CES 2014 has shown a lot of cool things and gadgets so far, robots, electric cars, all kind of unusual smartphones or tablets or handful handsets to be used inside a car when driving the long road to your destination. Curiously, there is one particular device that went a little bit unseen. It`s about the new XSP N1BT in-car stereo system from Sony. You can easily put the device on your dashboard on the designated cradle and allow it to use your smartphone to get into your car`s audio system, becoming an audio system that can reach internet radio, play music, and make hands-free call phones. The in-car system is compatible for the Xperia Z, Z1, and Z Compact (Z1F) devices.
When the XSP N1BT`s App Remote 2 is connected, your smartphone`s interface is replaced with this system. The App Remote 2 might not be that stylish, but has other great features like voice control, making thus possible for the passengers to hear and also compose emails, text messages, get information about certain maps on the go, and listen to any notifications without laying a finger on the device.
As for the cradle involved, the XSP-N1BT comes with USB and Bluetooth connectivity that can be used to connect via Near Field Communication Bluetooth, a technology that Sony is using to facilitate passengers` needs for an automatic connection.
As our source also states, The USB cable can be also used as a charger, but those users of the newest Sony Xperia smartphones will not have to use it for hooking up: the XSP-N1BT will charge them instead via an in-built magnetic connector.
The cradle also enhances an IR Remote with access to USB, CD, without having a smartphone around it. The XSP-N1BT will be rolling-out in May, for a price of $250. For now, enjoy the device at the 2014 CES.