Linkswell is launching a new IQ Radio lineup of large screen Android tablet radios in 9-, 10 and 1o.1-inch sizes.
The new IQ Radio line joins Linkswell’s current T-Style radios of up to 12.1 inches.
Where T-Style radios are designed for specific car models, IQ Radios take a “modular” approach. They work with just about any car when used with a selection of 100 car-specific kits and harnesses. Dealers who stock the radios can order the kits on demand and reduce the cost of carrying inventory, said Linkswell.
The IQ line includes 9-inch radios with physical knobs, 10-inch radios with flat screens and then 10.1-inch motorized radios that can switch from portrait to landscape modes.
As other Android tablets, the IQ Radios can connect to the Google Play Store to download apps such as Waze or Google Maps. Optional iGo NextGen navigation is also available.
All models are mechless (no CD or DVD player) but users can buy an optional $349.95 outboard DVD player.
All include WiFi capability (with a user’s hotspot), AM/Radio, two USB inputs, built-in Internet browser, 3 RCA preouts, and a built-in 31 band equalizer. They use Octa-core processors and run Android 8.1 (Oreo). Screen resolution is 1280 x 800.
Shipping of the IQ Radio line is expected in the first quarter at prices to be announced.
Linkswell also announced it will offer early next year a line of Qi wireless charging mats designed for Toyota and Honda models.