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JVC Introduces Air Purifier For Cars
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JVC Intros Aftermarket In-Car Air Purifier

JVC Mobile Entertainment announced it will soon ship an aftermarket electronic air purifier that fits in a car's...

Kenwood intros 5 Alexa car radios
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Kenwood Ships More Alexa Decks

Kenwood USA began shipping late last month new audio receivers with built-in Alexa voice control. The line of...

Wordstream helps Google Ad word advertisers
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Help With Google Ads for 12 Volt Shops

Wordstream is the online advertising vendor of the Mobile Electronics Specialists of America (MESA) buying group. It says...

Nakamichi Intros Tube amp, 10 inch car radio
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Nakamichi to Intro Tube Amp; 10 Inch Radios

Nakamichi announced it will offer a “retro” tube amplifier for car audio.  It expects to ship the product...

Sony Ships XAV-AX8000 9-inch radio
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Sony Ships Ultra Large Floating Radio

Sony Electronics began shipping last week its first large screen radio, the XAV-AX8000, with an 8.95-inch display, Apple...

BMW Cancel CarPlay Fees
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BMW Cancels Extra Fees For CarPlay

BMW will no longer charge extra for CarPlay, according to reports. This summer, it began charging $80 per...

Nakamichi car audio
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Nakamichi Picks Up National Distributor

The Nakamichi car audio brand, which recently returned to the US, has partnered with Petra Industries, the nationwide...

more car stereo dealers using CNC
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More Dealers are Machine Building

More dealers are machine building with laser cutters and CNC routers, and some say use of these machines...

Black Friday car stereo sales 2019
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Notes on Black Friday

Overall Black Friday was the second single largest shopping day in history hitting $7.4 billion in sales, with...

AAMP Global MECP hotline
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AAMP Launches MECP Tech Hotline

AAMP Global has launched what it calls the industry's first MECP Certified Technician hotline. The hotline is designed...

Best Buy pickup at CVS, UPS
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Best Buy’s Sales Surprise; Deal With CVS

Best Buy on Tuesday reported better-than-expected sales for the recent quarter and an improved forecast for the full...

Linkswell IQ Radio car radios
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Linkswell Launches New 10-Inch Radios

Linkswell is launching a new IQ Radio lineup of large screen Android tablet radios in 9-, 10 and ...

NAV-TV Smart Link
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NAV-TV Adds Popular Feature to Almost Any Radio

NAV-TV is shipping a smartphone interface that is similar to the wireless version of one of the most...

Softsell POS software for car audio dealers
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12 Volt POS Software Company Returns

SoftSell POS, a point of sale package specifically for 12 volt retailers, is returning to the market after...

Pioneer-MVH-1400NEX
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Almost Half AV Radio Sales are Mechless

At some dealers, half of the double DIN decks sold now lack a CD player. Gaining in popularity...

Custom Sounds
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Custom Sounds Reports Record Sales

One of the top car audio specialty chains, Custom Sounds & Tint of Texas said its 2019 sales...

Ford Mustang Mach-E Sync 4
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Mustang Mach-E Gets First Sync 4

Ford's new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV marks the first time the car maker has expanded the Mustang family...

Brandmotion shows transparent-trailer
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Meet the ‘Invisible Trailer’ From Brandmotion

Brandmotion displayed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this month, the first aftermarket "Transparent Trailer."  It places...

Sound Distributors is a new car audio distributor
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Meet the New 12 Volt Distributor

Sound Distributions is a new car audio distributor in the Pacific Northwest lead by Ed Weber, who also...

Car Toys President Greg ParsonsonExits
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Car Toys President Exits

Greg Parsonson, President of 48-store Seattle-based Car Toys for the past three years, officially left the company this...