iphone 4 car kit?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Allan in T.Dot, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Allan in T.Dot macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Hi all,

    Been looking for one but am wondering what your thoughts are for something with the following specs:

    -charged with cigarette lighter socket
    -speaker for voice calls/GPS
    -and a line out for the vehicle aux. plug

    That's it that's all! Your feedback is much appreciated
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
  3. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    I am looking for the same thing with about the same specs. I found one yesterday I liked but it wouldn't only fit an iPhone4 WITHOUT bumpers and I have the bumper on my phone. :(

    I want the mount mostly for navigation (rotation is required), but it would be ideal if it had bluetooth capabilities and FM transmit to the radio.
  4. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    Its hard finding a car kit that works with the iphone. Things like audio integration/charging are hard to come by. I've read some favorable reviews of Kensington's LiquidAux however, I don't think its been tested with the iphone 4. Check that out OP.
  5. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I know you aren't asking about factory kits, but I should mention my iPhone 4 paired just fine with Uconnect in my old Chrysler and paired just fine with bluetooth in my new GMC SUV. I've heard Sync works as well but I haven't tried it. For aftermarket, take your time and look for something that doesn't require you to fumble with buttons to take a call. That defeats the purpose. With my factory (GM) kit, to take a call I can hit a button on the steering wheel or accept the call on the phone. Either works fine. If I get in the car on the phone, the call transfers to the car automatically after a few minutes. iPhone4 offers excellent control for car kits. Right there on the touchscreen there are options to transfer the call back to the phone or even use the iPhone as a speakerphone. Before my iPhone, I had a Blackberry that made controlling bluetooth seem like rocket science and definitely not something I would ever try to tweak in a moving car. On my iPhone, it's right there on the touchscreen. How nice.

    Of course one down side to a bluetooth kit is it doesn't charge the phone. But I find my phone holds a charge fairly well so I don't mind. I can always add a car charger and I think my bluetooth kit would still work the same way.

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