cPro and mPro NFC Car Dock from iBolt Review

cPro and mPro NFC Car Dock from iBolt Review

Today I am looking at two similar docks, but with a difference. The cPro is a USB-C charger integrated NFC Car Dock, while the mPro is an integrated micro USB Car Dock. Each offer the added bonus of using NFC. This means that when getting into a car, I can pre-allocate settings to be enabled by the NFC tag supplied with it, when it goes into the dock. Which is great, as it now means I can put it onto car mode automatically, and not have to fumble with the settings, this is especially good with the coming winter, and gloves.

The Pro range are designed to fit most phone/case combinations which is good for me, as I tend to use a lot of different case combinations. The Pro docks secures along the center of the phone, which leaves room for your phone’s camera. This could allow people to use their phone as an Dash Cam if needed.

The suction mount has a suction cup with an adhesive bottom, allowing attachment directly to any windshield or hard surface on the dashboard. The 17 mm industry standard ball joint makes it compatible with alternative mounting solutions on the market. So I was able to attach this to my old car dock which was already attached in the car.

cPro features:

  • Integrated USB-C connector – no more fumbling with a loose connector cable
  • Sliding adjustable latch – perfect for any current model Type C Android device with a center charge port
  • Compatible with all cases, including “backward flap” cases such as Otterbox Defender® and Lifeproof®
  • Accessibility to AUX-out port and all buttons on the Android handsets
  • Open camera view for many devices – certain Android handset can easily be used as a dash cam to capture video and images while driving
  • Ball joint for easy turning and mounting options – switch between vertical and horizontal position effortlessly
  • Two meter USB-C cable – allows for flexible placement options, including the left side of the steering wheel

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mPro features:

  • Integrated microUSB connector – no more fumbling with a loose connector cable
  • Sliding adjustable latch – perfect for any current model Android device with a center charge port
  • Compatible with all cases, including “backward flap” cases such as Otterbox Defender® and Lifeproof®
  • Accessibility to AUX-out port and all buttons on the Android handsets
  • Open camera view for many devices – certain Android handset can easily be used as a dash cam to capture video and images while driving
  • Ball joint for easy turning and mounting options – switch between vertical and horizontal position effortlessly
  • Two meter microUSB cable – allows for flexible placement options, including the left side of the steering wheel

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The Pro docks can spin 360 degrees, which meant in traffic I can flip it vertically to read comments, or the news, and then horizontally for viewing maps or videos.

Included in the kit is an integrated NFC tag for compatible Android phones. Using NFC Technology, the tag automatically launches the iBOLT Dock’n Drive app that can be downloaded for free in the Google Playstore. The Dock’n Drive app has large shortcut buttons, access to any music player, and a speedometer/compass right on the home screen. (Note: both ‘iBOLT DockMode’ and ‘iBOLT Dock’n Drive’ apps must be downloaded for the tag to work)

Really happy with the overall performance of these docks. The app and tag combination is a great touch, and is a great interface to have when driving. The price of both are $39.95, which is a drop in the ocean, and makes them both really attractive.

ibolt.co/cpro-nfc-combo-car-dock

ibolt.co/mpro-nfc-android-charging-mount

9.9

Amazing

Owner of a rooted One and Nexus 7. Mostly write reviews of apps and any hardware I can get my hands on. I frequent Google+ and XDA-Developers.

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