A previous customer returned to Precision in Bainbridge, GA, looking to upgrade the factory radio in his 2011 Jeep Wrangler. While discussing some of the key features he was looking for, we took him over to our display where he was able to see and navigate the receivers we had in stock. The main features he was looking for would allow him to stay hands-free for music and news while driving, such as Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple Car Play. After looking at multiple receivers, we were able to narrow it down to the Kenwood DDX706S as the unit with all the features he was looking for.
The Kenwood DDX706S is a double-DIN multimedia receiver and part of Kenwood’s Excelon series of receivers. This radio offers a 6.95″ high-resolution, clear, resistive touchscreen that helps reduce glare and assure accurate control while operating. This radio is loaded with features such as dual phone pairing, dual camera inputs and — most importantly — Android Auto. Android Auto brings apps from your phone screen to the receiver so you can focus while you drive. Now he can control features such as navigation, calls, texts and music without picking up the phone. This is exactly what he was looking for in replacing the factory receiver.
While our installers began disassembling the Jeep, our customer had a last-minute add-on request: While browsing the store, he pondered our backup camera integration and asked if we could install our Echomaster PCAM-JP2 camera kit that mounts to the spare tire carrier. Of course, we said yes. This kit positions a wide-angle camera so it peers through the space between the spare tire spokes. Once he shifts to reverse, he will be able to see everything behind the vehicle.
With the Jeep completed, it was time to let the client check out the upgrades. We showed him how to use the new Kenwood receiver and explained a few of the features of Android Auto and his new camera kit.