Sony’s XSP-N1BT turns your smartphone into an in-car entertainment system

Sony has shown off its new XSP-N1BT smartphone cradle receiver at CES. The device sits in your car’s dashboard, where it uses your smartphone to interface with your vehicle’s audio system, becoming a head-unit that can play music, stream internet radio, and make hands-free calls. The cradle replaces your smartphone’s native interface, replacing it with Sony’s App Remote 2 when connected. App Remote 2 might not look as stylish as other smartphone interfaces, but it does offer voice control, allowing users to “hear and compose text messages and emails, obtain mapping information, and listen to notifications” without needing to move their hands.

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