The Dexim audio car mount charges and holds an iPhone (3GS or 4) while driving. The unit also features an audio output functionality.
Dexim Audio Car Mount Charging Holder
The Dexim audio car mount charges and holds an iPhone (3GS or 4) while driving. It also features an audio output functionality that, as we learned during our testing, is less than elegant in operation.
In the box, we found (left to right) an iPhone 3G(S) case and cradle, a clear iPhone 4 case, a suction cup mount, the car mount itself with an iPhone 4 cradle pre-attached, an assortment of documents that included a quick start guide and the 14-language instruction manual, a clear Dexim sticker, a 3.5mm audio patch cable, and a 12-volt car charger.
After placing the iPhone 4 into the Dexim cradle, we noticed that there was a good deal of space between the iPhone's edges and the cradle's arms, leaving the handset free to wiggle and possibly fall free.
Once the audio connection to the iPhone is made, users can connect the included audio patch cable to their car's auxiliary input. However, if you're just going to convert a 3.5mm connection to another 3.5mm connection, why even bother passing through the cradle in the first place?
Though the Dexim Car Mount is a good solution for keeping your iPhone stationary and charged while driving (and the fact that it comes with two free cases is a nice touch), its audio connection method is a bit cumbersome for our tastes.