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      10-13-2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Best $60 Ever Spent!!!!!!!!

Griffin Technology BlueTrip AUX for iPhone and Smartphones
Get it on AMAZON

Works Flawlessly! Took literally 1 min to pair up and start working. I'm using a Galaxy S3 for my phone.
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So you just put this in your aux and plays songs thru bluetooth? as simple as that? Im connected with my BMW BT so will that cause conflict?
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      10-13-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
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Might consider this. Got the Roadster 2 and its great for calls but streaming music quality is subpar
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      10-13-2012, 10:34 AM   #4
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So you just put this in your aux and plays songs thru bluetooth? as simple as that? Im connected with my BMW BT so will that cause conflict?
yea just pair and go. i dont know about other phones butbi configured my phone to do Blue Tooth Voice via BMW and Blue Tooth Media/Music via BlueTrip. works great switching back and forth, even pauses my songs while im taking the call (phone features not BlueTrip). Great product!
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      10-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #5
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So it will play music and switch to the car for calls?
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      10-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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Yea but you gotta set that on your phone. I don't know if every phone has that function.
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This is the best freaking product EVER
Told you lol
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This is a lot more elegant than my frankensteined Blackberry bluetooth stereo gateway. Good find OP.
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So what happens if you already have Bluetooth (phone) capability in your car but u want to use this for music? How is the sound quality? which system picks up This is a great solution for steaming music.
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      11-19-2012, 11:57 PM   #11
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has anyone found this at a local retailer? I want to buy local so I can try it out and return it if I dont like it.

I think HTC made a device similar to this as well.
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ahh the HTC requires you to charge the device. Not worth it: http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-bl...hipping-sprint

This thing looks perfect (since the damn USB retrofit is such a pain and so expensive)
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      11-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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The only problem is that you cannot use steering wheel controls.
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      11-20-2012, 12:14 PM   #14
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The only problem is that you cannot use steering wheel controls.
True. You also wouldn't get auto-pause when you turn off the car or switch to a different audio source. Nor can you see the title/track/artist on the iDrive screen. All the little bonuses of AVRCP are lost.

Of course, if you don't hook up your phone to the USB/AUX ports because it's a pain to mess with, then you don't have any of these features either, so its not like you really "lose" anything...
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Interesting......
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      11-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #16
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True. You also wouldn't get auto-pause when you turn off the car or switch to a different audio source. Nor can you see the title/track/artist on the iDrive screen. All the little bonuses of AVRCP are lost.

Of course, if you don't hook up your phone to the USB/AUX ports because it's a pain to mess with, then you don't have any of these features either, so its not like you really "lose" anything...
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The only problem is that you cannot use steering wheel controls.
Guys I think you're missing the point here IT'S $60!!!!!!! vs. +$1000
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True. [...] Of course, if you don't hook up your phone to the USB/AUX ports because it's a pain to mess with, then you don't have any of these features either, so its not like you really "lose" anything...
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Guys I think you're missing the point here IT'S $60!!!!!!! vs. +$1000
You missed my point: if you don't have a way to hook up your phone, or don't bother doing so, you don't have steering wheel controls either.

Ideally I'd like a gadget that plugs into the iphone Y cable dock connector and works as bluetooth A2DP+AVRCP receiver. I've seen a couple that attempt to do this but reviews suggest the implementations aren't very good.
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Even better

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Bluetoo...m_cr_pr_sims_t

it has an extra usb port so you can charge your phone at the sametime.

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One of the reviews states that the Belkin one doesn't automatically reconnect when you enter your car, where as the Griffin one does. Also, the Griffin one let's you connect multiple phones, where the Belkin only lets you connect one phone. My concern is that when I plug the Griffin unit in to the charger and aux port, how well will the microphone work?
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How about this one guys? I think this is even better. Use it with your ipod adapter and only plug in the Receiver. Then instead of just hearing the music and having to control it from the ipod or iphone, you can actually completely control the music from the iDrive display as you would if it were plugged in directly.

http://www.amazon.com/iSkin-CERULEAN...I1EBMFZX3FMGAQ
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      11-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #21
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Got a Galaxy Siii myself, going to purchase this. Was looking for something like this. thanks!
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