At first glance it would appear that TomTom wants to sucker you out of $120 for a car vehicle mount that at best sticks your iPhone to your car’s windshield.  Not so.

For $120 you not only get the aforementioned windshield suction cup mount, but a built-in microphone, speaker, stereo audio out, a USB port for charging and get this: built-in GPS for enhanced performance.  It’s not clear if the built-in GPS works in tandem with the iPhone’s, but it should provide faster and more efficient fixes on your location in either case.

Unfortunately, and I hate to trample on TomTom’s parade, especially after producing such a polished video (below) for the product, you’ll need to drop an additional $99 for their application, bringing the total price to $220.  Would you plunk down this kind of dough when you can buy a stand alone device for the same price if not less?


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."