Many of us can’t upgrade our vehicles to newer models that sport the best infotainment systems around. While you can buy a completely new head unit to get the same technology, that’s still not an option for many on a budget. For those looking for a cheaper option for in-car smartphone use, the iBolt xProDock Connect for NFC-enabled Phones is just what you need. For $39.95, the kit contains everything you need to be able to create your own infotainment system using your smartphone, including the xProDock, ROCK2 Mount, ChargingArm, 6-ft. cable and a Dash Disc. It’s designed to fit most Android phones from a Galaxy S3 to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or HTC One Max. It’ll even fit most cases like Otterbox Defenders and Lifeproof cases.
The strong and vibration-free ROK II Mount that’s included easily attaches on your car’s windshield. Its suction cup with adhesive bottom will make sure it’s stuck in place, but there’s also an alternate mounting option with the iBOLT AMPS plate that can be be screwed into an AMPS solution or used with double-sided tape. The xProDock can also spin 360 degrees so you can view your phone in vertical or horizontal position without having to take you phone out of the dock. It also leaves room for your phone’s camera so you can record video while you’re driving to catch the silliest moments on the road for your YouTube channel. And if your phone uses NFC Technology, the kit’s tag automatically launches the iBOLT Dock’n Drive app (that can be downloaded for free in the Google Playstore), which has large shortcut buttons, access to any music player, and a speedometer/compass right on the home screen.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.