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In-dash GPS Navigation: Articles & Videos

Video: Alpine INE-S920HD Navigation Receiver

Video: Alpine INE-S920HD Navigation Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Zak had the chance to check out Alpine's INE-S920HD navigation receiver at the Alpine booth at CES 2012.

 
Video: Alpine INE-Z928HD Navigation Receiver

Video: Alpine INE-Z928HD Navigation Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Zak had the chance to check out Alpine's INE-Z928HD navigation receiver at the Alpine booth at CES 2012.

 
Video: Faster Processors in Kenwood DNX-series Receivers

Video: Faster Processors in Kenwood DNX-series Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

Zak got a chance to check out Kenwood's 2012 line of DNX-series navigation receivers and to see how fast their processors are. This upgrade means faster response times from the receiver with everything it does, whether you're searching for music, navigating to a destination, or just changing sources.

 
Video: Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

Video: Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

We got an good look at the Clarion NX702 navigation receiver at CES 2012. This receiver has 3D navigation, an animated source screen, and much more. The NX702 does everything a good nav receiver should, and does with gorgeous style and color.

 
Video: Tips to Avoid Glare on your Car Stereo Display

Video: Tips to Avoid Glare on your Car Stereo Display

by Zak Billmeier

Bright glare on the stereo display has plagued us for as long as we've had the sun and car stereos. Sometimes there's just nothing you can do about it. But sometimes there is. Check out our examination of the problem in this video.

 
Video: Alpine Perfect Fit Installation Kits

Video: Alpine Perfect Fit Installation Kits

by Zak Billmeier

Alpine's Perfect Fit installation kits make it easy to add Alpine navigation to complicated factory dashes. They are molded to be an exact match for the contours of your dash, and you'll find all climate controls are an exact match as well. All wiring harnesses are also included.

 
Video: In-dash Navigation Roundup

Video: In-dash Navigation Roundup

by Dominic Devito

Crutchfield writer Dominic Devito hits the road with five popular navigation receivers to see how they perform in the real world.

 
Video: New JVC Navigation Features

Video: New JVC Navigation Features

by Zak Billmeier

JVC has added some cool new navigation features for 2012. Check out this demo from the floor at CES.

 
Three Degrees of iPhone® Control in the Car

Three Degrees of iPhone® Control in the Car

by John Pollard

For many, the iPhone has become an essential part of their lives. It stores music, movies, and a plethora of apps that entertain or help with productivity. Nowadays, some stereos integrate with many of the applications on your iPhone. Some simply let you tap into the music from an app, while others give you full control on screen. In this article, we'll break down how it works.

 
Video: Demo of the Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the Clarion NX702 Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

If you're looking for an in-dash system that gives you the most up-to-date maps, easy access to music and entertainment, plus fabulous sound, Clarion designed the NX702 navigation receiver to be the ultimate copilot. It'll help keep you on course, warn you of traffic jams, play all your tunes, let you talk hands-free...the list goes on. Take a look at it in this video demo.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT500HDT Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT500HDT Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

Maps and driving directions are great, but they assume you're the only driver on the road. JVC not only gives you turn-by-turn directions with the KW-NT500HDT navigation receiver, but also uses a traffic info receiver to give you an alert if there's trouble up ahead. In addition, you'll get built-in Bluetooth®, HD Radio reception, and Pandora Internet radio control, along with the fastest GPS processor in town. Take a look in this video demo.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's upped the speed limit with their Excelon DNX9990HD navigation receiver. It offers a user interface that's way faster than last year's models, so you can dive right in and explore easy-to-read maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. And there are a lot of other attractive features to explore — check it out in this demo video.

 
Add a great new stereo, keep your SYNC® system

Add a great new stereo, keep your SYNC® system

by Jon Paulette

With iDatalink's Maestro radio replacement package, you can install a powerful Kenwood navigation receiver and keep your familiar SYNC features intact.

 
CES Spotlight: Parrot ASTEROID Smart Digital Media Receiver

CES Spotlight: Parrot ASTEROID Smart Digital Media Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Parrot's multi-talented ASTEROID Smart digital media receiver keeps you connected on the road, runs your mobile audio show, and even gets you where you need to go with built-in GPS navigation.

 
CES Spotlight: Alpine INE-W927HD Navigation Receiver

CES Spotlight: Alpine INE-W927HD Navigation Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Alpine's INE-W927HD navigation receiver gives you a high-res touchscreen, accurate maps, plus advanced smartphone connectivity. Throw in Bluetooth, HD Radio, and nice tuning features and you've got a worthy road trip copilot in your dash.

 
Video: JVC 2013 Navigation Receivers

Video: JVC 2013 Navigation Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

JVC's navigation receivers give you quick access to its maps of the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 8 million points of interest. And they're loaded with features that'll come in handy, like Bluetooth®, voice guidance, smartphone compatibility, and more.

 
Video: Kenwood Excelon DNN990HD Navigation Receiver

Video: Kenwood Excelon DNN990HD Navigation Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Kenwood's DNN990HD digital media receiver has its head in the Cloud - it works with Wi-Fi hotspots, like ones you can create in your car with your smartphone or a mobile hotspot device. From there, you can take advantage of access to web-based content, including music you've stored online.

 
Video: Pioneer 2013 Navigation Receivers

Video: Pioneer 2013 Navigation Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

Smartphone lovers have a friend in Pioneer. The 2013 line of Pioneer receivers features unparalleled connectivity to your iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 (with separate adapters), and you can connect your Android phone through the Bluetooth connection. Plus you'll get all the other things Pioneer brings to the table: sweet sound, snappy navigation, and reliability.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX690HD Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DNX690HD Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

The Kenwood Excelon DNX690HD navigation receiver offers the lastest in Garmin navigation, combined with cool features like Bluetooth®, an HD Radio™ tuner, and Pandora® control with iPhone® and Android™. Take a look at it action in this Crutchfield display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Clarion NZ503 In-Dash Navigation Receiver

Video: Clarion NZ503 In-Dash Navigation Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

Clarion's NZ503 navigation receiver sports a retractable 7" color touchscreen display that gives you access to detailed maps and a whole lot more. You control the action just by flicking your finger across the screen, like you'd do with your smartphone. You'll also have DVD playback, hands-free calling through your compatible phone, and a plethora of sound source options right at your fingers.