The Tech Report informeert ons over de kwaliteiten van de AIWA CDC-MP3 autoradio die sinds kort ook in Nederland leverbaar is voor een prijs van 1100 gulden. Afgezien van een wat wazig werkende random functie en wat gepiel met het losse frontje blijkt hij verder prima te werken. ID3 tags worden ondersteund en standaard krijg je er een handig afstandsbediengkje bij. Hieronder een gedeelte uit de conclusie:
Of course, my complaints about the CDC-MP3 can be explained with that familiar parental quote: "I'm only so hard on you because I love you." Heh heh. Although I managed to take up a lot of space complaining about the faults of the CDC-MP3, in the grand scheme of things they're quibbles that can be worked around fairly easily.
Exercise some care with the random play feature, spend some time learning how to attach and detach the face, and you'll be fine. As for the flashing illumination "feature," I find that rolling your eyes and muttering "stupid" whenever you notice it works fairly well.
I guess I'm trying to say it could be a lot worse. Can you imagine if the CDC-MP3 didn't have subfolder support, or only showed track numbers and not filenames? Even the omission of the "auto scroll" feature for the filenames or ID3 track names would've been much more frustrating than the problems I found, and much more difficult to work around.
Just go buy this thing. Seriously. The CDC-MP3 is just about everything you could want in an in-dash CD MP3 player. Organize your CD's well, and you'll be able to hop to any track you want within a few seconds. The sound is great; the look is great. And from a usability perspective, the thing just works. It's so good, in fact, that I am making it the first product here at TR to earn the coveted 11 on our world famous 11 point scale. Tremble in fear.