Even though most people these days have a GPS in their phone most people do not prefer to use it as a GPS while driving. Because it can be annoying if you get a call or something else happens. Kenwood got a nice car navigation receiver called DNX773S!
Some of the specs on this unit is DVD + CD player, 6.95″ touchscreen that is larger than most phones on the market, AM/FM tuner, fits double-DIN dash openings, built-in amplifier at 22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels, built in Bluetooth so you get hands-free calling + audio streaming, built-in HD radio tuner, support for lossless FLAC audio files (up to 48kHz/16bit) from flash drive and illumination colour for keys.
That is more general specs on DNX773S but if you want it to work with your phones then you have great support for that too. With both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Built in support for iPod Touch, Apple iPhone and iPad control.
If you like music even better because both Pandora and Spotify app can be controlled via Kenwood KCPA-IP102/KCA-IP103 cable or Apple’s dock connector cable. Some minor control is also available via Bluetooth connection.
You can also view video content from lightning devices if you have apple’s lightning digital AV Adapter and KCA-HD100 cable. Siri Eyes Free support. Android control options. Pandora app works with bluetooth. And a bunch of other exciting features for smartphone users!
The navigation system is from Garmin in DNX773S. Text-to-speech voice will announce road names when turning. Maps of United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Of course you will also be able to play CDs, DVDs, USB memory devices and SD cards! 13-band EQ and more.
You can argue if all of this is really needed in todays society where you already have brilliant GPS and multimedia in smartphones. But it feels like it’s still needed. Cars need to get smarter with internal navigation systems. Something we have been seeing more with premium cars from Elon Musk. Their electric Tesla premium electric sedans features massive displays to have a superior navigation system that your phone can’t compete with!