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, but … » 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

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

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

The Pioneer Elite TV Is Back: Is It the Greatest LCD TV Ever Created?

The Pioneer Elite line was one of those wonderful things you really wanted but knew you'd never be able to afford. Then Pioneer stopped making them. And now they're back—just as stellar looking and crazily priced as ever. » 8/04/11 10:34am 8/04/11 10:34am