Excerpt: The Pioneer AVIC-F500BT created quite a stir at CES 2008. I caught a glimpse of it in January, 2008. It was awarded Best in CES in the Car Tech and GPS category by CNET. The remarkable features include a 5.8-inch display with advanced voice recognition features and Bluetooth connectivity.
Summary: The AVIC-F500BT is a unique but welcome addition to the navigational market. This is the perfect device if you want to add the latest in navigation and entertainment to your vehicle without altering your existing stereo.
Pros: Allows you to keep your standard car audio system, touch-screen display, USB and SD card connectivity, iPod connector, hands-free Bluetooth calling, includes amplifier
Cons: Isn’t compatible with SUNA traffic system just yet, uses V14 maps not V15, reversing camera costs extra