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 Don't know if this is the proper forum, but I know some tech-savvy bear has an answer. 

I'm getting rid of a fancy car that had one feature I loved -- Bluetooth synched wiith myi iphone that turned the audio system off when I got a call and played it thru the speaker; really seamless hands free. Except for this car, I am completely clueless about all things bluetooth. How do I substitute for it? Do those wireless earpieces also have mikes built in? What's the best one for iphone? Can I buy an aftermarket audio system for my remaining car, an '03 Highlander, which will synch with my phone the way my current fancy system does?

 

And now that I have your attention, what's a good replacement tire for a Highlander?

 

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You can replace your headunit in the Highlander with a Bluetooth one that will also work with your iPod. Alpine in the first place I would look.  Since I know this isn't something that you will be installing yourself, go to Bob & Ron's Stereo in Montgomeryville, they are right on 309, they are very good. 

 

http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=iDA-X305

 

 

 

If your dash is a double DIN...

 

 

 

 

Here are all of their Ipod options...

 

http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/series-c.php?category=IPOD

 

No idea on SUV tires. I assume the Lexus was short lived? 


 


Edited by Philpug - 6/16/2009 at 07:45 pm GMT
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Thread Starter 

Thanks .Just what I wanted to know. Anybody want a 2007 Lexus GS350 all wheel drive with every option?

And 4 extra Blizzaks with one season left?  

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Many want it! The real issue is a serious buyer.

 

Evan,

How's your shoulder doing? Are you biking?

 

Mike

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How's the sound quality via bluetooth?  Is it better than the CD player over an FM band?  To me a hard wired sound connection was always a lot better for a CD player and I am wondering if the same is true of Bluetooth.    Sounds like it is really a trade off between convenience and sound quality regarding bluetooth connection vs plugging the player in to the stereo face.  I might be wrong though since I haven't used bluetooth for anything but head sets and head phones (which I also believe sound better connected directly) Also, my desktop machine plays on line music and movies much better than any of my wireless machines, and I'm running a gig per sec wireless at the office connection.  still, my 120 mps hard wired at home sounds better.

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How's the sound quality via bluetooth?  Is it better than the CD player over an FM band?  To me a hard wired sound connection was always a lot better for a CD player and I am wondering if the same is true of Bluetooth.    Sounds like it is really a trade off between convenience and sound quality regarding bluetooth connection vs plugging the player in to the stereo face.  I might be wrong though since I haven't used bluetooth for anything but head sets and head phones (which I also believe sound better connected directly) Also, my desktop machine plays on line music and movies much better than any of my wireless machines, and I'm running a gig per sec wireless at the office connection.  still, my 120 mps hard wired at home sounds better.

I don't think he is looking for the iPhone to be connected via Bluetooth, it will still be wired. I think he is looking for the phone to work via bluetooth i.e. handsfree in a vehicle that is not bluetooth. 

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I don't think he is looking for the iPhone to be connected via Bluetooth, it will still be wired. I think he is looking for the phone to work via bluetooth i.e. handsfree in a vehicle that is not bluetooth. 


Got ya.  If they don't already have one I'm betting there will soon be GPS navigators that will synch up to a phone or MP3 player via bluetooth.  Still, having the sound played through the car speakers, even on a bluetooth connection, has to be a lot better.  Couldn't one still connect the phone to the car stereo directly with an adapter plug to convert the phone jack to a regular 1/8" stereo jack:?  I have that set up so I can play music from my phone in the cars.  I'm guessing I could still talk on the phone that way with it sitting on the console, but maybe not.  It might feed back pretty bad I guess.  Just looking at options that might not require a new $400 car stereo.

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1. My shoulder is coming along, doing therapy religiously, and back on the bike. I plan to be at ESA Stowe in December.

 

2. Yeah, my concern is hands-free phone. I don't even have any music on my iPhone yet, but I'm going to learn how to do that. And I looked at the Alpine site and they have a gadget  that connects your current phone to your current fm radio via Bluetooth for $150. Probably cheaper ones out there too.

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