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Bluetooth Car Speakerphone?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by EQBob, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Does anyone know if anyone makes a stand-alone BT car speakphone? I don't really want a ear bud. Uncomfortable, and you look like a doofus from "The Fifth Element" walking around life with a blue blinking piece of plastic in your ear.

    Truck is 12 years old, no BT, but paid off and only 67K miles. XM radio wasn't bought with a BT adapater.

    So either I buy a new XM/BT equipped radio or thought I'd try and see if there are hands-free speakerphone devices.

    Any pointers?
     
  2. PacoJr67

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    Mar 6, 2007
    9
    I have a Motorola roadster that works great. Using it's own speaker it works fine, but it also has an FM transmitter so you can use your truck's speakers too

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Everything Android
     
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  4. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Thanks Paco. I did do some googling after posting and the roadster2 gets pretty solid reviews. Have been down on Motorola hardware for some time but the reviews are good.
     
  5. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Hey Bob....Here is a selection of that and others available at Amazon.
     
  6. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    I have a Motorola T505 has an FM Transmitter in it so it can play the calls through the radio.
     
  7. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Thanks guys! Appreciate the info and help!!
     
  8. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    My plantronics K-100 came in today. It got far better reviews than the Motorola when you look at respondes past the first 3-6 weeks of ownership when 50% of the motorola's were reported as being shipped back due to they stopped working. Saw this at multiple sites, multiple people, dozens of reviews.

    The unit paired virtually instantly. Test calls worked like a fricking champ. All sounds played through the device, which is going to be great come Tuesday when I'm in a rental car listening to my phone give me driving directions. <G>. Not that I don't know where I'll be, but figure I'll test it out.

    So far, on initial setup and desktop use, looks and operates great!
     
  9. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Fantastic!
    Plantronics is a solid company, I still love my 520 BT Headset
     
  10. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    My only problem now is that the Bluetooth is strong enough that the phone still stays connected inside the house <G>. So my truck would broadcast everything I do at home <G>. Guessing that can easily be solved by using an on-screen widget to toggle BT on and off.
     
  11. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Ha yea same happened with my Moto piece. Check out an app called Power Toggles. It adds a line of quick menus in the drop down notification area.
     
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  12. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Kewl...thanks...will check it out. I think it was beautiful widgits that added in some of those for the screen "desktops", but having them accessible via the notification area would be awesome.
     
  13. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Very nice find Scott!!!!!
     
  14. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Thanks, its much nicer and cleaner than a toggle widget on the homescreens.
     
  15. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Agreed. Used it this mrning took half a second toaccess and toggle on.
     

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