iPhone and handsfree bluetooth in your car?????

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  1. squirmy macrumors newbie

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    HELP! Can't figure out how to do this...Seems like one product does this and another product does that...So I came here looking for help Maybe I'm asking for too much. LOL

    What I want is a product that I can get Handsfree for in my car (since our state is making it illegal to talk on cellphone without having handsfree, plus I don't want to use a bluetooth ear piece), have the phone call go through my car speakers, keep phone charged and then also use the function of the iPod with my radio controls without having to use the actual iPhone to control what I want to listen to.

    Is that too much to ask for? LOL Is there such a product. I found this...it's close, but no cigar:
    http://www.igearusa.com/incarhihakit1.html

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Many car stereos these days are BT-enabled. I can make and receive calls via BT in my car. Very handy.
     
  3. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest, I don't think I have seen a single product that will do all those functions.

    Don't get me wrong, I haven't had time to read the whole Internet so there might be one out there.

    You might have to keep Googling, or look at merging multiple products to provide the solution that you want
     
  4. maxxscholten macrumors regular

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  5. tommy8884 macrumors member

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    works perfectly with blue&me (fiat and alfas microsoft mobile in car system). Cant use the ipod features tho, only works on older ipods when you could set them to be used as a portable drive
     
  6. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    sorry bro, no single product does all that
     
  7. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    I have an Alpine iDA-X305 (~$250) with this bluetooth adapter (KCE-400BT MSRP $150).

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    Then you connect your iPod via USB and it will control it.

    Here is my head unit:

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    My head unit even has buttons to control the call. It is a pretty nice setup. I got everything through Crutchfield. Those guys are awesome, call them up and they can explain your options. I just know this Alpine set-up works great.

    I hope this helps.

    EDIT: BTW with this, I leave my iPhone (2.5) in the Glove Box
     
  8. gordanorfc macrumors newbie

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    Try the Alpine CDE 104bti does all that you are after...
     
  9. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure of aftermarket products, but many new cars do all that already. Both of ours have all those features.
     
  10. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    I have that Pioneer DEH-P610BT in my car and the bluetooth work great with my iPhone 3G.
     
  11. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    The Pioneer DEH-P610BT does all of what the OP is asking for. I know because I have one.

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  12. Randman macrumors 65816

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    I have a Sony. Very reliable and not that expensive.

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  13. Xtgirl macrumors regular

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    Check out the Parrot MKi9200....that is really close if not exactly what you are looking for....we just bought one but haven't installed it yet, so don't know if it is going to live up to the hype, but I hear Parrot products are usually pretty good according to reviews I have read....
     
  14. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    the thing is none of those play music ( yet)

    I have the apple AV cables + a bluetooth headset

    does everything I need + video to my indash 7" screen
     
  15. cjbryce macrumors 6502

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    Dension

    Depending on the make/model of your car, look at Dension http://www.dension.com/

    Alternatively, buy a BMW and you can have all you are asking for.:)
     
  16. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    "none of those play music"? Then explain to me what I'm hearing through my iPod on my iPhone with my Pioneer DEH-P610BT? :confused:
     
  17. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    <--- Researches DEH-P610BT

    ooops I didn't see that headunit has a uBus USB control input

    I bow to you Sir :)

    If that headunit could handle a video input I would buy it right now
     
  18. Randman macrumors 65816

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    Wow, way to make a general statement without knowing the facts.

    My stereo has an iPod adapter mounted in the glove compartment. Works fine. I use my old mini in there now. Come 3.0, I'll stream music to it from my iPhone via Bluetooth.
     
  19. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    umm right above you
     
  20. pintnight macrumors 6502

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    I'm am hoping that I'll be able to stream music from my iPhone with Pandora via Bluetooth.
     

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