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  Reply # 2057834 17-Jul-2018 15:58
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You'd be better off adding a proper aux input to the car - on most Mazdas this can be done fairly easily either via the CD changer port or a dedicated aux port on the back of the unit.

 

 


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  Reply # 2057971 17-Jul-2018 18:38
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Do have Aux on the stereo, but its very quiet and requires cranking the stereo up 2x its normal volume.

 

 





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  Reply # 2058008 17-Jul-2018 20:37
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I got one of these recently from Aliexpress, just setting it up, seems to work well. Only used a couple of times but so far has not automatically connected to my iPhone when I hop in the car. Some reading of the instructions required. Used for hands free on the way home, worked well, the person at the other end said it was a little echo yy , but reducing the volume a smidge helped.



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So I am wanting to get some sort of handsfree speakerphone type thing for my car. How do the ones that plug into the cigarette lighter socket work? I can't see how the microphone would work, unless it has a separate microphone you place? 





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  Reply # 2064194 28-Jul-2018 16:32
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lokhor: I can't see how the microphone would work, unless it has a separate microphone you place?

The one I have has the microphone built into the unit-that-plugs-into-the-lighter-socket. Probably not the best place it could be, but I’m sure it works.

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  Reply # 2064395 28-Jul-2018 22:12
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What about something like http://www.aboutsound.co.nz/ipodusb-integration ?

 

GROM-BT3

 

Bluetooth connection for many smartphones
Compatible with Android® Phones, iPhone® and other smartphones
Hands Free Calls
Wireless Audio Streaming
Accept, reject calls hands free
Control from car stereo, steering wheel or phone

 

 

 

Haven't used them myself but was thinking about it. 


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  Reply # 2064459 29-Jul-2018 10:47
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I ended up buying this one:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078TD6D72/ 

 

It plugs into the aux port on the stereo, so will see how well that goes 





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  Reply # 2064468 29-Jul-2018 11:05
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lokhor:

 

I ended up buying this one:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078TD6D72/ 

 

It plugs into the aux port on the stereo, so will see how well that goes 

 

 

Looks good, and cheap! Keep us posted on your feedback. 


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