Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bluetooth audio

I posted a while ago about issues with Acura's Musiclink and since then i've been on the quest for a better way to connect my iPhone to my 2007 Acura MDX. For the last year or so i've been using a standard audio cable plugged into the aux RCA ports near the back seat with the radio on AUX. That allowed me full control of the iPhone while getting good audio quality over the stereo. Music still paused with incoming calls but other than volume I had no control through the stereo and a cable to deal with. Today, while at the Apple store, I saw a Belkin Blueetooth Music Receiver hanging on the wall. At first I thought it may not work for me because it required A/C but then I remembered that my car has an A/C plug in the center console. So I bought it and stuffed the whole thing in my center console, fed the current audio cable into it with power and now i'm happily bluetooth streaming in my car with my iPhone 3G. 

So far one negative is that each time I get back in the car I have to go to iPhone preferences and specifically tell it to connect to the belkin device. Thats annoying but at least its cable free.
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