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If you are looking to add Wireless Apple CarPlay or Wireless Android Auto to your Acura at an affordable price this BOSS Elite Apple CarPlay touchscreen double din radio is a great choice. It is one of the most affordable name brand units with wireless and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This radio also has Bluetooth, USB/SD Card Media Playback and the option to add a backup camera or an aftermarket amplifier for subwoofers. What this radio doesn’t have is built in GPS, CD/DVD or Sirius XM capabilities. Installing this unit requires you to run a new microphone wire to the visor or other desired location. Also the USB inputs are at the back of the radio so you must run the extensions to an accessible location or flush mount USB ports somewhere in your dash. Our plug and play kit removes the need for any wiring so all you have to do is plug everything in. Our radio kit also allows you keep your factory steering wheel controls, amplifier, speakers and factory navigation in most Acura’s.
Who should buy this radio:
This radio is meant for someone looking for wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto at a lower price point. This radio great for someone who also wants Bluetooth audio streaming/calling and the ability to add a backup camera. The wireless connections allow you to keep your phone in your pocket or bag and manage your music on the go straight from the touchscreen of the radio without plugging in any wires. The touchscreen on this radio is responsive so using it to control CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth is easy. The tactile buttons also are a great benefit of this radio. Almost all new aftermarket radios are incorporating capacitive touch buttons so its nice to have buttons you can feel and press down. Lastly this radio has an SD card slot so you can access your entire media collection instantly just by adding your SD card.
Who should look for something else:
If you are looking for built in GPS Guidance, Sirius XM capabilities, or Phone Mirroring this radio is not a good choice. This radio also isn’t suggested for those who want to run complex aftermarket audio system with multiple amplifiers. This radio works great with the factory audio system in the Acura TL, MDX and TSX but with aftermarket equipment this radio doesn’t have all the recommended settings to run multiple amplifiers. Installing a subwoofer amplifier is no problem but if you are planning to run a two or three amplifier system then we recommend a Kenwood radio instead.
About the BOSS Brand:
While BOSS has been in business for over 30 years some worry about quality of their products and opt for choosing a better recognized brand. The BOSS Elite line of products has really taken charge in the last couple of years and offers a fantastic value to those looking for a great inexpensive radio. BOSS offers a three year warranty on the BOSS elite line of radios so you can have peace of mind that your investment will be protected.