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Clarion is adding a new "slide track" feature to its 2007 line and is offering Bluetooth for the first time.
The slide-track touch screen lets the menus on the car radio's LCD screen shift left and right as users slide their fingers over them for a simpler interface.
The company is also showing two new adapters for Bluetooth audio streaming/hands-free calling and iPod connectivity. The Bluetooth adapter ships in February at $199 and a new EA1276B advanced iPod adapter has a suggested price of $200. To complete the package, if a user owns an iPod and wants to wirelessly connect it to a head unit, Clarion will ship a Bluetooth adapter that clips to the bottom of the iPod.
Three of Clarion's new CD receivers have USB connectivity and control plus slide track. The models start at a target suggested $200 for the DXZ575USB and are capped with the DXZ775USB single-DIN with 6-volt output, XM and Sirius capability, stereo Bluetooth and iPod control (with optional adapter) at a target $399.