I recently got an email from a friend of mine with a tale of iPhone woe. My buddy Ken (not the podcaster) has a car charger which was made for use with iPods and so he assumed an iPhone would work just as well. As it turns out, not every iPod charger will play nicely with an iPhone. Frankly, I've been known to tell people that iPod chargers will work the same. After hearing Ken's story, my tip to you all is to be sure that your car chargers are made to work with the iPhone. Ken's story follows the break.
Mercedez-Benz has introduced a new iPhone cradle kit that integrates the iPhone into the vehicle's system, allowing the driver to control the device using the controls on the steering wheel, COMAND controller and the main nav screen on the dashboard to let the driver view and control the device, letting the driver send and receive calls and listen to music. It also charges the device while plugged in, as well as increasing reception by giving it use of the car's built-in antennae. They're available in Germany for €249 ($385). [via Engadget]