Clarion Next GATE Launches at Some Best Buy Stores

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Clarion is now shipping a windshield-mounted tablet device that serves as a  ‘head up’ display for the iPhone.

Clarion Next GATE with iPjhoneAvailable at select Best Buy stores, Amazon, Crutchfield and online for $269.99, the 7-inch Next GATE tablet acts as an iPhone controller.

Users will get voice access to Facebook, Twitter and news apps through the device.  It will also display and control apps such as Pandora, TuneIn, Vlingo, INRIX Traffic and Odyssey..  More compatible apps will be added in the future.

The device, first announced in May,  uses the phone’s connection to the Internet but will also have a Cloud connection to a new Clarion service that will permit updates to the device.  It is also Bluetooth enabled for handsfree calling.

“The Next GATE will have a broad consumer appeal due to its simple mounting and connection method, using a windshield mount and built-in speaker, microphone and audio output for a vehicle auxiliary jack,” said Clarion.

The devices has a 12 volt power adapter for the car and works with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.

Source: Clarion

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1 Comment

  1. I think they missed the boat on one simple feature….. Back-up camera input. It needs it and would have really added value.

    They also need to develop an OBDII interface/app for this and then they can reach out to the tuning crowd and eco-geek crowd.

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