1. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Caddouch,

    Yes, we are still working on the details for the Car Kit Contest. Since it's the holidays, I am unsure it will happen anytime soon. But...look for it after New Years. I will keep you all posted.

    Updated the Magellan Contest Thread. Now includes the Car Kit contest. Please go check it out!

    12-29-09
    Great News Guys! I have requested management to change the terms of the Youtube Contest. Now you only need the Magellan Logo displayed in your logo to qualify. So what are you waiting for? Enter now!
    Last edited by maggie-theiphoneblog; 12-29-2009 at 05:26 PM.
    12-25-2009 05:16 PM
  2. ShaneXman's Avatar
    Hey guys!

    I made a official thread for Magellan Contests. For all you interested, keep a eye on it as its my duty to keep it updated with future free promos and giveaways.

    Once again, thank you everyone for taking a big interest and contributing to the threads. Please bare with me as the holidays are coming; therefore, please be patient with my respond time.

    Happy holidays!
    Woo hoo, I found another Magellan thread to participate in. LOL
    12-26-2009 11:15 PM
  3. ShaneXman's Avatar
    Caddouch,

    Our Premium Car Kit kicks butt!!!
    I would have to agree.

    Magellan GPS Navigation Premium Car Kit Pre-Release Unboxing *VIDEO*
    12-26-2009 11:47 PM
  4. ShaneXman's Avatar
    UPDATE:

    Hello again everybody! As promised, here is my In-Car / On-Road Review of the soon to be released Magellan GPS Navigation Premium Car Kit...

    Link:
    Last edited by ShaneXman; 12-29-2009 at 09:26 AM.
    12-27-2009 03:07 AM
  5. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Woo hoo, I found another Magellan thread to participate in. LOL
    ShaneXman,

    Welcome to the TiPb! Great to have you here. Great video BTW.
    12-28-2009 04:03 PM
  6. bugman72's Avatar
    I don't know if this is specific to my area, but I can't get TTS to work. The app will announce the normal stuff ("turn right in 500 ft., for example), but it never announces the street name. The name will show up at the top of the screen, but will never say it.

    Can this be due to a region specific issue? I love the app with this one exception. I have checked everything I can to see if this is an option that I have to enable.
    12-30-2009 01:08 PM
  7. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    I don't know if this is specific to my area, but I can't get TTS to work. The app will announce the normal stuff ("turn right in 500 ft., for example), but it never announces the street name. The name will show up at the top of the screen, but will never say it.

    Can this be due to a region specific issue? I love the app with this one exception. I have checked everything I can to see if this is an option that I have to enable.
    Bugman72,

    Please check your voice languages to see that you are indeed using TTS. Only Susan and Dave will offer TTS in English. Please confirm and I'll do my best to help you if that isn't the reason. Thanks!
    12-30-2009 03:33 PM
  8. bugman72's Avatar
    Geeze...don't I feel like an ***** now! :o I was using Amy and never even paid attention to the (TTS) option after Dave and Susan.

    I'll give that a try on the way home from work today.
    12-30-2009 03:40 PM
  9. ShaneXman's Avatar
    Geeze...don't I feel like an ***** now! :o I was using Amy and never even paid attention to the (TTS) option after Dave and Susan.

    I'll give that a try on the way home from work today.
    Not an ***** at all. I actually did the same thing when I first installed the app. LOL
    12-30-2009 04:15 PM
  10. bugman72's Avatar
    Well that worked just perfectly (no surprise). It's amazing what selecting the correct voice will do . Thanks Maggie for the assistance.
    12-31-2009 08:28 AM
  11. rogersta's Avatar
    Maggie,

    I know the official company line is that the magellan app and car kit are designed to work with the iphone 3G, 3GS and ipod touch second generation, but will it technically work with a first generation ipod touch. I will be purchasing the car kit regardless, but still waiting on purchasing the app. If it does then I will be going with the Magellan app, if not then the TOMTOM app since it claims to support the first gen touch.
    12-31-2009 02:59 PM
  12. ShaneXman's Avatar
    Maggie,

    I know the official company line is that the magellan app and car kit are designed to work with the iphone 3G, 3GS and ipod touch second generation, but will it technically work with a first generation ipod touch. I will be purchasing the car kit regardless, but still waiting on purchasing the app. If it does then I will be going with the Magellan app, if not then the TOMTOM app since it claims to support the first gen touch.
    In an earlier post (#20), Maggie stated the following....

    Finally, the first gen iPhone issue. Unofficially, Magellan's car kit should provide GPS to the first gen iPhones similar to the TomTom car kit. Officially, we have not yet tested.
    ...this leads me to believe that it will also work on the first gen iPod Touch. Just an observation, but hopefully Maggie can shed some light on this.
    12-31-2009 03:29 PM
  13. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Well that worked just perfectly (no surprise). It's amazing what selecting the correct voice will do . Thanks Maggie for the assistance.
    Bugman72,

    My pleasure! Im happy to help. Happy New Year
    01-02-2010 02:58 AM
  14. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Maggie,

    I know the official company line is that the magellan app and car kit are designed to work with the iphone 3G, 3GS and ipod touch second generation, but will it technically work with a first generation ipod touch. I will be purchasing the car kit regardless, but still waiting on purchasing the app. If it does then I will be going with the Magellan app, if not then the TOMTOM app since it claims to support the first gen touch.
    Rogersta,

    Let me confirm first before I can give you the unofficially word. But in my quick opinion, it would work. I am worried though about a battery issue because the 2nd gen Ipod Touch does show greater battery life than the first gen; however, if you keep it plugged in the car kit, you should have no issues.

    Also, please note with no external speaker, the app on the first gen Ipod Touch would have no sound without the Car Kit attached.

    I hope I have answered your questions. Please let me know If I can be of anymore assistance.
    01-02-2010 03:36 AM
  15. ShaneXman's Avatar
    Maggie,

    Do you have any idea of what the size of the ball mount on Premium Car Kit is? I know it's not a standard size, because the ball is definitely smaller than that of Garmin (I compared). Could you please find out the exact size?


    I am looking for options for mounting the kit to my dash, because I want something that is moveable to prevent theft.

    I was thinking something like the Magellan Beanbag Mount...



    ...but I am looking for "slimmer" options, since the space on my dash is narrower than the beanbag mount.

    I would like to try some sort of friction mount, like the Magellan RoadMate Portable Dash Mount since I can put one of the "fingers" towards the front and the others towards the back.



    Any insight as to whether or not this is feasible? Either way, please let me know ball mount size, as there are other options (RAM mounts, etc.). Thanks in advance!
    01-02-2010 09:42 AM
  16. rogersta's Avatar
    Rogersta,

    Let me confirm first before I can give you the unofficially word. But in my quick opinion, it would work. I am worried though about a battery issue because the 2nd gen Ipod Touch does show greater battery life than the first gen; however, if you keep it plugged in the car kit, you should have no issues.

    Also, please note with no external speaker, the app on the first gen Ipod Touch would have no sound without the Car Kit attached.

    I hope I have answered your questions. Please let me know If I can be of anymore assistance.
    Maggie,

    I am standing by for the unoffical word, but hope to have it before the Jan 3 deadline for the discount on the Roadmate app is over. The first gen touch would only be used with the car kit.

    Thanks
    01-02-2010 12:14 PM
  17. ShaneXman's Avatar
    Maggie,

    I am standing by for the unoffical word, but hope to have it before the Jan 3 deadline for the discount on the Roadmate app is over. The first gen touch would only be used with the car kit.

    Thanks
    Where are you located? If you are local (or anyone else for that matter) who has an iPod Touch (1st Gen)...you are more than welcome to set up a time with me to test it out. Not to mention, you can see the kit before it comes out as well.
    01-02-2010 05:06 PM
  18. rogersta's Avatar
    Where are you located? If you are local (or anyone else for that matter) who has an iPod Touch (1st Gen)...you are more than welcome to set up a time with me to test it out. Not to mention, you can see the kit before it comes out as well.
    I appreciate the offer, but I am in Virginia. I saw your review and the kit looks great! How did you manage to snag one early?
    01-02-2010 06:05 PM
  19. rogersta's Avatar
    [QUOTE=ShaneXman;1542729]Maggie,

    Do you have any idea of what the size of the ball mount on Premium Car Kit is? I know it's not a standard size, because the ball is definitely smaller than that of Garmin (I compared). Could you please find out the exact size?


    I am looking for options for mounting the kit to my dash, because I want something that is moveable to prevent theft.



    I am also interested in this since I plan on using it in multiple vehicles.
    01-02-2010 06:08 PM
  20. ShaneXman's Avatar
    I appreciate the offer, but I am in Virginia. I saw your review and the kit looks great! How did you manage to snag one early?
    Ha ha, yeah...that would be quite a trek.

    Regarding snagging one up early, I guess I was just lucky.
    01-02-2010 08:42 PM
  21. ShaneXman's Avatar
    Maggie,

    Do you have any idea of what the size of the ball mount on Premium Car Kit is? I know it's not a standard size, because the ball is definitely smaller than that of Garmin (I compared). Could you please find out the exact size?

    I am looking for options for mounting the kit to my dash, because I want something that is moveable to prevent theft.
    I am also interested in this since I plan on using it in multiple vehicles.
    Hey bud, if you edit your post...and put [/QUOTE] after my quote of "I am looking for options for mounting the kit to my dash, because I want something that is moveable to prevent theft."

    ...it will correct your quoting issue and more clearly display what you are stating. Just a heads up.
    01-02-2010 08:43 PM
  22. rogersta's Avatar
    Havn't heard anything from Maggie so rather than risk it not working I guess I am going with TOMTOM since the Roadmate app sale ends tonight.
    01-03-2010 03:15 PM
  23. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Havn't heard anything from Maggie so rather than risk it not working I guess I am going with TOMTOM since the Roadmate app sale ends tonight.
    Rogersta,

    Sorry that I did not get back to you in time. Please understand that I cannot check this on a day to day basis and due to the holidays, it is difficult to get a definite answer to your question.

    But here is your answers to your question: The iPod 1st gen will work with the App and Car Kit but the Performance will be much slower.

    Please let me know if you are still interested in purchasing the app and car kit. I can inform you of any special promo we can offer you.

    Thank you for your interest and understanding.
    Last edited by maggie-theiphoneblog; 01-04-2010 at 04:33 PM.
    01-04-2010 04:30 PM
  24. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Maggie,

    Do you have any idea of what the size of the ball mount on Premium Car Kit is? I know it's not a standard size, because the ball is definitely smaller than that of Garmin (I compared). Could you please find out the exact size?


    I am looking for options for mounting the kit to my dash, because I want something that is moveable to prevent theft.

    I was thinking something like the Magellan Beanbag Mount...



    ...but I am looking for "slimmer" options, since the space on my dash is narrower than the beanbag mount.

    I would like to try some sort of friction mount, like the Magellan RoadMate Portable Dash Mount since I can put one of the "fingers" towards the front and the others towards the back.



    Any insight as to whether or not this is feasible? Either way, please let me know ball mount size, as there are other options (RAM mounts, etc.). Thanks in advance!

    ShaneXman,

    I don't quite understand....you are looking for something moveable to prevent theft...? The Magellan Premium Car Kit is movable.

    As for the answers to your question:

    The ball diameter is 5/8''. The Suction cup diameter is 2.25''. The PCK uses the same windshield mount that is used on all 09 and up Magellan PNDs; therefore, PCK mount will work with a PND beanbag.

    I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you have any other questions or issues.

    Always a pleasure to help.
    01-04-2010 04:38 PM
  25. MGTrader's Avatar
    Maggie,
    Got a question. I drive a convertible. I wanna know if I buy the mount and put it so that its about 2-3 feet (max) from my ear, if the volume boost from the speaker will likely be enough to hear clearly with my top down (which it is 98% of the time)?

    Thanks
    01-04-2010 04:52 PM
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