Alpine Car Stereo Designed for iPods Only

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If you’re looking for a CD slot on the Alpine iDA-X001, you won’t find one. Instead, there is a single built-in audio source that links up to your iPod and displays that familiar interface on its 320 x 240 pixel color TFT display. Sure, you can still hop on over to the regular AM and […]

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ESA to Recycle Satellites for In-Vehicle TV

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XM and Sirius, meet ESA. A prototype for a new in-car satellite radio system has been unveiled in Europe, developed by the European Space Agency and piggybacking on existing technology to deliver enhanced audio performance. The system had its first public viewing at Holland’s Noordwjk Space Expo. The European system will use decommissioned TV satellites […]

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Alpine stereo system hides GPS

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Press one button, and you discover the hidden GPS unit in the latest Alpine dash entertainment suite. The folks at CES were so wowed by the hideaway qualities of the Alpine IVA-W205’s GPS slot that they gave it a Best of Innovators award. First, though, we have that IVA-W205, which sports a boatload of features, […]

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Sandisk Sansa Connect: Zune isn’t the only WiFi DAP

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Sandisk is keeping busy these days, but I guess that makes sense with some show in Vegas going on. They already snuck in the Express and View and today they’ve got something even better. The Sandisk Sansa Connect takes a page out of the Microsoft Zune‘s book and tosses WiFi into the MP3-playing fray. Unlike […]

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DrivePlay+2: build your own MP3 channels

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You see a name like Harman Kardon and you expect something out of the ordinary. That is certainly the case with the Drive+Play 2, an update of an existing gadget that blows its predecessor out of the water. First of all, this device has a wireless navigation knob, so that iPod, Zune, or other kind […]

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Top Tech of the week – 12.22.2006

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We were able to land a major exclusive this week with one of the busiest men on the planet, and also incredibly reclusive one. Yes, we got an interview with the one and only Santa Claus. He’s a difficult man to get inside the head of, but we did learn some interesting things – despite […]

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Pioneer goes all in with AVIC D3 GPS deck

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You want the kitchen sink? Pioneer delivers. The AVIC D3 is the latest incarnation in all-around entertainment/navigation from one of the leaders in car stereos and communication devices. Its features include iPod and Bluetooth connectivity and a larger touch screen than its predecessor. Your iPod has never been so easy to connect to your vehicles […]

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Zing Music Player does WiFi too

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The next big thing in the portable music player market appears to be WiFi connectivity, with the Sirius Stiletto and Microsoft Zune both packing wireless capabilities. While not yet officially announced, the Zing Music Player is attacking the same market as the Stiletto. It’s smaller than its competitor, but still uses WiFi to download internet […]

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XM Radio standard in all 2007 Acura vehicles

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On the plus side, XM Satellite Radio will see their service offered as standard equipment across an entire line of cars made by a manufacturer. The downside is that the maker is only Acura. There’s nothing wrong with Acura (there’s a lot right about them, actually), but they aren’t the biggest company out there. Still, […]

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Jaguar announces 2007 XKR Coupe and Convertible pricing

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At first glance, you may think that it looks like an Aston Martin, but this fast cat is ready to gobble up James Bond’s favourite sports car. Jaguar has just announced pricing for their 2007 XKR Coupe and Convertible, as well as a number of optional packages to spruce up the vehicle. With 420 horses […]

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MusicDock – listen to satellite radio on your mobile device

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Satellite radio is an amazing toy, but it doesn’t do you much good if you don’t have your satellite receiver with you. Until now, that is, thanks to a new online service called MusicDock. It lets you listen to your satellite radio, if you have a subscription, on any mobile device that is compatible with […]

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More Microsoft Zune details unearthed

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It’s amazing how much is starting to pop up about this reported “iPod killer” from Billy Gates and friends over at Microsoft, given that the company hasn’t even made any kind of formal announcement about the thing. When we first caught word of this project, we were told that it was codenamed “Argo”. Since then, […]

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Chrysler puts HDD-based entertainment system in Sebring, Nitro, Wrangler

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Granted, the Chrysler Sebring has never been the sexiest car on the road, and is more likely to just blend in with the rest of the ho-hum vehicles on the road, but if you have a look inside the new 2007 model, you’ll find one of the best factory installed entertainment systems in the industry. […]

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2007 Chrysler Sebring now official, elicits a few cheers and yawns

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Chrysler has gone official with the 2007 Sebring – look how happy the engineers and such are in the supplied picture – and they’ve thrown in a healthy sampling of extra incentives to entice buyers. Among the highlights are a Harmon/Kardon navigation system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, an integrated 20GB hard drive for tunes, Sirius […]

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Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster turns 50

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If a particular model of car makes it 10 years without being renamed, reworked or replaced it’s a bit of a miracle these days. The longevity is what makes the 50th anniversary model of the Mercedes-Benz SL550 so impressive. The 2007 model of the SL Roadster will mark the fiftieth anniversary since the cars first […]

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