Browsing Archive 2013

Extended Holiday Hours!

It’s that time of year again… Thanksgiving and Christmas are in the air which means that super savings are in the air as well! And to make sure that you can get the savings you need on the products you want, we’ve extended our call center hours just for you! Without further adieu…

Thanksgiving: 6AM – 8PM

Black Friday (Nov. 29th): 4AM – 8PM

Saturday and Sunday after Black Friday (Nov. 30th-31st): 8AM – 7PM

Cyber Monday (Dec. 2nd): 4AM – 8PM

Dec. 3rd – Dec. 31st: 5AM – 8PM

All times listed are Pacific Standard time.

Don’t forget that you can also order online at any time, 24/7! Happy shopping and happy holidays from everyone here at Sonic!

 

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Savings Year-Round!

When purchasing your car stereo you need to make sure you get the correct installation accessories. Sonic Electronix offers huge discounts from the manufacturer retail price on installation accessories. When shopping for your in-dash receiver, be sure to enter your vehicle information to see if you are eligible for a free or discounted dash kit, wiring harness and/or antenna if needed.

This offer is valid for standard kits and harness that are priced under $12.99, while the premium kits and harnesses priced above $12.99 are discounted with a rebate. With this outstanding offer, you can save on the products you buy and the installation! Keep in mind, this offer is not available for all vehicles.

Dash kits, harnesses and other necessary accessories are available for most vehicles (but once again not all) and allow you to have an easy installation for your new stereo system. Some vehicles require premium or specialty accessories such as an AM/FM antenna adapter to convert the factory antenna to the standard aftermarket antenna. Other vehicles may not require a dash kit or wiring harness at all in order to complete the installation so be sure to contact us with any questions or quickly send our customer service representatives an email so we can provide you with a list of the installation accessories for your vehicle.

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Dear Cody – 2 Way Pager Car Alarms, What’s the Point?

2-way paging
2-way paging

And no, this isn't the real Caeser's palace.

Dear Cody,

I noticed that you sell these so-called “2-Way Paging Car Alarms” and I have to say, pagers? Really? What is this, the 90’s? I mean come on, what is this car alarm going to do, let me know that someone was trying to call me and give me a number to call them back at? This is stupid! Why do you guys sell this outdated technology? Are you trying to be retro? Are you trying to be hipsters? I heard that car phones have made a comeback because hipsters use them to be cool. Is that the next product you’re going to start selling? Get with the times Sonic and stop ripping people off with lame, outdated technology.

Sincerely,

Future Man

Cant imagine why these never caught on...

P.S.

Here’s an idea for something you can sell… Laserdiscs! Yeah, why don’t you sell Laserdiscs and Laserdisc players since you’re apparently in the business of selling old outdated 2-way pager technology.

Dear Future Man,

Uhhh… I really think you’re confused on the whole 2-way pager thing. We aren’t talking about the belt clip things that spawned the classic form of communicating by using letters to spell things when you turn the pager upside down. Examples include “07734” which means “hello” when turned upside down. Other examples include using 8’s and 0’s but I wont go into that.

Anyways…

2 way pager

THIS is the pager we're talking about

2-way paging with car alarms means that the remote communicates with the alarm brain (1 direction) and the brain can communicate back to the remote (2nd direction) hence 2-way paging. The brain sends signals to the remote to alert you of different things like your alarm going off, your car starting if you use a remote start, and to verify if a command was actually received. Like if you press the “lock” button from far away, you might not actually know if your doors locked. The 2-way pager will let you know.

Additionally, 2-way paging also means that the alarm could possibly communicate with your Smartphone. Same concept, only instead of using a key fob, it uses your phone. If you ask me, that’s pretty 21st century.

So yeah, I guess the name “2-way paging” can be a little confusing but it’s not the same thing you’re thinking about. Although maybe we could bring back pagers, HD DVDs, Walkman’s and Laserdiscs. We did sell a lot of lava lamps when we carried them.. Hmm… I’ll get with the purchasing department, thanks for the idea!

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Car Thieves Hate Him! – One Weird Trick To Warn Thieves Away Forever!

One Weird Trick
One Weird Trick

Seriously! Find out what it is!

(Keep in mind that we do have a sense of humor around here)

Renegade car audio company content writer reveals one weird trick to keep away car thieves forever!

Hi there, my name is Cody. And I’m here to tell you about 1 weird trick to keep would-be car thieves away forever. That’s right, forever.

Now I have to warn you…

I don’t know how long this will be available online, at least for free. This may turn into a pay-pay-view blog article since we’re giving away extremely valuable information for free. 

That’s right, this information is available for a limited time, completely free. 

Make sure you read through this article carefully and all the way to the end in order to find out the one weird trick to keep away car thieves for good.

You’ll be shocked.

We don’t want you, or someone you know and love, to have your cars broken into. It’s a terrible thing to happen: Your stuff is stolen but more importantly, your sense of personal security is gone.

Wiped out.

The emotional damage may last for years.

But now, we’ll reveal to you this crazy new secret that car thieves hate! And we’ll also reveal to you the 3 things that you absolutely MUST avoid!

And we won’t stop there, we’ll also reveal the top 10 most targeted cars by thieves! If you drive one of these 10 vehicles, you NEED to read this carefully!

As most of us know, car alarms can help prevent a theft if someone breaks into your car..

But do you know how to prevent car thieves from even thinking about breaking into your car?

one weird trick

Well... It worked didn't it?

Like we said, this information is so valuable, we don’t know how long it’ll be available for free online. This article may get shut down by the The Honorary Institute Encouraging Vehicular Entry Sneakily (T.H.I.E.V.E.S.) at any time!

Keep reading to find out the one weird secret that’ll warn car thieves away for good!

If you drive one of the top 10 most targeted cars, you need to do this!

Now first off, you need a car alarm. Click here to find out why you should never trust your factory alarm!

Car alarms are a must for ALL vehicles nowadays because you will be shocked to find out… That it isn’t fancy sports cars that thieves target the most!

The Top 10 most commonly targeted vehicles, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau are…

1. Honda Accord
2. Honda Civic
3. Ford Pickup (full size)
4. Chevrolet Pickup (full size)
5. Toyota Camry
6. Dodge Caravan
7. Dodge Pickup (full size)
8. Acura Integra
9. Nissan Altima
10. Nissan Maxima

one weird trick

Ok Ok here it is....

If you drive one of these vehicles, you need to do this!

Many car alarms come with a small, blue or red, LED light but most people don’t know what this is for! 

It isn’t a packaging mistake. That light is designed to be installed in your dash, or on your door panel to let thieves know you have an alarm installed in your vehicle. Thieves won’t even think about breaking in! 

If your alarm doesn’t come with one, don’t worry. We sell extras.

And you absolutely must avoid these 3 things!

1. Don’t trust your factory alarm! Just because you have a factory alarm doesn’t mean it’ll protect your vehicle!

2. Don’t lock your door but leave your window rolled down!

3. And don’t, under any circumstances, ever buy just the warning light and think that’ll work! There’s always the chance that the thief is incredibly daring, or blind and will still try to break in!

Get an alarm now!

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Yes, this is a work of satire, we’re people too and have a sense of humor.

But, seriously guys, hook those lights up when you install your alarm. Statistically, thieves are less likely to break into a car or house that advertises that they have a security system installed. That’s why home security companies stick those stickers on the windows. But there always is the chance that a thief will try anyways so make sure you’ve got a quality alarm system. Oh yeah, and T.H.I.E.V.E.S. isn’t a real organization, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau definitely is.

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Bluetooth Vs NFC Technology

 

Ah yes, we all know and love Bluetooth.  It has helped us cut the cord with our electronic devices and has come along way since it’s creation in 1997. It has been implemented into everything from cars to headphones and has become a staple in wireless communication between devices.  However, there’s a new alternative that has gained some steam over the past couple of years. It’s call NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and while it’s similar to Bluetooth, there are some major difference that could have you jumping through hoops.

The Parrot Zik Headphones have Bluetooth and NFC technology

First and foremost, they are both forms of wireless communication between devices over short distances.  NFC is limited to a distance of approximately four centimeters while Bluetooth can reach over thirty feet. While it may seem that Bluetooth is superior in this regard, both Bluetooth and NFC technology have their advantages and disadvantages compared to one another and can work together to meet users’ needs. NFC can prove useful with it’s shorter range for the reason that there will be almost no chance of interference with 3rd party devices. Additionally, NFC will automatically connect to your devices whereas with Bluetooth you have to manually connect the device which can take up to several minutes. Power consumption is another difference seeing as Bluetooth takes more energy to keep your device connected.

However, they can team up as a dynamic duo and automate and speed up the pairing process while still maintaining the effective range of Bluetooth technology. An example of this is the Parrot Zik headphones which have both technologies built in. In the next few years, expect these technologies to be more prominent and your life much more wireless.

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