Oxygen Audio’s O CAR, arguably the first iPhone-specific car radio, is getting an upgrade.
Distributor Aamp of America announced just prior to the Consumer Electronics Show that the new O CAR also now gets a “No iPhone” mode, so when your iPhone is not docked in the radio, you can can still listen to the radio. The O CAR also has audio inputs plus Bluetooth so it may be used with the iPad, as well as Android and BlackBerry devices.
As with the original O CAR, users can snap their iPhone into the face of the radio and swivel it between landscape and portrait modes. The iPhone then becomes the faceplate of the car stereo. A self-launching app allows you to tune-in radio stations or control your stereo volume via the iPhone screen, and you can easily access all tracks, playlists, and apps with a touch of the screen. All features ordinarily accessible through the iPhone (including navigation and Siri) are available for hands-free use.
The new O CAR S is expected to be available in June at $299.95 suggested retail price.
Source: Aamp of America