Thanks to the popularity of the iPhone – one of the world’s best loved smartphones – manufacturers have come up with all sorts of cool gadgets to complement the iPhone. And this is even the case with automotive iPhone gadgets too.
We’ve scoured the web and have come up with these five must-have in-car iPhone gadgets for car drivers below. Check them out!
Alpine CDE-178BT Car Stereo
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Head units (the geek term for car stereos) offer a number of different features and functions to suit a multitude of uses. Alpine, a popular manufacturer of mid-range to high-end car stereos, have come up with the CDE-178BT head unit.
Not only does this CD player include Bluetooth and mobile phone connectivity, but you can also control various aspects of it such as sound quality and tuning with the TuneIt app.
The other great thing about this car stereo – and this is so awesome – is that syncs up with your Facebook profile through your iPhone and alerts you both on the head unit and on your iPhone whenever you have any new messages!
Griffin iTrip FM Transmitter with App Support
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If you can’t afford a flash car stereo like the one we just talked about above, or your existing head unit does not offer Bluetooth connectivity, then if you want to listen to music from your iPhone, don’t be a ninny by using your headphones connected to it whilst you are driving – get yourself a Griffin iTrip FM Transmitter with App Support instead!
For only 40 quid, this gadget turns your iPhone into an FM radio transmitter. Simply choose the frequency you want to use from the iTrip Controller app, tune in to it from your car stereo, and then listen to your favourite tunes!
Parrot MKi9100 Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit
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Another ingenious way of hooking up your iPhone to your car’s existing stereo system is by using the Parrot MKi9100 Bluetooth handsfree car kit.
As you may have guessed from the name, it is a Bluetooth hands-free system with an OLED screen. The wireless remote control can be positioned on your dashboard or steering wheel, allowing you to control all of its functions.
It offers you the ability to make and receive phone calls easily and safely.
Tree Frog Anti-Slip Dashboard Pad
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The Tree Frog Anti-Slip Dashboard Pad is a really cool way to make sure that your iPhone doesn’t slide all over the place when you have it resting on your dashboard!
It provides a firm and secure way to rest your iPhone on without it slipping or leaving any messy residue thanks to special silicone material it is made from.
Belkin 10 Watt Car Charger
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The Belkin 10 Watt Car Charger enables you to quickly charge your iPhone whilst you are out on the road.
The compact, low-profile design means that the charger sits pretty much flush to your centre console when it is plugged into your car’s 12-volt power outlet.