iRoc vs oCar: Which Is Right For You?

iRoc oCar

You use your iPhone daily. Why not take something you are so familiar with, and put it in your car? We’re talking about a car stereo that has the ability to harness the powers of the Apple iPhone and turn it into a mobile entertainment system. Two particular manufacturers have created two products so elegant and functional that some will find it challenging to choose between one. The Oxygen Audio oCar and the iRoc Radio are so similar, but so different. We’re going to help you with your decision and break it down for you.

The iRoc Radio

As beautiful as it is practical, this solid stereo will impress you and your passengers every time. Don’t worry about removing your favorite case, simply load your iPhone into the front panel of the iRoc and fire up your favorite album or music video. If you are concerned about losing your steering wheel controls, worry no more; you have full control of the iRoc just like you did with your factory radio. The built-in microphone on the front of the iRoc conveniently allows incoming calls to be handled without the use of your hands, allowing you to focus on the wheel. For personal phone calls, sync up your Bluetooth headset in a matter of seconds.

  • Continue using your favorite phone case
  • Maintain steering wheel controls
  • Bluetooth headset synchronization

The Oxygen Audio oCar

This single-din wonder will make life on the road much easier on you. Easily snap your iPhone into the included phone case and mount it into the oCar dock. Twist the iPhone dock counter clock wise and aim it toward you for a more personal experience. Sync up your wireless headset to the built-in Bluetooth and make as many hands-free calls as your heart desires. Be sure to download the free Sound Control and Radio Tuner applications from the App Store for a full oCar experience. If you are worried about the safety of this stereo, detach the control panel when you are leaving the vehicle to reduce any chance of theft.

  • Adjustable phone orientation
  • Bluetooth headset synchronization
  • Detachable front control panel

Make A Decision

With both stereos being so well built around the iPhone, it really comes down to preference. While both share features like video output, free apps and separate subwoofer control, they also have many features that set them apart. Please let us know which one you prefer by commenting in the section below!

About Harry Donihue

Harry's passion for car audio began at 16 with a single subwoofer and an amp. In years to follow, he greatly developed his love and knowledge of the car audio and electronics industry by means of installing, researching and opinion writing. In his spare time he enjoys playing music, eating grilled cheese sandwiches and snowboarding with his pals.
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