updated 03:50 pm EDT, Mon June 2, 2008
Griffin WindowSeat holder
Accessory maker Griffin has begun shipping the WindowSeat, a new dock for iPhones and iPod touches. The unit is meant to mount in a car, holding devices in a position more conveniently accessible to drivers; for this reason it can grip a windshield using a suction cup, or a self-adhesive pad that sticks to vinyl and other dashboard surfaces. A rotating bracket lets owners position a display at different angles.
A corner release, meanwhile, lets users quickly remove their player, and an auxiliary cable is provided to connect directly to car stereos. Where aux-in ports are unavailable, space is provided to connect the likes of FM transmitters, as well as car chargers. The WindowSeat costs $30.