Alpine UTE-42BT Car Flash Audio Player
Often, getting a car stereo at a very affordable price means having to give up features that many of us consider to be fairly basic, such as Bluetooth. With the UTE-42BT, Alpine took a different approach, taking into consideration how many people have been making the switch away from CDs when it comes to playing music. This stereo gets rid of the CD slot completely, relying solely on digital media. If you're still using CDs in your car, this is definitely not a good option. The UTE-42BT does, however, include built-in Bluetooth so you can have handsfree conversations or use wireless streaming in your car. Front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs mean you can connect devices to the stereo directly, and if you plug in an iPod or iPhone, you can use the stereo's buttons to access and control your music so you don't need to take out your phone while driving. The built-in amplifier puts out 18 watts RMS x 4 channels to ensure good sound quality, although expansion options are somewhat limited with the 4-channel, 2-volt preamp outputs.