Devium Dash – The Smart Phone Car Stereo

Using your iPhone in your car can be a pain, depending on the type of car you drive. Typically, you are dealing with extra cords and chargers, and/or Bluetooth devices that can get in the way, clutter up the inside of your vehicle, and drain your device’s battery. There is a cool new Kickstarter project that is looking to change all of that.

The new “Dash”, from Devium is a in-dash solution for your smartphone integration. It consists on the main unit that installs in the dash of your vehicle, replacing your current car stereo, and a removable faceplate that fits your smartphone. Currently, it only supports the iPhone 4 and 4S, but other models with be added. The dock is a unique magnetic aluminum with 30 pin connector set up, that is in landscape orientation. The developer also says, the final unit will allow for iPhone cases, like Apple’s Bumper. It has just one knob, for volume control. It also has it’s own app to control all the features you may need in the car, like GPS, music, and Siri, among others.

Here’s a video of what the Dash can do:

Check out the Kickstarter page to get all the details, and how you can get you hands on one of these.

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  • Accordxtc

    Good idea in the sense of what it can do, but wow that just spells trouble just watching this guy drive and not hitting someone.

  • Anonymous

    This is a great design, but I’d prefer a different docking method. I’ve always connected an iPhone to my Pioneer deck. I use the Deck to control the volume and choose songs. It’s safe and I can do it without looking much. This device in the video is no different than using an iPhone connected by a cable. I would rather see a slot to dock your phone in and it be a fairly regular deck otherwise.

    This is most definitely illegal to use in Ontario.

  • Anon

    Looks ugly, and bad idea.  The iPhone’s screen is way too small to use in this manner.  A black bezel would of aesthetically looked a lot better.  Also, unlike the iPad, the iPhone can’t adjust it’s main menu icons in landscape mode.

  • john

    Good idea. Hope they design a adapter to work with IPads. 

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