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Car Stereo Sales Boom Ending?
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Is the 12 Volt Boom Over?

Following record breaking sales over the past several months, some retailers are now seeing car audio sales level...

Alpine-DVR-C320R
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Two Alpine Radios Work With New Dashcam

Alpine Electronics of America is now shipping its first dashcams, one of which will work with two Alpine...

Car stereo sales
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12V Sales Stumble on Black Friday

Black Friday sales were soft at many car audio retailers around the country, in part due to local...

Car Crashes Jimmy's Car Stereo
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SUV Crashes Into Car Audio Shop

Jimmy's Car Audio, which has served the Auburn/Opelika, AL area for over 30 years, received yet another 2020...

Pioneer-AVH-W4500NEX
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Pioneer Discloses Impact of Fire at Chip Maker

The recent fire at the AKM chip plant in Japan will impact a wide range of Pioneer car...

iBEAM cameras
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iBEAM Ships New Wireless; Multi-Mount Cameras

Press Release (UNEDITED): Holly Hill, FL– iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems® by Metra Electronics® has added more aftermarket automotive...

steam ship carrying car audio containers
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12 Volt Shipment Lost at Sea

In yet another 2020 setback, "severe weather" at sea has threatened shipping containers from at least two car...

Midwest Sales New President
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Following Tragedy, New President at Midwest Sales

Following the untimely death of long time manufacturer's rep Steve Fahlmark of Midwest Sales Group, Yorkville, IL, the...

FCC Rules on V2X
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12V Impact of FCC’s New Rules on V2X

In a contentious move, the Federal Communications Commission voted this week to take away more than half the...

Boyo 4K dashcam
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Vision Tech Intros New 4K Dashcam

Press Release: Fullerton, CA  - Vision Tech America, Inc., a leading vehicle security and safety product manufacturer of...

JBL Hybrid Car Subwoofer
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JBL to Ship Hybrid Subwoofer

JBL will ship December 1, a subwoofer that can undock from the car for use as a portable...

iBEAM cameras
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Metra iBEAM Ships New ADAS

Press Release (UNEDITED): Holly Hill, FL  – iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems® by Metra Electronics® launched new aftermarket automotive...

COVID-19 burnout
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Another Pandemic Challenge: Burnout

With sales skyrocketing over recent months, the industry is experiencing yet another new problem: burnout. The trend is...

Steve Fahlmark
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We Mourn the Passing of Two Industry Members

The industry mourns the passing of two of its members last week, Steve Fahlmark, a popular manufacturer's rep...

Black Friday car audio sales
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12V Shops Change Holiday Tactics

How do you hold a sale when you barely have product to fill the shelves?  This holiday season,...

CEoutlook celebrates 10 year anniversary
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CEoutlook Marks 10 Years With Top Stories of the Decade

CEoutlook celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, and we're marking the occasion with a look back at the...

Pioneer PRS audiophile speakers for car
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New Pioneer Audiophile Speakers in Japan

Pioneer Corporation introduced a new audiophile car audio speaker line in Japan that may be heading to the...

Boss $299 10 inch screen radios
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BOSS Intros $299 10 Inch Radio

BOSS Audio Systems announced its first large screen, low priced car audio decks as well as its first...

Alps Alpine-JVCKenwood
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JVCKenwood, Alps Alpine Report Sales

JVCKenwood and Alps Alpine reported lower sales and profits for their fiscal first half ended September 30. Alps...

Brandmotion FullVUE mirror for Jeep
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Brandmotion Intros Jeep-Specific, Fleet Mirrors

Brandmotion is expanding its FullVUE (“Cadillac-style”) streaming rear view mirror into a line of vehicle-specific models; the first...