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Clarion debuts Next Gate in-vehicle controller for iPhone

Clarion has debuted its new Next Gate in-vehicle controller for iPhone. Designed to make controlling the iPhone in a vehicle both safer and more convenient, the Next Gate sits on a vehicle’s dash, and allows the user to control certain iPhone functions via the built-in 7-inch WVGA touchscreen. It can control certain apps—including Pandora and Odyssey—that have been optimized for in-vehicle use, control audio playback, handle calls over Bluetooth with a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calling, offers voice control and text readout for select functions, can charge a connected iPhone via an included cable, adheres to the dash via a 360-degree adjustable suction mount, and features a microSD slot, an auxiliary audio output, and blue LED buttons. Clarion’s Next Gate in-vehicle controller for iPhone will be available June 1 and will sell for $270.

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1

$270 for a limited use add on, is a complete waste of money.

Posted by Ryan on May 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM (CDT)

2

That’s a joke.  These radio manufacturers come out with a head unit, and brag about that it is all-touch and compatible with the iPhone or iPad.  All it can do is Play Pandora Radio, have a Map, and read contacts,... lol.  common now. 

These radios supposed to have OLED and display the screen mirror of the iPhone, the thouch screen supposed to let the user intact.  Almost like a remote screen.

The car radio industry needs a person like Steve Jobs who would push for new innovations and not just a re-amp of old stuff.

Posted by Dennis on May 11, 2012 at 8:52 AM (CDT)

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Not to mention that in many states it is illegal to have any devices on your dashboard.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on May 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM (CDT)

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