Belmont, CA – GROM Audio, developer and manufacturer of car audio electronic accessories, introduced a more powerful version of its GROM-USB2 Multimedia Car Kit –the new USB2PLUS (USB2P).
The new car add-on kit lets drivers add a smartphone, USB stick, iPhone, iPod, or MP3 player to a factory car stereo system. The driver is able to connect his/her mobile device directly to the car radio for audio streaming and integrated controls.
With an additional optional Bluetooth Dongle, users may also add hands free in-car calling (HFP), wireless audio (A2DP) and Bluetooth controls (AVRCP) to the radio.
The new GROM-USB2P module features a more powerful chip and now supports Free Losseless Audio Codec (FLAC) with tags, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) with M4A tags for iTunes files.
In addition the GROM-USB2P will allow streaming online music (radio and cloud storage) from Android phones via a standard MicroUSB cable connection. Consumers will be able to see name tags on the screen and control music selection directly from car stereo, steering wheel or the phone itself.
In some cars (like Lexus or Toyota with Navigation) GROM-USB2P will feature advanced music browsing by genres, playlists, artists, albums and songs.
The GROM-USB2P kit consists of main module, USB standard cable for USB stick or Android phone connection, vehicle specific data cable, and 2GB USB flash drive. Optional accessories include a Bluetooth Dongle ($49.99), iPod specific cable ($24.99), AUX-In 3.5mm audio and USB charging cable ($14.99)
The GROM-USB2P car kit is sold online at the company web store at $139.99.
The system is available for many car makes, including AUDI, BMW, Mazda, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus, Honda and others. More information regarding to the compatibility and functionality of Android, Bluetooth, iPod and USB car interfaces is available at GROM Audio’s website http://gromaudio.com.
Edited by CEoutlook