The new O CAR S is expected to be available at car audio specialty stores and retailers in the US in June of 2012 and the MSRP will be $299.95.
The O CAR S is designed to be as easy and intuitive to use as the iPhone itself. Simply click the iPhone into the O CAR S dock/charger and adjust the cradle to landscape or portrait mode. At this point, the iPhone is now the faceplace for your car stereo and is ready for use. A self-launching app allows you to tune-in radio stations or control your stereo volume via the iPhone screen, and you can easily access all tracks, playlists, and apps with a touch of the screen. All features ordinarily accessible through the iPhone (including navigation and Siri) are readily available for hands-free use.
The major new feature of the O CAR S is its ability to operate without the iPhone, as well as a “No iPhone” mode that allows it to play music from an iPad or iPod, or from an Android or Blackberry device. A lighted audio source switch indicates which mode the O CAR S is operating in (white for iPhone/radio mode, blue for Bluetooth streaming and red for 3.5mm audio AUX-IN). In radio mode, the O CAR S offers RDS-enabled AM/FM and HD Radio tuner, as well as steering wheel volume and track control.
According to Ron Freeman, President and CEO of AAMP of America, “We are excited to be partnered with Oxygen Audio to bring the O CAR S to market in the US. I believe everybody from the independent car audio shop to the mass retailer will profit by offering an all-in-one radio kit like the O CAR S that satisfies the needs of Apple device owners, as well as those using Android and Blackberry smartphones and tablets. ”
For more information about the O CAR S or the original O CAR, please visit http://www.ocarusa.com or stop by CES Booth 909, North Hall.
About Oxygen Audio
Oxygen Audio is a recognized French electronics manufacturing company dedicated to providing the latest innovations in car audio technology. The brand, which has been in operation for 15 years, develops high quality products designed to complement the latest new media supports. With engineers passionate about automotive hi-fi, the company remains at the forefront of innovative technology to design efficient and ground breaking systems. For more information, please visit http://www.oxygenaudio.com.
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About AAMP of America
AAMP of America is a global supplier of a broad spectrum of mobile audio/video products, mobile device accessories, installation and fabrication supplies, and OEM integration solutions. AAMP of America brings new technologies to the forefront and provides its customers with the products, services and support necessary for success in a competitive market. AAMP of America is the parent company of several popular brands, including Stinger, PAC, iSimple, Phoenix Gold, Select Products, American International, Best Kits & Harnesses and Sound Quest. For more information, please visit www.aampofamerica.com.
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