​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 1:00pm 1/06/15 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 9:44am 9/17/13 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 2:40pm 9/04/13 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 12:01am 9/03/13 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 11:12am 6/26/13 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 9:01am 5/08/13 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 1:35pm 10/05/12 1:35pm

Digital DJs Can Say Goodbye to Wires Forever

Unless you're incredibly organized, it's highly likely that you have different music tracks dotted around different devices, which can turn digital DJing from a celebration of music to a mess of jumbled cables quicker than you can shout "tune". Pioneer's new digital decks, however, swap wires for Wi-Fi. » 8/09/12 7:05am 8/09/12 7:05am

Pioneer's Gorgeous New Headphones Pack Up and Go With You Anywhere

There's something pleasing about a beautiful set of headphones—especially if they're portable, rugged, and made to travel. That in mind, Pioneer's got a couple sets of new cans for you to consider. » 4/18/12 8:40pm 4/18/12 8:40pm

Pioneer Gets All Up in Your Dash With its Android-Ready App Radio 2

Pioneer is one of the kings of car stereo, but the company has been looking for new ways to enhance how you and your car interact—and how your car interacts with your gadgets and specifically your smartphone. » 1/09/12 2:21pm 1/09/12 2:21pm

Pioneer's Audiophile-Grade N50 Player Streams All Your Music Files Over…

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 12:32pm 1/04/12 12:32pm

MIXTRAX Turns Your Car into a Virtual Club

Can't get enough block-rockin' beats but haven't figured out how to fit your mixing tables in the back of your Civic? No worries, Pioneer's new MIXTRAX technology does the mixing and effects for you. » 12/09/11 2:40am 12/09/11 2:40am

Pioneer S-DJ05 Monitors—This Is What Awesome Sounds Like

Making music, mixing beats, tweaking demo tapes—if you do any of these on your computer you'll want to give the S-DJ05's a listen. » 11/30/11 2:00am 11/30/11 2:00am

Zypr: Voice Control for Every Device and Application

One day, we'll all expect our gadgets to respond intelligently to voice commands. But right now, with the exception of Siri, nothing really works very well. » 11/07/11 1:37pm 11/07/11 1:37pm

Pioneer Music Tap—AirPlay Lands on the Desktop

Between Amazon, iPods, and various external hard drives, my music collection is spread far and wide over my digital footprint. But it doesn't really matter where the media is coming from, the Pioneer Music Tap will play it. » 10/27/11 1:40am 10/27/11 1:40am

Pioneer's AR HUD Puts Your Satnav Display On the Road Ahead

It's certainly not the first demo we've seen of a windshield HUD system that incorporates navigation and other info so a driver can keep their eyes on the road. But it is the first from Pioneer, a company with the automotive experience to finally make a system like this a reality. » 10/18/11 10:00am 10/18/11 10:00am

Pioneer's New iPod Docks Get You Playing Wirelessly

Pioneer's two new iPod docks allow wireless playback of anything that's Airplay-ready, as well as basically anything connected to Wi-Fi. The tabletop-sized Pioneer X-SMC3-S Music Tap and X-SMC4-K Elite Music Tap are flexible little music systems. » 9/12/11 11:04am 9/12/11 11:04am

Pioneer VSX-1021-K Receiver Review Gallery

The Control Screen (Portrait) » 8/17/11 3:20pm 8/17/11 3:20pm

The Control Screen (Landscape) The Status Screen The Equalizer Screen The Balance Control Screen The MCACC Screen Airplay The VSX-1021-K Receiver

Pioneer's Making Cameras Next?

I'd be happier if they picked up the Kuro wheel again, but according to news reverberating from China, Pioneer's teamed up with Asia Optical to slap their brand on cameras for the Chinese market. [DCWatch via 1001NoisyCameras via PetaPixel] » 8/05/11 4:35am 8/05/11 4:35am