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Bluetooth Hands Free Car Systems

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by STEVE THOMAS, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. STEVE THOMAS

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    Hello, Does anybody have any experience of these bluetooth hands free car systems that you plug into the cigarette lighter.

    I've seen a couple from Pama, one with a caller i.d.screen,
    one from a company called Kondor and another from parrot.

    they all seem to be around £100 and I don't want to spend this if these things are mickey mouse. I would then prefer to buy the nokia cark 112 kit and have it fitted to my car, although I have a problem with the non available mute cable for my model of car.

    any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    steve.
     
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    The Pama ones where you slotted the phone into the holder in the cigarette lighter socket had crap sound and mike pick-up, so I don't suppose anything similar will sound good either.

    If you are spending £100, then I would get the excellent Parrot 3000 which mutes your stereo (any one) and has the external mike and remote call make/receive button.
     
  3. STEVE THOMAS

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    Thanks for your reply woody. I have thought about the parrot or nokia kit ( I have a nokia 6310i ) but apparantly there is no wiring kit available for the built in radio. I have a 02 Lexus GS300,and apart from paying about a grand for the lexus wiring kit and the lexus phone! I don't see any way around it.
     
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    Thats odd. I thought the connector from the Parrot was a universal fit for todays radio units?

    Even if the actual connector block does not fit your radio unit, I would presume that the cables can be crimped onto existing speaker feeds

    My installation guide is not to hand, but I thought that the speaker cables are just cut, and the Parrot unit does the muting of the speakers.

    The cable kit seems to just be a convenient way of fitting the control unit in-line. There does not appear to be many cable connections - just the normal speaker and earth cables.

    Even if this is not the case, then there must be a connection terminal on the back of your radio unit which would recieve a mute signal from the Parrot unit if needed

    More info may be available on the Parrot site at www.driveblue.com
     
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    parrot also do a speaker add on to this kit in case this helps
     
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    THANKS FOR YOUR ADVICE, IT'S VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

    THANKS GUYS.
     

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