Due to delays by Apple in certifying car audio products, Dual Electronics Corporation said it will now ship its Jensen CarPlay radios by June of this year starting at a low price of $399.
Dual’s CarPlay radios were originally expected to ship in the second half of last year.
The new Jensen VX4024 is one of the lowest priced CarPlay radios announced. It is a double DIN AV/deck with a 6.2 inch screen, Bluetooth streaming, SiriusXM capability, and screen mirroring from a smartphone at $399. It has front and rear panel USB ports plus a 10-band equalizer and 4V RCA line outputs.
It is joined by a single DIN version with a 7-inch screen, model VX4014 at $419.99 suggested retail price.
Also with CarPlay are two in-dash navigation CarPlay decks; a VX7014, single DIN model with 7-inch screen at $519.99 and a VX7024 double DIN with 6.2 inch screen at $499.99.
The navigation decks use iGo Primo Next Generation maps and all of the models offer screen mirroring of a connected smartphone. Android phone users also get control over the phone from the radio (an app is required).
For a wireless smartphone connection, Jensen offers a DMH25J DualCast WiFi Dongle (sold separately).
All four of the new decks have direct USB control for phones and Pandora control.
They are joined by three additional Jensen decks with many of the above features but without CarPlay. These include an in-dash navigation deck at $399.99 called the VX7023. Shipping is expected in the first half of 2017.