TomTom has just announced a new pair of dashboard mounts for smartphones that ensures your handset will be safe in your car whilst driving down the M1, the new hands-free car kit will be available for the iPhone and any device that charges via MicroUSB, so basically any other smartphone, the mount will come with a built-in two watt speaker, expendable microphone and fast charging.
Both of the versions will be available for £80, or you can pick up an iPhone specific bundle that comes with the TomTom navigation app for £130.
London, 31 July 2012 – TomTom today launches the TomTom Hands Free Car Kit for smartphones with the highest quality audio for loud, clear hands-free calling and navigation. The new Car Kit features an advanced noise and echocancellation system, which dramatically reduces background noise for the caller and removes ambient noise for the driver.
New mounting options make smartphone use on the move safer and more convenient. The newly designed Car Kit has an adjustable grip to fit any smartphone with or without its cover. An extendable microphone can be clipped to the sun visor to ensure conversations are louder and clearer.
“The new Car Kit has been designed for safety and convenience,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom. “With fantastic audio quality and new mounting options, we are making it easier and safer for drivers to make calls and use navigation applications on the move. With advanced new features, our aim is to help drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road.”
The TomTom Hands Free Car Kit comes in two versions to support iPhone and micro USB compatible smartphones such as Android phones. Two iPhones and/or smartphones can automatically pair simultaneously. When connected via Bluetooth®, voice recognition functionality can be activated – enabling drivers to navigate and dial without taking their hands off the wheel.
Pricing and Availability
The TomTom Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone or Smartphone is available in selected retail stores and from www.tomtom.comsmartphone priced £79.95.
The TomTom Hands-Free Car Kit for iPhone with Western EU navigation app is priced at £129.95