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Pioneer Offers A Pair Of Computer Speakers

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

Pioneer making speakers? Yep. The outfit has introduced a 2.0 system (the S-MM301 for $49) and a 2.1 system (the S-MM751RU for $129). The S-MM301 features triple-coil drivers, USB connectivity, metal grilles, built-in controls and a compact design that is good for travel. The S-MM751RU adds a dedicated subwoofer and more power.

The S-MM751RU comes with a remote that allows users to control the volume and play/pause/rewind/forward, you know the drill. It uses Maxx Bass Dynamic Sound technology. The system is rated to handle a total of 40 watts (20 watt subwoofer, 10 watts for each satellite).

Pioneer SE-CL331 Washable Earphones

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2011

The Pioneer SE-CL331 are the world’s first washable earphones. They can be soaked and washed after every session if you like and it won’t damage the electronic equipment. They are available in white, bright blue and pink.

Other features include: a couple of 9mm drivers for a playback frequency of 10Hz to 20kHz with an impedance of 16 Ohms, an ergonomic ear holder, a gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini-plug and a silver-plated OFC wire. The Pioneer SE-CL331 can be immersed in water up to 1 meter. Just $59.99.

Pioneer WWS-DT101 52″ Surface Like Table

Posted in Pioneer by Reuben Drake on May 11th, 2011

I think that we can all agree that the Microsoft Surface concept is pretty awesome, but when can you and I get one? Pioneer’s engineers are working on it with this ultimate 52” Multitouch interactive discussion table, the WWS-DT101.

The WWS-DT101 is based on a Full HD 52” TV with multitouch technology and will let you manipulate documents with the touch of a finger and share data with anyone either wirelessly thanks to TransferJet technology or to any network connected devices like PCs, iPhones and iPads.

Pioneer outs GPS with augmented reality mapping

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2011

Pioneer Japan has introduced four new and very interesting in-car navigation systems. They use a dash-mounted camera to display live images on the screens and superimpose digital images on it to help you navigate. The Augmented Reality GPS systems include the AVIC-VH09CS, AVIC-VH09, AVIC-ZH09CS and AVIC-ZH09. The systems can also show distances between cars and points of interest.

But that’s not all. They can also tell which lane the car is in, if a light is red or green and it can identify other traffic signals. All four feature DVD video playback support, Bluetooth, USB ports, a 1Seg digital TV tuner, and an SD card slot. Hard drive-based navigation is standard, as well as three years of free map data updates.

Pioneer offers new Noise Cancelling Earbud Headphones

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2011

Full ear cup noise canceling headphones are great, but by their very nature they are too large for comfort. So Pioneer has just released their new SE-NC31C-K, which can remove up to 90% of ambient noise. The noise reduction can be turned off if you want, while still allowing you to listen to your audio.

They also have a “Monitor” button that mutes the music and turns off noise-cancellation quickly so that you can hear the sounds around you. That’s great for safety reasons alone. With a new single AAA battery the SE-NC31C-K earbud headphones will deliver up to 120 hours of noise canceling silence and they come with a storage pouch, 4.6 ft long cord, 4 ear tip sizes, in-flight plug adapter and a AAA battery.

Pioneer TF-FN2000 Minimalist Cordless Phone

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2011

Pioneer Japan has introduced a new series of compact cordless phones, dubbed the Pioneer TF-FN2000 series. This 2.4GHz cordless phone features an LED display, an answering machine, a call screening system and a hands-free mode. It certainly is unique looking.

The Pioneer TF-FN2000 delivers 6-hours of continuous talk time on a full charge and comes with a compact cradle and an ultra minimalistic handset. This device is available in black, white and red. It should be launched in Japan later this month.

Pioneer ships 3D Blu-ray players with iOS app support

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2010

Pioneer’s latest range of 3D Blu-ray players will now feature iOS support. These include the BDP-430, Elite BDP-41FD and BDP-43FD. Another shared function would be HDMI 1.4a connectivity for stereoscopic 3D capability along with 36-bit color support. For this the source and the TV need to support it. You also get Pioneer’s iControlAV iOS app which is available for free in the App Store, letting iPhone and iPod users control their player over a local network.

All three models will support a continuous mode which remembers where the movie stopped, so you can play it from that position. Using the Ethernet jack, you can also access Netflix, Pandora and YouTube without a computer.

Pioneer outs $209 Limited Edition HDJ-1000 headphones

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2010

Pioneer really got the design right for their HDJ-1000 headphones. There really wasn’t much room for improvement, making it hard to justify an update. So they have done what you might expect. These cans are getting rehashed in limited edition.

It’s all gold and black. The extrovert gold you see above and an understated all-black look. These are limited so the price bumps up to $209.

Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ headphones

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

Pioneer’s latest DJ headphones look ready to rock in red. They almost look like a Ferrari item. The HDJ-500 was specially made for comfort and performance. The main body is made out of magnesium alloy so it is lightweight and strong, with a rotating arm design that lets you twist the right earpiece backwards and forwards up to 60 degrees.

So get spinning and mixing and look good with these headphones. The Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ headphones will go on sale in January 2011 for $125.

Pioneer KODO XW-NAW1 wall-mounted iPod dock

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2010

iPod docks that you can mount on your wall are not new, but they are rarer than your typical dock. Pioneer is offering the KODO XW-NAW1 for £199 (that’s about $300). The KODO XW-NAW1 is slim enough for the job at 83mm and can be placed on your desk with a matching stand.

It’s compatible with iPhones and iPods and the 30W stereo speaker has touch sensor controls and can output video with the component video port.

Pioneer unveils Web-enabled Blu-ray Players

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2010

Pioneer has loaded its Blu-ray players with some pretty nice features, especially the BDP-330 and BDP-LX53 players. These players can play YouTube videos and RSS feeds, since they are internet connected thanks to the onboard Ethernet port, or optional Wi-Fi USB dongle.

These players can also decode high-resolution Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound and are BD-Live-ready. They support the iControlAV app, which lets your iPhone and iPod touch control them.

Pioneer CDJ-850 DJ media player unveiled

Posted in Pioneer by Shane McGlaun on July 8th, 2010

Pioneer makes all sorts of DJ gear for the pro DJ that costs a ton of money. If you are a DJ somewhere between the pro and beginner level looking for high-end gear without the pro price tag, Pioneer has a new media player for you.

The device is called the CDJ-850 and it uses the same club-inspired layout as the more expensive CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 units. The 850 has a big 206mm jog dial, rotary selector knob, and enhanced mixing features.

Pioneer offers up new 3D ready AV receivers

Posted in Pioneer by Shane McGlaun on March 2nd, 2010

Pioneer is one of the biggest names in home theater and home audio not to mention the popular products the company has for vehicles as well. Pioneer has unveiled a pair of new AV receivers that are 3D ready and reasonably priced.

The new receivers include the VSX-820-K and the VSX-520-K. The 820 is Works with iPhone certified. Both receivers can receive music streamed from Bluetooth phones or MP3 players with an optional Bluetooth accessory selling for $99.99.

Pioneer AVIC X920BT Navigation System

Posted in Pioneer by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2010

Pioneer has unveiled a new double-DIN navigation system at CES, the AVIC X920BT. This new device features a larger 6.1 WVGA touch screen display at 800×600 resolution, a new audio/video and navigation UI, improved voice recognition and updated Eco-routing.

The new user interface is supposedly faster and will provide easier access to such things as destination search, source selection and music search from a connected iPod or iPhone. Some other features include Bluetooth, audio streaming, a USB port, AVICFEEDS iPhone App compatibility and Pioneer’s new proprietary MusicSphere application for creating mood-themed playlists.

Pioneer unveils iPhone app that allows interaction with in-dash nav units

Posted in Pioneer by Shane McGlaun on September 22nd, 2009

avicfeeds-sgSome of the new vehicles on the roads today have navigation systems built in from the factory. Other vehicles don’t and the driver has to choose from in-dash navigation units or the type of navigation units that stick to the windshield. The in-dash sort is much better looking and Pioneer offers a while line of them.

Today Pioneer announced a new iPhone app that interacts with two of its high-end in-dash navigation devices including the AVIC-U310BT and the AVIC-Z110BT. Both of the navigation systems can interact with the iPhone app via Bluetooth.