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Scosche debuts Bluetooth iPod adapter for car, home

imageScosche has announced a Bluetooth wireless interface that connects your iPod to car stereo head units and home audio systems.

The Bluetooth transmitter connects directly to the iPod headphone port and transmits to a receiver connected to the auxiliary input of a vehicle’s head unit or home audio system. The $250 solution offers a wireless range of 30 feet and a 15-hour battery life.

Scosche’s system is Bluetooth 1.2 compliant for “continuous streaming audio and can pair with an unlimited number of receivers.” It’s compatible with third and fourth-generation iPods and iPod minis, and will work with any aftermarket head unit or home audio system that has RCA inputs.

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1

*blinks*
I’m trying to figure out why on earth this is more beneficial.  I understand bluetooth technology, better quality blah blah blah…. but you can do virtually the same thing for considerably less money through belkin’s tuncastII or griffin’s iTrip.
Unless you feel the need to walk around the house carrying your ipod whilst tranmitting to your stereo.  In which case, I suggest you buy the $250 gadget.

Posted by nat on August 16, 2005 at 12:14 PM (CDT)

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The Scosche Bluetooth Car/Home/Sport Bluetooth to iPod/MP3 accessories allow you to be the DJ in your car, from your couch, outside, boating, etc..  With RF and IR transmitters you cannot see what is playing, which group you want to play at that moment, etc. Great product but have the freedom to move.  Plus Scosche’s Bluetooth transmitters work with all of their recievers, which you can add as many you want. 

The Scosche Bluetooth car kit is also designed to accomodate a bluetooth michrophone which works with any bluetooth phone, mutes audio in car and allows voice to play thru car audio system. 

Does the Griffin or Belkin pieces come close to any of this?  It’s like comparing a walkman to an iPod.

Posted by Sak on August 16, 2005 at 4:58 PM (CDT)

3

there are pages and pages of complaints about the quality of FM transmitters on ilounge.  This product is for all those people who are complaining about FM and are willing to pay for CD-quality.  If you’re happy with FM quality, then this product isn’t for you.

Personally, I can’t wait to get one installed in my car and never have to worry about changing FM frequencies again. 

I also can’t wait to throw my FM transmitter out the window when I’m driving about 60mph down Lake Shore Drive.

Posted by tkf60 on August 17, 2005 at 11:28 AM (CDT)

4

Can you take this on the road in a rental car, etc? If not, that is frustrating. It sounds like a great alternative to cables sticking out of your dashboard for a direct connect.

I assume you just connect this to the RCA outputs/auxillary port in your car, shove it in the hole with your stereo, no need for “line of sight install,” and it works?

Thx

Posted by lwh on October 4, 2005 at 10:20 AM (CDT)

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