"We designed this system with the intent of making it more versatile than anything else on the market," says Jonathan Weisberg, director of the company's mobile electronics division. "It's the only original equipment quality player available that can be mounted in an overhead docking station installed in the headliner for use on the road, and easily removed when you get to your destination."
The system has a 10” flip-down display, which is bigger than most portable DVD players on the market today, and is capable of handling just about all your mobile entertainment needs. It can play DVD, CD, MP3 and WMA discs. While docked in the vehicle, it sends its audio signal through the stereo system. Passengers in the backseat can either listen to the sound through the car speakers or the included infrared wireless headphones. The system also comes with an easily storable remote control. In addition the battery charges while in the docking station keeping the portable DVD player running for three hours outside the vehicle.
“I know of a family from New York that had one of these systems put in their car a few months ago and when they flew to Florida to see Grandma over Spring Break, they had a docking station installed in her car too so they could watch movies while there,” says Weisberg. "It’s the perfect traveler’s companion because you can take it anywhere.”
Visteon’s Dockable Family Entertainment system is available through authorized aftermarket and certain car dealers nationwide. Log on to www.evisteon.com and under the link that says “Products and Services,” click on “Mobile Electronics” for more information, and to find an authorized dealer near you.
In addition to watching movies, other activities that will help keep kids busy during long road trips include playing hand-held video games, singing songs, and the game, “I spy,” where you ask the child to shout out when they see something that’s blue or a house with a metal roof, for example. Continue to mix things up to keep their attention; and don’t forget to stop every so often for a bathroom and stretch break. Pacing yourself is the key to any good road trip.
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