Clarion just announced the Next GATE (model SC1U), an in-car smartphone controller designed specially for the iPhone and allows the user to control approved iPhone applications optimized for in-vehicle use. The Next GATE iPhone controller can be installed on the windshield of your car and it is compatible both with the iPhone 4 and 4S.
The Next GATE give access to online streaming services including TuneIn, Pandora music services as well as INRIX Traffic with up-to-the-minute insight into the fastest routes; and InfoGation that guide you to your destination with turn-by-turn navigation with full maps and graphics.
It features a 7-inch WVGA touch LCD display, blue LED buttons and indicator. It has built-in speaker, Bluetooth support for hands-free calling, AUX audio output and a microSD card slot. It also comes with a 360-degree adjustable suction mount and a 12-volt power adapter. The Clarion Next GATE (model SC1U) will be launched on June 1st and goes for $269.99.