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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HTC Universal Car Kit including Handsfree

Posted by Don Tolson in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

Product Category: Phone Accessories
Manufacturer: WirelessGround
Where to Buy: WirelessGround
Price: Starts at $49.95USD regular price (but it may be on sale!)
Specifications: The car kit as provided was specific to the HTC line of phones. A full list of compatible models is available at WirelessGround. Car kits for other manufacturers are available.

Pros:

  • Good snug fit for the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2 tested;
  • Having the speakerphone built into the lighter charger unit is a good solution;
  • Easy to install and use.

Cons:

  • No instructions provided on how to hook up and/or use the speakerphone;
  • Microphone is either located too far away or not sensitive enough;
  • Flexible arm mount allows too much sideways movement.

Summary: By now, car kits for mobile devices are becoming pretty ubiquitous and seem to have roughly the same construction features: suction cup, (slightly) flexible arm, power unit, and an adjustable cradle for the unit. WirelessGround has introduced a Universal Car Kit for the HTC line of phones with an interesting extra -- a speakerphone built into the cigarette lighter charger unit! With the advent of new cellphone use laws for drivers here, I was looking for some sort of speakerphone option for the van, so I thought I'd give it a try.

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