Alpine’s ground-breaking Halo9 range is now extended with the release of the all-new iLX-F259E. The customisable user interface accompanied by the 9” WVGA touch-screen leads to an experience that is unmatched. Furthermore, 1-DIN and 2-DIN compatibility of the stunning hovering display enables fitment into a wide-range of vehicles without the need for custom installation.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allows for an extensive range of smartphone features such as getting directions, making calls, sending and receiving messages and listening to music—all accessible on the high-quality display or via voice command. Expand your entertainment options with USB for superb video playback, high-res Flac music and Bluetooth for audio streaming.
For a detailed list of apps that have been CarPlay approved by Apple, head over to their website here: http://www.apple.com/au/ios/carplay/
*Spotify can be used through Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Alpine Connect for Android.
The Sygic smartphone app is ready for use with Apple CarPlay bringing an in-car navigation experience to your dashboard. The Sygic app provides off-line maps with frequent updates and handy features such as traffic camera alerts, live traffic, lane guidance, actual speed and speed limits when using the paid service.
Audio Streaming Apps
With Apple Music onboard for Apple CarPlay you have access to 60+ million ad-free songs at your fingertips which you can search genres, artists, podcasts and expertly crafted playlists. With the use of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Amazon Music and Google Play Music provides limitless entertainment to stream or download songs from a list of over 40 million ad-free tracks. Amazon Music, Google Play Music and Apple Music are paid subscriptions.
Access the worlds music library with millions of tracks and episodes available on Spotify. When using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with the Spotify app, you can play the latest songs from your favourite artists, charts and playlists. Plus, browse through the collections of friends, artists, celebrities and radio stations all from the comfort of the driver’s seat. Furthermore, get unlimited skips, no ad interruptions and much more with the Spotify Premium paid subscription.
The VOX app for iPhone lets you play Hi-Res FLAC, ALAC, DSD, PCM music files, as well as sync music and playlists from Spotify, browse and play streams from SoundCloud, plus access radio stations from around the world. With Apple CarPlay and the VOX app enjoy Hi-Res music and audiophile sound as the artist intended. The VOX Premium paid subscription provides limitless space for your music and much more.
While using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Tidal app lets you stream your favourite songs in high quality audio. With over 60 million songs available to stream or download you have endless music options, plus you can stream guest playlists curated by the artists you love and listen to original playlists hand-picked by the Tidal experts. Tidal is a paid subscription.
Apple CarPlay brings your iPhone’s Calendar schedule to your dashboard so you can stay up-to-date with future events and important dates whilst on the road. What’s more, if you have a particular event with a location in your calendar, you can simply select the event from the display and Apple CarPlay will launch Maps and provide directions to the location with voice guidance.
Android Auto provides you with a simple yet convenient tab to display incoming notifications such as text messages and phone calls. Incoming text messages automatically notify you via the display or you can browse through recent messages. From the display you have the option to either preview the message text or play the message via text-to-speech.
Customise Your Screen
The iLX-F259E is equipped with a customisable user interface so you can setup your screens the way you like. Whether you love listening to the radio or prefer to stream your music through bluetooth, you can arrange the widgets in a way that best suits your needs. Create up to 3 customised home screens by choosing from 22 widgets including Clock, USB images, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, “Now Playing”, Sources, Camera, and Bluetooth functions—that can be easily dragged-and dropped onto the page.
What’s more you can personalise the screen’s wallpaper by using one of your own photos or choose from a number of Alpine’s phenomenal pre-loaded patterns.
Personalised Wallpaper and Colour Theme
You can change the theme colour and add your own personal wallpaper using a JPEG image or retain the default pattern with a selection of colours available in Amber, Blue, Green or Red. To change the wallpaper refer to Page 12 on the User Manual.
To try out the Space theme wallpaper download here.
Adjustable Display Angle
The iLX-F259E provides flexibility when installing. The display can be angled from +45 degrees to -20 degrees to match a wide range of dashboards. The display gets locked in delivering no movement when using the unit.
Adjustable Display Height
The display height can be adjusted +/- 3cm from the center position, allowing for standing and hanging display configurations. You can also adjust the distance of the display to your dash with a 20mm range.
KAE-1DPLT Blanking Plate for 2-DIN Installation (Optional)
The KAE-1DPLT (optional) blanking plate makes any 2-DIN installation a breeze with a professional finish. The KAE-1DPLT fills the void of the 1-DIN space either at the top or underneath when using a conventional 2-DIN dash fascia installation kit. For more information click on the KAE-1DPLT link.
KAE-1DPLT Blanking Plate Fitment (Optional)
The KAE-1DPLT is securely fitted to either the top or bottom of the Halo9 chassis, allowing the space to be filled regardless of if the unit is installed higher or lower in the dash. Secured by machine thread screws makes installation of the blanking plate simple and robust.