New spec.dock Site is Live!

We've been working on this for quite some time, and are pleased to announce that there is now a whole new way to find the perfect place for iPod and iPhone in your car! Now in its third iteration, spec.dock is the site to visit for detailed descriptions, photos and support of our vehicle-specific automotive iPod and iPhone dock line. Screen Shot 2013-08-14 at 1.00.34 PM

Some of the highlights of the new web store are the completely overhauled look, the new product finder, better photos, simplified product descriptions, the all-new dealer locator, easily downloadable installation guides, and a host of other features that truly make the experience quick and easy. We're really excited about it!

If you're not familiar with the spec.dock, please allow me a moment to go into a bit more detail on the product that our company was founded to develop, manufacture and sell to customers worldwide. Essentially, we saw a problem over eight years ago with the iPod as it related to the automotive environment. While the iPod was clearly the best way to make an entire music collection portable, and was poised to eliminate the need for CD changers, hard drive head units, gigantic CD wallets and the like, there was an inherent problem in the way this innovative device would need to connect to the car.

Until the more recent widespread usage of Bluetooth streaming, there always needed to be a hardwired connection to the car's audio system, and the iPod would need to be charged periodically. No matter which way you cut it, this meant some sort of wiring dangling between the iPod and the car's dashboard. You'd typically end up with something like this:

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...and this is one of the better looking solutions. We immediately set to work developing one model after another of spec.dock, allowing our customers to solve this easily:

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As far as we and many thousands of customers are concerned, there is simply no better way to use your iPod or iPhone in your car. Our solution to audio/video and data connections as well as charging is to convert a typically unused area in a car's interior such as an ashtray, change holder, cupholder or console into a docking station for your iPod or iPhone. All of our vehicle models conform to the Apple Universal Dock Well standard, which means that any iDevice can easily fit into any given spec.dock model, eliminating the wiring clutter from your vehicle and giving the device a permanent place to call home in your vehicle.

We hear from time to time that Bluetooth streaming is going to eventually eliminate the need for spec.dock, but we always remind our customers that until wireless charging is truly figured out, simply having a clean way to keep your iPod or iPhone charged while streaming is reason enough for us and numerous customers to date.

We're always on the lookout for new models to add to our lineup of over forty vehicle-specific models for Audi, BMW, Bentley, Infiniti, Lexus, Porsche and Volkswagen, so we welcome your feedback on our Facebook page, via email or phone. Our customers have always been the best resource we have, and we love to hear from you. We hope you enjoy the new web store experience, and look out for much more to come from 2point5 in the very near future!