the look, nice sleek and up to date. actual usability, disappointed. I had the previous commander in my car and loved it(used the remote for driving). the following is my opinions. first, the touch sensors suck and are delayed if they get your push at all. I think they tried to get too cutesy with all the options on the screen (some like to see a lot). when driving the only needed is the channel and the artist/song. the display was too busy and at times hard to see. the older version had a simple LCD readout. I prefer to use a remote because you can feel around the primary buttons without looking. the new remote has no bumps to feel around. the new remote also does not allow to set direct(channel) numbers, first you hit direct on the remote then the station number and enter.on the head unit you hit the channel on screen, then input the number wanted and then GO onscreen. I feel that is way too much time looking at the screen and not the road(I have tried the onscreen) especially with the touchscreen issues I have mentioned. the previous version allowed you to set up the head unit to accept direct,scan or preset(mine was set to direct but could scroll on the head unit wheel or up/down remote buttons). this version also does not come with a remote in the main package (if you get the remote for it) you have to download an update to a media device and plug it into the head unit using a micro usb just to use the remote. as of writing this review I admit I am still not totally convinced that I will keep this version in or put a new older version back in. I recommend having it installed but if you are comfortable with basic wiring and car radio wires,go for it. I made no splices into car wiring.