Devium Dash Transforms Your iPhone Into Your Car’s Stereo System

Devium Dash Transforms Your iPhone Into Your Car’s Stereo System

Decent in-dash stereo systems aren’t just expensive, they make you a target for a break-in… and why even bother with one when your iPhone can do everything a stereo dash can do, and a lot more besides?

Exactly, say the makers of Devium Dash, a new project up on Kickstarter. Instead of some expensive in-dash system that doesn’t do as much as your iDevice, why don’t you just slap your iPhone into the dash when you start driving instead?

Made out of machined aluminum, the Devium Dash is a kit that will replace your car’s stereo and allow an iPhone or iPod touch to act as the vehicle’s sound system. Right now, the system can fit an iPhone 4 series device with or without bumper, and by the time it’s released, the Devium Dash makers promise it’ll be able to fit a lot of other smartphones besides.

Instead each Devium Dash you’ll find subwoofer output, video out to external displays, an FM tuner and will even eventually allow you to place and receive phone calls with your iPhone in landscape mode.

Interested? Devium Dash is about halfway to its funding goal right now, and all you need to do is kick in $250 to get yourself a Devium Dash when they are released in June.

  • FriarNurgle

    Love the concept, but I kinda like my Lifeproof case. So I use a more viable solution, albeit less fancy as the sweet looking Devium Dash, of a universal suction cup mount and a Bluetooth with FM transmitter. Plus I kinda like having the iPhone higher up for navigation.  

  • Jordan Clay

    i love this idea,  but there is no way I would drop that kinda cash on a dashboard mount that I could possibly have to replace every 2 years when a new iPhone design came out or that wouldn’t work with my OtterBox or other case.  

    Right now I’m just using a go-flex,  it works w/ an Otterbox and transmits wirelessly.   Sometimes the sound just downright sucks but most of the time it is somewhat free of static and bearable.

  • joewaylo

    This doesn’t look like it fits all of our in dash systems though. Several in dash systems are shorter, longer and rounded. Some don’t even have a dash mount and are actually a touchscreen display.

  • artfulEric

    Mm, I admire Kickstarter, but Sony already beat them to the punch this time, with a 1DIN deck that’s essentially dumped the cassette/CD mechanisms and is just a radio/amp with a storage space to plug in your iPod or iPhone. It costs less than $150 and comes with its own remote and other functions. The KS device needs a 2DIN slot in the dash, meaning it won’t fit in 75% of vehicles made.

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