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PIONEER SPH-DA120

PIONEER SPH-DA120

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 20th October 2017

A name that has long been held in the highest regard by in-car audio and entertainment experts across the globe, Pioneer has now added yet another revolutionary product to its bulging portfolio of headunits, the SPH-DA120.

The first Apple-recognised headunit with built-in AppleCar Play functionality, the Pioneer SPH-DA120 promises to re-define your in-car audio and entertainment expectations by opening up a whole raft of connectivity options.

The result of one of the audio stalwart’s most exhaustive development process yet undertaken, SPH-DA120 has been designed with Apple from the ground up.

Meaning its functionality and display exactly mimics that utilised by the iconic Californian software behemoth, though it can also equally be utilised by Android users.

This means, not only does it function in a manner that will be second nature to anyone who’s used an Apple product for any length of time, but doing so can be done with complete safety and none of the dangerous (not to mention highly illegal) fumbling and miss-clicking that comes with attempting to utilise a phone’s functions while on the move.

Put simply, the SPH-DA120 allows you to enjoy the myriad benefits of smartphone connectivity while driving and it does it all in utterly reliable, seamless fashion.

PIONEER SPH-DA120

Bluetooth
Bluetooth is another integral feature of the SPH-DA120, one which allows it to seamlessly stream music from third party applications like Spotify or Deezer, or, when safely parked up, even videos from YouTube.

Bluetooth also allows for handsfree calling, meaning this one unit really can serve as the cornerstone of a complete, one-stop-shop for all communication activities required while on the move.

While all these features are undoubtedly impressive, perhaps the unit’s real skill is just how much more it allows individuals to get from their phones.

Using an iPhone or similarly equipped smartphone as a satellite navigation aid need no longer be a last resort. Simply connect via Bluetooth, input your desired location using the stunning LCD screen, then follow the perfectly displayed directions.

The SPH-DA120 really does open up a whole new world of options for your phone that simply weren’t possible a few short years ago.

PIONEER SPH-DA120

Capacitive touchscreen
As you might expect of a Pioneer product, the double-DIN SPH-DA120 bristles with innovative features and clever design flourishes, the most notable being the 6.2-inch capacitive touchscreen.

Not only does this display a bright, pin-sharp image at all times, but it allows you to access the majority of your phone’s core functions and applications – and all in an easy to use manner.

Indeed, this CarPlay-equipped unit allows you to listen to your music and watch videos (when parked), using Pioneer’s well regarded AppRadio mode.

Plus charge your phone, and, using Siri’s voice recognition feature, dictate texts and call contacts without having to remove your hands from the wheel or your eyes from the road.

Price £399

For more info see Pioneer