A new Kickstarter campaign can bring your iPhone‘s capabilities to the dashboard of your car — including turning it into a car stereo.
Rather than plugging in via a cable, Dash lets you turn your iPhone or iPhone 4S into a car audio system of its own while simultaneously charging your device. It could also be used with GPS and navigation apps. As its creator points out, the device has the added advantage of familiarity.
“Dash doesn’t require that you learn a new interface to use your stereo,” says the Kickstarter page. “You already know how to use your phone to access your music, your navigation app, your phone calls, and the incredible number of other apps in your phone’s marketplace.”
We could certainly see this product being useful and successful. So far the crowdsourced campaign has raised $1,030 of its $45,000 goal. The campaign ends March 21.
Would you buy a device like this, or contribute to the Kickstarter campaign?
Watch the video above to learn more about the device and how it works.
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