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Kinivo Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Snake~, May 7, 2013.

  1. May 7, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    Snake~

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    I had to throw this out there in case anyone else is interested. I recently bought a Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth for my truck. I haven't had much luck with aftermarket bluetooth devices but I gotta say this thing is great. It's very bare bones - no bells and whistles - but what it does, it does well. It attaches to the dash with double-sided tape. Those of you that don't have 4WD have a perfect spot to place it (see my pic). It plugs into the aux input and the 12V power socket. It doesn't have a battery so you don't have to remember to turn it off or charge the battery. It paired in about 2 seconds and once it does your music and phone calls come through the stereo. The sound quality is excellent. It has a small mic on the side and the outgoing sound quality must be decent because my wife hasn't complained! The only buttons are a multi-function button and forward and reverse buttons for music streaming but I've found it easier to control music on the phone. I am really diggin this thing so far. It's well worth the $45 IMO.

    KinivoBTC450.jpg
     
  2. May 12, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the review!
     
  3. Jun 16, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    Rotorheader

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    I just ordered this from Amazon, where there was a coupon for $15.00 off. In the mail to me for $30.00

    Thanks for the review
     
  4. Jul 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    you think it would work with a dual aux port? to plug in and run a IPOD as well?? also, does it have buttons to hang up, dial, etc?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    It has no buttons. Just connects with Bluetooth and hangs up automatically
     
  6. Jul 25, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    Kailey Jo

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    Just ordered mine, I do have 4WD so I'm going to try mounting it here:
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    I'll let you know how it turns out in a couple weeks!
     
  7. Jul 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    i got one..and it works awesome. i put mine directly below the temp dial...above the aux port. easy access and the cords are hardly noticeable....
     
  8. Aug 2, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    Kailey Jo

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    Came in the mail and I installed almost instantly.

    Connects with the phone calls well enough (reset my Samsung driving mode responce to "By your command")

    I figure it will work great for music as well once I can get past whatever ID10T error is causing it to not want to play music through the bluetooth.
     
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