October 26, 2009 | Robert Nelson
Despite a few false starts and some funny pricing information, the TomTom Car Kit is now available in the Apple Store. Per the listing, the TomTom Car Kit is selling for $119.95 and will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks. Feature wise there was nothing surprising, after all we have seen enough about the car kit in the past.
That said, for anyone that has missed the details, here is a quick recap as to what you can expect if you make the purchase.
The TomTom app on your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G puts award-winning technology at your fingertips, like IQ Routes which gives you the smartest, most efficient route any time of day. That’s just the beginning. Combine it with the TomTom Car Kit to experience enhanced GPS performance for the ultimate in-car navigation.
TomTom Car Kit features:
- Secure docking
- Enhanced GPS performance
- Clear voice instructions
- Easy charging
- Hands-free calling
- Your music on the move
Of course, it should be pointed out that this car kit DOES NOT come with the actual app. Bottom line, I can see the advantage and disadvantage of having a solution like this. On the one hand the device convergence is nice, not to mention you are not leaving you GPS in the car for a potential thief to come and take. But on the other side, the $119.95 for the car kit and the $99.95 for the app add up to more than you would most likely spend for a stand-alone GPS unit. Personally, I have opted for the bargain priced MotionX GPS.