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LA ports open 24/7
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More Good News on Ports

The White House announced today it helped broker a deal to keep the Port of Los Angeles in...

Race Sport P-Series
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Race Sport to Ship Its First Projector Bulb Series

Race Sport Lighting will ship in November a new series of cutting edge LED bulbs for vehicles with...

Beloved K40 Support Tech Passes
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Beloved 12V Support Tech Passes

Once again we report the loss of a beloved industry member. Ron Hettich, the Lead Technician for K40...

Sony Intros $299 CarPlay Deck
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New Sony Low-Priced CarPlay Deck Due in December

Sony Electronics announced it will offer in December a new budget priced CarPlay car media player called the...

wireless CarPlay
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Apple May Expand CarPlay

Apple is working on technology that would expand CarPlay deeper into car functions, reports Bloomberg. The iPhone maker...

Dave Kindig Joins MobileTech 12 Volt Expo
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Dave Kindig to Teach at MasterTech 12V Expo

A new car audio/custom fabrication show lead by Mobile Solutions’ Bryan Schmitt will include automotive celebrity Dave Kindig...

Can 12 Volt Companies Get Tarrif Relief
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Can 12V Companies Get Tariff Exemptions

Plenty of car audio companies have applied for exemptions from the current China tariffs of up to 30...

Best Buy Rolls Out Totaltech
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Best Buy Rolls Out New Tech Program

Best Buy is rolling out nationwide a new program that not only offers tech support, but provides subscribers...

the 12v dashboard
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New 12V Lookup Tool: The 12Vdashboard

A new 12 volt "lookup" tool for adding aftermarket kits, remote start, lights and other products to cars...

JVCKenwood HIt By Cyber Attack
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JVCKenwood Hit With Cyber Attack in Europe

Some of JVCKenwood's servers in Europe were subject to a cyber attack two weeks ago, the company said....

SoCal Ports Expand operations
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Both SoCal Ports Expand Operations

Both the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles plan to expand their operating hours to help work...

12 Volt Factories Close Due to Electricity Rationing in China
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12V Chinese Factories Partially Shuttered

Are you sitting down?  China is cutting off the power supply to factories, especially in Northern China, which...

Unruly Customers
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Dealing with Unruly Clients

By Mr Retail Today we are going to talk about our clients. To put it bluntly, they are...

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mObridge First of Kind Preamp for Mercedes

mObridge announced what it called the first aftermarket coax preamp to work with the Mercedes-Benz MOST150 coaxial system....

Port Delays Worsen
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Port Delays Intensify

The volume of containers at the Port of Los Angeles is up 30 percent over last year but...

Steven-Bach-Aunex
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Another Sad Passing

We are saddened to announce the passing of Steven Bach, former Powerbass executive and President and founder of...

First ESCORT Detector with Dashcam
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First ESCORT Detector With Dashcam

ESCORT launched the company's first radar detector to include a dash camera for video as well as radar...

sema-show-logo
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More Suppliers Exit SEMA Show

In addition to Kicker, BOSS Audio and Race Sport Lighting, several other vendors have pulled out of the...

LA ports open 24/7
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How Much Backorder is On the Books

One 12 volt distributor has $5.4 million on the books in backorders.  Another has over $6 million in...

Floating Radios Catch On
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Floating Radio Sales Climb

Since Alpine first introduced its Halo "floating" radios over three years ago, the category has been gaining steadily,...