I have noticed that I am beginning to need a GPS in my car, mostly in driving off to far-flung Craigslist locales deep in twisty culdesac suburbia. I have an iPhone 3G, and I am a cheapskate (thus, Craigslist).
So my thought is to try out a few of the iPhone GPS apps.
In order to do that, I'll need a dash cradle and in-car power for the phone. Adding boosted speakerphone capacity at the same time makes sense to me but is not crucial.
Since the 3g form factor has been out for so long, searching Amazon for "iPhone 3G car kit mount
" produces hundreds of results.
Any experience with specific products?
I guess the decision point is around the speakerphone. A dash-or-glass mount kit with no inbuilt power plus a separate in-car charger seems likely to be the least expensive. Bluetooth speakerphone add-ons are also available separately. So I guess I am leaning toward the simplest, cheapest solution in case I find that using the phone this way doesn't work for me.
I should note that I do not use the device's music-playing capacities at all and consequently do not care about non-telecom audio out.
Previouslies, all a couple years old:
iPhone car charger?
November 18, 2008
Where's the simplicity?
May 11, 2008
iPhone Car Integration
February 5, 2008
My iPhone won't place nice with my car
January 29, 2008
Looking for an iPod car kit
September 15, 2007