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2014 - Day 2

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166 | 2014 INTERNATIONAL CES DAILY | JANUARY 8/10, 2014 NEW & NOTEWORTHY NEW PRODUCTS DEBUTING AT THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CES Dual Marine Gets Round Head (Units) BOOTH 709 Dual Electronics is adding 10 SKUs to its marine-audio series, including its first round gauge-hole receivers, its frst marine head unit with Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), and an expanded assortment of mech-less digital media receivers (DMRs). The new products consist of two gauge-hole receivers and seven receiver/speaker combos, bringing the 2014 marine assortment to 20 SKUs. The company's first two gauge-hole receivers are the $199-suggested MGH30BT and the $149 MGH20, both shipping in April. Both are DMRs with AM/FM tuner and MP3/WMA playback. They ft 3-inch round openings in a boat's console with 2.6-inch mounting depth but have an overall diameter of 4 inches. Each model features IPX6 rating to withstand heavy splashing and rain. Both also offer a rear iPod/iPhone USB input. The $149 model controls the Pandora app running on a USB-connected iPhone. The step-up model lacks Pandora control but adds built-in stereo Bluetooth with AVRCP. The step-up also adds MTP, which enables the play back and control of music stored on newer USB-connected Android phones equipped with MTP. MTP lets the head unit control of play, pause, fast forward, rewind, ran- Dual's frst two round gauge-hole receivers are the $199-suggested MGH30BT DMR (right) and $149 MGH20 DMR. dom and repeat. The head unit also enables search by song title and artist name.

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