Clarion Corp. is the latest to step up to the plate with iPod support. Thursday, the
company announced plans to unveil a new in-dash DVD player/monitor
for automobiles that will feature full iPod integration. Clarion also
announced plans to introduce a new CD receiver with similar capabilities.
Both new products will debut at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in
Las Vegas, Nevada in January. From Yahoo! News:
“The VRX755VD features a touch-screen seven-inch monitor that provides an
onscreen control pad to provide iPod users with playlist, song and artist
information, a clock and sound enhancement features. The device will be on
sale in February, 2005. Clarion did not provide pricing details, but other
automobile DVD systems in its product line with similar specifications
(absent of the iPod integration) range from $1,800 to $2,000.
“Clarion indicated that by mid-2005, it will roll out an iPod interface
product compatible with devices that feature Clarion’s CeNET technology,
including other CD receivers and in-dash DVD players with monitors.”