Sony has quietly announced the Sony XSP-N1BT, a smartphone cradles receiver that turns them into in-car dashboards.
The Sony XSP-N1BT is the first ever double-DIN Smartphone Cradle Receiver that transforms multiple smartphone brands into a touchscreen display and multimedia system for your car.
Clamping your smartphone in place, the Sony XSP-N1BT connects to your phone via Bluetooth or USB. Once mounted, your smartphone becomes your car’s touchscreen multimedia system.
The controls on the smartphone’s touchscreen are simplified via Sony’s App Remote interface, so you still get a variety of features but more easily accessible when driving or riding shotgun.
Sony’s App Remote also allows the Sony XSP-N1BT and your smartphone to accept voice commands.
The Sony XSP-N1BT also comes with an IR remote for connecting to USB, CD and tuner sources without your smartphone docked.
What’s more, the Sony XSP-N1BT also enables you to charge your phone via USB. It even offers wireless charging for Xperia smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z1, thanks to its magnetic connector.
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