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LAS VEGAS — A major expansion of the Axxera car audio series is among the highlights of Dual’s product introductions at International CES, where the company is also expanding its Dual-branded car audio and marine audio selections.
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LAS VEGAS — Cobra Electronics headed to International CES with an expanded offering of radar detectors, including what it’s calling the first under-the-hood radar/laser/ camera detector to use a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone.
The iRadar S-series under-the-hood detector connects to Cobra’s free iRadar app, providing access to the crowd-sourcing iRadar Community.
LAS VEGAS — Clarion is bringing enhanced control of iPhones and Android smartphones to its aftermarket head-unit selection at International CES, where it is also launching a record number of marine-audio products and expanding its selection of car subwoofers.
LAS VEGAS — Rockford’s Lightning Audio brand will come here this week to launch 11 car audio speakers, which consist of two- and three-way fullrange speakers and two-way component speakers.
The speakers will feature shallower baskets so that installers use them as direct drop-in replacements in many factory locations, a spokesperson said. The two new component speakers feature reduced retail price points at $99 per pair, compared with previous prices of $129 and $149 per pair, to make upgrading more attainable to consumers, she added.
LAS VEGAS — Sony is expanding its selection of CD receivers that use USB-connected iPhones and Bluetooth-connected Android phones as touchscreen remotes and supplementary head-unit displays that can be mounted on top of a dashboard.
The technology, called App Remote, also expands head-unit control of a connected smartphone’s music-playback functions and enables head units to launch smartphone apps.
LAS VEGAS — Alpine is making more connections with smartphones at International CES, shrinking the size of amplifiers, and launching a smartphone app that lets consumers optimize sound systems for a particular vehicle’s acoustics.
The iOS and Android app, called TuneIt, lets users download recommended settings that tailor sound output for a particular vehicle, then sends the settings to select Alpine head units via USB. The app adjusts such head-unit parameters as time correction, parametric EQ, and crossover points.
LAS VEGAS — Audiovox Electronics is launch a slew of new mobile products at International CES, including its latest remotestart and vehicle security models in the Professional series.
LAS VEGAS — JVC is expanding the range of smartphone connectivity features in head units, in part with a tighter embrace of Android smartphones.
JVC is bringing the ability to browse songs stored on a USB-connected Android phone by title, artist and genre to all of its USB-equipped head units when the phone is switched to mass-storage mode and runs a free JVC app. Last year, the company offered the ability to browse Android- stored songs only by file name and folder.
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LAS VEGAS — iSimple, an Aamp of America brand, has upgraded its iSimple Gateway OEM-integration kit with the addition of stereo Bluetooth and a USB connection, both of which can be used to play back music from smartphones and tablets running the iOS or Android operating systems.
The new kit, called iSimple Connect, is available at a suggested $229.
LAS VEGAS – Kenwood is coming to International CES to debut 44 aftermarket car electronics products that include in-dash head units that deliver tighter integration with smartphones and a vehicle’s factory systems.