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Mobile Home Siri Remote review

One of the cheapest, easiest ways to get iOS in your car. But is it any good?

Mobile Home
Mobile Home: A cheap and easy way to have your Siri sidekick in-car

What you make of the Mobile Home will partly come down to your experience of Siri and what you generally make of Apple's voice-control technology.

If you've got your head around what Siri can and can't do, then you'll know what to expect. If you've not tried it before, you'll probably be both delighted and disappointed in the reality of how Siri performs.

We liked

Suddenly having full access to Siri in the car is pretty exciting. The device is easy to set up and even easier to use.

Once set up you don't have to worry about syncing it ever again and you don't even need to turn it on and off. Perfect. In our testing, there was no loss of Siri voice recognition, either. Siri works as well – or not as well, depending on your personal take – as it does directly on a phone.

We disliked

First up, there are the problems of intermittent responsiveness and glitches with audio playback in our test car. Then there's the fact that you need an internet connection to operate Siri. Not always possible with cars moving in and out of range.

Final verdict

With three devices in the chain, identifying the culprit behind some of the Mobile Home's issues is very tricky. But to an extent, what matters is whether the end result works and for us the Mobile Home may not quite be ready. Like we said, if you can try before you buy, you may find it works seamlessly with a different combination of handset and car.

What won't change is the fact that Siri requires an internet connection to function and for us as things currently stand with internet access from cars moving in and out of range of a data connection, that's probably a deal breaker.