Revue Your Ride

04/28/2010 at 5:00pm

Revue Your Ride
Join our friends at Scion Evolution for the Revue meet and greet this Saturday, May 1 in Huntington Beach, CA. You don’t need a Scion to join the fun, all makes and models are welcome. Check out cars and bikes, see the Five Axis garage where the famous Scion demo cars were made, and even help the community with a chance to win products from the charity raffle for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.




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Toyota Enthusiasts Gather 'Round

04/15/2010 at 3:31pm

Toyota Enthusiasts Gather 'Round

It's the 15th all TOYOTAFEST and it's taking place at the Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach, California. All Toyota fans welcome! The event is free, though a spectator parking fee will apply. Meet fellow Toyota car owners and enthuisiasts! There will also be various vendors to check out while you're there.

Save the date: May 8, 2010 9AM to 3PM, Long Beach, California

For more info: [Toyotafest 2010]


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The Evolution of Pandora®

03/30/2010 at 12:00pm

The Evolution of Pandora®
First, there was Pandora for the desktop. A whole new world of music available conveniently and catered to the type of music you like – right from your computer speakers.

Then, came the Pandora app for the iPhone. Not only can you listen to the stations you’ve “created” from the comfort of your own home or office – now you can port around the music with you, wherever you go. It’s like having access to a super-library of music right from your iPhone.

Why not bring that music experience into your car? Now, you can bring the Pandora and iPhone in the car to work seamlessly with the Alpine iDA-X305S for the best Pandora experience while on the road. Get superior sound quality and easy control directly from the iDA-X305S!




Rate your Pandora songs
Like the song? Push in the outer ring of the Double Action encoder knob and twist the knob to the right to give the song a thumbs up. If you don’t like the song, likewise push in and rotate the knob to the left, to give the song a thumbs down and the song will skip. This provides feedback to Pandora so that you get better music selections catered to you no matter where you are; whether it’s in the car, on your iPhone, or over the web on your computer at home. Learn more about the convenience of Pandora in your car using the iDA-X305S.


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Race on your iPhone: GT Racing

02/18/2010 at 3:42pm

Race on your iPhone:  GT Racing


Not too long ago, we gave you a heads up when an exciting racing game, Asphalt 5, dropped for the iPhone. Now the same makers of Asphalt 5, Gameloft, bring you even more racing goodness in the latest racing extravaganza for your iPhone – GT Racing: Motor Academy. Get behind the driver's seat and see for yourself!



For more details and pricing, check it out on iTunes:
GT Racing: Motor Academy


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Top 10 Reasons to Ditch your Headset

02/12/2010 at 3:24pm

Top 10 Reasons to Ditch your Headset


1. Because you don’t want to be “that guy”. You know… “that guy” with an earpiece stuck in your ear 24/7.

2. Because you shouldn’t have to spend an eternity untangling yourself each time to get ready to receive a call.

3. Because the definition of annoying in the dictionary should not be a picture of you holding your phone in your hand and shouting via speakerphone.

4. Because no, there isn’t an app for that, not even in a bare-knuckled bucket of does.

5. Because driving while holding a phone in your hand (rather than on your steering wheel), is probably just as safe as tying your shoe or eating a bowl of chili while driving.

6. Because batting your eyelashes at Mr. Police Officer doesn’t always work, why risk getting pulled over? California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, and Washington and the District of Columbia all ban hand-held cell phone use.

7. Because you want to avoid carpal tunnel ear, since having an uncomfortable headset stashed in your ear could get pretty irritating.

8. Because you want to save some room for your stunna shades on your ears.

9. Because you don’t want a visit to your chiropractor for that crick from your neck bent out of shape to prop your phone.

10. Because you should free up your ears to hear the things that really matter, such as your favorite songs on your stereo and emergency vehicles, etc.

Ditch the headset, and check out alternative Bluetooth® Wireless Technology solutions offered by Alpine. The DCS-BT1 is the simplest addition to your car, just clip it onto your visor for crystal-clear conversations on your drive.


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We’re on a Boat!

02/08/2010 at 6:32pm

We’re on a Boat!
With spring on the way, now is the time to get ready for boating season. While you're stocking up on supplies and equipment, don’t forget to update your sound system too. The new CDA-118M waterproof head unit is made especially for marine use. Big buttons access popular audio sources for boating (like iPod® and satellite radio), while the large text on the LCD screen makes for easier reading in the sunlight. Plus the CDA-118M is waterproof, so don’t worry if the waves get to it or if a rapper spills his drink on it… Come experience the entire Alpine marine lineup this week at the Miami Boat Show. We’ll be in booth # 1969 in the Accessories area, so stop by to say Hi!


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On the Fence About an iPod Head Unit?

02/05/2010 at 11:39am

On the Fence About an iPod Head Unit?
We’ve had our iPod/iPhone Digital Media Receivers for a few years now. Not sure if this is the right type of head unit for you? Here is a test report from CNET discussing the iXA-W407. Take a read and see what they have to say about it.


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CD Lovers, Rejoice!

02/03/2010 at 1:08pm

CD Lovers, Rejoice!
For those of you who want the best sound for CDs in your car, we’ve got the head unit for you! The CDA-117 is engineered with what you need for premium sound quality. The 4V preamp outputs provide higher, cleaner output for your amplifiers, while the 24-bit Burr-Brown DAC ensures that your digital sources are accurately converted for the best sound reproduction. Adjust your system the way you like it using the built-in crossover, time correction and equalization features. The CDA-117 also has iTunes® Tagging from FM radio stations that broadcast RDS (Radio Data System) information, allowing you to identify songs for review or purchase from iTunes.

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New Year, New Products!

02/01/2010 at 2:54pm

New Year, New Products!
Happy 2010 everyone! We haven’t brought you news in a while, but we are back to kick-off an exciting new year. And what better way to do that than by sharing our new INA-W900 Audio/Video/Navigation (AVN) system with you! The award-winning INA-W900 gives you fast control over your audio, video and navigation sources via the 7-inch touchscreen. Listen to your favorite music, watch DVDs (when parked), and get reliable navigation -- all in one unit. You can even keep your music on screen and still see your next navigation direction with the innovative GuideView Window™.

The INA-W900 is one of many products coming this year, so keep checking back to see what’s new!


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Hot Cars and Hot Tacos – Must Be Thanksgiving in So Cal!

11/24/2009 at 2:38pm

Hot Cars and Hot Tacos – Must Be Thanksgiving in So Cal!
So Cal, if you didn’t make it to SEMA, here’s a chance to see some of the cars that you missed. Our friends Mike Vu and the MV Designz team along with Kogi BBQ are having a meet up to kick off the holiday weekend. Plus, it just happens to be Kogi’s 1-Year Anniversary so a party is in order. The Scion Kogi Mobile Kitchen will be there, as well as Mike’s other creation, the Scion xBt truck. Come check out the hot cars and hot tacos!

Wednesday, Nov. 25
6:30 – 9:00 PM
MV Designz
1514 N. Susan St., Suite D
Santa Ana, CA 92703
714-554-2728

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