HTC One Car Kit brings its sleek design and functionality to the road: Review

HTC One Car Kit brings its sleek design and functionality to the road: Review

Summary: T-Mobile USA is giving away the HTC Car Kit with an HTC One purchase, and after spending a couple weeks with it, I find it to be an essential accessory. It works well and is priced right, at just $60.

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    Navigation utility

    After tapping the initial shortcuts, you will see more large button auto-optimized experiences. Within Navigation, you can see buttons for Google Maps, Previous, Appointments, Gas Station, Restaurant, and many more. Tapping these launches Google Maps Navigation, with quick searches for these specific items already initialized.

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    Enter a destination

    You can enter a destination for the navigation function much like with a dedicated GPS.

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    Navigating with Google Maps Navigation

    The HTC One uses Google Maps for navigation.

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  • Bluetooth...

    Last Christmas took the family on vacation and, because I'm probably the cheapest human being alive, rented the smallest car that the local no-name-rental company offered. It was a Toyota Corolla, with very basic amenities and a very basic radio. I did notice, to my surprise and delight that the radio had bluetooth. And once I paired my phone I was further delighted to discover that the radio also featured A2DP. So not only was I able to take calls, I was able to play music through the stereo and use Google maps for navigation, with turn prompts muting my music.

    The future is here and it is awesome.
    dsf3g
  • Doe it fit a HTC One with a case on it?

    I really like the look and functionality bit I have a care on mine.
    Is there any adjustments or adapters to use the kit with a case on the phone?
    cliff@...