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Bluetooth Cassette Tape

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fuergrissa, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Nov 6, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wanted a cheap bluetooth solution and found this

    IMG_1036.jpg


    What is it:

    a cassette tape with built in Bluetooth

    Around $25

    Video review :

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_g9TUlBvzxc


    No cable sticking out, works with phone calls

    Just picked one up and so far works great
     
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  2. Nov 6, 2017 at 2:12 PM
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    callmeammo

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    I was thinking of doing this as a stopgap a while back. So it holds a charge well? I take it you can’t do phonecalls though, correct?
     
  3. Nov 6, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    tony2018

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    audio sucks...get the adapter if you can. plugs into the back of the stock head unit
     
  4. Nov 6, 2017 at 3:14 PM
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    Fuergrissa

    Fuergrissa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You can make phone calls, there's a small mic connected to the corner.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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    Fuergrissa

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    I noticed if you have the volume set low on your phone and high on the radio quality goes to shit. But with phone volume on high it's decent.

    What is this adapter you speak of? Is there already a thread on it?
     
  6. Nov 6, 2017 at 4:54 PM
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    Thanks for the review! I use a cord adapter. Never had the guts to change out my stock unit. I just upgraded to some kicker speakers up front, I'm sure this would be a good addition.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2017 at 6:18 PM
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    nvm, for the price of the bluetooth adapter you might as well put it to a new head unit.

    https://www.gtacarkits.com/product/toyota-tacoma-1998-2004-iphone-aux-kit/

    The pure bluetooth model is around 144.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    check Crutchfield. You can get digital media players with Bluetooth for $60. Probably cheaper once the Black Friday sales start.
     
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    jrallan26

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    I use the GTA car kit. Works great.
     
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    Dr. Dill

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    just something I have laying around that runs
    I also have the bluetooth GTA car-kit. It works great. Really nice to be able to track up/down and answer/end phone calls through the factory head-unit.
     
  12. Nov 6, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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    Fuergrissa

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    Name brand (Pioneer, Kenwood, etc.) bluetooth stereos are available for under $100 and you'll get a lot better sound quality than you will through the cassette player or FM transmitter type bluetooth adapters.

    But yes, these neat little devices are cheaper than putting in a new stereo, if the sound quality is acceptable for you.
     

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