The Pioneer AppRadio 3 is significantly improved over the previous generation and one of the best choices for drivers wanting safe access to smartphone apps while on the road.
Pioneer's new Elite-branded speaker system was designed by Andrew Jones and features top-mounted drivers.
The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The Pioneer VSX-1022-K's combination of six HDMI inputs and AirPlay looks good from afar, but this AV receiver is only worth considering if you can find it heavily discounted.
The developer of COBOL, which allowed computers to handle words instead of just numbers, would have been 107 years old on Monday.
The third-generation of Pioneer's AppRadio doubled down on app-mirroring modes and finally gets CD playback and Bluetooth audio.
Dolby's new surround sound format will work with existing Blu-ray players, but requires new AV receivers and other home audio gear.
Ironically, it was adding Android support to the AppRadio that helped Pioneer to tame Apple's new Lightning connector.
Pioneer's VSX-1012-K is an excellent AV receiver with built-in AirPlay and top-notch sound quality, but Denon's AVR-1912 is just a little better.
A firmware update for Pioneer's NEX series car stereos will add Apple CarPlay compatibility to their already impressive feature set.