Magellan’s premium car kit for the iPhone is up for pre-order and its RoadMate for iPhone application has been updated to version 1.10.
The car kit works with the iPhone 3G and 3GS, and the second-generation iPod Touch. It works with the latter because it has a built-in GPS receiver. It also features an adjustable mount so it can fit skins and most hard cases, rotates for portrait and landscape use, has Bluetooth, in-car charging, an amplified speaker and a noise-canceling speakerphone. Its compatibility with skins seems to be the only major difference between this car kit and TomTom’s. In common with TomTom is its ridiculous price–$129.99 in its pre-order phase. It’s expected to ship January 7, 2010. My advice is to wait awhile on this as the price will undoubtedly drop after Magellan realizes that no one will pay such a high price!
The RoadMate for iPhone application includes a number of new features in version 1.10. Most significant among them is compatibility with the second-generation iPod Touch. Also new is customizable speed warnings and multi-destination routing, Find My Car in the OneTouch menu, a variety of UI enhancements, and more. You can download RoadMate for the iPhone from the App Store for $60 until January 3, 2010 after which it’ll return to its full $100 price tag.