Found another video this time they are testing the GPS unit with Sygic Maps software. I have to say that I like the idea of being able to choose which maps I can use instead of being stuck with which ever map they supply me with.
Next week I will get up some more OEM aftermarket touch screen Head units. Keep in mind that I want to hear what you think, or know about these units by posting your comments below.
I have finally grown tired of the factory stereo in my 2005 Mazda 3 GT Sedan. The 2 options that are available to consumers include an aftermarket double din Touch screen (such as Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, Pioneer, etc) that is a universal fit design which I would have to purchase the dash trim piece from Scosche to complete the installation. The second option (and one that I have to admit really liking) is the OEM-Aftermarket units.
These OEM-Aftermarket units are actually designed to look and operate like an OEM or factory unit. They appear to fit like a glove and they look right at home in the dash of a Mazda3. There are a couple of companies that produce these units and naturally they look different and operate differently from each other. Not to mention different features and options.
Some of the options that I am wanting is of course DVD playback, radio, Navigation, Sirius Radio with onscreen control, bluetooth, onscreen ipod control. If you have any suggestions for units that I should take a look at let me know and post it in the comments section below.
What I am going to be doing over the next few posts here on Mazda3carpet.com is share videos featuring these units and how they operate. The first in our series here is the Touch Screen with Bluetooth & GPS from CarAdvanced.com
If you have any kind of subwoofer setup for the stereo in your Mazda 3 you likely suffer with annoying buzzes and rattles from your rear deck behind the rear seats. These two videos demonstrate an easy and inexpensive solution to your problem: Carpet under padding from Home Depot sandwiched between the plastic deck and steel structure. While in this video he uses the inexpensive variety, I would recommend upgrading to the Eco-Foam that Home Depot carries as it is moisture resistant.
When we develop these kits we need to test fit them on an actual vehicle. So we are calling out owners of these vehicles who live close to the Toronto, Canada (or is willing to come down at your own expense) to help us with our prototype kits.
We would provide you with a prototype kit that would be professionally installed at our shop located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (10 minutes west of Toronto). If this opportunity interests you, I ask that you email, sales (at) mazda3carpet.com and have Prototype Kit in the subject line