TomTom is a tease - new video of car cradle accessory

Are you going to by the TomTom car kit?


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Marianne

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I just wish they would hurry up and start selling this thing already. :rolleyes:

How much do you think this thing will really cost? If Handtec's site is correct, it will be $125. Are you going to buy one?

 
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You're the tease, Marianne! :)

To the subject, I won't be getting the cradle. I just bought a refurbished TomTom unit and love it.
 

Abominogg

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It shows built-in GPS. I wonder if you can use it with the v.1 iPhone and the tom-tom app? I have the 3GS and a Garmin, so I don't need it, but I wonder about the built-in gps.
 

Marianne

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You're the tease, Marianne! :)
Aw, crap. Did I post that home-made video by accident instead? Sorry about that. ;)

It shows built-in GPS. I wonder if you can use it with the v.1 iPhone and the tom-tom app? I have the 3GS and a Garmin, so I don't need it, but I wonder about the built-in gps.
It sounds like someone at TomTom said it will be compatible with the iPod touch as well as other GPS apps, which would be seriously cool. However, I tried to load the TomTom app onto my first-generation iPhone and it wouldn't transfer. The only GPS I could get on to it was the iGO My Way one. O_o Perhaps the apps are keyed so they will only install on compatible devices?
 

psylichon

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Pretty sexy. I wish they had a GPS-less version of it for a lot less, though.
 

Tinman

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Pretty sexy. I wish they had a GPS-less version of it for a lot less, though.
yes me too. I have no trouble with getting and holding a GPS signal in my vehicles and can't see paying for a GPS for my GPS. ;)



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psylichon

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Yo dawg, I heard you like GPS, so I ... Yeah yeah... :eek:k:eek:k
 

Tinman

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Check it out, check it out, I love GPS, dawg.


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Paul830

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IMO, the suction cup mount to the windshield puts your iPhone too far away for easy use. I'd rather see a mount that uses the cigarette lighter and a flex cable to hold the entire mounting unit. That would eliminate the charging cord. I'd also like to see an FM transmitter option so that you could have the GPS guidance and music through your radio without having cords hanging all over. The additional built in GPS is cool and the mount looks well built but two cords running down the dash IMO is not in keeping with the sleek look and lines of the iPhone.
 

charles03

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The suction cup mount is the most universal option. Other options may be more limited by the car. For example, a cigarette light mount in Golf would be tough as it is tucked in a an awkward location that works for a charger, but tough on a mount.

To the last post, there is still no announced price.

And for iPod users, I found an interesting post on Gizmodo about using the car kit with an iPod touch:

http://gizmodo.com/5339070/confirmed-tomtoms-gps-car-kit-will-work-with-ipod-touch-third-party-apps

Good news: According to Yann Lafargue, PR guy at TomTom, the incoming TomTom GPS Car Kit will work with the iPod touch, enabling full GPS capabilities in Apple's smart multimedia player:
Oui, je confirme et il fonctionnera avec un iPod Touch ou d'autres logiciels de navigations concurrents. Pour la disponibilité, je ne peux pas répondre.
It will work with the iPod touch and other competing GPS (iPhone OS) software. I can't comment on availability.
In other words, the car kit contains a full GPS, which apparently will not only work with the iPod touch, but also replace the iPhone's GPS with a faster, more accurate unit.

 

rubicon03

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would the cradle work with other gps apps and not just tom tom? i don't see why it wouldn't but you never know.....
 

itsnowornever

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I have a cradle that I bought at target for a lot less. (like $105 less) and it works perfect. don't need to remove my phone from a case or anything---seems that you would have to always remove the phone from the case by the looks of that "snap" in cradle.
 

Bilal

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Yo dawg i heard you like gps so i got you a gps for your gps so you can navigate while you navigate.
 

ericshun

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i wonder how the GPS will compare on a iPod touch vs iPhone. that'd be nice to have gps on my iPod touch :)