Drone of the Day: Pointer

Little heralded or known, in the actual revolution that brought small drones into virtually every combat unit of all four military services, Pointer was a pioneer. Developed first for the Marine Corps in 1986, Pointer was the first hand-held drone—45 pounds and transportable in a backpack. They were used in Desert… »7/20/15 11:55am7/20/15 11:55am

​Pioneer NEX Systems Put CarPlay and Android Auto In Your Old Hatchback

Pioneer's NEX in-dash systems are some of the most advanced out there, putting interactive multimedia and navigation powers in even the crappiest vehicles. And they're getting even better in 2015 with support for both Android Auto and CarPlay. No matter which side of the smartphone wars you're on, Pioneer has you… »1/06/15 1:00pm1/06/15 1:00pm

A Wireless Blu-ray Drive For Those With Ultra-thin Laptops

They say you can't have your cake and eat it too, and if you want an ultra-thin lightweight laptop, you have to say goodbye to a built-in optical drive. It's a minor sacrifice made even easier to tolerate now that Pioneer is introducing an external Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner that connects to your Mac or Windows computers… »9/17/13 9:44am9/17/13 9:44am

Pioneer's New HUD Brings Augmented Reality to Cars for Less Than $1,000

Just a couple of years ago, the idea of a device projecting information driving directions onto a car's windshield seemed super futuristic. Now they're becoming a reality, with the European release of Pioneer's NavGate head-up display the latest. And believe it or not, this one's actually pretty affordable. »9/04/13 2:40pm9/04/13 2:40pm

Spotify Connect: Sonos-Like Powers That Bend to Your Budget

Spotify is getting into the hardware game. The company is teaming up with a slew of great audio companies to bake Spotify right into Wi-Fi connected speakers. And it's not just speakers—the new system makes juggling your tunes between your phone, tablet, and computer a piece of cake, too. Here's the facile music… »9/03/13 12:01am9/03/13 12:01am

Pioneer's New Soundbar Is Beautifully Simple and Wonderfully Cheap

Pioneer's new SB-PS23W is a soundbar the way most people want it: A simple, relatively inexpensive way to make a television sound louder. In that way, it's cut from the same cloth as the excellent AitPlay speakers the company released last year (actually, they've got the some LA-based designer). It wasn't the first… »6/26/13 11:12am6/26/13 11:12am

You Can Now Get a 3D Hologram Of Your Unborn Baby's Smile

Instead of surprising your parents about your pregnancy by slipping them a 2D ultrasound, you can completely blow their minds with a 3D hologram courtesy of Pioneer's new printing service. It does mean you'll have to head to Japan for your ultrasound, and hide the good news from your family for about seven months,… »5/08/13 9:01am5/08/13 9:01am

A Friendly Wave Is All You Need To Navigate This GPS Device

To make it easier for drivers to navigate its in-car navigation units while still concentrating on the road, Pioneer is introducing a new touch-free sensor that recognizes broad gestures made with the hand. The driver will still need to reach for the display on their dashboard, but instead of tapping the screen they… »10/05/12 1:35pm10/05/12 1:35pm

Pioneer's Audiophile-Grade N50 Player Streams All Your Music Files Over AirPlay and DLNA

Once upon a time you would have bought a turntable, cassette deck, or CD player for your audiophile music setup. Wires and physical media? So archaic. That's why Pioneer now has the N50 AirPlay and DLNA compatible networked audio player, which should make your high quality audio files sound great. »1/04/12 12:32pm1/04/12 12:32pm