Industry news

Gary Bell COVID face shield fundraiser
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72 Hour Push on COVID Shields, Please Help

The next 72 hours to a week is a desperate time for many health care workers around the...

COVID-19-update
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Some Loans Start Friday

One of the simplest loans made available from the Fed to aid small businesses impacted by COVID-19 (under...

Accent Mobile
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New Brand From Accele

Accele Electronics is launching a separate division called "Accent Mobile," which features driver safety and entertainment products specifically...

Howard Stern, Sirius Free till Mid May
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Free Sirius and Howard Stern During Pandemic

SiriusXM and Howard Stern announced they are opening up free audio streaming of their full lineup through May...

JT Torres and crew supply COVID face shields
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Fabricators Besieged With Requests for COVID Shields

Some car audio fabricators are being deluged with requests by hospitals to produce face shields to protect against...

CARES relief on COVID-19 for small business
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Finally, Details on COVID-19 Relief For Small Business

Here, finally, are the details on the programs to help small businesses affected by COVID-19 under the new...

Drone-KeyLock-FT-KL1
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Firstech Debuts Drone KeyLocker

Firstech, maker of DroneMobile and Compustar, announced its new Drone KL1 KeyLocker, scheduled to ship in Summer 2020....

Face shields for Coronavirus
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12 Volt Heroes in Coronavirus Fight

Jeremy Katz, Owner of JK Automotive Designs, found out that his local hospital in Norwood, Massachusetts was in...

Kenwood, Firstech stop delivering
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Kenwood, Firstech Temporarily Stop Shipping

Kenwood, JVC and Firstech brands such as Compustar and DroneMobile are temporarily halting shipping due to state mandates...

COVID-19 masks
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Call For Masks to Fight COVID-19

This call for masks (below) to protect against COVID-19 was printed by Professional Boatbuilder magazine, but could easily...

CARES relief on COVID-19 for small business
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Pros and Cons of Staying Open

How do you know when to close the shop during a time when 40 percent of the country...

alcohol interlock
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Update on Ignition Interlock Exemption Status

Shops that service alcohol ignition interlocks are considered an essential business exempt in many states from closing down...

Tom Malone VOXX obituary
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Industry Leader Passes

It is with deep sadness that we report that Tom Malone, President of  VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation and...

auto repair exempt COVID-19
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Info on Shops Exempt From Shutting

As more states issue "shelter in place" orders that mandate that non-essential businesses close temporarily, there are questions...

Best Buy car audio dept
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Tips for 12 Volters at This Time

As many of you are now aware, California has shut down non-essential business as have states including Pennsylvania...

Amazon
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Car Audio Halt on Amazon

For many car audio dealers, it's what they had long hoped for (although not under the current circumstances). ...

car audio coronavirus
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12V Reacts to Coronavirus

The fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic is hitting car audio shops, as it is other small businesses.  Here...

BLAM Live
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The Unusual Approach of BLAM Speakers

The three-year-old BLAM Audio brand is releasing this week new "Live" speakers that come in different models for...

Many 12V Distributor Shows Postponed Through April

Most of the car audio distributor shows scheduled for the remainder of March and April have been postponed...

Pioneer new MAP
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Pioneer Moves to Enforce MAP

Pioneer Electronics has issued notices to dealers informing them that the company will start aggressively enforcing its Minimum...