought the Clarion DB365USB at Fry’s and have been farting around trying to get it to read different USB sources.Then manual says little to nothing, and neither do the sales people at Fry’s, so hopefully this info will help.First, I tried a regular Kingston flash memory stick formated with FAT. The deck actualy wrote to the flash mem. and created a directory called AUDIO. Then, on my PC I ripped Dave Brubeck Take Five from a CD to 320kbps MP3 44.1khz 16bit and copied it to AUDIO folder. I also put the Brubeck CD in at the same time. When I switched back and forth between the CD and the USB source, I could not notice a deterioration in the sound quality. (to answer the question, yes the deck will hold the place in the song from a usb source when the power is off) In fact, I noticed that the USB actually sounded better than the CD, this is probobly due to clock jitter or errors from the CD laser. Any way, I went to frys and opened a segate protable hard drive 100gb in the store and plugged it into their demo model clarion. The drive powered on but the deck did not recognize the drive. Then I tried my 3.5in segate connected to the power from my house. It recognized the drive but gave me “MNT ERROR” ??????????? Thats where im at with this thing.

Alex on December 9, 2006 12:54 PM

Oh yeah,I also tried Lossless WMA filesResult: Does not read Losless WMA or WAVThe manual says that it only supports up to 192kbps WMA files, so there fore you are better off using MP3 at 320kbps. Also, in my opinion, WMA is kind of a wack format anyway. MP3 is more universal. I guess the bigshots at apple and microsoft will be trying to use apples and oranges…

Dennis Quinn on December 29, 2006 9:02 AM

Re the JVC KD720, it will handle my 4GB USB stick, but won’t resume play at the last song when turned on…anyone else had the same problem and been able to resolve? The user manual indicates it will only support USBs less than 4GB.

PaidOnFriday on January 2, 2007 7:37 PM

I tested the Clarion at Fry’s. It doesn’t have subwoofer control so, it’s out.Looks like I’ll choose the JVC KD-G720.I can’t find any Alpines to test.

Clarion Usr on January 16, 2007 9:58 AM

You have to get an mp3 player that supports drag and drop like a usb flash drive how could you think that it will play Ipod with all that stupid security the files on thee ipod are not mp3 they are converted to another format and add a lot of ”’security”’. Also I’m very upset about the comment it could be the same jvc with a different enclosure. I have clarion and I’ve tested next to a JVC and even with my speakers damaged the clarion sounds better however you’ve got to buy good speakers because otherwise the clarion will blow them up.

Giom Geom on January 22, 2007 12:27 AM

Life sucks, or its just ones stupid idea?

William on January 26, 2007 9:57 PM

I have one of these, simply love it.Supposedly there is a 255 file limit, haven’t hit it yet (I run with a 512 mb stick anyway…)I also used the AUX in on the back to run a wire in case anyone brings an ipod and wants to listen, I personally don’t like them, nor do I want to fumble with one while I’m driving.Only thing I don’t like is that when I put new music on, sometimes it appears at the beginning of the playlist, and sometimes inside of it… the play order is weird…Solution:Only put music you want to listen to on it ;)

cdkraut on January 28, 2007 2:56 AM

Has anyone been able to get a cd to play continuously with the annoying half second gap between tracks? The deck has been fun otherwise.

Jared on January 29, 2007 11:12 AM

“USB Port: The front-panel USB port allows you to play USB flash drives loaded with MP3 and WMA files. The USB port can be used with flash drives with a maximum storage capacity of 1GB. The port is not compatible with hard drive based MP3 players, and it isn’t compatible any Apple iPods, including the iPod shuffle. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 48-192 kbps are supported. Folder names up to 16 characters long, and file names up to 28 characters in length, can be displayed.”

jared on January 29, 2007 11:13 AM

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Mandy Aiona on February 9, 2007 11:54 PM

Blondies, are there any?

Jared Hoag on February 10, 2007 6:53 PM

I just bought one of these at Fry’s — I picked up a floor model for $139.99 – 5% of that, so about $133.I tested it in the store before I bought it, and it was pretty sweet. I happened to have my 2GB flash drive on me, so I tested a bunch of tracks. The folder/track selection is pretty intuitive, the text is legible, and it resumes where you left off if you accidentally switch to an FM station. The aux inputs being in the back instead of in the front is pretty annoying… so I’m having the installation guys drop down a converter cable into the cabin.I’m looking forward to having it installed tomorrow =).

DarkiSt on February 19, 2007 6:52 AM

I second Jared’s comments….saves me the trouble of writing my own review actually.It’s a great player, in my opinion (although its not quite as pretty or as flashy as some of the others available on the market today…).

Barth D. on March 6, 2007 12:19 PM

I’m pretty happy with mine. User interface on head & remote are difficult to decipher at first, but once you get the hang of it, this deck does the trick just fine. And it’ll even resume where you left off even if you take the USB stick out (as long as you don’t detach the face, LOL)

ron cadin on March 14, 2007 11:52 PM

I still dont understand why people complain that certain decks will only read FlashDrives up to 2 GB of music. Thats Alot Of Music !! Its the same way I dont understand why people need 30+ GB’s of music on an ipod. Your never gonna listen to it all anyways. Unless u take 10 hr car rides everyday, u dont need it.And how hard is it to just bring the thing inside and upload more music to it ?Im waitin for my JVC kd-sh1000 to get here, I cant wait to never burn music cd’s again.

Shoqproof on March 17, 2007 9:32 AM

beware … i have just bought myself a 2Gb SD card to put in my JVC KD-SH1000 … but now i see there are some limitations. I happily dragged 21 CD’s to my SD card, with a total of 410 files. That radio only sees half of them. Now, (too late as ever) I read in the manual that the device can only recognise the first 255 files. It also doesn’t recognise long filenames on SD.So … where do i find a firmware update?

Ian on March 24, 2007 6:21 AM

I’ve got a Kenwood stereo with a USB pigtail in the back, and have used it w/ 2 GB thumb drives no problem (no limit on how many files the head unit will read). None of these units will read off of a 40 or 60 GB portable hard drive, ’cause the USB only puts out about 0.5 volts (enough to drive a thumb drive) and the portable hard drives require about 5.5 volts. A friend of mine did get a portable hard drive to work with his Kenwood w/ USB…he came off of the car’s 12 volt system, went through a step down voltage converter to get to 5.5 volts, and fed into the external power supply for the hard drive. This isn’t an option with a drive like the Hitachi that gets it’s power solely through the USB port.

Ian on March 24, 2007 6:28 AM

For the folks that can’t understand why anyone would want to have 60 GB of music in their vehicle…here’s the reason for me. I’ve got about 500 albums worth of music in my collection. Maybe I’ll never listen to all of that music in my lifetime in the car. However, I do not want to waste my time continuously changing the music on my thumb drive. And soon there’ll be no need for it. Kanguru already makes a 64 GB thumb drive…granted it was about $2600 last time I looked, but the technology is out there and in a couple of years it’ll come down to a reasonable price (just like everything else). Then the question will be, why on earth would anyone not have all there music available all the time in their vehicle.

gary on April 1, 2007 9:14 AM

just bought clarion db365usb car deck trying making a mp3 or wma cd from my windows media player the deck would not play anything where my dvd player plays it just fine? why? my window media player is highmat format is this the problem? how to fix?

Ugabuga on April 4, 2007 10:09 AM

I completely agree with Ian. Dont feel like having to copy music every time i go out.Can you please tell us which kenwood unit your friend has?

RP on April 22, 2007 1:10 PM

The same problem with SH1000. I read the manual after i brought a 2GB SD card :) So how about a firmware upgrade?

Mushy on April 28, 2007 1:29 AM

hi does the usb head decks support usb hard drives ??i am not talking about those small usb drives but those bigg ones

Joe Schmoe on May 1, 2007 9:21 AM

You’re a friggin idiot Mushy. Your question has been answer many times over already.

Dazza on May 3, 2007 3:35 PM

I have the Kenwood KDC-W6537U head unit fitted in my Ford Focus. It was a bargain at £130 from Pixmania. It’s got a short USB cable coming out of the back of the unit which feeds easily into my glove compartment.I got myself a 8GB USB memory stick and now have as many MP3s at my fingertips whilst driving as I would ever need or want. Navigating the unit is easy when parked, when driving I can use the controls on the steering wheel stick to move to the next directory. It’s much much better than a CD changer anyway.Those people who suggested a iPod with a FM broadcaster need a good slap! :-)

quadcity on May 13, 2007 1:20 PM

I recently tested an 80GB 2.5″ laptop hard drive formated in fat32 with about 30GB of MP3s on it. I was at Fry’s and tested the 07 line from Kenwood, Clarion and Pioneer with USB on the front. I was also able to test a few higher end ones from the same manufacturer that had the USB on the back. All of the units would play MP3s from the 80GB drive.There seem to be two main keys to get this to work. First, you have to have the drive formatted in Fat32. Second, the drive itself must need only .5 Amps to spin up and run. I have never seen any voltage specific requirement as mentioned above personally.Each of these brands handle the power off/on differently. Each of them also handle the removal of the usb device and addition back to the receiver differently (taking the drive with you once you park, plugging it back in when you are ready to drive again). I need to go back and test to remember which ones “resumed” properly.I do remember the Kenwoods took longer to read the drive and begin playing. However, I think adjusting the folder structure will decrease this read time.For me, I was initially looking for just USB, and on the back. Now, I want BlueTooth. And I am also thinking about getting navigation. Eclipse has a unit with a built in TomTom, USB and BT coming out soon. I may just wait for that…

BlackDog on May 17, 2007 3:32 PM

Hey quadcity, what manufacturer and model of hard drive is you 80GB that you tested and that worked?

phil on May 21, 2007 6:21 PM

i have a kingston data traveller 2gb with the clarion – works perfect – recognized perfect, and even when removing the drive (this way: motor off, unclip radio panel, then remove stick – same other way round when reentering the car) it stays at the same position (not when i remove the drive while the radio is turned on) – hope that helps!

CRAZYOVERTHISMESS on June 17, 2007 2:09 PM


jim on July 1, 2007 3:12 PM

Ian, you’ll be encouraged to know that I just bought a 32GB Sony thumb drive in China for $14 US. It won’t be long before the prices drop in the West…

Angelina on August 11, 2007 5:39 PM

that would be correct. there is a huge difference in the quality of the sound between analogue FM transmitter, and a signal which comes directly from the head unit through a plugged in USB device or a CD.Apline is known for its crystal clear sound, and one of the best quality. However, there is currently no Apline head unit which has a USB port yet. Nevertheless, they do have a solution, where one would purchase a separate device, into which the USB drive (or MP3 player / external hard drive) can be plugged. The cost of that device only is approximately $160.I’ve heard Clarion being compared to Apline in terms of the quality of the sound it produces. So, Clarion with USB port on the head unit – is probably the best thing you could find right now.Although, I am sure next year Apline, Eclipse and so on … would have head units with USB port available as well … they will need to keep up with the competition after all ;) These things also need to allow files to be formatted using NTFS partition and not only FAT32. FAT32 is becoming history these days … most of current Windows platforms, such as XP, Vista and all the servers shy away from FAT32 as it is not a secure format.In a few years I doubt anybody would be using FAT32 anylonger.

Harry Leung on August 19, 2007 9:23 AM

overall i have to say for the price and features…it’s very good…yes the unit has lower loading speed than most CD Deck out there but that’s why you get for the price of this itemi love the USB feature…it’s good and decently fast alsolove it ^.^

Martin Laporte on August 28, 2007 8:45 PM

Anybody experience a tic tac noise when using the clarion usb port with a mass storage at low level. When i connect my usb and play music, the sound is excellent but there is an small annoying noise in backgoung that does nit increase when the volume goes hiegher. Can’t find where it comes. My head unit is a Clarion DXZ-675USB.

Yoni on September 4, 2007 2:35 AM

I also have the same noise problem on the 365USB. could this be bad installation/grounding?

Dave on September 6, 2007 11:10 AM

I have the 365USB. It makes the same sound. It also has issues reading over 255 files. A 4GB drive works, just not all of the songs.I recently purchased my wife the Sony CDX-GT610UI from Circuit City. It sounds great. The initial read time on the USB is much shorter than the 365USB. It also supports her 8GB flash drive.

Linus on November 18, 2007 7:50 PM

Hi, I have a Clarion 675USB and also experience the tic-tic tic background noise. its an annoyance more than a real bug, but it bothers me that its present. I connected the gnd directly to the battery and still experience it. Interestingly enough, it seems to be related to the bitrate of the song, as the freq of the “ticking” will change with different songs. Anybody know a solution for this? I use a cruzer USB 2Gb thumb.

Wendy on January 7, 2008 10:26 AM

I just had the DXZ675USB unit installed, and the tic tic tic heard while using the USB port is driving me insane.I really hate to go back to the place that installed it, because they probably expecting it. LOL

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ipod .. nah.. on February 12, 2009 12:53 AM

with an ipod, you have unplug the device every single time you leave the car to prevent it from being stolen. with a thumbdrive, you can leave it in the car without being worried that it would stolen.DUH.. ipod is not always a good thing.

shooitfaced on January 28, 2010 2:28 PM

I find it funny that ppl still think there is such thing as digital music. Digital music is converted to analog to be played on anything.

bud on March 23, 2010 12:40 AM

There are FAR more thumbdrives out there than IPuds. Not everyone wants to look like a tool with spaghetti sticking out of their ears.With thumb drive capability, you can now use ANY thumbdrive, and easily get songs off ANY computer, and it fits on your keychain. A 4 gig USB flash is less than $10.

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