For the want of one little plug
: Every damned car stereo should have an input plug on the front so we could plug in our MP3 players and phones (it would make my Treo into a speaker phone) and whatever else comes down the electronic pike. It would be so damned simple and cheap. But no.
So instead, I’m grappling tonight with the phone and a plug adapter and two cigarette-light power adapters and an Irock fm transmitter that doesn’t work, as it turns out, because all four frequencies it uses are already used in this market. So it sounds as if I’m trying to draw in a shortwave signal from Capetown when, in fact, I’m only trying to transmit to an antenna three feet away.
All this would be solved if only there were a little input jack in the front of the car stereo. Arrrrgh.