Sony announced two new car stereo receivers today designed to hook up your mp3 players to. While the new XPlod CDX-GT100 and CDX-GT200 won’t be mp3 players themselves like the recently announced Giga Panel, they will both feature 1/8″ minijack headphone connectors on the front of the head for easy MP3 player hookup.

Both models feature 13 digit LCDs, 208-watt power amplifier, three-band equalizer, and detachable faceplates. The Sony CDX-GT100 will retail for $100. The Sony CDX-GT200 will retail for $130 and will also be able to play ATRAC3, WMA, and MP3 files off of CDs.

Of course car stereos have featured these 1/8″ minijack connectors for years. It’s just nice to see the true impact of the iPod revolution. I’d imagine all new Sony XPlod car receivers will be featuring headphone connectors on the front standard.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."