Some of you might recall that back in 2017, Amazon launched Amazon Key which was the company’s way of delivering right into your home. The company later expanded on that when they offered to make deliveries into the trunk of your car, although at that time it only covered Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
Now it looks like if you’re a Honda owner, Amazon is further expanding on its delivery services where they will be able to deliver into your car as well. Of course, not all Honda cars are eligible and only select models are, but if you do own a compatible model, you could have a package waiting in your car.
Some new Honda and Acura owners will now be able to have their Amazon packages delivered directly to their cars starting today. The company just announced a slew of compatible vehicles from the 2018 and 2019 model years that will be compatible with the service. Several other manufacturers offer the same thing — it's mostly GM and Ford vehicles, but some Volvos will also work. You'll need to be a HondaLink or AcuraLink subscriber for the service to function. That subscription costs $110/year, so it's not exactly cheap. The compatible Hondas include the 2018-19 Accord (including the Hybrid), 2018-19 Insight, 2018-19 Odyssey, 2019 Passport and 2019 Pilot. The caveat here is that you'll need to have the Touring or Elite trim of any of those vehicles. As of now, the Acura RDX in any trim is the only compatible Acura. This system works just the same as it does in other vehicles. You'll need to be parked within two blocks of your delivery address. Then the driver will locate your car, scan your package and unlock your vehicle. After placing the package in your car, the delivery person "requests" for the vehicle to be locked, which sends a notification to your phone confirming that your car is now locked with the package inside. There's a certain level of trust that's necessary to let a total stranger gain access to your car, but you don't have to use the service if you don't want to. That $110 for HondaLink gets you a bunch of other useful stuff like remote vehicle start, remote lock/unlock, stolen vehicle locator and speed alerts and geofencing for parents. All of that can be set from an app on your smartphone.
The MDR-1AM2 headphones are High-Resolution Audio compatible, feature a Sony Signature Z1R-style Fibonacci patterned grill, a newly developed 40mm driver unit, and lightweight ear pads for unrivaled listening and comfort
LAS VEGAS January 8, 2018 – 5pm PT (CES, Booth #17300) – Sony Electronics announced today the latest in Hi-Resolution headphones, the MDR-1AM2. Building from the acclaimed MDR-1A headphones that launched in 2014, the MDR-1AM2 brings a host of new and improved features to take the premium headphones industry by storm. Sony has built on its already established high quality listening experiences, and improved its sound even further.
When Nissan unveiled the 2018 Leaf many people where surprised the model would have a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides an EPA-estimated range of just 150 miles (241 km).
The decision to use such a small battery enabled the automaker to price the model at $29,990 before incentives but it seemed like an odd choice considering its key rivals offer a significantly longer range. In particular, the entry-level Tesla Model 3 can travel up to 220 miles (354 km) on a single charge while the Chevrolet Bolt can go 238 miles (383 km).
Printer manufacturer Citizen claims its new CY-02 dye sublimation printer offers event photographers and enprint producers a quick, low-cost way to print out photos on-demand.
The relatively small and portable new printer can output a 6x4in print in less than 15 seconds in high-speed mode with a media cost of just 7.2p (approx $0.09) per print. Fed with a roll of 6in paper, the CY-02 can turn out either 6x4in, 7x5in or 8x6in pictures, and users can switch between gloss and matte finishes without changing the paper.