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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    HTC Car application, powered by Nuance

    The HTC Car app gives you an HTC One feel with the clock and weather widget in the upper left and then very large button for shortcuts optimized for the auto experience. These shortcuts include Navigation, Dialer, Music, Speak, People, Internet Radio through TuneIn, Settings, and Exit.

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    More HTC Car shortcuts

    I like that you can add apps and have changed my experience to include MLB At Bat 2013 and GPS speedometer.

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    Speak utility powered by Nuance

    You should not use the buttons to dial while driving, but instead use the slick Speak functionality. Speak launches a voice-recognition utility powered by Nuance Communications.

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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@...