3.5mm Bluetooth Adaptor Kit for Car

willmtaylor

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Is anyone using a 3.5mm Bluetooth adaptor kit in their vehicle or have any experience with one? Looking for good or bad experiences and any brands that you either recommend or recommend I stay away from.

Thanks
 
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BrianBaughn

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Are you looking for a setup like this?:

iPhone>Bluetooth audio signal>Bluetooth receiver>3.5mm connector>Car Stereo Aux IN

If so, so am I.

I'm going to order this one:

http://www.amazon.com/HomeSpot-NFC-enabled-Bluetooth-Audio-Receiver/dp/B00G57CWZ8

My reason for this is that it gets power from USB and doesn't have a battery. It powers up with the car and pairs automatically with your phone (if it's not powered via an "always ON" type cigarette lighter/USB plug).

For me, the devices with a rechargeable battery are problematic as most, if not all, need a button push to initiate pairing and ours will be hidden in the center console.

I won't have it installed until next week.
 
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willmtaylor

macrumors G4
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Oct 31, 2009
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Are you looking for a setup like this?:

iPhone>Bluetooth audio signal>Bluetooth receiver>3.5mm connector>Car Stereo Aux IN

If so, so am I.

I'm going to order this one:

http://www.amazon.com/HomeSpot-NFC-enabled-Bluetooth-Audio-Receiver/dp/B00G57CWZ8

My reason for this is that it gets power from USB and doesn't have a battery. It powers up with the car and pairs automatically with your phone (if it's not powered via an "always ON" type cigarette lighter/USB plug).

For me, the devices with a rechargeable battery are problematic as most, if not all, need a button push to initiate pairing and ours will be hidden in the center console.

I won't have it installed until next week.
Yes, something of that nature.

I am currently leaning towards this model, as it has many good reviews and is recommended by TheWirecutter:
http://www.amazon.com/iClever-Bluetooth-Hands-Free-Multi-Point-Activation/dp/B00GJFGE0K