TomTom iPhone car kit

Featuring a built-in GPS receiver, microphone, speaker and charger, TomTom's iPhone car kit has certainly been a long time coming, but it's finally here.

Derek Fung
Derek loves nothing more than punching a remote location into a GPS, queuing up some music and heading out on a long drive, so it's a good thing he's in charge of CNET Australia's Car Tech channel.
Derek Fung

What is it?

TomTom's iPhone cradle is unique amongst its kind (for the moment) in that it features a built-in GPS receiver — this will hopefully nix the awful GPS positioning that's been a trait of all iPhone nav apps thus far. The cradle also includes a built-in speaker and microphone, as well as an in-car charging cable.

How much is it?

In Australia it will retail for AU$160, but this doesn't include TomTom's iPhone nav app, which is currently going for AU$100 on the App Store.

Is it worth it?

We can't say yet — we're still waiting for our review unit to arrive. When it does, we'll let you know.