Kensington Computer Products Group, makers of all kinds of iPod and iPhone accessories, has announced eight new peripherals in its lineup: a car charger, two auxiliary audio cables, four different car mounts, and an anti-glare screen.
The 2-in-1 Car Charger and AUX Audio Cable includes an iPod and iPhone dock-connector that plugs into that otherwise unused cigarette lighter in your car. The audio cable connects to your stereo's auxiliary port. A USB charger for adding juice to a device other than an iPod distinguishes this model from previous Kensington offerings. The 2-1 Charger will cost $40.
The audio cables both do what you'd expect: provide a single line-in to your car stereo. There is a $10 version and a $20 noise-reducing version that cuts interference from your car's electrical system.
The car mounts come in a variety of flavors. The Power and Mounting kit is designed to turn your iPhone into a GPS unit (if you have a GPS app running). This $50 mount amplifies the built-in iPhone speaker so you can better hear spoken directions. The cradle mounts to your windshield or dash and provides charging capability as well. There are two $40 versions, called the Dash/Friction Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle and the Windshield/Vent Car Mount. Strangely, both of these cradles are largely indistinguishable from their more expensive sibling. Both of these offer sound amplification, too.
The $30 Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Quick Release does just what it says and lets you remove your phone with one hand.
And last but not least is the Anti-Glare Screen Protector for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Like any good screen protector, this one aims to reduce screen reflection and protect the glass from scratches. The $10 package includes two screen protectors and a cleaning cloth.
The Windshield/Vent Car Mount is available now. Kensington promises that all the other accessories will be ready by the end of March.
This story, "Kensington Announces Eight New Peripherals" was originally published by Macworld.