SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the Magellan® GPS Car Kit to provide motorists with a total solution for safety and convenience when using their iPhone® or iPod touch® while driving a vehicle. The Magellan GPS Car Kit enhances the driver's navigation experience with a built-in GPS receiver, Bluetooth® pairing to deliver a superior hands-free calling experience, in-car charging for iPhones and iPod touch, a powerful noise-cancelling speakerphone and the ability to enjoy music and voice-guided turn-by-turn directions through the car's audio system.
The Magellan GPS Car Kit transforms an iPhone (4S, 4, 3GS, 3G) or iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation) into an innovative, complete GPS vehicle navigation solution that enables motorists to safely and legally integrate these devices with their vehicle for use while driving. A powerful, integrated GPS receiver enhances the navigation performance of an iPhone and adds GPS reception to an iPod touch. The Magellan GPS Car Kit works with the Magellan RoadMate® App and is also compatible with most GPS navigation apps.
"The Magellan GPS Car Kit is much more than a docking system -- it gives drivers a unique, total solution for maximizing their iPhone or iPod touch when used in the car, and a safe, legal and effective way to navigate in confidence," said Stig Pedersen, Associate Vice President of Product Management for Magellan.
The Magellan GPS Car Kit connects via Bluetooth to deliver a superior hands-free calling experience and allows the driver to safely answer calls, reject a call, redial the last number and activate an iPhone's voice dialing feature if equipped. A powerful, amplified speaker with volume control enables the driver to clearly hear calls, music and voice-guided navigation. An audio line out port enables the GPS Car Kit to connect to a vehicle's audio system so the driver can listen to their iPhone or iPod touch through the car's speakers.
The Magellan GPS Car Kit easily accommodates most hard-shell cases or silicon skins for maximum flexibility when docking an iPhone or iPod touch into the GPS Car Kit cradle. Users can quickly and easily secure the GPS Car Kit to their windshield or dashboard and adjust for either portrait or landscape viewing.
Drivers never need to worry about low battery power in their iPhone or iPod touch. The Magellan GPS Car Kit automatically powers and charges the devices while driving.
The Magellan GPS Car Kit is available from MagellanGPS.com, Amazon.com and other Magellan authorized retail partners for $99.99 (MSRP). The Magellan RoadMate App is available for $49.99 (U.S.) and $59.99 (North America) from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation consumer electronics devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Recognized as an industry pioneer, Magellan globally markets its award-winning portable navigation devices including the Magellan® RoadMate® series for autos, RVs, fleet and commercial vehicles, the eXplorist® PRO for mobile GIS applications and field data collection, the eXplorist outdoor series for hunting, fishing, hiking and geocaching enthusiasts, Magellan Fitness Switch™ series of crossover GPS watches, and mobile apps and accessories for smart phones. Follow Magellan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MagellanGPS), Twitter (@MagellanGPS) and YouTube (youtube.com/MagellanGPS).