Music can be gleaned from a SD card, microSD card, CD, or via any device that'll plug into the auxiliary (3.5mm) input or USB 2.0 port found on the front.
While the music is cranking (and the car is stationary), you can skim through your Facebook or Twitter accounts, check emails and check weather forecasts. If you're free from social networks, but still longed to be entertained when stuck in traffic, there's Google's whole marketplace to browse.
Android has a capable browser and the iDroid 8000 makes good use of it, although we can't help but cry 'novelty' over the compulsion to surf the internet when driving. In any case, the feature is there and users have the option of tethering internet from their smartphone or plugging in a USB dongle into the dedicated USB port found at the back.
Retailing for $1,399, the iDroid 8000 is a pricey unit, but enthusiasts looking for an excuse to pick one up can hide behind its DVD player; an additive that helps entertain the young ones on long journeys.
There's no denying it's well equipped and versatile, featuring more tools than a Swiss army knife. Whereas Pioneer, Alpine and Kenwood all offer similarly priced alternatives, HiTV's iDroid8000 boasts Android's operating system, and that will be enough to sway most.