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# 38244 27-Jul-2009 11:45
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Just wondering what car holder/Charger Kit you guys have either brought or used??

i really want something i can throw my phone in in the car so it won't slide around and it can be charged and run map apps for me the driver to read.

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  # 239318 27-Jul-2009 12:34
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I got a suxion cup wind screen mount off dealextreme.com for $12us and a cig plug USB adaptor off there to for about $7us and they work well together

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  # 239327 27-Jul-2009 13:07
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I use a DLO VentMount, competition to win one over at iphonewzealand.co.nz, for the holder and for a charger I use a Griffin Autopilot




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  # 239337 27-Jul-2009 13:55
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I'm still waiting for TomTom to hurry up and announce pricing/availability. Their windscreen mount looks rather nice.




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  # 239342 27-Jul-2009 14:08
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RedJungle: I'm still waiting for TomTom to hurry up and announce pricing/availability. Their windscreen mount looks rather nice.

Ditto.




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  # 239349 27-Jul-2009 14:28
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Yeah i think i will just wait and see for that, though it does not like you can have a skin or case on when in the holder?

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  # 239574 28-Jul-2009 10:08
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So with the slogan 'A thousand songs, a million roads, sitting on your dashboard' on the tomtom iphone site.  I would assume that you would be able to plug this mount into a car stereo and play your music through it? 

Has anyone seen anything that would confirm this?

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  # 239582 28-Jul-2009 10:22
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They mentioned during the presentation at the recent WWDC that you will be able to play your music via the car stereo.




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  # 239588 28-Jul-2009 10:28
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cool, I will certainly be looking into picking one of these up then..... Just as soon as I upgrade the factory stereo in my car.... and buy the iphone to put into the tomtom mount....... Nothing is ever cheap :( lol

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  # 239637 28-Jul-2009 11:24
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RedJungle: I'm still waiting for TomTom to hurry up and announce pricing/availability. Their windscreen mount looks rather nice.

cannot recall but did they say that you could include an external microphone (eg one closer to head height like traditional car hands free)



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  # 239640 28-Jul-2009 11:26
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that would be very handy, as i hate holding my phone for calls in the car.

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  # 239641 28-Jul-2009 11:28
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wouldn't it be cool if your iphone transferred your music via bluetooth or wifi to your headunit....

Surly this isnt far off? Or has the ship sailed already? I've got an pioneer headunit with an iphone adapter that works as a cheap DAC so I get some good sound.. anything else sounded crap. But its a big bulky cord and it gets in the way....

Side topic.. where The F is wireless sync!




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  # 239643 28-Jul-2009 11:31
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I thought the iphone was able to do this after the 3.0 update?

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  # 239657 28-Jul-2009 12:07
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djpaubes, i got one of these a few months back.

http://www.bignoise.co.nz/purchase-products/car-audio/cd-dvd-mp3/alpine/1793-alpine-cde-103ebt-cd-mp3-wma-receiver.html

Built in bluetooth for hansdfree phone calls (works a charm with my Moto cell) and A2DP for bluetooth music streaming (cant get this to work on my ipod touch yet though)

plus it has front USB and Aux for any other accessories

Now I just gotta wait for Voda to get me my iPhone (was supposed to be last week, lies!) so i can test the A2DP out.

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  # 239658 28-Jul-2009 12:12
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Ahr this looks like what I want. So it can stream music and the headunit acts like a pair of bluetooth headphones..

Please send us an update when you get your iphone. Would be interested to know how it goes.

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  # 240150 29-Jul-2009 14:55
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http://www.ioplay.co.uk/demo.html

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