Tech Gifts for Men 2016 Christmas and Birthdays – In Car Entertainment
Welcome to my tech gift guide for car owners of 2016 – My name is Nina and I’ve done some research together with one of the UK’s largest vehicle entertainment speacialist – Car Audio Centre.
Top 10 Car Gifts with Reviews – Entertainment and Car Safety
DAB Car Radio with Android and IOS iPhone ipod Controls – Pioneer
Light up your tunes to match your mood with the Pioneer DEH-X6600DAB Car CD DAB Stereo DAB+ Radio Android iPod iPhone Player for under £100. This car radio is packed full of features and is Android* compatible via USB – iPod / iPhone Direct Control – iPhone 5 compatible via USB.
Excellent unit for the price!
Bernie Skerritt on 23/02/2016
I thought that the sound quality of my old unit was good but this new pioneer is simply superb. I am looking forward to using the DAB when we go holidaying around the country, which is the reason for upgrading. Excellent service from Car Audio Centre.
Remote Control Radio and CD Player with SD and USB – InPhase
Prices at under £50 the In Phase IPS521USB CD Tuner with AM/FM Radio USB and AUX input with with remote control has an SD card slot enabling you to put approx 3,000 songs to choose from. Easy file navigation and remote control access with USB port too.
The IPS 521USB can play your CD, iPod, iPhone, any Smart Phone and any other device that can plug intothe USB front Input or the 3.5mm AUX in. The car stereo also has a built in security features that allows you to remove the face and has a flashing LED light for enhanced security.
LISASTOCK on 18/05/2016
Very happy customer, thank you…. Great value for money 🙂
Advanced Bluetooth DAB Radio – Alpine CDE-196DAB with CD
The Alpine CDE-196DAB CD / Radio combines all the cool features and functions such as opening message customisation and is a high quality DAB Radio just under £200.
It’s Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready for a perfect install in almost any vehicle. If your car is equipped with a start-stop engine, this Head Unit is even more interesting for you, since it will keep playing when your engine stops at a crossroad.
You can even adjust the button and display illumination colour separately with a stunning 150.000 colour variations.
Good but Apple Connectivity is only via USB
David on 15/04/2016
I bought this to replace a cassette deck in a camper van. It had all of the key features, especially strong Dab performance and good compatibility with legacy frequencies. It has the latest Bluetooth and can interwork with Apple phones and pads. But the Apple connectivity is via cable only.
Dash Cam – In Car Camera with HD Screen Display
New for 2016 this CoPilot Super 1080 HD Dash Cam with built-in GPS and 170° view screen is one of the best sellers on the market and is a strongly recommended investment with car safety in mind. Easy to install and currently on sale at £119.99 (*Subject to availability – July 2016).
Complete with two year warranty for your peace of mind, the CO-PILOT CPDVR4GPS takes dash cams to a whole new level.
Andy on 09/06/2016
Playback quality for nightime driving is the best i have seen, I drive a taxi and only work nights. This is the main feature i wanted as I have to deal with drunks. Its clear, see numbers plates perfectly. Thumbs UP!
Replacement New Car Speakers by InPhase
InPhase XT52 13cm 2-way Speakers – Features
- 5.25′ (13cm) 2 Way Coaxial Speaker
- Die Cast Aluminum Frame
- Silk Dome Tweeter
- 1′ (25mm) ASV Voice Coil
- Max Power: 200W
- Price of July 2016 £59.99
GARYPATMORE on 11/08/2015
Amazed by the sound quality for the price. Bought these to upgrade parcel shelf speakers on my bmw e46 saloon. So glad I did they are brilliant!
Underseat Car Subwoofer Speaker with Built In Amp
Priced at under £150 this In Phase USW10 300W Subwoofer features all that bass pumping power but doesn’t need a lot of space. With it’s in built amplifier powering an aluminium coned subwoofer and a max output of 300W the iN PHASE USW10 won’t fail to impress. The iN PHASE USW-10 with measurements of only 69mm in depth and 270mm in diameter will fit easily in just about any location in your vehicle while still packing a powerful bass punch.
Ian on 23/09/2015
Had this Inphase USW10 installed in my Golf MK6 in the boot at the back of the seat. I cannot believe the difference this little baby makes. Long as you are after acoustic bass to add to your system i highly recommend this product.
Pioneer 1000W Subwoofer – Single Voice Coil
All Pioneer TS-W series subwoofers are designed to produce high-quality sound. They are equipped with a fully enclosed basket, which suppresses repulsion efficiently, ensuring accurate, clear and rhythmical bass for under £60.
Each sub also comes with advanced technologies, such as a Pioneer patented IMPP composite cone, a rigid 3D-shaped cone design, and large double stacked magnets. On top of that, these TS-W series offer easy installation in many different cars.
Been going a week
David on 19/05/2015
Been running this sub in for about a week and its settling in nicely. Great sub for the price.
In Boot Speaker Amplified Custom Box
Add a pinch of punch to your car with the Juice AS8 compact active 8″ sub and custom box for under £100. Finance is available on all items and next day delivery is available for all orders before 5pm.
Brought this product as I have small boot space. Fits well in the car and really surprised me how deep and rich sounding the bass is. With the removable port, it gives you even more tuning flexibility. Overall this is a brilliant piece of kit, for the price as well it is simply superb.
Bluetooth Car Radio by Kenwood for Under £100
This Kenwood KMM-BT302 Mechless Car Stereo with Bluetooth, USB and iPod functions features a front mounted USB input. iPod/iPhone users can also access and control their music library. On the Bluetooth front your phonebook list is displayed for selection and previous call logs can also be used.
Incoming telephone callers number and/or name is also displayed before you allow connection. A second phone can also be connected for call/send/receive only. A high power 4x50watt built-in power amplifier will fill your car with high quality sound from any source.
Question: 09 June 2016 / Car: Peugeot 206 – 2002 >
Interested in this head unit but would love to keep my stalk controls if possible, what would I need? Car is multiplexed if that helps.
Answer from Car Audio Centre
Hi – You will need the below listed interface to retain the steering controls.
Kenwood Car Radio DAB tuner with CD / USB & Bluetooth
Looking for a luxury high end car radio for under £200? The Kenwood DPX-7000DAB Digital+ Car Stereo offers DAB+ radio, iPhone/iPod and Android control. Simply plug your smartphone device into the USB port and get all of your favourite tunes whilst on the move. It features a variable illumination display which allows you to customise your stereo to your taste and you can also match the colour to your cars interior. With bluetooth built-in, you can enjoy hands free calling and music streaming wherever you are!
- DAB+ tuner built-in
- Intelligent seek / Ensemble seek
- Tuning mode / Seek mode – Auto1/Auto2/Manual
- Service preset – 6 ch * 3 bank presets,
- Audio interrupt standby by PTY
- Audio interrupt standby by announcement
- Traffic Information
- DAB priority
- DAB-DAB/DAB-FM auto switch
- Announcement Switching (ASW) Select
- Antenna power supply on/off switch
- DAB antenna included
Need help with Car Audio, Safety and Entertainment Installations?
Here at CarAudioCentre we offer a professional and reputable fitting service in all our stores. For all fitting enquiries and bookings please visit or call one of our nationwide stores. Our fitters can install your new car stereo, DAB radio, audio visual, speakers, subwoofers or amplifier. We can also help to connect your iPod or MP3 player to you existing audio unit and can offer the best advice on the right in-car entertainment for your vehicle, to further this more we also offer a total 100% custom installation service for demo and show vehicles. So if you have an idea come on in and run it past us, the possibilities are endless and we are never too busy for an enthusiastic chat about our favourite subject.
Please note: Our two year warranty on products is only applicable to purchases made directly from us and that have been fitted in one of our stores.
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