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Join Date: Jul 2010
Car Hands Free Bluetooth Audio Streaming - 11-23-2010, 10:06 AM
I was frustrated using my Dell Streak through my car oem radio. I had a Parrot Ck3100 (phone audio only) and a Connect2 iPod unit installed. Then I found a new car Head Unit - the Sony MEX-BT3800U. This thing is incredible. I ripped out my Parrot and my iPod kit and installed this Sony head unit. It does everything. It is bluetooth enabled so you can use it to stream calls and audio from the Streak, and voice guided SatNav.
Furthermore, it has a USB port on the front. This is the best bit. The USB actually charges the Dell Streak! and it plays Audio! It even controls the tracks on the phone from the head unit or supplied remote control so you can shuffle, fast forward, rewind etc. AND it displays the track name/album/artist on the head unit (you must remember to mount the Streak as a drive though). It does exactly the same thing for your iPod too - charges it and plays the tracks.
Best thing of all? I went into Halfords to buy it - it was listed at about Â£150 on the shelves. I thought that was a good price (Sony website has it for Â£180), but whilst in the store I used my Dell Streak to access the Halfords website, found the product online at Â£132! I reserved it there and then, and went straight to the counter and bought it for the cheaper price.
Only downside I have found so far is Google SatNav voice commands only seem to work when the unit is set to audio streaming, which means you cannot get voice guidence whilst listening to the radio, for example. Maybe there is a way, I havent found it yet. Will report here if I do.
I am not affiliated with Sony or Halfords, I am just an end user who found this and was so impressed with this unit at that price I needed to share with you guys.
Join Date: Jul 2010
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