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Topic # 5724 21-Nov-2005 13:18
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Hi, Any ideas ont he best type of carkit for the HARRIER, ive been asking for a advice in a few places but it seems these boards are going to be my best hope of getting some advice.
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Reply # 23609 21-Nov-2005 13:58
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I use the Nokia CK-7W with great success.




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Reply # 23963 28-Nov-2005 09:33
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Thanks for that....is your car kit just bluetooth without a charging cradle? And is there anything particular you have to do (other than activating bluetooth and pairing the device) when you enter your vehicle?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 23976 28-Nov-2005 13:08
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Just bluetooth with no charging cradle. I can use a cig lead and a universal holder if i want (but dont most of the time).

I had to upgrade the ROM on my Harrier which was a harrowing experience. (Otherwise bluetooth was too flakey to use with the car kit).

Pair the phone... I ran the battery dead flat over the weekend, and couldnt turn the Harrier on. Then I charged it, and the backup battery had done its job, but had lost the pairing. No big deal.

I just hop in the car and start driving. The phone will often ring for 10 or 15 seconds before the car kit connects and starts ringing/can handle the call. For outgoing, most of the time have to have the PDA turned on for 10 - 15 seconds before an outgoing carkit call can be made. (Seems to drop the bluetooth connection when it goes to sleep and takes quarter of a minute to come back when things start happening).

This is all the Harriers fault as far as I can tell, it works 100% fine with my Apache and Nokia 6255.

I just looked at my post which says "with great success" - i have no idea where that came from, as clearly the success is mediocre, not great.

Overall: It works. Just
(and only with the ROM update, or the connection never comes back and it requires re-pairing each time)
Score: 5/10.




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Reply # 23998 28-Nov-2005 20:54
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The Nokia carkits are known to be a bit iffy from time to time with the Harriers.

I would recomend the Blueant Talkpad http://www.blueant.com.au/handsfree-talkpad.htm

$269 plus any installation charges. Most TCNZ stores should be able to order one in :)

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