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iPod Touch Car GPS Navigation and Battery Charger Cradle from Dual Electronics

Sunday, March 21, 2010  |  3 comments

iPod Touch Car GPS Nav & Charger kit

Dual Electronics has announced its first iPod Touch GPS Navigation & Battery Charger car cradle solution. The Dual GPS Cradle allows you to use GPS navigation in and out of the car without any Wi-Fi connection and with no subscription fee. It also doubles up as an iPod Touch Charger as well. It sells for for $199.99 on the Apple store. Read more...

With the purchase of this iPod Touch car kit you also get the NavAtlas U.S. & Canada Navigation app that works with the GPS Cradle. The latest US and Canada maps from Navteq are built-in, so there is no need to have your iPod touch Wi-Fi connection ON. You get turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions, navigation directly to an address stored in Contacts on the iPod, and more. A high-sensitivity GPS receiver is built directly into the Cradle (not the windshield mount), giving you GPS capabilities wherever you go.

iPod Touch Car GPS Nav & Charger kit A built-in amplified speaker loudly delivers navigation voice prompts. When in a car, you can also easily connect the Cradle to your car stereo using the 3.5 mm audio out on the car windshield mount and play your music and navigation voice prompts through your car speakers.

Another very good feature with the cradle is that it allows you to play music on your iPod while in navigation mode. The music is automatically muted when directions are being spoken, and the music resumes afterwards.

iPod Touch Car GPS Nav & Charger kit

The cradle also features built-in rechargeable battery that can power the GPS unit for 10 hours. You can also use the battery to recharge the iPod touch. The Cradle's battery itself can be charged via your car's cigarette lighter or the USB port on your computer.

iPod Touch Car GPS Nav and Charger Cradle Features

  • NavAtlas U.S. & Canada navigation app provides the latest U.S. and Canada maps from Navteq
  • Navigate directly to an address stored in the Contacts list on your iPod touch
  • Turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions and text-to-speech technology for spoken street names
  • Play music on your iPod when navigating; music automatically mutes when directions are spoken, then resumes
  • Portrait and landscape modes
  • Built-in rechargeable battery to power the GPS for approximately 10 hours of continual operation
  • Play music on your iPod while in navigation mode; music is automatically muted when directions are being spoken
  • Built-in amplified speaker to loudly deliver navigation voice prompts
  • Easy charging and syncing via a mini USB port (mini USB to USB cable included)

What's in the box?

  • Dual Electronics iPod Touch GPS Cradle
  • Car windshield mount with 3.5 mm audio out and DC power jack
  • Mini USB to USB cable
  • 12V cigarette lighter adapter cable
  • Free NavAtlas US & Canada navigation app (Download from App Store in iTunes)

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