With the help of Cobra's newest charger, your Android phone can automatically reconfigure for driving when connected to your car.
The Cobra JoyRide is no ordinary car charger. This 12-volt plug utilizes the Android Open Accessory framework to automatically trigger the launch of a companion app on an Android phone when connected via its micro USB port.
The Cobra JoyRide app features a car-specific interface that presents the user with large buttons to trigger functions such as voice command, hands-free calling, or launching a GPS navigation app. The JoyRide app can also automatically trigger the changing of phone settings--for example, disabling WiFi, enabling GPS, and setting the ringer to vibrate. When it's time to leave the car, the JoyRide app cab even geo-tag its location when unplugged from the JoyRide charger to help you to remember where you parked.
The Cobra JoyRide will carry an MSRP of $39.95 when it hits the market in Q2 2012.