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 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.

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.