A few days before the weekend DICE announced two new products, Livio Car Internet Radio app and Silverline DUO. The former works in conjunction with the latter in order to give you a better service than ever. The best thing is that you will now have access to more than 45,000 radio stations, which can be accessed using your factory fitted car stereo controls.
Although you will have to payout for the initial setup, there is no monthly fee – so just one payment up front then. The 2011 Silverline DUO Integration Kit needs you to download the Livio app and then install it to your iOS device and then keep it in your vehicle all the time you are in it to enjoy the huge amount of radio stations at your disposal.
You need to make certain that you have iOS 4.2.2 or higher in order for Livio app Version 2.2. to work correctly. The good news is the app is free, the bad is that the Silverline DUO will cost you $189.99 – although you might be lucky to spot a deal here and there. The new device is compatible with certain Acura, BMW, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mini, Nissan, Scion and Toyota vehicles.
What makes this device even better is how you will get information displayed where your CD text normally appears. What we like about this is how it will stop all those arguments in the car when you are trying to guess who is singing a certain song on the radio. This has happened many times to most of us, and what is even more annoying is the fact that the DJ does not even tell us. For more details on the new device and app visit DICE Electronics. Apple could offer a other solution when you are not in your car though, as we reported that the iPhone 5 could come with an FM radio built in – although do not expect many radio stations.
Can you justify spending around $190 for access to more then 45,000 radio stations?
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