Update: This offer has ended.
Newegg Flash, Newegg's one-day only deals site, has the Apline ILX-107 Digital Media Receiver for $699 with a $200 Newegg promotional gift card, and you can knock that price down to $664.05 with the promo code NEWEGGAUTO23. This receiver is pretty rare and you'll find it's sold out at retailers like Best Buy and only available through third parties on Amazon. When it is in stock, it generally sells for $700 with little leeway.
This receiver was built to be used with Apple CarPlay from the ground up. Unless you own a fancy new BMW, and if you do why are you reading this?, there have not been a lot of ways to use CarPlay wirelessly until the Alpine ILX-107.
Alpine's device features a 7-inch touchscreen, an AM/FM tuner, a built-in amplifier, 5Ghz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and access to music apps like Pandora and Spotify. There is also a USB port for plug-and-play with Apple devices that have CarPlay.
The system is designed to be as seamless and easy to use as you would expect from an actual Apple device. After the first connection between your phone and the receiver (either through Bluetooth pairing or by physically connecting the two together with a Lightning cable), the receiver will always connect to the device that uses it most frequently.
There are other systems that use CarPlay, but it's always attached as an afterthought to existing systems. This is the first one built for it and the first aftermarket device to access it wirelessly.
Just remember the big negative to this is that you won't be able to do much with this receiver if you leave your phone on the kitchen counter.
The $200 Newegg promotional gift card is only good for other purchases at Newegg.com. It will be issued to you four days after your purchase, and you will have one year to use it before it expires.
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