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Old 10th September 2014, 16:56   #196
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Bump. Anybody who has done a similar set up?

Also, I came across BT speakers that have inbuilt FM tuners and some that also have a card reader. Now this is perfect for a Car Stereo. I just need to find one that is good.

I have not personally experienced it, but a friend of mine appretiates the quality of JBL pulse a lot

http://www.flipkart.com/jbl-pulse-bl...c-3bcc29857c2a

Maybe this will be suitable to you to stream music through bluetooth. Just check the Sound quality at a store near you if its sufficient for your needs.
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Maybe this will be suitable to you to stream music through bluetooth.
Thanks! Coincidentally, one of my colleagues in office has the exact same thing that he uses at home. We checked it out in his car (a Brio) and it sounded very good.

But this has 'disco lights'. Just imagine a Nano running around with disco lights in it.
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Old 10th September 2014, 20:29   #198
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I think there is an app to control the JBL Pulse. You can control light effects and also you can turn the lights On/off if you wish.


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A relative of mine was coming back from US, so asked him to order a Jabra freeway. I will get it in couple of days, cost was around Rs 4200 ( including delivery charges at his hotel in US). will post a review after using it.
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Was gifted a Balupunkt BF Drivefree 211. Haven't been able to use it properly still.
The bluetooth attachment is not able to make proper contact with the base station which has the speaker. Anyone who services these?
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Picked up the Jabra Freeway Handsfree Car Kit (Jabra) two days ago from Infibeam.com...
...I am totally smitten by this toy!
After 3 years of regular use, I couldn't agree more with IshaanIan's view about the Jabra Freeway.
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If it is one of these kits people are after, and call quality is a priority, then go for the Jabra Freeway with your eyes closed.

The thing has excellent call quality..., it has never failed to pair with my phone, always switches off when car is parked and I exit, and switches on right when I get into the car and close the door after which it connects with my phone flawlessly.

Absolutely no complaints regarding the product after nearly 2 years of usage
Except for the fact that i need to say bhatt - teri to find out the battery level (the machine simply doesn't recognize how I normally pronounce *battery*), I have exactly zero complaint about the product.

The BT signal is strong, and it picks up my phone from over 10 metres away, even through walls and the locked car. Quite often, I've got out of the car and entered home (ground floor), but the phone still remains connected to the speakerphone - and I have been left wondering why I can't hear anything when I pick up a call.

I've finally made it a habit to switch off the Freeway or the phone's Bluetooth manually when I exit the car once I'm home.
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Old 19th December 2014, 10:28   #202
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I have had Jabra Cruiser 2 for more than a year. I acquired it via amazon.com (shipped to US and hand carried). Think I paid around 50USD. I used it regularly for work related calls while driving. Sound quality is amazing, and people didnot complain about extra noise .
It always connects (never had to do it again). battery lasts like a week for my case. I did try the connect to FM radio, but didnot use it much. As some other users have mentioned, the BT signal remains for some distance, so if you are parked closeby, turn of BT or turn off Jabra.
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Got my jabra free way, turned it on immediately and it got connected to my note 2 in seconds.

Build quality is aswesome, looks awesome too.

Received couple of calls, voice quality was excellent, and was very clear.

So far tried with note 2, iphone 4 and nexus 5, it detected all 3 devices immediately.

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Hi

I am planning to go for a handsfree BT car kit and after going through this thread have zeroed on Jabra (freeway or Tour).
However, i am a bit confused about few issues for which I need some clarifications.

1) does the voice controlled dialing function need a Siri or some similar function in a Android phone? I own a Samsung smartphone but it is not that smart!! Will the voice dialing work even for such phones?

2) How many of you actually leave the instrument in your car when you walk out? How safe is it to leave such things in the car in India? Will it not be a thief magnet?

3) How bad are these instruments with Indian names? many indian names do not have a standardized english spelling (Sourav, Saurav, Saurabh, etc for example) and hence I am worried about this aspect.

My main dilemma is simple:, if the voice control function does not work well, i will simply go for the Jabra Drive rather than go for the high end products, as i have no intention of streaming music from my phone to this device (I have an aux cable for that). The drive also seems to be quite handy and hence easier to move around with for safety.
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I am planning to go for a handsfree BT car kit and after going through this thread have zeroed on Jabra (freeway or Tour).
However, i am a bit confused about few issues for which I need some clarifications.

My main dilemma is simple:, if the voice control function does not work well, i will simply go for the Jabra Drive rather than go for the high end products, as i have no intention of streaming music from my phone to this device (I have an aux cable for that). The drive also seems to be quite handy and hence easier to move around with for safety.
The voice commands do not need Siri, Google now or Cortana. However it will not work as well as you think it might. I would still recommend the Freeway because it is the only one with noticeably better sound quality than the rest. Never taken the thing out of my car apart from when there are software updates. I even forget to take the thing when I leave my car for a service and no one notices
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Wanted a cheap option for a handsfree Bluetooth speakerphone for the other car. It was getting a little tiresome carrying the Jabra from one car to the other. And with reduced petrol prices and my long-distance trips also reduced (and intra-city trips increased), I have been using the petrol Swift more frequently of late.

So a quick search found me a really cheap old (actually new and unused!) Nokia - the HF-210 - on Flipkart at a huge discount (http://www.flipkart.com/nokia-hf-210...mddtzfjgbvhdgv) for Rs.999. Ordered it one night last week, and it was delivered by 3 pm the next afternoon. Terrific speed of delivery by Flipkart!

It's a unit that's been imported in October 2011 as per the label on the box, and the battery was flat. I was in two minds about returning it, but since there is a 30-day free replacement guarantee, I thought, let's give it a try first. Took a couple of hours to charge up fully, but then onwards it's proved itself to be a pretty efficient set. The battery seems to be lasting out decently. None of my Jabra Freeway's intelligence and voice commands, but it puts out pretty decent voice quality, and that's all I need. Can pair with and remember up to 8 phones, but only connects with the first one it detects, unlike the Jabra which can pair 2 phones simultaneously. And one has to remember to to turn off the set when leaving the car - it does not have an auto-off feature unlike the Freeway.

Pairing it up with your phone is a quick process, and it detects and connects to the paired phone pretty fast after it is switched on - maybe the Jabra does it a couple of seconds quicker, but I'm not complaining!

Another thing to dislike is the fact that the car charger is a proprietary 5.7V 800mA unit, and the universal 5V USB chargers don't work with the HF-210. So one more charger cord to clutter up the car... but it looks like a robust unit, and the cable is neatly and tightly coiled into a spring, so it doesn't make life too difficult! Sadly though, I don't have one of those thin pin Nokia wall socket chargers (got rid of them some time ago), so I cannot charge the unit at home until I can beg/borrow one of those chargers from someone planning to get rid of it too!

Read a review of the set here: https://connectonepointfive.wordpres...he-big-review/.

And a video review on YouTube:

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SS-Traveller, I've been using the same Nokia HF-210 device in our i10 for a long time now (2.5 years maybe).

It's nothing special and very basic, but has a sturdy build, gets the job done and helps one to concentrate on driving. The speaker quality is excellent for its price, and the microphone quality is pretty good too (as long as the A/C blower speed is not too high).

It can also play things like Google Maps navigation directions (from your smartphone) very loud and clear.

I guess my device's battery has reached the end of its life now (it can barely hold a full charge for a typical city drive). I suppose this means end of life for the device as well, as the battery doesn't seem to be of the replaceable type.

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And one has to remember to to turn off the set when leaving the car - it does not have an auto-off feature unlike the Freeway.
I think it does have an auto switch off. The thing is, it takes a very long time to switch itself off. If you park the car, go to a convenience store, grab some chips & soda and come back, it may still be on and searching for its Bluetooth pair. It does shut itself off if you go into a food outlet to have a sandwich or a couple of samosas and tea, for instance.

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Hi! Just came across the Tantra Fluke car Bluetooth hands free kit on Flipkart. Is available for a good price, already compared across multiple vendors.

Just wanted to check if anyone's using it. My Sunny's ICE lacks Bluetooth, but has an Aux In Port, so this should do the trick for better handsfree driving as well as streaming music from the cell phone.

Kindly advise!
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Guys
is there a device I can use in my car to stream music from an android phone to the music system ( which is not bluetooth enabled ) ?
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Guys
is there a device I can use in my car to stream music from an android phone to the music system ( which is not bluetooth enabled ) ?
Parrot mki9000/9100/9200 I'd recommend the mki9100 but the 9000 should suffice. You will need to find a capable audio installer in your city to do the job
http://www.vicky.in/shopping/car-blu...parrot-mki9000

At the end of the day these systems are pretty expensive rivaling extremely capable single-din head units like the Blaupunk Toronto 420BT, so unless you have a car with a nice dashboard design theme and you don't want to spoil the look of it, it may make sense to just replace the head unit

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