Review of ALPINE CDE 196
Recently we had a Citreon Berlingo in store and fitted it with an Alpine CDE 196
These can be easily installed into almost any vehicle. As you can see it looks great and the buttons glow, which is great for use at night. You can change the lights colours to match your interior lighting.
What I really like about this system is the built-in Bluetooth. This is great for audio streaming from your mobile and also for hands-free calling. You can now make and receive calls on the go easily.
Do you have steering wheel controls on your car? You won’t lose out on this function with a perfect installation
Another really useful feature is the DAB Radio it allows you with so many more channels a lot more than you can get with ordinary AM/FM Radio meaning I can get channels like Talk sport anywhere without the terrible reception.
Other audio inputs are especially good for passenger use. Keep your phone connected via Bluetooth and let them handle the music through AUX or USB.
Overall I think the CDE 196 is a great stereo that looks stylish and is packed full of useful features.