So much tech these days is focused on pushing things forward that it becomes easy to forget how nice some things were way back when. Case in point: cars. The vintage automobile hasn’t aged gracefully when it comes to being eco-friendly and fully featured, but to many enthusiasts, it still trounces today’s rides when it comes to good looks.
Those enthusiasts looking to modernize their classic rides should be happy to hear about RetroSound’s new Model Two in-dash radio then. Shipping today, the Model Two brings old-school factory radio looks and feel to a rig equipped with 21st century features. RetroSound touts the Model Two as “the only Made-for-iPod radio specifically for vintage vehicles,” and claims that it’s also the only radio “in its class” to utilize hands-free Bluetooth phone operation.
The company says that drivers can stream any app from any Android-based phone or iPhone to the Model Two, which means that the likes of Pandora and Slacker are compatible with the device. Two USB inputs are there for iPods or flash drives, and the rig’s 32,000-color LCD display can be customized by users to match their vehicle’s insides.
RetroSound claims that the Model Two can be installed “into virtually any classic vehicle without dash modification,” so any gearhead should be able to get it set up without much issue. It’ll be priced at $400.