Sony has released one of the most affordable multimedia systems with support for Apple CarPlay [video]
Sony started selling digital car stereo XAV-AX100, specifically designed to work with automotive technology Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The device, announced in August this year, provides a convenient way to use the most popular driving features of Apple’s smartphone: calls, navigation, music, messages and more.
The beginning of sales of Sony XAV-AX100 was scheduled for November of this year, however, the device was delayed, and went on sale just now. The price has not changed since the announcement — a multimedia system is offered for $499.
To connect your iPhone to the device using a cable Lighting USB. To make calls, use maps and navigation, listen to music and work with messages using a 6.4-inch screen or voice Russian-speaking “assistant” Siri. Microphone and speakers are included.
Touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels has a high sensitivity to input, supports drag and drop gestures and scrolling and has a high brightness and contrast.
New from one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive electronics compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 (6 Plus) iPhone 6s (6s Plus), iPhone 7 (7 Plus).
XAV-AX100 is one of the most affordable solutions on the market that allows you to use both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to control the content of the mobile display multimedia system of the car. Other solutions with similar functionality cost $1000-1500.