At CE Week: Pioneer’s Affordable In-Car Streaming Receivers
Pioneer Electronics has expanded its well-known NEX platform to include the MVH-2300NEX double-DIN 7-inch LCD digital media receiver, which it featured at this week’s NYC-held CE Week product exhibition. The 2300, with Bluetooth connectivity and without a built-in CD player, is tailored to content-streaming consumers and will be priced at its September introduction at an SRP of $400, putting it within reach of a much wider swath of consumers, Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing at Pioneer, told Dealerscope during a drive through Manhattan’s streets where he put the new model through its paces. The 2300 also offers the convenience of automatic detection of and connection to an iOS or an Android smartphone or tablet, and will bring up the corresponding service onto the screen. Waze, a traffic and navigation application, is also part of the feature set.