Alpine has been making car stereos for the aftermarket for a number of years. The company has now announced that it will be bringing a new console unit to market later this fall that will allow you to add Apple CarPlay to your car.
Sound is a powerful force. Think about how a singer’s voice can shatter glass. Some people even think that ancient humans used sound to break down walls during battles. Yes, sound is a powerful force that we barely even understand.
Scosche has been making all sorts of accessories for smartphones for a while now. Their latest add-on is actually a stereo system for your car. Scosche has unveiled a new car radio called the controlFREQ that gives you complete control over the car audio system using a mobile app.
While most car stereos sold today already have a variety of connectivity options for MP3 players such as a USB port or even a 3.5mm jack, Oxygen Audio has something specifically for iPhone owners. The O Car is a specialized iPhone dock meant to replace a car stereo’s head unit, and with its complementary apps allows users to control their car stereo through the iPhone.
We talked about the Parrot Asteroid car radio back in January when it broke cover at CES. The Asteroid is pretty cool and is a single-DIN car stereo that is powered by Android. The stereo is able to connect to the web and do all sorts of cool stuff.
How smart is your car stereo? I’m happy that my stereo can interface with my iPhone and let me sort through my music efficiently. However, if you want something that does more than just play music and display the time, you might want to have a gander at what Parrot is cooking up with their Asteroid.