Connected audio essentials for a smart home

by Blogger on ‎02-19-2015 10:40 AM - last edited on ‎05-06-2015 12:21 PM by Editor in Chief

With over 75 years of Home Audio experience, Pioneer is no stranger to the Home Audio game. Ever since they shifted their focus away from televisions 5 years ago, they've been making progress in the "Smart home" market.  In 2011, they envisioned a Smart concept car, and ever since, they've been making smart connected home audio products.  Come take a look at some of the options they have produced for your connected home.


Distracted driving has become a big problem now that we all have smartphones. With all your music on your phone, texts coming in nonstop, directions to where you are going right there on your phone display and the occasional voice call coming in, it’s really tempting to pick up that iPhone and look. Don’t do it. Using a hand held device while driving a vehicle is illegal in every province (except Nunavut). And it’s just plain dangerous. However, there is a solution and a pretty elegant one at that. Upgrade your in-car entertainment system with a new Pioneer audio deck and go hands-free!


Pioneer X-CM32BT Micro System Review

by Blogger on ‎12-16-2014 12:53 PM - last edited on ‎01-30-2015 11:27 AM by Editor in Chief

The Pioneer X-CM32BT Micro System is a relatively compact little unit that can be deceiving. If asked to describe where it lands in the crowded arena of audio playback systems, I’d have to say it lies somewhere between massive amplifier/receiver systems and compact all-in-one mobile device docking stations. It reminded me of hi-fi systems of a couple of decades ago, but in a much smaller package.

The system will play many audio formats and media. Radio, CD’s and digital audio files (MP3/WMA) are all supported.


Look forward to summer road trips thanks to car audio technology like CarPlay

by Blogger on ‎05-21-2014 12:48 PM - last edited on ‎01-30-2015 12:05 PM by Editor in Chief

Chances are you’re too young to remember this, but there was a time when car audio was limited to AM radio or even 8-track tapes. Even today, many new cars ship with a standard entertainment system that doesn’t get much fancier than an in-dash CD player. Fortunately, Best Buy has an entire department dedicated to upgrading your ride with the latest in audio and other high tech gear, including emerging new platforms like Apple’s CarPlay. Whether you want a subwoofer powerful enough to rattle your entire block, Bluetooth handsfree capability, a navigation system, video playback or the ability to use Siri to find a favourite tune, Best Buy has you covered.


Pioneer Announces AppRadio 2

by Community Manager (Retired) on ‎01-09-2012 04:41 PM - last edited on ‎02-18-2013 04:42 PM by Epic Genius

Mobile devices have become a big part of our connected world - a popular theme among the press events today. But before launching into any announcements, Pioneer kicked things off with a trip back in time. In the beginning of radio we wanted 2 things while driving our car - music and information. We only had access to radio signals in our immediate proximity, so for me, having grow up in small town BC, my family and I had access to only one - our local station. 


Apple's AirPlay Sings a Sweet Song

by Blogger on ‎11-21-2011 11:23 AM - last edited on ‎02-19-2013 03:05 PM by Epic Genius

With AirPlay you can stream whatever you are listening to or watching with an AirPlay enabled receiver, speaker system or your Apple TV (connected to your home theatre system). At the touch of a button, you re-route your music, audiobooks, podcasts or videos from your iPod to your built-in system.


Spice Up Your iPod!

by Blogger on ‎07-11-2011 11:28 PM - last edited on ‎02-19-2013 03:05 PM by Epic Genius

Looking to add more functionality to your iPod? Check out this post for some cool accessories to give your Pod some punch!



Welcome to the Plug-in Blog!
Get the latest news, reviews and how-to’s from tech enthusiasts across Canada and learn how technology can enhance your lifestyle. Looking to eliminate techno stress? You've come to the right place!
Top Kudoed Authors