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Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience

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Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience
After spending some time using Magellan’s RoadMate app for the iPhone in the past, we’re naturally thrilled to know that the latest update for the app brings forth a revamped design and some new features like Yelp and Google Local Search integration. Not only are we excited about the updated app, but we also managed to quickly test it out using the optional Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone, which enhances the navigational experience with the app.

Functioning in many ways to other GPS car mounts, the Premium Car Kit for iPhone accommodates all versions of the popular smartphone – plus, the entire line of the iPod touch. Essentially, you place the handset into the cradle while lining it up with the dock connection, which allows you to juice the device on the go. Finally, you basically adjust the gripping bar so that the Premium Car Kit holds and locks the device in place. On one side, you have the volume control, while on the other, we find a single release button that allows you to free the handset. Of course, you can rotate and adjust the unit to almost any angle you want since it’s firmly suctioned to the windshield.

Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience
Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience
Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience
Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience


Not only is the Premium Car Kit actively charging the iPhone, since it’s connected to a car charger, but its built-in amplified speaker provides stronger voice guided instructions – while delivering voice phone calls as well. Moreover, the built-in GPS receiver ensures that you’ll be getting the most accurate directions while using the RoadMate app for the iPhone.  Combining the two, we’re presented with the perfect hands-free navigational solution that gets us from point A to point B in a jiffy.

For those interested in the latest version of the RoadMate app, it’s currently available to download in the App Store for $59.99 flat, which provides you the entire maps for the US and Canada – no monthly subscription required! And of course, existing users of the RoadMate app can update to the latest version for free. Finally, the Premium Car Kit for iPhone is available for purchase as well for $99.99 through Magellan’s web site.

source: iTunes & Magellan

Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience
Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience
Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience
Magellan's Premium Car Kit for iPhone enhances the RoadMate app's experience

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posted on 02 Jul 2011, 14:37

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5953; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


In a year I suspect that the dedicated GPS units like Garmin and TomTom sell will be no more - the functions that are available on Android and iOS are the same or better. One less bit of clutter on the dashboard is a win any way you look at it.

Now the fight will be over which navigation app on the handsets is better than the other, which means that life with a smartphone (at least Android and iOS) should only get better.

posted on 05 Jul 2011, 13:20

3. LionStone (Posts: 468; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Yep, agree...

I tell ya though, using Google Nav. in satellite mode makes this Magellan thing look like a cartoon...and really? that big ol' external speaker?!

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