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#16 flatfour562

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:02 AM

I wonder if this will work on my palm pre?

It has A2DP capabilities. I currently have an Avic-F500bt. Going to my local sprint store to see if I can purchase one, can beat $10.


Please let us know if it works with the Palm Pre. I'll probably order one tonight, 10 bucks is cheap.

#17 guitarman1756

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 03:52 AM

Am I missing something?


yeah. wirelessly playing and controlling your music from your iPod/iPhone.

sure it doesn't sound 100% like the iPod cable, but for as loud as i play it? can't tell a difference.

coolest $16 i've ever spent.

and yes, i also confirmed that you can in fact still receive/make calls with the AVIC bluetooth and speak through the AVIC's mic. Sprint is probably loving us right now.

cheers! thumbs up to whoever even stumbled upon the Anycom in the first place :D

#18 spaceywilly

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:02 AM

Compressing music over bluetooth with already compressed music? I'm just not seeing an advantage here over simply plugging in the cable. Am I missing something?


For me it's just nice to have the option. Since I need to take my phone with me every time I leave the car lots of times I won't bother plugging it in and just listen to the radio. Now I just hit play on my phone and it starts playing. The sound quality isn't great but it's good enough for me. If I decide to turn up the music and want better sound all I have to do is plug in the cable, so you don't lose anything there. Sure you lose a lot of functionality when using the bluetooth instead of pluggin in, but I think it's worth $16 to have the option to go wireless when I want to.

#19 jbstix

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 06:06 PM

Can someone describe the ports/connections on this thing?
I didn't find any other pics othere than the Spring store single picture...

Is it powered? If so, how.
So I assume you plug the Ipod/Iphone AV cable in to this device right?

I'm trying not to sound stupid, (I'm actually an IT guy, and a techie) I just want
to see some pics or get a good description of the connections.

Thanks guys! Nice Find!

jb

#20 spaceywilly

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 07:22 PM

Can someone describe the ports/connections on this thing?
I didn't find any other pics othere than the Spring store single picture...

Is it powered? If so, how.
So I assume you plug the Ipod/Iphone AV cable in to this device right?

I'm trying not to sound stupid, (I'm actually an IT guy, and a techie) I just want
to see some pics or get a good description of the connections.

Thanks guys! Nice Find!

jb


The only port is a female ipod dock port like you'd find on an ipod. It gets its power from the usb port. There's also a blue light that is solid when the device is looking for a phone to connect to and flashes once every 6 seconds once connected. Other than that, it's just a white plastic box about the size of the ipod plug on the apple cable but a little bit wider. If you search for Anycom FIPO you can find some more information on it.

Here's what it will look like:
http://www.wired.com... ... luetooth_/

This link has a picture of it in an ipod speaker doc:
http://www.bluetomor...ection/368/490/

#21 MattsSS

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 07:32 PM

I saw this a while back and thought about it, but decided I'd rather plug it in once (and charge it while doing so) and use the voice command on the unit rather than have to mess with the phone every time I want to do something different with it.

#22 jbstix

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:33 PM

Can someone describe the ports/connections on this thing?
I didn't find any other pics othere than the Spring store single picture...

Is it powered? If so, how.
So I assume you plug the Ipod/Iphone AV cable in to this device right?

I'm trying not to sound stupid, (I'm actually an IT guy, and a techie) I just want
to see some pics or get a good description of the connections.

Thanks guys! Nice Find!

jb


The only port is a female ipod dock port like you'd find on an ipod. It gets its power from the usb port. There's also a blue light that is solid when the device is looking for a phone to connect to and flashes once every 6 seconds once connected. Other than that, it's just a white plastic box about the size of the ipod plug on the apple cable but a little bit wider. If you search for Anycom FIPO you can find some more information on it.

Here's what it will look like:
http://www.wired.com... ... luetooth_/

This link has a picture of it in an ipod speaker doc:
http://www.bluetomor...ection/368/490/


Very cool, thanks for the reply and links spacewilly! Exactly what I was looking for...
Didn't have time to do a lot of searching since I'm @ work.

very cool, ordering one shortly...
jb

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:52 PM

Good news and bad news

Good news: I got it to work on my palm pre. Just turned the bluetooth on my pre. The Pre searched for devices and found "FIPO" on phone and instantly connected. I didnt have to punch any pin number. After connection established I went into AV icon on avicf500bt and it gave me the option to turm on AV at bottom. I touched it and the car played music from pandora.

Bad news: As superjet stated earlier, streaming already compressed music gave crappy quality. How do I know? I connected the 3.5mm jack to Pre and the music was clearer and louder than bluetooth streaming, it was overwhelmingly obvious.

Final Verdict: Will most likely return the sprint bluetooth adapter. The audio difference using a cable over streaming bluetooth was significantly better. I am just going to add another 3.5mm jack to my car since I have two preouts. I hope this is helpful to everyone.

#24 jbg

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 09:56 PM

just got mine. smaller than i expected it to be, lol. like really small.

update: tried it out, works flawlessly. CONFIRM THAT IT WORKS WITH IPHONE 3GS!! The only problem is that it kills the phone battery!!! Also, as far as sound quality, it's probably one notch below cd quality, but way better than fm quality. I figured i can just use the Iphone as a remote to play the songs i need whilst outside the vehicle.

#25 07Shelby

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 02:43 PM

Confirmed working with LG Dare (Verizon). Sprint branding does not matter. As others have pointed out sound quality is relatively poor, easily below satellite and analog FM in my opinion (tested with 160kbps MP3). I was somewhat surprised by the poor audio quality. Before my F700 I had the Pioneer FHP-8000BT with native bluetooth stereo streaming. Audio quality was very respectable on that deck. [Why Pioneer opted to exclude native A2DP from the F-series I don't understand.]

Highest and best use seems to be for iPhone users who wirelessly download blogs or other talk programming and want a quick play function when they get in the car. Frequesnt music listeners will likely be disappointed, especially if higher volumes are prefered. It is not a good replacement for plugging in your iPhone or iPod for music. (Or SD card, USB drive, or CD for that matter.)

Note: I don't own an iPod speaker system; therefore, I could not test sound quality on other equipment. Verizon's A2DP implementation could be at fault but that seems unlikely. YMMV.

Since I will likely not use the adapter very often I am offering it for sale. I paid $18 to Sprint, including S&H. Will sell for $15 with free shipping to lower 48. $20 for anywhere else. Paypal only. PM me if interested.

#26 carlos_fb

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:57 PM

I'm on the same boat. I have mine for sell too. $15 shipped in US.

Pm me!

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:07 AM

I wanted to bring this thread back to life for anyone that may still be interested.

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#28 gizmo

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:40 PM

I can't find it on Sprint's site anymore. Anyone know where to get it?

#29 TopJimmy

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:43 PM

Will this work with an ipod touch?

#30 VBLUE42

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:35 PM

if you have a newer model with BT then yes.

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