CES 2020 has whizzed on by for this year and as we dust off the deluge of new product announcements and crazy lifestyle devices, we uncover the CarPlay announcements that were revealed at the show.
Pioneer had five new CarPlay receivers to show at this year’s CES 2020. The first is their rather sexy looking DMH-WT8600NEX. Taking a leaf out of Alpine’s playbook with a Single-DIN, floating screen solution, the WT8600NEX features a 10.1-inch capacitive display running a 720p resolution touchscreen.
The WT8600NEX keeps the joy coming with supporting both wired and wireless CarPlay as well as Amazon Alexa integration. On paper, this receiver is looking to be one of their best yet. It will release in the US sometime this year for $1,200.
If 10.1-inches is too much for you (gigiddy), you can opt for Pioneer’s second new receiver, the 9-inch DMH-WT7600NEX. This is also a floating display and packs the same 1280×720 HD display, wireless CarPlay and Alexa integration as its bigger brother. Both feature rear camera inputs, location-based live weather and sports, a 13-band graphic equaliser, RGB illumination and an HDMI video input for casting entertainment to folks in the rear seat. The Pioneer DMH-WT7600NEX will set you back $1,000.
The third announced receiver is the Pioneer DMH-WC6600NEX. This is a modular design where depth is not available to install such a deep receiver, which is common in newer car models. The 9-inch screen is separate to the sub-chassis that contains all the brains and functionality of the receiver. This is commonly installed in the glove box of the vehicle, but verticle and horizontal mounting solutions is possible here to locate the box wherever it is convenient. The WC6600NEX also features the same HD screen, wireless CarPlay and Alexa, and this could be a decent solution for anyone looking for CarPlay in their modern vehicle.
The fourth and fifth new receiver announced by Pioneer is the DMH-W4600NEX and DMH-W4660NEX 6.8-inch capacitive display receivers. Both of these systems carry the less preferred WVGA 800×480 display. The DMH-W4660NEX features built-in HD Radio, back-up camera input, dual camera input and remote control, over the W4600NEX.
Both receivers support wireless CarPlay and Amazon Alexa – two key features that Pioneer is now supporting across its entire 2020 line-up. The DMH-W4660NEX will retail for $900 and the DMH-W4600NEX will retail for $600.
If you have yet to put CarPlay in your vehicle, this year, Pioneer has some really decent solutions for you to consider, just as long as its the WT or WC series of its 2020 receivers.