Audiovox, a name long synonymous with quality car audio systems, recently announced its latest product, the Android Tablet Vehicle Entertainment System, has begun shipping.
Following previous vehicle entertainment systems from this award-winning, New York-based mobile and consumer electronics leader, the Android Tablet Entertainment System features a Google Certified 8-inch Wi-Fi Android tablet with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, Jelly Bean 4.1 OS, DDR3 1GB, 8GB memory and a front/rear .3MP/2.0 MP camera. Also included in the Android Tablet Vehicle Entertainment System are an easy to use universal mounting system, AC adapter with USB socket, 12V car adapter and USB cable. The tablet also comes equipped with a built in IR (infrared) dual channel transmitter, built in 100 channel FM transmitter, two front facing speakers, built in microphone, HDMI output to use with SD memory cards, an external microSD slot that’s expandable using a 32G microSD card and USB input.
The universal mounting system can be installed around a vehicle’s headrest in mere seconds and when docked, also acts as a charger when used with the car adapter. However, the enclosed manual recommends the tablet’s battery be charged for at least eight hours prior to general use. Once the battery is charged, the tablet can be used for approximately two hours and can be powered on by depressing the Power/Lock button on its side. And setting up the Wi-Fi network was a breeze, as was logging into a Google account. The home screen reveals a home panel, a Google search icon, preinstalled apps such as You Tube and Email, onscreen keyboard and other onscreen features. By tapping on App Drawer on the top right hand of the screen, a number of other apps will appear that can be added to the home screen, such as Google+, Google Chrome and Play Store. Because the full-featured tablet is also GooglePlay certified, users can choose from thousands of thousands of popular apps like Netflix simply by visiting the Play Store app.
Overall performance was impressive as was the quality of the photo images taken from the versatile rear facing camera and the IPS (in-plane switching) panel, with a display resolution of1024x768. Consumers interested in a nice alternative to holding onto a tablet while traveling will enjoy the hands free convenience of a secure mounting system complimented with outstanding accessories. For iPad and other tablet users, Audiovox also offers a variety of rear seat entertainment mounts to choose from, including a separate universal mounting system and iPad specific systems.
The Android Tablet Vehicle Entertainment System can be purchased through the Voxx Electronics Corporation website before being directed to an eBay listing as a Buy it Now option for $314.99 with free shipping.
Audiovox T852SBK 8 inch Android Tablet Vehicle Entertainment System Features
• Universal bracket for secure mount to headrest
• Adjustable allows tilt plus 90 degree rotation for landscape or portrait viewing
• Tablet charges when docked
• Built-in IR dual channel transmitter listen privately with included infrared (IR) wireless headphones
• Built-in 100 channel FM transmitter – listen through the vehicles audio system
• Sturdy, retractable support arm folds completely into tablet back to retain slim tablet design
• 8-inch Android tablet
• GooglePlay certified
• Dual-Core, 1.5GHz
• DDR3 1GB
• 8GB (expandable to 32GB)
• Front-facing speakers (2)
• Front / Rear 0.3MP/2.0MP camera
• IPS panel, 1024 x 768 resolution
• HDMI output
• USB input
• AC Adaptor w/USB socket
• 12V car adapter
• USB Cable
• Headrest dock
• Folding wireless IR headphone