using mac as bluetooth headset...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by whyrichard, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if it were possible, and hopefully free, to use my mac's isight and speakers as a bluetooth audio 'headset' for my iphone... in a similar way that I use my car's stereo as a speakerphone....


    thanks,

    r.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You might want to check out this to see if it will do what you want.
     
  3. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    I demoed some software called Phone Amego. BPE2 has some different abilities (SMS) while PA has cool Google Voice integration. Both offer trials. I never committed on one of them. It's on my todo list.
     
  4. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just tried out both. My quick take:

    Amego: Streamlined and transparent, google voice integration a big plus, however no speakerphone through mac --the main point for me

    BPE2: Speakerphone through mac, powerful, however no google voice integration that i can see...

    A question for BPE2 users: I am having a hard time getting my mac pro to recognize my iphone consistently once paired (which in itself took some patience). Is there a trick to getting the mac pro to automatically recognize my iphone when within range?

    thanks,

    r.
     
  5. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    Phone Amego now has speakerphone functionality.
     
  6. 9000 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to those people who hate it when ooold threads are revived, but it's still a relevant issue. My question: Is there a FREEWARE application that can do this? I can't find anything but paid software with more features than I need. I heard Tiger used to have it built in, and I'm sad that they removed it.
     
  7. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    Really I wish Apple bring this back. Before the first iPhone came out, you could do it with your mobile phone through Address Book. I forgot which OS X it was.. but you could have a caller id on your screen and talk by connecting to your mobile phone via bluetooth. Call from your Mac to mobile phone.
     

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