Ever since the first iPhone came out in 2007, I thought it’d be a genius idea to create a car stereo that would completely integrate the iPhone to use it as a screen but also for controls. Fast forward 3 years later and it seems someone has finally heard my prayers.

The guys at Oxygen Audio just came up with the O Car, a fully integrated head unit specifically designed and made for iPhone. Its patented technologies enable the user to control all standard car stereo functions using the iPhone touch screen, while allowing horizontal and vertical access, so that all iPhone applications may be used in the car…

Dock your iPhone on the articulated cradle and not only will it charge your iPhone, but you will also be able to use it in landscape or portrait mode and take advantage of everything your iPhone has to offer: apps, iPod, Pandora, GPS, you name it. Want to make a phone call? Sure thing, thanks to the integrated Bluetooth hands-free kit.

The O Car will officially be launched at CES 2011 and there is no price tag for it yet.

Is that something you’d consider buying for your car?

[Thank billc124Wired]

  • yes! waiting for it!

  • Sascha

    If my car didn’t already have a integrated sound system with radio, harddisk, navigation an you-name-it, this device would certainly be something to seriously consider.

    Cool. I like it!

  • If the price is right, I am on board!

  • Justin

    Sounds incredible, and I wish it was available today so I could check it out.
    From the above pictures, it looks like there is no screen other than the iPhone. So, can you not even listen to the radio without plugging your phone in?

  • Alpine still makes some decent head units with iPod control (: with an iPhone controlled Viper alarm system were all good!! (: who is this unheard of company that makes this? sorry, I have a top notch thumpin’ sound system ….. no off brands for me!!!!

  • ratking

    no it looks ugly

  • rainrose

    This is cool!

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  • misc

    I would buy it only if it has a very intuitive interface. A lot of apps are hard to use while driving

  • jjj

    hmmm…. no CD’s (i’m personally dont use them but i’m sure some do.)

  • So tell mr if my wife or son uses the car and they got no iPhone , then what ! This sucks in my opinion cause I rather get a top notch system with integrated Bluetooth , thats all u really need , not forgetting the sirus app and ur made !

  • Jason masters

    Arampe I’m with you my Bluetooth radio is the best ever no need for integration Bluetooth is all you need

  • Z

    Sounds great! I was thinking of getting a dock charger for my wife’s 240SX. Now I think I’ll hold off on that.

  • bugs

    definitely a buy.
    cd’s are a thing in the past and if you still use cd’s this isnt for you.
    what if you let someone drive your car and wants to listen to music? dont have an iphone? too bad.
    infinite possibilities with the iphone and this is one of them.
    i know other known companies (pioneer, kenwood, alpine) will do this soon, real soon.

  • Condios

    Bleutooth with airplay, then – that’s definitely it 😉

  • T-Mizzle

    Cool idea. I use my iPhone via built in Bluetooth in my new Camry, so I don’t think I’d actually buy this. And I still listen to CD’s & XM Sirius.

  • Ken

    There are a couple headunits already that are similar. One that docks ur iPod or phone, and one that even opens up slide ur idevice in and it closes. I’ve seen them in crutchfield.

  • CPAmember

    But in what car would it fit nowadays? If most cars have thier audio devices built in the dashboard it self. Unlike the old cars where you can easy replace it.