New radios from Dual Electronics introduced at KnowledgeFest offer such an adjustable mount, without electronics, just metal and plastic to hold your Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPod, iPhone, etc.
Robb Groner, VP product development said, “As consumers increasingly use their smartphones for navigation and music streaming, device integration into the head unit is not only a matter of convenience, but also safety.”
Three Dual CD receivers–XDMA5280, XDMA6510 and XDMA6540–offer the mount.
The top-line XDMA6540 also works with Sirius XM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) new SXV100 tuner that creates a TiVO-like buffer of songs from the Satellite Radio feed. It also features built-in stereo Bluetooth and is HD Radio-ready at $199.
Other features include front-panel USB, SD card slot and direct USB control from the radio of an iPhone or iPod. The deck is the first Dual-brand car radio to include a Satellite Radio option.
The XDMA5280 and XDMA6510 basic CD receivers also sport front panel USB with control over an iPhone or iPod at $129 -$139.