However, my setup wasn't ideal. My car is old enough that it has a cassette deck, which I used via a wired adapter to my phone. Cassette adapter, car plug for power, so-so sound.... and a royal pain if I had to take a call.
I don't know what triggered the thought that there might be a better Bluetooth solution available, but I started hunting around Amazon. After looking at a dozen or so different options, I settled on the GOgroove FlexSMART X2.
What I love about it:
- Easily paired to my Galaxy Nexus
- Solid transmission to my FM Radio
- Interfaces well with my phone: easy to accept calls, easy to place calls and works with my voice dial, calls come through the stereo cleanly.
- Interfaces well with my media programs.
- USB outlet to charge my phone.
- Flex arm extends away from car lighter for easy accessibility.
- Off switch (useful since my car lighter will continue to power even when the car is off)
So now in the morning, I set my phone in the vent cradle, plug in the charger, and I am good to go. Thanks to the android phone, I have books, music, podcasts, and out of state radio (it is great to listen to the Drew and Mike morning show in Detroit).
I highly recommend this little piece of tech. It has made my commute a lot easier.