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Navigon intros car kit for iPhone

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Fri September 4, 2009

Navigon intros car mount for iPhone

Navigon on Friday introduced a car kit for Apple's iPhone. Although full specs are unknown, the new model appears to be simpler than the TomTom version as it doesn't have extras like a speaker.

The Navigon iPhone kit will become available in October, though pricing information is unknown. Navigon's iPhone GPS app is already available for purchase from the App Store. [via GPSReview]








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  1. leonpro

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    No power outlet?

    I don't mind simple, but TomTom has already given them an insight of what's to come so I'm surprised they still stuck with what is essentially an iPhone cradle. Kudos to TomTom for a better version with power, external GPS chip, and a speaker which the iPhone is pretty much useless in this area out of using the Navigon GPS iPhone app.

    But after all these announced products with no actual unit to date, I ended up using my 4-year old stand-alone Garmin GPS which is already hard-wired in my vehicle via ProClip USA hardware.

    If either of the two (or more in the future) iPhone GPS developers create a similar iPhone cradle that powers the iPhone as well then perhaps its time to ditch the GPS and utilize the iPhone.

    Just a thought.

  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    A matter of perspective

    Whether the Tom Tom solution is better depends on the setup in your car. If you have a car stereo that controls the iPod functionality, it's useless with the Tom Tom kit. It would actually work with this mount.

  1. zenoah

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Case compatibility

    What concerns me most about both the TomTom holder and this one is they don't seem to have the ability to cater for people who have put there iPhone's into a case/shell.

  1. cartoonspin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Case

    Everyone I know has a case and no one is going to want to take it out just for this....

  1. Gavin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Subliminal

    I don't want to sound like a perv, but does anyone else think that image looks raunchy?

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