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Sony introduces Dock and Drive

Sony India has announced the launch of XSP-N1BT, a Smartphone Cradle Receiver that gives an easy access to drivers to turn their smartphones’ useful apps for driving, such as Music, Phone and Navigation. This costs Rs 12,999. Now, basically the XSP-N1BT Smartphone Cradle Receiver comes equipped with a one touch NFC connection feature which allows you to connect your smartphone and have a complete control on music, navigation, phone calls, and text messages along with Car Tuner. XPS-N1BT has a smart docking mechanism to accommodate various sizes of smartphones from various brands.

Furthermore, XSP-N1BT offers a 1.5A high current charging capability with an optimally designed compact USB cable for any type of smartphones. If you have Sony Xperia smartphones with Magnetic Connector, you do not need any extra cable. Just place it and get it charged. The XSP-N1BT also works as standalone car radio with CD, USB and tuner functions, even without a smartphone. In terms of music quality, XSP-N1BT has Advanced Sound Engine that enables users to freely make adjustments to the sound environment for a great in-car listening experience.

Sony “App Remote” unifies car audio music and Smartphone apps, which can be easily controlled by touch panel operation. All they have to do is to touch the 'VOICE' key on the head unit and issue commands that will enable functions such launching the phone's navigation app, setting a travel destination, responding to SMS, etc. Aside from controlling the device by hand, users can also utilize the voice control function that lets drivers voice out commands while they are on the road. This app ensures that all your incoming emails, text messages, navigation system messages for directions post can be automatically read out from car speakers. You can also set this function on and off due to privacy. You can of course enjoy hands-free phone talk through the supplied high quality microphone, with your hands on the steering wheel. (“App Remote” is available at Apple App Store and Google Play Store. iOS5 and iOS6 is required for iPhones.)

This simplifies a lot of your effort and doesn’t distract the driver to take his or her eyes off the road.  The only thing we wonder about is why is it called XSP-N1BT. This is something similar to want the Datsun Go also offers- in a more simplified form-  and even works if you connect your Bluetooth to the car and have a mounting point on a suction cup on your windshield.

Source : CarDekho