First Radio With Wireless Qi Charging?

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Jensen introduced at CES a car radio with built-in 10 watt Qi wireless charging for smartphones.

The deck, model MPQ914, has a retractable tray to cradle the phone while it charges. When the car is parked, the receiver can detect whether a phone was left on the charging pad and it will stay open. It will stop charging once the device is fully charged.

The MPQ914 is a single DIN, mechless (CD-less) model that links with an app to allow a smartphone to control mode, station, song, volume, and settings without the necessity of line-of-sight proximity.   The iPlug Smart Remote app works with Android or Apple phones via Bluetooth.  The new deck will ship in April at a suggested retail price of $89.99.

It is joined by two other new Jensen decks including a double DIN DVD/receiver with CarPlay and Android Auto as well as SiriusXM capability.  The model CAR689 has a 6.8-inch screen, Bluetooth, three 4V RCA preamp outputs (front/rear/sub), a backup camera input, and an RDS tuner. It is expected to ship in April at a suggested retail price of  $279.99.

Next in the lineup is a mechless double DIN CMR2629 with 6.2-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and front panel USB due in February at $99.99.

All units are on display at CES in Las Vegas at the Westgate, Suite #2809, January 8-12.

Jensen and its sister brand Dual Electronics, is owned by Namsung America.

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