CES Spotlight: Alpine INE-W927HD Navigation Receiver
Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. Zak traces the roots of his interest in electronic gadgets to the Casio wristwatch with a built-in calculator he received as a gift one year as a child. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V team in 2007.
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Alpine's INE-W927HD navigation receiver features a high-resolution 7" touchscreen display that offers convenient access to your eight most frequently used features — such as audio sources, phone settings, and navigation commands — without pecking through multiple menus. And you'll enjoy reliable guidance with turn-by-turn directions, including realistic 3D maps that give you a little peace of mind in unfamiliar areas. A packed feature set rounds out this trusty travel companion.
Zak: I'm at CES 2013 at the Alpine booth with Steve and he's gonna tell us about new AVN receivers.
Steve: Well yeah, Zak. Last year we introduced the world's first 8" AVN system — that's the INE-Z928HD. And that's the unit you see up on the display right here. Now the 8" radio is great. People love it. They love the feature set. But unfortunately, some vehicles are so tight in the dash area that it's really difficult to get that larger screen in. So our customers asked and we responded. So for this year, 2013, we're offering a 7" version of the 8" radio. All of the same features that the customers like about the 8" radio, but now in a 7" package so it'll fit in any car dash that has a double-DIN application. So it really widens the application for our AVN technology.
Zak: Great. Thanks Steve.