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# 42091 29-Sep-2009 10:40
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http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/28/tomtom-car-kit-for-iphone-will-run-120/

Any guess to what that would equal over here? $199?

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  # 259330 29-Sep-2009 12:00
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Ouch that's not cheap. Knowing NZ it will probably be $199.

Will wait out and see how it compares with other mounts. :)

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  # 259366 29-Sep-2009 13:55
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I wouldn't mind that price point. Given that it's much more than just a cradle - i.e. it has it's own GPS chipset onboard. Couple that with the cost of the app and that's about on par with a mid-range dedicated unit.




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  # 259388 29-Sep-2009 15:21
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I doubt it will come at that price, though. And I find it a bit too overpriced especially considering the standard GPS units' prices. Remember: the dock is a charger + a GPS antenna. Definitely not worth $199, unless it also prints money or predicts lotto numbers.




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  # 259389 29-Sep-2009 15:26
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Really? Interesting..

So App cost = $115 NZD
Theoretical cradle cost = $199 NZD (sure speculation!!)
Total cost = $314 NZD

If you put that same amount towards a standard Satnav, you'd be looking at a bottom of the line TomTom/Navman unit wouldn't you? I would have thought the iPhone would equate to (at least) a mid-range device?




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  # 259397 29-Sep-2009 15:44
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Hence why I think it's overpriced. Either the cradle or their standalone units. Apple already came up with the hardware, so why the steep cradle price?

All of this, of course, on the assumption that it will be $199NZD for the cradle.




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  # 259487 29-Sep-2009 20:15
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I use Sygic and there is nothing wrong with the accuracy without a separate GPS chip, and it only cost $65. What extra functionality would you get with a separate GPS chip and more expensive software?

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  # 259509 29-Sep-2009 21:15
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it appears the govt is still making its mind up about the suitablility of phone as nav devices. One day they are banned the next they are ok ...for now

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/2912318/SatNav-mobiles-won-t-be-banned-Govt


 
 
 
 


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  # 259525 29-Sep-2009 21:47
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+1 for Sygic. And you get two countries for the price of half of TomTom's one.




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  # 259799 30-Sep-2009 17:11
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I'd pay that for the cradle, but I have one concern.. I don't have a top-end, iPod capable car stereo. So I'm using one of those fm transmitter/charger combos.. That's out the window with this cradle.

I'd have to upgrade my stereo.. But that's unlikely given that my daily driver is also my 4wd trip and hunting rig

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