January 7, 2011
Accessories that connect iPhone functionality with your car are plentiful. You can start building quite a collection in your vehicle as each function is handled by a separate accessory. In my car alone, there is a Bluetooth device, a charger and an auxiliary cable that create a jumbled mess of wires. And that Bluetooth device is constantly getting lost.
Oxygen Audio has the solution – the O’Car. O’Car securely cradles the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone4 to create a fully integrated car stereo entertainment system.
Here’s how it works. After the O’Car device is installed into your car’s stereo head, snap on the provided case, download the radio and sound applications from iTunes, and you’re ready control all of the iPhone functionality in one place. If you don’t want to undertake a permanent installation in your car, then look at the O’Dock, a removable docking station.
Control your car radio (create presets if you’d like), as well as make calls hands-free all from the iPhone’s touch screen. You can also change the color of your application to match the interior of your vehicle – not technologically necessary, but how cool is that?
The sound application controls the integrated amplifier inherent in the O’Car device. This lets you (or your passenger, as the unit swivels) adjust the bass, treble, balance, and fader settings all from the screen. Use it in landscape or portrait mode and access not only iTunes but all of your apps as well (e.g. GPS, Pandora).
As a bonus, your phone gets charged while attached to the device.
O’Car and O’Dock are products of ADMEA, a French distribution company focused on electronics and entertainment products. Visit them at CES booth #1335C, North Hall and at the Tech Cocktail Innovation Showcase at the CES Tweetup tonight at the Space Quest Lounge, Las Vegas Hilton.
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