MacRumors caught TomTom’s car kit showing up again in Apple’s European online stores today.  This time, it no longer includes the $99 App but is still priced around 99 Euros/Pounds.  The car kit works with the iPhone 3GS or 3G and enhances your iPhone’s GPS performance with an additional GPS chip, speaker and antenna. 

If you ask us, $100 for a glorified car mount + another $100 for the app seems a bit steep, considering you can pick up a full, standalone TomTom for around $50.

Full information below.

Overview

The TomTom app on your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G (sold separately)** puts award-winning technology at your fingertips, like IQ Routes which gives you the smartest, most efficient route any time of day. That’s just the beginning. Combine it with the TomTom Car Kit to experience enhanced GPS performance for the ultimate in-car navigation.

TomTom Car Kit features

Secure docking

TomTom’s specially designed, award-winning EasyPort mount attaches your iPhone securely to your windscreen or dashboard – perfectly within reach. It lets you rotate the screen for widescreen route display. And it folds flat for easy moves from car to car.

Enhanced GPS performance

The TomTom car kit’s built-in receiver increases the GPS performance of your iPhone to give you a truly reliable signal – even in high-rise urban areas.

Clear voice instructions

With the built-in volume controls and superior speaker, you’ll hear every voice instruction loud and clear – so you’ll never miss a thing.

Easy charging

Dock your iPhone in the mount to charge it as you drive, so it’s always fully charged and ready to go.

Hands-free calling

Receive calls without taking your eyes off the road, using the built-in extra-sensitive microphone and speaker. And the app automatically starts navigating again as soon as the call ends.

Your music on the move

With the audio out connector you can play all your favourite songs through your car’s audio system with the optional audio cable*. It even fades music out when receiving calls and giving directions.

* Requires compatible car audio system

Technical specifications

  • Audio out: 3.5 mm
  • Volume control: Yes
  • Portrait/Landscape support: Yes
  • Windscreen and dashboard mounting: Yes
  • iPhone charging via CLA: Yes
  • Dimensions: 5.17 x 2.7 x 1.96 in./131.43 x 68.68 x 49.86 mm
  • Weight: 4.13 oz./117 g

TomTom app for iPhone features (sold separately)**

Tap and go

Using the multi-touch display on your iPhone 3GS or 3G, you can tap your way from A to B – so you get all the best routes. Scroll through the menu, or pinch to zoom in and out on a map.

Go your own way

See your route, your way. Simply rotate from portrait to landscape to get an easier view of the road ahead.

Meet friends and find a place to eat

Find an entry in your iPhone contacts list, and the TomTom app directs you there. Or choose a restaurant, call to reserve your table, then follow the directions.

The smartest routes

The shortest route isn’t always the fastest. TomTom IQ Routes always gives you the most efficient route. It’s the only app that uses the driving experiences of millions of drivers to base routes on actual road speed data.

The world at your fingertips

Always be prepared. The TomTom app comes with an up-to-date, detailed map – and you can add worldwide locations to suit you.

Visit the App Store in iTunes for more information

**Note: The TomTom app for iPhone is not included with this TomTom Car Kit. The Car Kit dock is compatible with all iPhone models, but the TomTom app only works with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G

Available languages

Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Latvian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, UK English, US English

What’s in the box?

  • TomTom Car Kit
  • Adhesive disk
  • Documentation

This accessory is compatible with the following:

  • iPhone 3GS

  • iPhone 3G

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