Does there exist an in-car device that does the following things?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Capt Crunch, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2001
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    #1
    Got my iPhone today and I'm excited. I want to use it in my car and so the following.

    1 - Mount it.
    2 - Charge it.
    3 - Play music on it via an aux-in.
    4 - If an incoming call comes, I can take it.

    From what I gather, option 4 is the problem child. I have a battery powered bluetooth handsfree kit. Could I use this in conjunction with the charging, music playing iphone?
     
  2. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2005
    #2
    I believe it depends on the head unit in your vehicle. My wife has the stock stereo in her Toyota Avalon and uses it as a speakerphone all the time. She uses a tape adapter to the headphone jack, and when she gets a call, she just turns the radio up real loud until she can hear the ringer or caller. I don't know why it is so much quieter than the music she is playing.

    I've tried it in my truck as well, it works well. I think that takes card of your #4.

    It sounds like you have a head unit with an 1/8" aux input, is that correct?.

    The way I see it, you could get a mounting charger, and a short 1/8" cable to run from your headphone jack to your aux in. It's not one device, but it should work.
     
  3. Capt Crunch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2001
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    #3
    Bikemike - that sounds like and easy solution! Thanks.

    My aux-in is in my armrest, so I'll need an extension.
     

Share This Page