1. supermanfos's Avatar
    NaviGadget.com has an article stating a website in Europe is taking pre-orders for the Tom Tom speaker car kit. Nice article to check out, which lists some of the features for the car kit as well.

    TomTom for iPhone + car kit -- NaviGadget


    Do you think it's too expensive?
    08-05-2009 03:42 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    Thats cheap $200 for the charger+ the app, and ability to stream music to your car stereo. And no monthly fees.
    08-05-2009 03:45 PM
  3. supermanfos's Avatar
    Yes, I thought the price was pretty good considering you pay over $200 sometimes for a Tom Tom. I really like the car kit, listen to music, get your turn by turn gps, charges your iPhone, and you can still receive & make calls. Awesome in my book.
    08-05-2009 03:48 PM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    Yes, I thought the price was pretty good considering you pay over $200 sometimes for a Tom Tom. I really like the car kit, listen to music, get your turn by turn gps, charges your iPhone, and you can still receive & make calls. Awesome in my book.
    Yea you can easily spend $50 on a nice iPhone charge/dock for your car like that one.
    08-05-2009 03:50 PM
  5. big9erfan's Avatar
    It's a tad on the high side if it's $200. I have to see the software in action before I can convince myself $200 is a good deal.
    08-05-2009 04:40 PM
  6. Tramain's Avatar
    Look at this video I found on
    08-05-2009 04:43 PM
  7. supermanfos's Avatar
    What I really hope Apple starts to do is give us a demo version of an app to try. Limit the app to 1-3 day trial version. The Lite apps work as well but it would be nice to have full access to an app for 1 day to give it a test run. I don't mind spending the $$$ on more quality apps, but I don't want to spend $200 bucks & it sucks!
    08-05-2009 05:09 PM
  8. alex6speed's Avatar
    I agree with the majority that this is a sweet price. What would make the price even sweeter is the ability to install the software multiple iPhones, like all other apps. I would reckon that they will have some sort of making it one app to one iPhone. Accuracy and performance would be another selling point. Otherwise, there's the potential of it being a $200 car mount.
    08-05-2009 05:10 PM
  9. cobra302's Avatar
    looks good. problem is i dont want to take my phone out of the case everytime i would use this.
    08-05-2009 05:28 PM
  10. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    Just get the app first. That's how I'll start off. If it turns out that the app is unusable without the carkit (which I doubt), then I'll consider getting that as well.
    08-05-2009 06:37 PM
  11. alokeprasad's Avatar
    If we pay $200 for the hardware, will Tom Tom include application updates for many many years?

    The reason we buy new PND's ever 2-3 years id to get new features, improved UI, and updated maps. How much of that is included with this purchase?

    That will play a big role in whether to buy this or a Garmin PND.
    08-05-2009 08:20 PM
  12. maltese_falcon's Avatar
    the only thing I don't have is an aux port dammit. but I suppose if I get some sort of external speaker for it to plug into that would be okay.

    but like a few have said above.

    $200 may seem steep to some, but you are getting the software and a cradle that will do navigation, charging and hands free calling as well.

    good price.
    08-06-2009 07:59 AM
  13. UTVOL06's Avatar
    I will be buying this. Hopefully it will be compatible when the 2010 iPhone comes out as well.
    08-06-2009 08:04 AM
  14. BradM73's Avatar
    I wonder if the mount clears the phone's camera? It would be great if it did and you could shoot video while driving.
    08-06-2009 01:58 PM
  15. papasmurfrock's Avatar
    will i be still be able to use this with an iphone 3g or do i have to have a 3gs?
    08-06-2009 02:17 PM
  16. Tramain's Avatar
    will i be still be able to use this with an iphone 3g or do i have to have a 3gs?
    You will be able to use it with the 3G also.
    08-06-2009 02:25 PM
  17. papasmurfrock's Avatar
    ok. thanks! that is good to hear. i have been holding out on an itunes gift certificate for this puppy! hope it's worth it! lol.
    08-06-2009 02:35 PM
  18. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I really don't mind paying for applications/software. And, even more so when there are NO monthly fees...
    08-06-2009 03:34 PM
  19. flyingember's Avatar
    I don't think it will be $200.

    I think this is a company trying to get pre-orders at a premium.

    I can see the app costing $80+ with X years upgrades (and in-app purchase for past that) and the dock costing $30-50
    08-06-2009 04:08 PM
  20. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    I do not see this selling not thru the App store... Do you really think Apple would push this at the developers conference if it was a free app having the service sold via an outsource payment system... This is going to be one of Apples premium $100 plus apps... Via the App they can even sell the carkit and mail it to you.
    08-06-2009 05:12 PM
  21. tspree15's Avatar
    It sounds good to me...but I don't really think it will sell either.
    08-06-2009 07:29 PM
  22. Thunder God's Avatar
    Look at this video I found on
    that is an old video. it was shown a whiles ago.

    looks good. problem is i dont want to take my phone out of the case everytime i would use this.
    i was wondering the same thing. i hope that mounts let us stick a phone with a sedio case on it, in it.

    I do not see this selling not thru the App store... Do you really think Apple would push this at the developers conference if it was a free app having the service sold via an outsource payment system... This is going to be one of Apples premium $100 plus apps... Via the App they can even sell the carkit and mail it to you.
    if we buy it through the app store and they ship that bracket straight to us, $200 is not that bad.

    the only other gps program i am looking at is the igo from the app store. has anyone tried that one?
    08-06-2009 11:37 PM
  23. peter7921's Avatar
    Dont forget things always cost more in the UK because of the import tax they have.

    I predict the Tom Tom cradle plus app will be about $150 US.
    08-06-2009 11:55 PM
  24. tyredurgan's Avatar
    It's WAY to much. $99 and we have a deal.
    08-07-2009 12:03 AM
  25. Thunder God's Avatar
    Dont forget things always cost more in the UK because of the import tax they have.

    I predict the Tom Tom cradle plus app will be about $150 US.
    i forgot about that.
    08-07-2009 12:03 AM
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