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Old 27th August 2007, 21:46   #1
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Hi All,

I recently realized that all the time spent driving is a real waste and could be utilized more productively on the phone.

Since the Turban prevents me from using any form of earphone .. I am now looking for a solution that enables me to talk on my cell via a bluetooth speaker + mic Kit.

This Kit should mute the HU when I get a call, and play it either through the Car ICE speakers or via its own speaker. It would receive the input voice via a Mic mounted on the A pillar.

What are the various options available, and at what price points?

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Old 27th August 2007, 21:58   #2
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something like these ..

O2 Bluetooth | O2 Bluetooth Headset | O2 Bluetooth Wireless Hands Free Car Kits

whats available in India .. ?
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Old 27th August 2007, 22:03   #3
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Manveet,

Chk these threads for more details. Viper retails the Parrot kits, you can get in touch with him.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...h-carkits.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...h-enabled.html

Cheers!!!
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What phone do you have?

How often do you change your handset, brand of handset? I have found that buying the same manufacturer carkit results in very good sound quality and ability to use most features (i.e. Nokia handset, Nokia Carkit etc..)
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What phone do you have?

How often do you change your handset, brand of handset? I have found that buying the same manufacturer carkit results in very good sound quality and ability to use most features (i.e. Nokia handset, Nokia Carkit etc..)
I am using an O2 Atom. Before this I was on the O2 Mini. What is the best kit for these phones?

Going ahead, I'll be sticking to Pocket PC's i.e. the Windows OS. So, mostly will be shuffling between the O2's, IPaq's, Imate's etc.
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Manveet,

Chk these threads for more details. Viper retails the Parrot kits, you can get in touch with him.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...h-carkits.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...h-enabled.html

Cheers!!!
Thanks for those links dude.

I checked Parrots and Sony's website .. couldn't find a compatibility list. Any inputs on compatible kits for the O2's?

What do these kits retail for, here in India - a broad range? Are they cheaper versions available.

Where do they take source their power from?
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I saw a news item that Blaupunkt has released the head unit (I think MP57) which is capable of talking to your bluetooth handset routing the call to your speakers. It was launched just recently and I believe it should cost you around 15 grand.
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I checked Parrots and Sony's website .. couldn't find a compatibility list. Any inputs on compatible kits for the O2's?
Hi Manveet,

check out this link for the compatibility list.

Parrot - Compatibilité

Even if your phone model is not there the handsfree operation will work via bluetooth. The phone synchronisation features that is phobe book and call list may not get synchronised till such time that a software update is added which is almost every month.

The price range is from Rs5.5k - 18k depending on the model you choose.

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The price range is from Rs5.5k - 18k depending on the model you choose.

Thanks Viper.

Forum Rules permitting, please let me know Retail Price against the Model No., so that I can compare it against other available Brands.

Alternately, please PM me the above details.

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My car came with Nokia CK7W kit, to which my Motorola v3i connects via bluetooth. It is quite decent.
But my Motorola battery discharges faster on bluetooth mode.
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As this would be a long term purchase, might I suggest that you search through:

xda-developers - Powered by vBulletin

You will read a lot of feedback on which carkits work or don't work. Windows Mobile is very flaky when pairing bluetooth headsets/carkits. I have run a search for you, hopefully it will still work:

xda-developers - Search Results

The above site is a treasure field for WM users.

Good luck

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Hi,
today i found this item on ebay....
Anybody using this or has seen this ? click here
Please send your comments about the same.
If it works, then its a good and cheap alternate to bluetooth car kits.
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Going through the user manual of pio 4050MP HU. Says it capable of controlling BT phones if abluetooth adapter is connected to its (HU's) USB cable.
But I do not have a BT phone to test this.
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