When I had to say goodbye to an excellent Kenwood with my departed vehicle I was faced with updating the prehistoric unit in an elderly Camry. Short on time I called in on a Supercheap branch which claimed it had a Kenwood Bluetooth unit - but didn't. The salesman said the JVC came from the same factory and although it didn't have a CD player I grabbed it in a hurry since a USB connection is all I use. And it's the USB aspect that is rubbish and earns only two stars. The JVC may or may not read a stick which plays everywhere else; it loses ...its place when the ignition is switched on and off - or takes forever to start playing; a fingering blunder is all to easy with the tumbler switch located on the far left and hidden under the volume knob. This is a pain if you are listening to a lengthy podcast and instead of fast forward or back it skips a track. (Yes I know most aftermarket units are designed for LHD but that is no excuse for outright bad design when a vital switch looks like an afterthought, or the all-too common mistake of designing for a stationary car without bumps). Also it would have been nice not to lose the time when tracks are playing. On the plus side the Bluetooth works very well, even with my Senior Citizens retro phone and the overall sound quality is good. As for other functions I don't use them but considering the thousands of songs folk carry around on USBs this JVC will frustrate on that score alone. I can't afford to be rid of it but - my fault for rushing the choice.
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