With all of the features we want and none of the duplicates, Pioneer's AVH-4100NEX is the simplest, most cost-effective option for drivers who just want to add Android Auto or Apple CarPlay to their ride.
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.
Compact and portable, the Samsung Portable DVD Writer SE-218BB makes an excellent companion for ultrabook mobile users.
For those wanting a large screen for DVD playback that can have an unobtrusive presence while not in use, the Pioneer AVH-P6300BT is a solidly performing option, especially for iPod/iPhone owners.
The LG N1T1 is an excellent device for those who need a flexible external storage device without demanding much in regard to storage capacity.
Although sound quality isn't the greatest, the Skullcandy Smokin' Buds provide a funky design and some compelling features for the price. They're a solid budget option for music phone owners.
The Panasonic DVD-LS83 is a solid-performing portable DVD player, though you may be able to find a similar player for a cheaper price.
The Vizualogic RoadTrip Universal Dual Headrest DVD System is a simple and inexpensive way to add rear-seat entertainment, with removable headrests, to any vehicle using only basic hand tools.
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The Eclipse AVN726e will cover most users' hands-free calling, navigation, audio, and visual needs in a single installation. It is also an excellent starting point for system builders.
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With clever applications of a wide range of features, the JVC KW-NX7000 is one of the few GPS navigation receivers that we've actually had fun testing.