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Best iPhone Accessories for the Car

written by: Stephanie M. Lucas•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 3/24/2011

Before you hit the road, take a look at these great iPhone car accessories that will make travel with your phone more convenient and useful. We'll review top accessories for car kits, Bluetooth headsets, car mounts and car chargers for iPhone.

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    iPhone Car Accessory Options

    Traveling with iPhone is even better when you have the best iPhone car accessories. Don't buy any old thing from the store. There are tons of accessories out there, but not all of them are worth your money. We're going to review some of the top iPhone vehicle accessories around. Whether you are looking for a car kit, Bluetooth headset, car mount or car charger for iPhone, we've got great options for you to consider. For each item shown, the Internet was searched for the best deal online. Keep in mind that prices are subject to change.

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    Top iPhone Car Kit

    Magellan Premium Car Kit 

    Magellan Premium Car Kit - $99.95

    The Magellan Premium Car Kit is a neat package that transforms your iPhone into a unique GPS navigation entity. This sleek iPhone car mount can be attached to your windshield or dashboard and features a built-in GPS receiver, a noise cancelling Bluetooth speakerphone and a 12-volt charger. This kit covers most all of your car needs for iPhone - it holds your phone securely, it works as a hands-free speaker, it charges your phone and it even gives your iPhone GPS a boost for a more accurate location to better use your navigation apps for iPhone.

    Magellan Premium Car Kit - $99.95 from Apple (Link to Buy)

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    Top iPhone Bluetooth Headset

    Blueant Q2 

    BlueAnt Q2 Headset

    We've all heard of smartphones, but this remarkable headset is a smart Bluetooth device. The price might seem a bit steep, but it does more than your average Bluetooth headset. It is perfect for driving because it comes with set voice commands and text-to-speech technology. The headset announces the name of incoming callers and even reads your text messages out loud, leaving your hands free to drive.

    BlueAnt Q2 Headset - $72.98 from Amazon (Link to Buy)

    For other great Bluetooth headset options, read Top Ten Bluetooth Headsets.

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    Top iPhone Car Mount

    Kensington Quick Release Car Mount 

    Kensington Quick Release Car Mount

    For a basic, sturdy car mount, the Kensington Quick Release Car Mount is a great choice. Mount this car accessory to your windshield or vent for a secure place to put your iPhone while you're driving. The cradle turns easily from landscape to portrait and is flexible enough to remove the phone with one hand. There are no fancy features, but it is top notch for a basic car mount.

    Kensington Quick Release Car Mount - $10.99 from Amazon (Link to Buy)

    For more iPhone car mounts, read 5 Best iPhone Car Mounts.

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    Top iPhone Car Charger

    Cellet car charger 

    Cellet Rubberized Retractable Car Charger

    A car charger is a must-have accessory for your car. With the data-intensive features of the phone, iPhone's battery tends to drain quickly. Charging while you're driving can save your phone from dying in a pinch. The Cellet Rubberized Retractable Car Charger has an LED light that shows charging status and a retractable 3 foot charging cord.

    Cellet Rubberized Retractable Car Charger - $3.32 from Amazon (Link to Buy)

    For more car charger options, read Best iPhone Car Chargers.

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    Top iPhone Car Accessories - Readers Weigh In

    So now you know my roundup of the top iPhone accessories for your vehicle, but I want to hear from you. What car accessories have you tried and loved? Or tried and hated? I haven't had a chance to use all the accessories that are out there, so I'd love to hear your input.

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    Image Credit

    • Magellan Premium Car Kit image courtesy of Apple,
    • BlueAnt Q2 image obtained from BlueAnt,
    • Kensington Quick Release Car Mount image courtesy of Apple,
    • Cellet Retractable Car Charger image obtained form Amazon,