A car deck is also known as a head unit. It is mostly a component of an entertainment system that is within a car, the latter which provides a hardware interface that is unified for the car or entertainment system. It is sometimes also referred to as a receiver. It is typically placed within the center of a dashboard and is the centerpiece of a car’s information and sound system. In addition to all of that, they are integrated to the car’s alarm system since it is a common target for thieves. The car deck will give the driver control of all the media of the car as well as entertainment in the form of radio and MP3. Nowadays, they also come with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi system. Additionally, the user retain the controls of the volume, bass, treble and sound modes like fade among others. As much as they play a part in the interior decor of a car, their functions vary in functionality.
The aim of this review is to broaden your horizon about car decks so that you have a better understanding of them when you decide to get one.
Regetek Car Rear View Camera + Double Din 7″ Touchscreen In Dash Stereo
Regetek is one of the newest and emerging manufacturers in terms of car stereo .
Pros and Cons
This pros of this car deck is that it is ideal for most vehicles making it mostly universal. The unit support MP3, MP4 as well as having a 1080p display, it is easy to use. The screen is 7″ meaning it is pretty good among other products of the same kind. Since it comes with Bluetooth, it means you can use the hands free feature and take wireless calls while driving. From the deck, it is possible to control the subwoofer volume and outputs among others. As a plus, it is also compatible with backup cameras, making the installation easy to understand. The display will switch to the camera view once you get into reverse gear. It also comes with a remote control, handing some of the control to the backseat passengers too which is pretty good if you have kids wanting to watch clips or movies.
The con that we found was that the installation kit is not standard and some modifications may have to be done to the car deck installation so as to fit different ones.
2 Din Car Stereo In Dash Head Unit Deck GPS Navigation Built-in 3D Map
EinCar is one of the newest innovative brands around.
Pros and Cons
This deck is another high quality one with its 4.2 android OS which combined with its Dual Core processor makes it really smooth to use and able to handle a lot of applications simultaneously without overheating. The system will support from DVD to MP4 and the touch screen is responsive pretty much everywhere. It is also possible to stream music directly to the system from a smartphone using the Bluetooth feature. The latter also grants you the opportunity to take calls using the Hands Free feature. As with most decks, it is also compatible with backup cameras and navigation systems. In the case of backup cameras, the display will switch to the camera view once you get into reverse gear. In addition to all of the above, this deck supports SD cards and USBs for additional storage.
The con that we found was that most applications can bug and does not work as intended sometimes.
Single Head Unit Receiver Dash Stereo
Manufactured by Pyle, it is one of the most innovative decks around.
Pros and Cons
The pros of this deck is that it is compatible with most modern features and the main one is the touchscreen function. Coming at resolution of 7″, it is pretty big among products of the same kind. This deck makes it possible to stream audio and videos from external devices such as mobile and tablets while using the Bluetooth feature. The latter also allows to take hands free call while driving with is really convenient. The deck is also compatible with the wiring of backup cameras or even wireless ones. The interface is really user friendly and not intimidating, making it really easy to use. This deck is also compatible with receiving radio as well as satellite radio and the display is compatible with GPS navigation, the latter will switch its display for camera view once the gear is set to reverse.
The con we found was that after some time of using it to its maximum potential, it might stop working.
Pyle Single DIN In Dash Android Car Stereo Head Unit Touch Screen Monitor
Another one of Pyle’s deck so we know we will get a good quality one.
Pros and Cons
This deck is a really good one as it supports navigation system, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a lot of other ones. Coming with its quad core, it sure runs very smoothly without any lag and sign of overheating. The interface is also user friendly making it possible for everyone to understand and use it. Supporting audio and video format such as MP3, MP4 among others makes it possible to stream videos, clips and sounds via smartphone through it which is extremely convenient. In addition to that, the Bluetooth feature will let you enjoy hands free call while driving. The deck is also compatible with the connection of backup cameras while the display of 1080p is sure to show you a clear image from your camera.
The con that we found was that there might be some inconveniences in switching the LCD on and off since the button is fragile.
Now that we’ve reached the end of this review, it is time to reveal our pick. Without any further ado, the one we would most definitely bet on is the Regetek Car Rear View Camera + Double Din 7″ Touchscreen In Dash Stereo. The reason for our choice is simple since it provides a plethora of features and the only inconvenience of wiring can be bypassed in a one-time installation.