CarPlay Stories October 25

expiredPioneer CarPlay Receiver w/ 6.2″ display $252 ($100 off), JVC 6.8″ $243 (Reg. $350)

Today only, Techronics-Store (97% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Pioneer MVH-1400NEX Head Unit with Apple CarPlay for $251.96 shipped when code PICKUPTEN has been applied during checkout. That’s about $100 off the going rate offered by retailers like Crutchfield and is within a few bucks of the lowest price we have tracked. With CarPlay support, a 6.2-inch screen, and an input for a backup camera, this head unit is a solid option to consider. Rated 4.6/5 stars. Head below to find additional units on sale.

CarPlay Stories March 14

expiredAdd CarPlay or Android Auto to your ride w/ this JVC receiver for $300 (Reg. $450)

Best Buy’s official eBay Store offers the JVC 6.8-inch In-Dash Receiver (KW-V830BT) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for $299.99 shipped. Also available direct. For comparison, that’s a 50% discount off the original MSRP, down $150 from Crutchfield and $50 less than our previous mention. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

JVC KW-V830BT Features:

  • Supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Watch DVDs on your 6.8″ color touch-screen display
  • Tap into your device’s music library
  • You’re ready for Satellite Radio
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations
  • Customize how your audio sounds
  • 50W peak power x 4 channels
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers

CarPlay Stories September 30, 2017

expiredAdd CarPlay to your car from $320 shipped w/ these Pioneer radios

NeweggFlash currently has two Pioneer Apple CarPlay radios on sale. The AVH-2330NEX features CarPlay and Android Auto for just $395 shipped when you use coupon code NEX2330. They also have the AVH-1330NEX features just CarPlay for $320 shipped when you use coupon code NEX1330 at checkout. Both of these radios are $75+ off with the use of the coupon code, and a darn good deal if you don’t already have CarPlay or Android Auto in your car. They also were quite well reviewed, getting 4.5/5 stars each.

CarPlay Stories March 31, 2016

expiredBring CarPlay and iPhone integration to your vehicle w/ this Pioneer Receiver for $400 shipped (Orig. $600)

Amazon offers Pioneer’s SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 Smartphone Receiver with 6.2-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Display and Apple CarPlay for $399.99 shipped. Today’s deal is a $200 savings of the original price, down $71 from Best Buy, a match of our previous mention and the best price currently available.

CarPlay Stories January 18, 2016

expiredAdd Apple CarPlay iPhone integration to your own car w/ Pioneer’s SPH-DA120 Receiver for $400 shipped (Reg. $600)

Nutrend via Newegg offers Pioneer’s SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 Smartphone Receiver with 6.2-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Display and Apple CarPlay for $399.99 shipped. Best Buy and Pioneer currently have it listed for $600, but you can generally find it for around $430-$450 from other retailers. Today’s price is $45 below our previous mention and a match for the lowest we’ve seen from a trusted seller. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 124 Amazon reviewers.

CarPlay brings your iPhone’s apps and familiar user interface to your vehicle. Some of the most notable CarPlay-enabled apps include Messages, Maps, iBooks, Spotify, MLB At Bat and many others. You can also use Siri to read your new messages and dictate a response. Read our review of CarPlay to get a rundown of everything it has to offer.

Questions regarding installtion/compatibility? Make sure you check out Pioneer’s helpful Installation Manual.

Pioneer’s AppRadio® 4 revolutionizes the driver’s experience by bringing compatible phone apps to the dash for the ultimate in-vehicle smartphone experience. With AppRadio, you can access your phone’s Calendar, Maps, Photos and other compatible apps directly on the Pioneer touchscreen right in your dashboard.

Simply download Pioneer’s free of charge AppRadio application onto your iPhone® or Android™ device and connect to the AppRadio receiver using the appropriate Pioneer connectivity kit (sold separately) to unleash the power of compatible apps right from the dash of your car!

AppRadio 4 brings together the use of cloud and device sourced content from compatible iOS devices including iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and iPhone 4, Android smartphones, and MirrorLink™ enabled smartphones as well as enhanced smartphone control, voice control for Siri® Eyes Free and Voice Recognition for select Android, Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming, and a new graphical user interface.

CarPlay Stories February 27, 2015

Pioneer’s SPH-DA120 adds Apple CarPlay iPhone integration to your car for $445 shipped (Reg. $600)

There are two ways to get Apple’s official iPhone integration in a car: buy a brand new vehicle with CarPlay support, or add an aftermarket head unit such as Pioneer’s SPH-DA120 — currently the most affordable in-dash solution with CarPlay. Normally sold for $600, the SPH-DA120 is currently on sale for $445 including free Amazon Prime shipping, or $444 shipped direct from DiscountCentralOnline (97% positive Amazon seller ratings), the best prices we’ve seen for this model. It currently has a 3.9/5-star rating from 24 Amazon customers.

Featuring the latest version (4) of Pioneer’s well-known AppRadio software, the SPH-DA120’s star feature is CarPlay (read our 9to5Mac review of CarPlay here), which leverages an iPhone for in-car navigation, phone calling, and text messaging. CarPlay begins with Bluetooth support for pairing with Apple’s Phone and Music apps. Additionally, a Siri Eyes Free voice command mode is completely integrated with the iPhone’s Maps and Messages apps, letting you get driving directions and communicate even without using the unit’s 6.2″ built-in touchscreen. It also has an FM radio and limited support for Android phones.

The SPH-DA120 is a double-DIN unit designed to fit in the standard 4″ dash openings found in many cars. It comes with a GPS antenna, a Pioneer wiring harness, USB and audio cables, as well as mounting hardware. 

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