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Sync — Mobile Music In Cars

Walt Mossberg has reviewed Sync, a system put out by Ford and Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) to connect digital music players to a car. The system uses a standard USB port and the cable that came with your player, as well as USB. It works on a number of mobile phones and music players, and — most importantly — is controlled by voice commands. Apparently the voice control system works pretty well, with only a couple of mistakes over a four-day period. “SYNC combines the often separate cellphone and music-player functions into one unified interface that can be controlled by a voice-recognition system that works well. You can command it by voice to play a single song out of thousands on your iPod or other music player. With some phones, it will even read your incoming cellphone text messages to you, and properly pronounce text-message shortcuts such as LOL (Laughing Out Loud)”. (WSJ)

One Response to “Sync — Mobile Music In Cars”

  1. Thank you for the great article on Ford's new Sync. I am a salesperson for Ford Motor Company and has gone through extensive training in order to demonstrate the system. I too am very impressed with the system and it's capabilities. And it is very easy to use. I personally have a loaded flash drive that I use for demonstration purposes. It works great,and has a connector for the flash drive as well as for an ipod. So if you dont have an I pod just get yourself a flash drive load it up and ENJOY!!