Monster's iMotion CarPlay

Monster's iMotion CarPlay acts as a car charger and line-level output for your iPod or iPhone. However, a sensor in the base of the unit allows users to control playback and skip tracks with the wave of a hand.

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12-volt charger

The 12-volt car charger's bulb integrates the connection for the audio patch cable.

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Bendable connection point

The main body of the iMotion can tilt up to 45 degrees up or down for easier accessibility to the patch cable and the sensor.

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Unwind the patch cable

By sliding the shell of the charger back, users reveal the coiled audio patch cable. Simply unravel enough cable to make the connection and seal the shell back up.

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Making the connections

The iPod or iPhone connects to the iMotion with a 30-pin dock connector. On the other end, the audio patch cable connects to the vehicle's auxiliary input.

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Gold connections

The dock connector features a mirror finish and the patch cable features a gold-plated connection point. Monster is known for this level of materials overkill.

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No touch controls

A pair of infrared sensors located in the iMotion's base allows people to control iPod playback without touching either device.

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A wave of the hand

Waving a hand in front of the sensor commands the iPod or iPhone. Swiping from left to right skips forward, right to left skips back, and stopping a hand before the sensor plays and pauses.

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