Nexus One Car Dock [Mini Review]
The Nexus One Car Dock is well constructed and sturdy. It communicates with your phone via Bluetooth.
It works ok, but there is one show-stopper in my book. NO LINE LEVEL AUDIO OUT port. If you want to connect it to your car stereo and listen to audio, you have two options:
- Bluetooth (which most cars don’t have yet… plus wouldn’t be able to pair with a headset for calls)
- The headphone jack (1/8″ Mini) on top of phone.
That means, when you get in your vehicle, you must cradle the phone then plug in your cable to the top of the phone, adjust the volume up (since it’s not line level). To get out of car, unplug the headphone cable, and uncradle the phone. I know, I know… this is not a “problem” experienced in developing countries. But COME ON Google… for $55 I should be able to drop the phone in the cradle, turn on my car stereo and drive.
Worth noting; when charging, the phone gets pretty warm. Not so hot you can’t hold it, but much warmer than my iPhone ever got.
More to come… these are just my initial thoughts.