If you own a Nexus One or have been contemplating acquiring one, here's some more incentive to do just that. Yesterday, the Nexus One blog announced that the anticipated Nexus One Car Dock was available for purchase for $55 via (you guessed it!) the Google store at http://www.google.com/phone.
The Nexus One Car Dock is similar to a dash mount for a run of the mill GPS - which makes sense because the N1 comes stock with Google Maps Navigation. According to Google, "You can mount the dock on the windshield or dashboard, and it ships with an adhesive disc that lets you attach it to a textured surface as well. The dock comes with a charger to fit into your car’s 12V utility socket, and the holder can rotate for flexible orientation."
When you cradle your N1 in the dock, the Car Home app is automatically loaded, giving you quick access to maps, navigation, and other features. The Dock also doubles as a charger for your N1. Much like the desktop dock, the three dock pins underneath the N1 allow it to charge without the need of a micro USB cable.
The release is below. Whether you currently own the N1 or have been holding off, where does the Nexus One Car Dock fit into your life? Sound off in the comments!
From Google's Official Nexus One Blog:
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
New! Nexus One Car Dock now available
Starting today, you can purchase a Nexus One Car Dock from Google's web store, giving you the perfect place to put your phone when you're in the car. In addition to holding your Nexus One, the car dock also charges your phone’s battery, lets you use your phone handsfree, and provides faster access to voice and navigation apps.
The dock’s built-in speakers and volume controls enhance the in-car music and media experience. The Car Home app, which loads automatically, makes it easy to access Maps and Navigation, Voice Search, Contacts, and Music.
You can mount the dock on your windshield or dashboard, and it ships with an adhesive disc that lets you attach it to non-smooth surfaces. The dock comes with a charger that fits into your car’s 12V utility socket, and the holder can rotate for flexible orientation.
The dock costs $55 and can be purchased as a separate accessory from the web store, or bundled with the purchase of a new Nexus One phone. For more information see the tech specs .
Be sure to follow all the local laws and exercise caution when using your phone’s features and car dock while driving.