Oxygen Audio O’Car and O’Dock
Own a pretty sweet ride, but do not really know how to make it sweeter? Why, kitting it out with the proper audio equipment, that’s how! That is what Oxygen Audio has done, rolling out the O’Car and O’Dock at the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas, where it will play nice with the iPhone as the main musical component. This French brand from ADMEA specializes in car audio electronics, which is why you can more or less be sure that the O’Car and O’Dock will not shortchange you in any way where your ears are concerned, and at a price point which will be agreeable to your pockets as well – now how about that?
The O’Car also managed to pick up the CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award Honoree apart from being even more famous by receiving global recognition as an iStage finalist, making it the only fully integrated head unit specifically designed for the iPhone to date. It will not discriminate against any iPhone, so you’re safe even if you’ve been rocking to the first generation iPhone. The O’Car will feature patented technology that allows users to control all standard car stereo functions using the iPhone touch screen, letting you access it either horizontally or vertically so that all iPhone applications may be used in the car.
Apart from being a high end car radio, the O’Car will also let you access your entire iTunes music catalogue, enabling hands-free calls as well as synchronizing a Bluetooth headset to boot. Internet radio is also a go with this peripheral, just in case you get sick and tired of your playlist and want something newer and more random. As for the O’Dock, this is touted to be the world’s first iPhone docking system that will fully integrate your iPhone in the car, allowing you to enjoy all of the features of the O’Car without the need to spend more money and install a new car stereo head unit. As usual, it will use the iPhone’s intuitive touchscreen display to control all functions of a car stereo system. You can place a pre-order for the European version of the O’Car for delivery later this month at $299, while consumers can also able to pre-order for the North American version of the O’Car at the regular price of $349 for a March/April delivery.