Clarion MAX973HD is an hard disk based navigation and DVD multimedia station with a 7″ touch screen display. The features of this beast would literally cover a few pages if we had to list all of them, so we’ll just go ahead and talk about the basics.
First off, the navigation system: Navteq maps take some of the space on the 30GB hard disk, works together with in a built-in RDS-TMC live traffic information receiver, and has a 2D gyro sensor to keep navigation on route when going through tunnels or when GPS signals are weak. It does both voice recognition and text-to-speech in multiple languages and even offers freeway sign renderings where appropriate.
The optical drive on Clarion MAX973HD is capable of playing DVD videos as well as recording DVD’s (DVD±R/DVD±RW/CD-R/CD-RW ready to be precise), and it also supports MP3 and WMA formats whether you bring the data on a disc or on an SD card.
It also has bluetooth to pair with your phone and also has a special interface for iPods (CCA-692 iPod video connecting cable required). We hate to do this to you but we don’t when this will be available or for how much… via