If you read car reviews at all, you’ve probably noticed the phrase “MyGig” coming up in the options lists for Chrysler (and Dodge, and Jeep) cars. But do you know what it is?
Based on what is essentially a 20Gb hard drive embedded into your car, MyGig includes a USB jack, two audio outputs, and a line-in jack in addition to the standard AM/FM radio, as well as a DVD/CD player, and a 6.5-inch touch-screen with voice command recognition. There’s also a SIRIUS Satellite Radio (and it’s just a chip in the radio instead of a separate unit) and Bluetooth capability for hands-free phone use.
Part of that 20Gb hard drive is dedicate to holding navigation software, but the rest of it is yours to use. The system will let you rip CDs directly to the hard drive, or you can use the USB port to transfer music or pictures, all of which can be played back through the system.
The first appearance of the MyGig package was on the 2007 Chrysler Sebring, but it will eventually be available on most other models as well.