Dash

Status: Fully funded

When popular in-car navigation company Navigon decided to stop making stand-alone navigation units and focus on its smartphone apps, it was a turning point for the consumer electronics industry. It showed that smartphones could do the job of many other gadgets. The Dash is a testament to that. The Dash is an in-car stereo that allows you to use your iPhone as the main interface. All you do is have the DIN box installed and plug your phone in when you're in your car. You're able to use all your radio apps (Pandora, Spotify, etc), access all your stored music, and use your navigation apps like Google Maps. Dash eliminates the need to fiddle with awkward wires and interfaces. This, we think, is the true future of in-car entertainment.