- Category: Car-Tech
- Written by Chris McCart
At the 2015 International CES, KENWOOD introduced the two multimedia units that would serve as flagships for its KENWOOD and KENWOOD Excelon lines. The units are not only considered topline models because of their feature sets, but also because of their "future" sets; namely, the inclusion of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Today, the maker of premium entertainment systems for the automotive environment announced that the KENWOOD Excelon DDX9902S and KENWOOD DDX9702S are shipping to retailers, with suggested MSRPs of $950.00 and $900.00, respectively.
The DDX9902S and DDX9702S are currently the only aftermarket receivers equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that allow users to switch between connecting an iPhone® or Android™-based phone without having to manually change settings or reset the unit. This enables multiple drivers of the same vehicle to plug in the phone of their choice and enjoy their entertainment options and driver-centric apps.