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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!


The All New iRoc for iPhone

iRoc - The Ultimate Smart Phone Accessory

The iRoc, new from Jackson Electronics, is a revolutionary head-unit that integrates your smart phone into a mobile entertainment system. This single DIN stereo is universal and will fit into almost any vehicle on the market today. To use the iRoc, simply place your iPhone or iTouch in the cradle, and use it just as you would with your standard head-unit. But this is not your standard head-unit. The iRoc is loaded with features that will make driving your car a whole new experience.

Understanding The Difference

What separates this in-dash stereo from others are the style, design, and the simplicity in which you control aspects of your music and videos. Instead of learning all new stereo controls and sequences of buttons to push, take advantage of the controls you already know with your iPhone. All of the information you need is displayed directly on your phones screen, and with a free download of the iRocEQ app from the iTunes App Store you can adjust the equalization and other aspects of your music. If you have a cell data plan, you can access internet streaming apps such as Netflix, YouTube, or Pandora.

Features and Benefits

Don’t worry about removing your protective phone case, the iRoc dock is designed to cradle your phone while the case is still attached. There is a built-in microphone on the front of the stereo, which allows you to make and receive phone calls without ever picking up your phone. If you already have amplifiers or are looking to expand your audio system in the future, you may utilize the 3 sets of RCA outputs for connecting the Front, Rear and Subwoofer channels to a car amplifier or two, or three. When your iPhone is docked on the iRoc, it will receive a constant charge to ensure your phone does not die when you are using it later.

Something To Consider

There are many more features to this stereo than what has been explained here, and you may check them all out by visiting the product page of the Jackson Electronics iRoc. If you own an iPhone and are looking into upgrading your stereo, take the iRoc into consideration. It will make your life much simpler, and allow you to entertain yourself and your passengers without the need for a top of the line receiver. Check out some product videos on YouTube, and maybe you will find yourself wanting one too!