Pioneer's new Networked Entertainment eXperience (NEX) line of products fill the gap between its connected AppRadio set and more traditional in-car products. Pioneer's five new NEX headunits will take advantage of your smartphone's (iPhone 4 up and compatible Android set) apps through AppRadio mode and grab your phone's data connection to improve its built in services and apps. For example, AVICSYNC Networked Navigation (only on AVIC models) will be able to reach out and get local traffic, weather, gas prices and overlay that data right on your maps. Apple's Siri Eyes Free is also on hand on all NEX receivers by simply poking the icon on the stereo's display, once activated Siri responds to your every command using the provided mic and plays back through the speakers. Other notable features include Aha Radio across the board, Pandora Station Creation, HD Radio, Sirius-XM ready and support for FLAC lossless files. The The AVIC-8000NEX ($1400 SRP), AVIC-7000NEX ($1200 SRP), AVIC-6000NEX ($900 SRP), AVIC-5000NEX ($750 SRP) and AVH-4000NEX ($700 SRP) should ship by early February.
Pioneer unveils NEX, its Networked Entertainment eXperience with five new in-car receivers