Dash: Your iPhone Becomes Your Car Stereo (Video)
There’s no shortage of iPhone car accessories and protocols designed to make your iPhone a part of your in car listening experience, but there is a shortage of awesome iPhone in car stereo options.
Enter Dash, a new car stereo that puts your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S into the dash of your car, where it becomes the brains of your car sound system
The Dash system is on Kickstarter now, and a third fo the way to the$45,000 goal, but with looks like this, and a system that will support multiple faceplates down the road I think it is well on the way to being fully funded.
The Dash is a double DIN stereo, which means it will fit most cars without custom modification. The two part system includes a faceplate that mounts your phone and the body which houses the components.
The Dash stereo has four 50 W channels for your speakers and two 2V preamps that can be used to connect a subwoofer so you can really rock out.
The system uses your iPhone’s 3.5 inch display as the way to use your stereo, bringing your favorite apps and ability to make phone calls to your stereo. The creator is working on an app that will allow you to make calls while the iPhone is in landscape mode.
Because this is a two part system, you can purchase a new faceplate when you get a new phone, like the iPhone 5. No word on what that will cost, but it’s a nice touch, especially for people like myself who have to remove an entire car dash to change out a car stereo.
The current system is designed for the iPhone 4S or iPhone 4, but Paul Lizer, the creator is working on faceplates for top Android and Windows Phones, which he hopes will be available in July, or shortly after.
Right now you can contribute and pre-order your Dash for $250, a $50 discount off of the retail price. The system is expected to ship in July 2012. If you can’t wait for a faceplate that fits your phone, you can pony up $3,250 to get a custom made faceplate for your phone.
This looks awesome. Will you be getting one?