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Ozzy says: Take ease of use and safety to the max." Kirk says: A safe, convenient choice for anyone on a budget." Apple CarPlay provides large icons for common iPhone functions and select apps right on the stereos display. Android Autos card-based home screen oers quick access to Google Maps , phone functionality, and music choices. Android and iPhone control Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility both do very similar things: they allow receivers to replicate commonly used phone functions and apps for calling, music, maps, and messaging on the receiver's screen. In both cases, the user interface is similar to the phone's, but optimized for in-car use, and you can control the apps with both finger touches and spoken commands. You can even have your incoming texts read aloud to you as you drive. Connection is easy - you plug into the receiver with the USB cable that came with your phone, whether it's an iPhone or Android. Kenwood's DDX9902S receiver offers compatibility with both, so it's a great choice for owners of either kind of phone. You can control the action through its 7" display. Kenwood Excelon DDX9902S DVD receiver #113DDX9902 $749.99 $674.99 after $75 mail-in rebate Offer valid through 2/29/16, call for details Bluetooth for streaming and calling Bluetooth wireless connectivity is typically the most convenient way to get audio from your phone to your stereo, since it doesn't require any plugging in. And when an important call comes in, you can talk without worrying about holding your phone while driving. Many receivers even offer Pandora app control for Android phones via Bluetooth, giving you the ability to skip songs, thumbs up/down, and more. This Pioneer CD player features Wide Band Speech Technology, which ensures clear and easy-to-understand conversations, so you won't have to shout to be understood. Pioneer DEH-X6800BT CD receiver #130X6800BT $119.99 11

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