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Musical Key

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Embedded in your new 'smart' car key is a memory chip (a couple of GB should do the job), and on to this can be uploaded mp3 files (the method of transfer is open to debate, but I like the idea of inserting the key into a replica ignition on the pc).
The key's battery is charged in a similar fashion (see link for elaboration).
Whilst on the go, a set of headphones can be plugged into the key, and the music played through a series of simple controls on the side of the key.
However, when the key is inserted into the ignition of the car, the vehicles entertainment system can access the music, and play it through the car speakers.
Then when you arrive at your destination, plug the headphones back in, and rock on!
MikeOliver, Apr 30 2005

Rechargeable Key Rechargeable_20Key
Uses similar technology. [MikeOliver, Apr 30 2005]

Sooo...halfbaked Personalised_20Auto_20Music
[silverstormer, May 02 2005]

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       I would love this. Of course, as we eliminate door-keys and luxury cars begin to ditch the ignition key, I'm not sure how long this would really last. Then again, it just might convince us all to keep our keys.
disbomber, May 01 2005
  

       How is this any better - useful - convenient - otherwise advantageous - than using a regular mp3 player that routes through the car stereo?   

       I know storage is small these days, but I don't think you're going to fit a couple gigs into a car key. Maybe the fob.
waugsqueke, May 01 2005
  

       It is more convenient because you have one less thing to fuss with when getting into and out of the car.
krelnik, May 01 2005
  

       good one [MikeO]
dentworth, May 01 2005
  

       I have a 1GB key drive and the stamp is teensy. I think you could put more than 2GB on a key w/o much problem.
bristolz, May 01 2005
  

       "How is this any better - useful - convenient - otherwise advantageous - than using a regular mp3 player that routes through the car stereo? "
  

       Have you ever tried to start your car with a regular mp3 player?
MikeOliver, May 01 2005
  

       It seems like one more thing that could malfunction. I'll stick with my mp3 head unit.
37PiecesOf Flair, May 01 2005
  

       Sorry, I beat you to it.
silverstormer, May 02 2005
  
      
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