Using an iBook AS a Bluetooth headset.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Marneus, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Ok, hear me out on this one cos my mate reckons he can pull it off on a PC.

    But, given my phone (K700i) talks to my iBook (1.33ghz, 1gb ram) with no problems at all, I use Salling Clicker, my computer pauses my music during incoming calls and everything...can I use my iBook AS a headset? I.E, stream the audio out through my stereo and use the inbuilt microphone to talk?

    Or am I deluded?

    Thanks in anticipation.
     
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    .Andy

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    Just post you phone number Marneus and we'll give you a call to test it out.....;)
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I know that it can be done on windows, ive done it. Cant help you do it on the ibook though sorry :(
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a bit confused - you want to actually look like this?????:eek:
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  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok...I think you all misunderstood my question :p

    I want to fool my phone into thinking that my computer is a headset, or at least this is the only way I can think of doing it, unless there are others.

    Make it so my incoming calls can be heard through the laptop speakers and so I can use the laptop microphone to talk into.

    Like I said, i've heard of it being able to be done on Windows, so I don't see why Tiger in all it's glory should have a problem, it's just a case of figuring out how.
     
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    Danksi

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    There's a Bluetooth function called 'audio gateway', which I believe allows you to do this.

    I tried it on my Windows XP Pro laptop a while back. Basically in my old apartment we had crappy mobile coverage, so I would usually place the mobile high up on a shelf. I used to connect the laptop to it via bluetooth audio gateway and use a headset on laptop to answer calls.

    I believe it worked OK, can't remember. :eek:

    If your iBook/Phone supports audio gateway, you should be able to do what you want.
     
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    iEdd

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    The other option, is if you have a plug in the back of your phone (antenna plug), you can often tape a wire there and run it to some aluminium foil. A little primitive, but might double the signal.
    The concept of this thread is pretty cool.
     

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