Sat-nav http://www.stuff.tv/my/car/news en-MY Schwinn's CycleNav tells you where to ride http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/schwinns-cyclenav-tells-you-where-ride/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This app-controlled Bluetooth accessory guides you with lights and sounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Schwinn CycleNav" alt="Schwinn CycleNav" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/schwinn-cyclenav-press-image.gif?1389620506" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">A simple, dependable way to find your route on a bike that doesn&#39;t involve sellotaping a smartphone to your handlebars or investing in a dedicated cycle GPS has been a long time coming, but Schwinn might have just the gadget.</p> <p class="p1">The Schwinn CycleNav hooks up to an app on your smartphone and guides you via three LED-lit green arrows - left, right and forward&nbsp; - and voice instructions.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GP-yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The brains behind the operation is Schwinn&#39;s CycleNav app for Android and iOS. Using map data from Mapquest, you enter your destination and it plots routes based on your preferences, incorporating cycle lanes and off-road sections if you want to.</p> <p class="p1">The button in the middle of the (slightly gaudy, slightly plasticky) device makes it repeat the last instruction, so you shouldn&#39;t miss anything crucial.</p> <p class="p1">At present there appears to be no in-built traffic data (a shame, given what a difference it makes to cycle routes), nor does it incorporate user-created routes as the likes of Bike Hub do. But there&#39;s time for it to develop, particularly as it&#39;s confined to the USA right now.</p> <p class="p1">It&#39;s water-resistant, charges via microUSB and, according to Schwinn, has a 10-hour battery life.</p> <p class="p1">Handily, the CycleNav also doubles as a bike light, and at the end of the ride gives you ride statistics including distance travelled, speed and calories burned. Not bad for US$60 (RM197). It&#39;s available in the US on March 1, and should see release elsewhere in the world later this year.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all of the biggest stories so far</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Schwinn CycleNav" alt="Schwinn CycleNav" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/schwinn-cyclenav-image.gif?1389620506" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/schwinns-cyclenav-tells-you-where-ride/news#comments CES 2014 Sat-nav Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:55:21 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430738 at http://www.stuff.tv Thank Clarion for transforming your dumb car into a brainy vehicle http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/clarion-brings-android-experience-your-car/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The makers of in-car entertainment units chucks an Android into your automobile, allowing you to enjoy all the goodness you get from smartphones and tablets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Clarion brings the Android experience to your car" alt="Clarion brings the Android experience to your car" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/clarion-ax1-2.jpg?1379130472" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Clarion's AX1 In Car Entertainment (ICE) unit is not going to turn your car into KITT and make you the new Knight Rider. But at least the Android-powered module will serenade you with tunes from its online music partner Infogo.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Old to New </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The AX1 is not the company’s first foray into Android-powered ICE systems – last year they launched the system under the name ‘Clarion Mirage’, which was marketed exclusively through OEM partners. This time around, the AX1 can be purchased by end users directly, either through the internet or their favourite car accessory shop.</p> <p>The heart of the system is the new 6.5 inch capacitive touch-screen screen (it was a smaller screen with resistive touch technology previously). The system runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.7, which is remade specifically to work seamlessly within the automotive environment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/clarion-ax1-3.jpg?1379130472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/clarion-ax1-5.jpg?1379130472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is feature packed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AX1 will not leave you wanting for features. You can play 1080p videos (yes, no kidding!) and there's also GPS navigation, Internet radio and even Internet browsing on the go (as long as your car is stationary). This is on top of the usual music playback – through the local radio or through connected media. Talking about connected, you get Bluetooth to connect to your phone, and turn your ICE into your hands-free kit.</p> <p>They did say that the AX1 will not have Google Play installed, but you can sideload apps as it runs Android without fancy skins. There is an “Infogo App Garage” where curated apps and system updates are pushed through over the air – like any Android system currently.</p> <p>While the AX1 is a full automotive grade connected car stereo, you also get a microSD slot, and two USB ports to connect your devices. The USB ports supports both iPod connection and MTP connection from Android phones. A standard 3.5mm AUX jack is also available for devices that don’t support the other connections.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and Availability </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Clarion also announced that the AX1 will be marketed to five countries in this region – Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and India before coming to other selected markets around the world in future.</p> <p>You can visit <a href="http://www.infogo.com">www.infogo.com</a> to preorder the AX1 for an introductory price of RM 1599 / SGD 650. This offer is only for the first 3000 units sold from the website. After which, the price will revert back to its recommended price of RM 2400 / SGD 930. The AX1 will be delivered/on sale in the month of November.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/clarion-ax1-4.jpg?1379130472" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/clarion-brings-android-experience-your-car/news#comments Android Geek accessories Music Sat-nav Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:20:54 +0000 Sharil Abdul Rahman 1426602 at http://www.stuff.tv