Pioneer AppRadio 2
Pioneer's AppRadio 2 allows users to bring a wide range of car-specific smartphone apps for navigation, audio streaming, etc. to a car's dashboard, where they can be safely and legally interacted with. The unit is compatible with both Android devices and Apple's iPhone.
- Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $349.00
The good: The Pioneer AppRadio gives in-dash access to dozens of Android and iOS apps via its 7-inch capacitive touch screen. Native iPod connectivity allows passengers to plug in and play. Bluetooth hands-free calling increases safety.
The bad: The required Android connectivity kit is too expensive. Android users have to use a specific keyboard app to enable touch sensitivity. The USB port can't be used for MP3 playback and there's no Bluetooth audio streaming.
The bottom line: For iPhone 4 and 4S lovers, the Pioneer AppRadio 2 is possibly the best aftermarket receiver that money can buy. For Android users, the choice isn't so obvious.
October 31, 2012 2:40 PM PDT
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