Cool Bluetooth Audio Streaming/Phone Calls Device
I bought a cool little device today that does bluetooth audio streaming and also offers a handsfree phone solution for cars that have an AUX jack.
It's called a Griffin BlueTrip. I got it at my local Apple store and so far I have to say it works really well.
The phone aspect of it is just OK but for the price of the device it does the job well enough for me.
I can press the button and tell it who to call and it works pretty well so far. Press the button to hang up if you like etc...
People that I called said I sounded OK... I sounded like I was on a speaker phone but they could understand me without any issues and they said it sounded like there was some wind noise behind me.. but not too bad. Comparing it to how another family member sounds on their factory car bluetooth solution on a scale of 1-10 they said it was about a 7 to 8.
I used Winamp Shoutcast to test the audio and it sounded great (audio streaming is the main reason that I purchased the device.. the phone is just a bonus).
The device appears to remember the pairing with my Nexus S just fine after the car is shut off and started again.
I'll be using it day to day and I have two weeks to return it if I decide it wasn't worth it but so far I think it's great.
It also has a low profile.. so it's not this big messy wiring fiasco.
Belkin also makes a similar product but I haven't used it or heard anything about it. Their's is called AirCast I think.