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  • First Look at the TomTom iPhone Car Kit

    screencap of friends-only video on YouTube

    Roger Åberg, a Swedish blogger and the CEO of MacFeber.se, got a hold of the new TomTom Car Kit, and took a brief video of himself unwrapping and examining it before making it a friends-only video on YouTube (thanks to user blacksti for the heads-up on that).

    The kit has a solid appearance, and appears compact, with the GPS amplifier fitting into an enclosure little larger than the windshield-mount itself. The iPhone fits snugly, but it's obvious that any case will have to be removed before the phone can be mounted into the cradle.

    MacFeber.se will put up the results of its test tomorrow.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: First Look at the TomTom iPhone Car Kit started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. sikdaz's Avatar
      sikdaz -
      not worth it

      i love cases on my iphone i own like 5 diff ones switch off em' every month or so..
      i have the invisible shield also.. good combo..Djrbx
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thu6 View Post
      Dear TomTom,
      Shove it!

      Sincelerly,
      Mass Majority.
      +1
      what a waste of money
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      do you get the app free with the purchase of this. that would sell me hahaha
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      The video is marked as private now so it can't be viewed.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Fail
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rwin84 View Post
      Fail
      Agreed!!!!!!!

      1st - expensive app that could just aswell been bought as a cheaper gps standalone.

      2nd - the kit is over-priced and does not include app.

      3rd - have to remove any cases to use.

      IMHO, they are trying to recoup costs of the app because of their iPhone software hacker leak.
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      It's finally been released in the US.

      TomTom, portable GPS car navigation systems
    1. Jetaray's Avatar
      Jetaray -
      Not sure why everyone hates TOMTOM, I agree the price for the holder seems a little high, but not out of the norm when it comes to iPhone accessories. Do people considered the fact you not only get a holder/mount for the phone but a more sensitive GPS receiver, integrated microphone and speaker (hands-free calling), AUX output for music to car stereo, and it charges the phone?

      A separate more sensitive GPS receiver for use with the iPhone usually costs $40 (plus adapter cable $16) or more and a hands free car mount kit any were from $15 and up depending on the manufacturer.

      If I did not already have a Bluetooth GPS receiver and Navigon for my current iPhone, I would consider the Tom-Tom holder assuming it worked with the older 1st generation iPhone and Navigon software. Hopefully someone here buys it and posts a detailed review of its build quality and usefulness.