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Bluetooth Handsfree Kit

I can't remember if I've asked this before, but if I did I don't think we came
to any conclusions so I'll ask again!

I have a Jabra Cruiser, and really for what it does, it's pretty good. I
connect my iPhone to it via bluetooth, and then often use its FM transmitter to
pass the music and phone sound to my car radio speakers. However, it doesn't
transmit iPhone track info to RDS for viewing on the car radio display.

Are there any simple bluetooth speakers like this that DO pass RDS for music
tracks? The Cruiser will pass phone numbers of incoming calls, but not info
from the music.

I don't want a fancy car-installed system like a Parrot, etc. In fact, my
husband has a Parrot, and while it's pretty cool, it isn't well suited for my
iPhone, and I can't see spending that kind of money!

Thanks.

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On 12/15/2011 1:46 PM, DZanre wrote:
> I can't remember if I've asked this before, but if I did I don't think we came
> to any conclusions so I'll ask again!
>
> I have a Jabra Cruiser, and really for what it does, it's pretty good. I
> connect my iPhone to it via bluetooth, and then often use its FM transmitter to
> pass the music and phone sound to my car radio speakers. However, it doesn't
> transmit iPhone track info to RDS for viewing on the car radio display.
>
> Are there any simple bluetooth speakers like this that DO pass RDS for music
> tracks? The Cruiser will pass phone numbers of incoming calls, but not info
> from the music.
>
> I don't want a fancy car-installed system like a Parrot, etc. In fact, my
> husband has a Parrot, and while it's pretty cool, it isn't well suited for my
> iPhone, and I can't see spending that kind of money!
>
> Thanks.
>


My wife uses this one.

http://www.egohandsfree.com/index.php/products/34-products/48-ego-look.html

Not sure if that will work for you or not. It wouldn't integrate with
the stereo in her older minivan so it has a separate speaker for it.
That's probably on par with the parrot however.

If however you want to listen to music, I would think that you want it
through your stereo and speakers, and not through some junky car kit
speaker, so perhaps you should look at the parrot.

You could however just replace the car stereo with oen that supports
bluetooth and forgo the extra kit.

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On 15/12/2011 19:46, DZanre wrote:

> I don't want a fancy car-installed system like a Parrot, etc. In fact, my
> husband has a Parrot, and while it's pretty cool, it isn't well suited for my
> iPhone, and I can't see spending that kind of money!


Weegie!?
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Simon Flood wrote:

> Weegie!?


A different parrot.

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Patrick Farrell wrote:

> I would think that you want it through your stereo and speakers, and not
> through some junky car kit speaker, so perhaps you should look at the parrot.


Well, the whole point is that I already use the Cruiser's A2DP transmission of
the sound to the FM tuner. So I AM going through my car's speakers, and the
quality is very good actually.

Now, I'm sure there are varying versions of the Parrot, but Joe's was very
expensive (in the $350 range installed). I used his car for two days a few
weeks ago. At first I loved it, but I receive all kinds of alerts (email, chat,
SMS, etc.) on my phone, and each time ANY type of an alert would come through
the sound on the speakers (even if it was just listening to the radio) would go
out for 4-5 seconds. It got to be extremely annoying. My Jabra Cruiser just
sends a "ding" through to the speakers when the phone dings, and the music is
otherwise uninterrupted. I would go nuts with the particular Parrot Joe has.

> You could however just replace the car stereo with oen that supports bluetooth
> and forgo the extra kit.


Like I say, my particular bluetooth is FINE for listening to music, talking on
the phone, etc. I just want RDS (the scrolling message that says the
artist/track on the stereo display) to come through.



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