[rescue] [geeks] Today in the garage I found...

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Mar 27 02:08:26 CDT 2014

On March 26, 2014 4:59:43 PM EDT, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
>... Two brand-new, still in the factory-sealed boxes Rockford OmniFi
>car MP3 players with WiFi adapters.

>Back to the music players - I bought them years ago (2005, to be
>and paid a pretty penny for them based on the invoice I found with
>them. I
>was thinking about putting them on eBay, but as I looked over the
>boxes, I
>became very interested in installing one of these in my convertible
>used to have a CD changer in the trunk, but that died a long time ago)
>what makes them interesting is that A) you can increase the HD from 20
>to something bigger (2.5" IDE), and B) you can update the music on the
>over a wifi connection when the car is turned off.
>Here's a link:
>Looking back, the idea seems really good, I guess they under-estimated
>people's interest in plugging in iPods to play music - this device
>best with 'ripped' copies of media, not DRM-protected iTunes audio
>Anyone used a device like this?

Too bad that they can't work stand alone.  The Wi-Fi feature looks way cool.

BTW, it looks like some one has made replacement firmware for those devices: http://openfi.sourceforge.net/

It still doesn't appear to add aac format support though, which is to bad.

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