Alpine's INE-W927HD is a full-featured audio/video/navigation (AVN) system with a 7-inch touchscreen. It has a built-in HD Radio™ receiver and Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calls and audio streaming. Other entertainment options include Pandora® internet radio control and SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility (requires SXV200 tuner and subscription, sold separately). Music libraries from a smartphone can be enjoyed through the INE-W927HD using a USB connection from an iPod® or iPhone®, or through audio streaming from an Andriod phone.
Navigation features include pre-loaded maps of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; six million Points of Interest (POIs); and 3D depiction of major landmarks, buildings, and terrain details in main metropolitan areas. The INE-W940 also has a direct input for connecting a rear view camera system (camera system sold separately).
Customization features include the "My Favorites" screen which can be designed with up to eight shortcuts for frequently- used audio, navigation and Bluetooth commands. Easy audio system adjustments can be made through the built-in iPersonalize feature, which automatically applies optimal sound field settings to the vehicle based on parameters such as vehicle format, speaker quantity and location, and upholstery type.
"The INE-W927HD will appeal to consumers looking for a complete AVN solution," said Steve Brown, product marketing manager, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. "The arrival of the INE-W927HD allows us to offer AVN systems in a variety of screen sizes -- 6.1-inch and 7-inch for standard 2-DIN installations, plus our 8-inch system with the Perfect Fit dash kits for more custom applications."
Availability: January 2013
Price: $1,199.95 MAP