Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
Here you'll find our current five overall-favorite car stereos, but check in regularly for updates a
For its music, voice command, and phone features, and especially its easy-to-install design, the Kinivo BTC455 is one of the better kits for retrofitting a car with Bluetooth.
The GoGroove BlueGate is a good option if you want to add Bluetooth audio streaming to a car or home audio system, but portable-headphone users will want to look for a more flexible unit.
The Sony MEX-GS600BT's App Remote function is not very useful without a dashboard mount for your phone, but everything else about this full-featured car stereo makes it easily recommendable.
A big focus of Google's I/O developer conference will reportedly be a system for integrating navigation, audio, and calls from an Android phone with a car dashboard.
The Griffin AirCurve Windshield Mount is low-tech, but high-quality, noticeably boosting the volume of a cradled iPhone's speaker.
The Grooveshark Bluetooth Car Kit isn't the best hands-free calling option and its app integration needs finessing, but the hardware is an easy way to bring Internet radio and smartphone audio playback to almost any car.
The Livio Radio Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit isn't the best hands-free calling option, but it's a great and easy way to bring Internet radio and smartphone audio playback to almost any car.
The Ayre KX-R Twenty costs as much as a car, but its designer claims the Pono Player will sound almost as good as the preamp!
The Gogroove FlexSmart X2 is a good option, but not the best, if you're looking for a no-install way to pipe calls and music through your car stereo.
The TomTom Car Kit for iPhone lets you consolidate the number of devices carried around by elevating iPhone navigation to a standalone navigation device level. It's pricey, but TomTom gives users a fair amount of functionality for the money.