You may remember back in January when Microsoft announced a partnership
with Ford to collaborate on a way to control your mobile devices while behind the wheel via voice. Sync works with most Bluetooth-enabled phones and popular media devices (full list here
For $395 (the same price as racing stripes on the Mustang) Sync will allow you to place calls by name, read incoming text messages, call out playlist names to your media player, or even ask it what it's playing. Detroit Free Press reporter Sarah Webster took Sync for a 2-day spin and it's an interesting read
. She came away calling Sync a first step in "something potentially life changing."
Sync is a respectable little device with a 400Mhz processor and is open to developers which I think is the best feature, because the future of Sync will driven by consumer demand and the imagination of developers. Sync is available in a number of
2008 Fords, Mercury, and Lincolns, which are hitting the showrooms now. You can find out more about Sync at Ford's site www.SyncMyRide.com