With the Motorola Droid running Android 2.0 you’ll have access to none other than Google Maps Navigation, but as you saw yesterday, it’s kind of hard to use if you don’t have a car mounting solution in place. Fortunately Verizon Wireless and Motorola are selling a Car Mount, which they officially call a Phone Holder, and are selling it for $29.99:
They’re also selling a multimedia station which turns your phone into an alarm clock and weather display for a bedside sort of experience. Both of these accessories use magnets to determine when/if the phone is docked and your Motorola Droid will automatically enter either “Car Mode” or “Multimedia Mode” when it is connected. There is a LOT of money in accessory sales and VZW/MOTO should do pretty well with these.
There is no doubt I’ll be buying the Motorola Droid Car Mount / Phone Holder but is anybody planning on buying the Multimedia Station? It would be neat to have but it all adds up and dishing out an extra $30 when I’ve already got an alarm clcok sitting there? I think I’ll pass on that one…
Here is what Moto has to say about each…
Phone Holder for DROID by Motorola attaches to your windshield or dash and lets you position your handset for easy access and viewing. Great when using yuor phone’s navigation and map applications. Quick attach and release. Includes a Rapid Car Charger.
Turns your DROID by Motorola into a multimedia experience and doubles as a charger. Displays photos and movies, plays music, shows weather and time, and works as an alarm clock. Syncs your media to your PC via USB cable (included).