CarPlay Stories September 2

expiredPioneer’s 7-inch Wireless CarPlay Receiver hits new Amazon low of $537

Update (9/3 @ 12:05pm): Amazon has further lowered the price the Pioneer 7-inch Wireless CarPlay/Android Auto Receiver (W4500NEX) to $536.79 shipped.

Amazon is offering the Pioneer 7-inch Wireless CarPlay/Android Auto Receiver (W4500NEX) for $549.44 shipped. That’s $150 off the going rate found at retailers like Best Buy and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $10. With the smartphone landscape being so competitive these days, I strive to purchase platform agnostic solutions whenever I can. Not only will this receiver deliver wireless CarPlay, it’ll also bring wire-free Android Auto ensuring that nearly any mainstream smartphone will be ready to roll with it. A built-in DVD player serves as yet another backup that’s handy for keeping passengers entertained. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

CarPlay Stories August 12

Despite CarPlay and Android Auto becoming quite popular in newer vehicles, there are many of us that don’t plan on buying a new car anytime soon. Thankfully many companies have stepped up to the plate to deliver aftermarket solutions to consumers. Today’s release is far from Sony’s first attempt to bring aftermarket support for CarPlay and Android Auto to legacy vehicles, but it is however the biggest Sony CarPlay receiver has released to date. expand full story

CarPlay Stories July 12

expiredSave $106 on Kenwood’s 6.8-inch CarPlay + Android Auto Receiver from $343

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront currently offers Kenwood 6.8-inch CarPlay and Android Auto In-Dash Receiver DDX6706S in open-box “excellent” condition for $343.99 shipped. Normally selling for $450, that’s good for a 23% discount, is one for the first notable price drops we’ve seen and a new all-time low. Alternatively, a new condition model will score you a $50 discount direct from Best Buy. Bringing a 6.8-inch touchscreen to your car, Kenwood’s receiver makes it easier to keep an eye on navigation directions and more while commuting. CarPlay was a game-changing upgrade for my ride, and iOS 13 is looking to make the experience even more enjoyable. Rated 4.8/5 stars. More info below.

CarPlay Stories June 28

expiredPioneer 7-inch Wireless CarPlay + Android Auto Receiver: $563.50 (New low)

Amazon is offering the Pioneer 7-inch Wireless CarPlay/Android Auto Receiver (W4500NEX) for $563.48 shipped. That’s over $135 off what Best Buy is charging, a $60 savings compared to what it averages at Amazon, and is the lowest price we’ve tracked. With support for wireless CarPlay, Android Auto, Alexa, and Miracast, Pioneer’s flagship receiver is feature packed. A 7-inch display makes navigation dead simple and the ability to read incoming texts and more easily control music playback aims to make driving a safer experience for everyone. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

CarPlay Stories June 3

expiredCarPlay + Wireless Android Auto grace Kenwood’s 7-inch Receiver: $500 (Reg. $580)

Newegg is offering the Kenwood Excelon 7-inch CarPlay Receiver (DDX9905S) for $499.99 shipped. That’s an $80 savings compared to offers at Amazon and is the lowest price we have tracked. Whether your family has a mixture of Android and iOS devices or you frequently like to try different phones, this Kenwood offering is a versatile solution that supports both. Simply plug in an iPhone to run CarPlay or pair an Android smartphone for a wired or wireless experience. Apple just announced new CarPlay features earlier today; our team has broken this down to help clarify what you can expect. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

CarPlay Stories April 16

expiredPioneer’s sleek CarPlay Receiver has a 6.2-inch display and built-in Bluetooth: $337 (Save $75)

Amazon is offering the Pioneer 6.2-inch CarPlay Receiver (SPH-DA120) for $336.80 shipped. That’s about $75 off the typical rate there and is one of the best prices we’ve seen from Amazon direct this year. There are tons of aftermarket CarPlay receivers out there, but many of the units in this price range do not look as sleek as this one. Its 6.2-inch display provides you with plenty of screen real estate for navigation, music playback, and more. Rated 4+ stars from over 60% of reviewers.

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