Car and the Droid

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  1. schellbl

    schellbl Member

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    My car isn't blue tooth ready and no auxillary jack in the stereo. How is everyone listening to pandora (and other apps) over the car stereo? I tried searching but can't find anything.

    Brian
     
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    You would need a FM transmitter (around $10-$15 from Walmart, BB, etc). You plug it into your headphone jack and it will transmit the audio over FM to a station you select on your radio.

    This method works, but the audio quality wouldn't be described as "incredible".
     
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    These are very staticy, will drain your battery more quickly, and some are known to overheat and fail quickly.
     
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    I have one of those and stopped using it because of the static, I'm getting ready to get a new car deck and a cord to plug into the aux jack and gonna start using it again. Can't wait :)
     
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    I love my Jabra SP700. I have an aux port and it's all set up to use, but for shorter trips the combination of speaker phone and FM transmitter is great. The sound quality isn't quite as good as using the aux port, but it's pretty dang close. Your mileage may vary if you live in an area without any unused frequencies to tune it (and your car stereo) to. I've had it for a year now though, used it with my previous phone too, and never any problems or surprises with it.

    JABRA SP700 - speaker phone
     
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    I bought an aftermarket radio for $140 that had bluetooth, aux, and usb inputs
     
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    Use the AUX...hook up in the back of your car stereo and your good!..Heres a pic below
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    You could get some over-ear stereo Bluetooth headphones. Over-ear so you can still hear everything going on outside your car, like sirens ect...

    I purchased the MOTOROKR S305's for about $25 (on sale) from verizon.com. They have worked great for listening to Pandora in my car, and have a mic so you can still make/receive calls.
     
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    Static

    I have one of these devices. It works flawlessly in three cars I have used it; these are a Ford Windstar van (after vehicle fix), a PT Cruiser, and a Honda Element.

    There were a couple of rental cars that there was a lot of static. I do not believe that these devices cause the static, but are influenced by the quality of the vehicle's electrical/charging system. Frequently this static is caused by one of the following;

    a. Insufficient ground within the vehicle's electrical/charging system (Initially, I had this problem with the Windstar, just installing two additional ground straps, battery (-) to engine and battery(-) to car body solved the problem.)
    b. Insufficient shielding of the vehicle's electrical/charging system

    Improving the ground and installing a loopback isolator for the vehicle radio/sound system should correct the static problems.
     
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    Just... get a new car head unit. Improved sound quality, better performance, and more features. They're not that expensive either, you can find one for less then what the Droid cost. Might I suggest a JVC KDHDR50(or 60) with HD radio? About $150. I love mine :)
     
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    My car is 10 years old and has a cassette player along with a CD. I'm using the cassette adapter plugged into the headphone jack on the Droid. The sound quality is great!
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I have tape deck and a cd player in my car. I have a 99 mustang cobra and I don't want to change out the stuff in it. Want to keep it all factory. Where did you find the cassette adapter plugg in crawil.
     
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