Voxx Electronics has begun shipping its first two in-vehicle monitors with HDMI/MHL inputs to display the content of connected smartphones and tablets. Two more will ship in August. All four feature a built-in DVD player.
The two models currently shipping are the Advent-branded ADVEXL10 and Audiovox-branded VODEX L10, both retailing for a suggested $529 and featuring 10.1-inch overhead monitor and DVD player. Both feature two HDMI/MHL inputs, one on the side and one hidden to keep the wiring discreet. In August, Voxx will ship the $1,699 Audiovox-brand HR7012D custom headrest monitor with 7-inch LED backlit monitor and built-in DVD.
The monitor boasts 800 by 480 resolution, adjustable viewing angles and two wireless remotes. The $449 Audiovox Movies2 Go AVXMTG13UHD overhead monitor has a 13.3-inch LED backlit display.
With the four monitors, consumers connect any smartphone or tablet with an HDMI/MHL port to display stored or streamed video content, including YouTube and games.
A separately sold digital A/V adapter, designed specifically for a particular make/model phone, is also needed.