Philips has something awesome on show at CES 2012 in Las Vegas this week, which is sure to please the parents amongst us in particular, who often find themselves separating their children from fighting over one iPad in the back of the car. Its in-car entertainment solution features two LCD displays that’ll display content from just one iOS device.
Both displays can be mounted to the back of the front headrests in your car, and then hooked up to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using a multipurpose power and video cable that’ll push the media to both displays — keeping everyone in the back happy (and quiet). They also feature built-in stereo speakers that promise to provide a “rich sound experience that all passengers can enjoy.”
The kit features an integrated dock that fits snuggly into your car’s cup holder and charges your iPhone or iPod touch during your journey. Also included is two sets of headrest mounting straps, one multipurpose cable, and a car adapter.
Prices start at $169.99 for the PV7002i kit, which features two 7-inch displays; or $199,99 for the PV9002i kit, which includes two 9-inch displays. Both will begin shipping in April.
I use an iPad to keep the kids entertained on long journeys, and you can almost guarantee that after 15 minutes they’re arguing over who holds the device. Philips’ new in-car entertainment kit is sure to change that, and I think it’s well worth the two hundred bucks.
What do you think?