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I’ve got at least three or four 96 disc Case Logic cases sitting around in my car at any given time and frankly the thought of ripping them all to iTunes and putting them on my iPod sounds like far more effort than I have time for.

The Pioneer’s DEH-P6000UB CD receiver is perfect, it plays MP3, WMA, and AAC files on disc, features a USB input and built-in iPod® controls, and offers a rear auxiliary input, satellite radio controls, and other expansion options. It also has an optional Bluetooth® adapter so you can use a compatible phone and receive calls through your car’s speakers.

It’s an absolute breeze to use and the Organic Electro-Luminescent (OEL) display is crisp and easy to read at any angle. It displays system information, menus and song titles with clarity and brightness. Pioneer’s Rotary Commander interface allows you to find your favorite songs or change system settings with a touch of a button and a twist of the large control knob. It also includes a 10-key remote control gives you a level of control you won’t find with simple 3- or 4-button remotes. [via]

What this means to you: The functionality, sharp design and approachable price make this head unit a great option for any single-DIN car stereo upgrade.

Cost: $250 @ Crutchfield

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