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      11-20-2012, 10:38 PM   #23
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awesome going to purchase one
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      11-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #24
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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.
I am going to get this also for the 335i, thanks for posting

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      11-30-2012, 02:59 PM   #25
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Does it work for non-iDrive units?
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      11-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #26
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Does it work for non-iDrive units?
Has nothing to do with iDrive. All you need is the ipod port and connector for one of them that was posted, and the aux-in port of the other.
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      11-30-2012, 03:05 PM   #27
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so what happens when you getting a call and your phone is paired with the bluetooth in the car does it go through the idrive
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      11-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #28
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so what happens when you getting a call and your phone is paired with the bluetooth in the car does it go through the idrive
Depends on how you have your pairing setup. I pair to the car for handsfree calls and I pair to the BT adapter for the audio. Totally different BT protocols. You can be connected to both at once. When a call comes in your phone will automatically shut off the music (If being played through your phone) and your handsfree on the car will activate to take the call.
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      11-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #29
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I bought this a while back at best buy the only problem I can't close my center console and that's the only cig outlet
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      11-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #30
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I bought this a while back at best buy the only problem I can't close my center console and that's the only cig outlet
must not be the same one. This one is very small and can easily close the console with it plugged in and the mini plug going into the top of it.
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      12-01-2012, 03:30 AM   #31
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how is the sound quality compared to an aux cable? the oem bluetooth audio on newer BMWs is not that great
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      12-01-2012, 03:42 AM   #32
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how is the sound quality compared to an aux cable? the oem bluetooth audio on newer BMWs is not that great
Probably comparable, or even worse. Bluetooth transports audio via A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), which compresses the music data, resulting in lower quality. Then you run that through the AUX, which is also known to lower the sound quality.
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      12-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #33
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      12-01-2012, 08:14 AM   #34
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Depends on how you have your pairing setup. I pair to the car for handsfree calls and I pair to the BT adapter for the audio. Totally different BT protocols. You can be connected to both at once. When a call comes in your phone will automatically shut off the music (If being played through your phone) and your handsfree on the car will activate to take the call.
Thanks Ive been looking for something like this for a while. will deff buy this
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      12-04-2012, 08:01 AM   #35
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I currently have the Belkin Bluetooth Car Hands-Free Kit,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

installed on my 2009 BMW 335d and I have to say that it works great. No problem streaming music thru bluetooth with my iphone as well as making phone calls. Once I placed the echo cancelling microphone piece in a location that gives me the best quality, I had no problems listening to music and making phone calls.

My wife has the Griffin Car Audio Bluetrip Bluetooth,

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Techno...iffin+bluetrip

and it works great for streaming music thru bluetooth, but since the microphone is located on the adapter, it limits the quality of the phone calls.

So my choice is the Belkin, since you can use it for streaming music and making good quality phone calls.

I ended up replacing the Griffin with the Belkin in my wife's car.
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      12-04-2012, 09:05 AM   #36
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I currently have the Belkin Bluetooth Car Hands-Free Kit,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

installed on my 2009 BMW 335d and I have to say that it works great. No problem streaming music thru bluetooth with my iphone as well as making phone calls. Once I placed the echo cancelling microphone piece in a location that gives me the best quality, I had no problems listening to music and making phone calls.

My wife has the Griffin Car Audio Bluetrip Bluetooth,

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Techno...iffin+bluetrip

and it works great for streaming music thru bluetooth, but since the microphone is located on the adapter, it limits the quality of the phone calls.

So my choice is the Belkin, since you can use it for streaming music and making good quality phone calls.

I ended up replacing the Griffin with the Belkin in my wife's car.
I set my Galaxy S3 to pick up calls via BMW and to stream media via Bluetrip(Griffin) but my iPhone5 i have to manually select the BMW when I get calls... :-/ But work great otherwise.
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      12-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #37
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for those people like me that do not have bluetooth in their car i have a product for you . The best $70 i ever spent .

http://store.apple.com/ca/product/H2...apter?fnode=46

I can talk and air play music directly from my phone .... simply amazing .... BMW Canada wanted to charge to charge me $1000 for a bluetooth and it wont even have air play capabilities . The quality is 10/10 , better than my standard aux cable .
It was very easy to set up ...
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      12-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #38
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I'm not sure about the OP's Griffin product, but i was using a BT gateway to A2DP and i had to manually connect to it all the time.

This product is the only one that i know that will allow your phone to connect to the BMW BT phone kit and this device automatically:

http://www.newpotatotech.com/TUNELIN...link_auto.html

They have an app for iphone and android to download to modify your settings and play your music through.. pretty neat!
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      12-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #39
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NICE I just ordered one, even though I just bought one of the Blackberry one.
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      12-06-2012, 10:01 PM   #40
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Quote:
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I bought this a while back at best buy the only problem I can't close my center console and that's the only cig outlet
Ha! There is a hidden cig lighter under the glovebox. Took me a year before I found it I was so excited lol.

Ur welcome
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      12-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #41
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I have the belkin aircast auto, best purchase ever
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      12-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #42
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how is the sound quality compared to an aux cable? the oem bluetooth audio on newer BMWs is not that great
I bought the Griffin Technology unit because of this thread.

I noticed a significant reduction in sound quality over using the AUX cable streaming Pandora.

Bass impacts are not as forceful and the highs have degraded as well.

Very convenient and I love the stealth factor of having it all tucked away in the center console, but I've personally gone back to the cord.
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      12-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #43
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How the sound quality? Bass for example.
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      12-12-2012, 06:22 PM   #44
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anyone else have issues pairing an iphone?
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