The first of these dashboard game changers comes in the form of the mighty-fine Kenwood DDX4017DAB. Looks wise, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s a peach, with a futuristic aesthetic that will bring your car’s interior bang up to date in a flash.
The DDX4017DAB offers music playback compatibility for your iPhone or Android device. Once connected, your smartphone can be controlled using the super-clear 6.2-inch clear resistive touchscreen. We’re big fans of Spotify and this new Kenwood product has seriously cool integration for one of our favourite apps.
A Spotify icon on the GUI allows you to quickly access your music library, safely and legally, while on the move. Kenwood have nailed it with this feature.
We’ve just got our hands on one of the latest multimedia products from Kenwood and the Bluetooth performance is on the next level. Call clarity is 10 out of 10 and music streaming is absolutely top drawer. You can connect up to five phones at the same time for music playback two of which are also kept active for handsfree chit-chats. So if your mates want to DJ while you drive and keep your phone connected for calls on a road trip, this is no problem. This is also great if you want to connect a work phone and a personal phone to your Kenwood at the same time.
When it comes to charging your mobile device, there’s a mad-decent 1.5A USB rapid-charge connection, so you can run your favourite apps without killing your battery status to red, too.
Meanwhile the digital radio tuner is simple to use, and with access to hundreds of stations there’s always something to keep you entertained on a long drive. Being able to listen to talkSPORT or 6 Music at the touch of the screen is great. If you’re a proper music geek, then we’re certain that the DSP 13 Band EQ and FLAC audio file playback will thoroughly wet your whistle.
Rotary volume knob 6.2-inch clear resistive touchscreen Easy control of your Spotify app with dedicated GUI