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Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX – A head unit based on a removable tablet

At CES 2021 , Pioneer unveiled the Pioneer NEX family of in-car multimedia head units . The model received the DMH-WC5700NEX index . A distinctive feature of the novelty is the use of a removable Android tablet as an interface panel, which revives at the modern level the concept of anti-vandal removable panels for car radios of the end of the last century.

Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX - a head unit based on a removable tablet

The tablet is connected to the electronic unit of the head unit with a cable and can be placed on the complete podium in any convenient place in the car interior. This bracket allows you to easily detach your tablet and take it with you. Moreover, here we are talking not only about preventing possible theft – the tablet, being disconnected from the head unit, remains fully functional. Again, the head unit itself is no longer subject to strict size restrictions – it can be positioned anywhere in the cabin, as long as the cable length is sufficient.

The body of the Smart Unit tablet has turned out to be thicker than the usual gadgets, because it is durable and resistant to adverse environmental factors. You can control and configure the multimedia system both using the touchscreen of the tablet or using the proprietary Pioneer Smart Sync application for mobile gadgets .

As an option, the manufacturer offers to retrofit, if desired, the head unit with a SirusXM satellite tuner and a rear view camera. The Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX supports wired and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity , and is equipped with Amazon Alexa .

Information on the timing of the Pioneer DMH-WC5700NEX on sale and the recommended retail prices will be published at a later date.

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