Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
It’s simple, it’s popular and it’s fully functional. The In Phase IPS-249BT Bluetooth car stereo system has been selling like hot cakes because of its simplicity, easy installation and functions. Amongst all the benefits of this product, I think the best bit has to be the competitive price.
I have to mention this point first because it will save you so much money compared to if you were to buy this product elsewhere. I had a look on Amazon and found that this exact Bluetooth Car Stereo System was priced at nearly half as much more than the Car Audio Centre price.
And if you read ahead to the next section on Bluetooth Hands free, you’ll find why it is a good investment to make.
Bluetooth Hands Free
I love Bluetooth; it’s a great function to have. The Bluetooth car stereo gives the benefits and functionality of a Bluetooth device. It allows you to connect up your mobile phone to the system to enable you to take and make calls wirelessly. That’s probably a feature you should be looking at if your anything like me and get distracted by your phone whilst driving.
I remember when a Police officer on his motorcycle stopped me, whilst I was sitting in traffic, on my phone. The phone was on my ear, and even though my car was stationary and I still believed to have full concentration on the road (all my defenses, which didn’t really help me from not getting points, how ever much they were justifiable) I was still breaking the law.
Now, the good news is – he let me off. However, it could have cost me £100 and 3 points according to gov.uk, and if I had a Bluetooth car stereo system installed in my car I could’ve been safer, more law abiding and still enjoy a good ol’ conversation without all the hassle and risk.
In Phase have also supplied free of charge an external microphone which can be located nearer the user for clear voice calls, an ideal place to put this microphone could be the sun visor as it’s directly above your face and not too close to be an obstruction to your view of the road. There is also an easily accessible button on the microphone to accept and end calls.
Nowadays we have more of a collection of music than ever. We have become more demanding and we have a bigger and more extensive range of music available to us, so naturally this means we want to be able to listen to what we want, wherever we are.
The Bluetooth Car Audio System allows you to stream your music from a Bluetooth device to the head unit. All the music you have stored on your iPhones, or other music device can be readily available to you for your car journeys without any connections or wires.
So there’s no need to listen to the same CD over and over again, and worrying about scratches or listening to radio stations, where their selection of songs has to be your choice by default. Bluetooth car stereos fade away the possibility of having no music to keep you entertained while you drive and instead offers you what you want to listen to on your personal devices.
The In Phase IPS249BT is fully featured it also has a CD MP3 player with full RDS radio for FM and AM, it also has SD card slot and USB on the front of the fascia- so it spoils you for choice.
Inphase IPS 249BT Key Features:
- Bluetooth CD / MP3 / WMA / SD / USB
- 60W x 4 MOSFET power output
- Dot Matrix display
- 1 Pre-out
- Flip down front panel
- Aux in
- ID3 Tag
- ESP (Electronic Shock Protection) Blue illumination
- Rotary volume encoder
- 30 radio pre-sets
- Random / Repeat play
- Security Features: Face off
- Bluetooth profile supported: A2DP and AVRCP, Built in stereo code and audio streaming
- Built in Bluetooth connection for hands free calling with Bluetooth mobile phone keypad included for hands free calling
- Incoming and Calls Made call history
- Six ring tone melodies
Have a look at some of the other Bluetooth car stereo systems that Car Audio Centre sell.
Monday, December 30th, 2013
According to research, Brits have millions of pounds tied up in useless household gadgets which rarely get used. If you’re looking to make the most of your cash in 2014 then why not use it to invest in some of these top car gadgets which are anything but useless?
Here are our top suggestions:
Whether it’s the crescendos of classic compositions or the pumping beats of modern hip hop which gets you moving, we all like to listen to music. Car stereos give every trip you make its own soundtrack and are a great way to keep passengers entertained – providing they agree on the choice of tunes of course!
These essential entertainment gadgets are like the electric tin openers of the home which research claimed were one of the most-used items in the kitchen.
Never lose your way again with satellite navigation devices! The popularity of sat navs is undeniable but it’s important to make sure your model can cope with the demands of modern motoring.
Portable units are ideal for those changing cars regularly while an integrated unit can be fitted in the form of double-din screens to provide perfect directions along with varied entertainment options.
You can also get sat nav units for motorcycles which are specially designed to be operational whilst wearing motorcycle gloves. They often come with vibration-dampening mounts and hardware to help them stand up to such rugged use.
Perhaps the most widely owned gadget of all, finding a place for your phone within your car has always been a little tricky.
You’re not allowed to physically operate a mobile phone whilst in control of a vehicle – even if it is stationary – and this is where handsfree kits come into play. Mobile phone holders, chargers and answering systems all ensure you stay safe and legal on the road whilst making sure you never miss a call.
Gadgets don’t just help with driving – they can also be used to tackle the bugbear of many a motorist: parking!
If you struggle to manoeuvre your car into an appropriate space then parking sensors, reversing cameras and accident cameras can help give you the extra guidance you need and prevent any embarrassing bumps or collisions.
Monday, December 16th, 2013
The use of Bluetooth in a vehicle to aid communication is becoming commonplace, but yet it is by no means considered a simplistic device to use.
However, many are relatively simple to set up and combine via a car stereo while others are custom-built, especially for use in vehicles.
Most smartphones now have Bluetooth capabilities, meaning drivers can use their devices while remaining hands-free.
Staying within the law
Under law, the use of a mobile phone in a vehicle is illegal but a hands-free function offers the chance to stay connected while keeping two hands free to work the controls of the car.
With more and more people feeling the need to stay connected, this option is therefore a lot more beneficial than having to pull over every five minutes to answer a call.
Depending on the type of device, some can also include redial functions, voice recognition and caller displays.
Larger devices with touch-screen displays are operated via the screen, while smaller devices that are only a little bigger than the size of your ear will often require buttons to trigger sensors.
These devices are great for accepting or rejecting calls but very little else – although once paired up there’s no extra gadgets to worry about.
Many require a connection on a car stereo or via a portable cigarette lighter, but step-by-step instructions make setting up and combining the devices a straightforward process.
Many of these units are also capable of playing audio files so you can also be in charge of what you listen to, as well as who you choose to talk to.
The key thing to remember is that Bluetooth enables you to have a wireless connection and allows you to travel without breaking the law.
Three points on your licence is at stake should you be caught using a hand-held phone while driving, and you bank balance will take a hit as well – avoid both with the use of a Bluetooth device.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
In the modern age being contactable in all circumstances is seen as essential and this includes when you’re on the move. While it’s against the law to use a handheld mobile phone while driving, using a Bluetooth headset can enable you to use your device while being safe in the process.
It means there’s no need to bypass the law and you can keep all personal and work issues under control with relative ease. There are a number of hands-free kits out there and all offer a variety of features to keep you connected, while also coming in all shapes and sizes.
From devices that fit into your ear such as the RAC Voice Port to the Mr Handsfree headsets that fit around your head, there are plenty of styles to match your requirements. Clear sound quality is vital as you want to ensure that those you are connected with can hear everything you’re saying without missing anything out.
There’s also devices that can plug into the car’s cigarette lighter socket that enable contact on the go, with controls and buttons appearing on screen in front of the driver.
What about the extras?
Some features include echo cancellation and noise suppression so the clarity of the call is never impeded. Therefore all those key details won’t be missed and you’ll never have a reason to miss an important call.
Additional perks of some devices can be voice recognition and the potential for no contact at all with the machine – enabling your eyes to remain on the road at all times. For instance, the Parrot Minikit Slim recognises any name in your phonebook and can call any desired contact based solely on what you ask – ideal for a completely hands-free experience.
When it comes to picking a hands-free kit, it’s all about individual preference and what sort of device may suit your needs. Fundamentally, all do the same task, but the operating processes and connections will all be different. The key will be that it is easy to pair with your device and that it is capable of meeting your individual needs.
There are a number of different hands free kits available, but finding the right one for you will depend on how much you intend to use it and what functionality you require.
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
In Phase BT MATE Bluetooth Car Kit with A2DP Audio Streaming
This great product design and function allows you to connect to your car stereo system via Aux-In to allow you to make bluetooth handsfree phone calls and stream audio using A2DP from your bluetooth media device direct to your stereo system.
- Car speakers will play voice from your call and audio from your media device (connected via line-in or streamed via bluetooth)
- Audio played from your media device is automatically muted during an incoming call
- Recharge the built in li-polymer battery via USB in 1.5 hours
- Use the supplied audio dock to reposition the BT MATE in a more accessible location if you wish
- Full duplex communication with echo and noise cancellation
- Supports 3-way call function
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Mercedes ML320 Has the Pioneer AVH-3300BT installed at the Car Audio Centre Tooting
These Pioneer AVH-3300BT are selling quicker then we can fit them, great product at a brillaint price with its impressive spec such has, built in bluetooth handsfree kit, SD Card,USB,AUX Input and full speed iPod/iPhone control, all controlled via the 5.8″ full colour touchscreen monitor
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Pioneer AVH-3300BT Double Din installed into a Vauxhalll Corsa VXR at Car Audio Centre Tooting
With the correct parts any stereo can be installed, this pionner AVHA-3300BT looks great in a Vauxhall corsa VXR using a specialist part from connects to it also retains the original look from vauxhall being the high gloss black finish. The pionner is stacked full of features, Built in Bluetooth handsfree kit, Full speed iPod/iPhone control, DVD and DivX playback. All of which is controlled via its 5.8″ touchscreen full colour display
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Mercedes Coupe C-Class Has a Pioneer AVH-3300BT installed at the Car Audio Centre Tooting
Make Bluetooth calls and enjoy your favourite films and tunes. The AVH-3300BT is your in-car control centre for calls and plenty of AV options on a 5.8” touch screen in your dashboard (requires 2-DIN slot).
A Parrot Bluetooth module makes wireless calling hassle-free: it can remember 5 phones and saves up to 1000 contacts. A noise-cancelling microphone is included.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
Nissan Navara has the Pioneer AVH-3300BT installed at the Car Audio Centre Tooting
These pioneers are selling quicker then we can get them in stock, reason is for the price and for the features this Pioneer is equip with, starting with its media inputs of SD card reader and front USB Port and standard 3.5mm jack audio input this along with the DVD/MP3/DivX playback and Ipod control this unit will play any format of audio and play it very well, using its great user interface and full touch screen colour display, Great Unit for a great price.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
Mazda 6 with a Pioneer installation of the AVIC-F930BT Nav Sat Double Din System
Pioneer AVIC-F930BT is one of the trickest units on the market and for a very very reasonable price, this pioneer was installed into a Mazda 6 and using the right adapters fitted a treat and looks very smart indeed,