Items tagged with HD Radio

It's pretty amazing to step back and take a look at just how big of an impact Apple and the iPod has had on the automotive industry. At first glance, you'd assume that the portable media player market and the auto sales market have little, if anything, in common, but that couldn't be farther from the truth.Nearly anyone looking for a new automobile today will ask the dealership if the vehicle they are interested in has support for an iPod or MP3 player, and if it doesn't, it's a big turn-off. Even lower-end cars are learning to support the prolific device, and Ford understands this well. In order... Read more...
Cydle, one of South Korea's biggest electronics makers, plans to make a big splash at the 2010 CES trade show with the announcement of a portable GPS system that has built-in HD Radio and free HD live traffic updates. The new T43H from Cydle is part of the company's line of wireless digital devices that combine navigation with entertainment, offering GPS, Live HD traffic updates, HD Radio, rich multimedia, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, black box, mobile TV, and more. “The car should be a haven,” said Woody Lee, U.S. director of sales, Cydle. “Whether a driver needs accurate traffic information and alternate... Read more...
HD Radio has been around in the United States for a few years now, but it is still struggling to gain mass adoption. Part of that has to do with the general decline of radio listening in general, as more and more individuals turn to their portable media players, iTunes accounts and subscription services. That said, one of HD Radio's biggest hurdles has been breaking into the handheld market; it's one thing to get HD Radio equipment installed in homes and cars, but getting it into hands that walk down streets is another.Today, HD Radio is landing on two of the most popular handheld media devices... Read more...
Well, well--turns out those pricing leaks from Amazon the other day were legitimate, and now Microsoft has stepped in to confirm what most of the tech-savvy world already knew. The company's next-generation Zune, and arguably the iPod's most serious competition to date, will begin to ship to US customers on September 15th, or just over a month from today.For those who can't wait to get in on the action, a slew of retailers and e-tailers are offering consumers the ability to pre-order the device, which will be made available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. The world's first touch-screen Zune will boast... Read more...
It may not be the first portable HD Radio player announced (that honor would arguably go to Microsoft's not-yet-available Zune HD), but it certainly is the first portable HD Radio player that you can purchase. Starting today, gym rats and portable music lovers alike can finally get their taste of HD Radio on the go with the Insignia NS-HD01. On sale exclusively at Best Buy, the "first ever portable HD Radio" gives users the ability to hear crystal clear, supercharged FM radio for free, and there's even a full-color LCD to help them navigate the menus and channels. As expected, there's a built-in,... Read more...