Cobra JoyRide Transforms Android Phones Into Driving Machines

 

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With the help of Cobra's newest charger, your Android phone can automatically reconfigure for driving when connected to your car.

The Cobra JoyRide is no ordinary car charger. This 12-volt plug utilizes the Android Open Accessory framework to automatically trigger the launch of a companion app on an Android phone when connected via its micro USB port.

The Cobra JoyRide app features a car-specific interface that presents the user with large buttons to trigger functions such as voice command, hands-free calling, or launching a GPS navigation app. The JoyRide app can also automatically trigger the changing of phone settings--for example, disabling WiFi, enabling GPS, and setting the ringer to vibrate. When it's time to leave the car, the JoyRide app cab even geo-tag its location when unplugged from the JoyRide charger to help you to remember where you parked.

The Cobra JoyRide will carry an MSRP of $39.95 when it hits the market in Q2 2012.

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Gee - already installed on my phone

Jim1348 wrote:

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-33369_1-57354608/cobra-joyride-tran...

With the help of Cobra's newest charger, your Android phone can automatically reconfigure for driving when connected to your car.

The Cobra JoyRide is no ordinary car charger. This 12-volt plug utilizes the Android Open Accessory framework to automatically trigger the launch of a companion app on an Android phone when connected via its micro USB port.
The Cobra JoyRide will carry an MSRP of $39.95 when it hits the market in Q2 2012.

My phone came with an app called Car Panel that does the same thing - and it was free.

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On the Nexus S, it's called Car Home. Other than play with it, I haven't used it.

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