Sony launched the XSP-N1BT Smartphone Cradle Receiver at CES earlier in the week. Sony claims that it is the first such double-DIN smartphone receiver that allows you to use your phone as an in-car dash entertainment system. The cradle brings with it the second generation AppRemote interface, with the smartphone head-unit functioning via Bluetooth on Android devices or via USB using an iPhone.
The XSP-N1BT has a clamping system that holds a wide range of smartphones in the dash and provides charging capability via a USB cable. However, newer Sony Xperia phones with the magnetic connector can charge without a cable.
The XSP-N1BT also offers CD, USB and tuner source functionality even without a smartphone, thanks to the IR remote. Other features include NFC for pairing, Pandora internet radio, Sony’s Advanced Sound Engine and access to SiriusXM. The Sony XSP-N1BT Smartphone Cradle Receiver will launch in May in the United States for $250. Check out some hands-on photos and video below courtesy of Android Police.
Via Android Police.
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