Gaming Confessions & Blasphemy

Higgledy wrote:

I have a new car with all the bells and whistles (bells and whistles are the law in the UK. It's all the fog and heavy rain) and the thing I'm most excited about is a little USB connector that will allow me to listen to podcasts.

My current car is the first one I've owned with an aux in socket and I was equally excited.

Concave wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I have a new car with all the bells and whistles (bells and whistles are the law in the UK. It's all the fog and heavy rain) and the thing I'm most excited about is a little USB connector that will allow me to listen to podcasts.

My current car is the first one I've owned with an aux in socket and I was equally excited.

My car has an Aux port but I am getting tired of buying cables every year. Just had to buy one a week or two ago. Went with a flat style cable this time. I have tried cheap cables and expensive cables and everything in between they always wear out after a year to year and a half.

My car was in the shop for a few days a couple of weeks ago and the rental car I had had Bluetooth. That was really nice. If Best Buy had had a Bluetooth receiver that had controls on the receiver I would have got one instead of another cable. Next time I start having issues I plan to order one of these.

Rykin wrote:
Concave wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I have a new car with all the bells and whistles (bells and whistles are the law in the UK. It's all the fog and heavy rain) and the thing I'm most excited about is a little USB connector that will allow me to listen to podcasts.

My current car is the first one I've owned with an aux in socket and I was equally excited.

My car has an Aux port but I am getting tired of buying cables every year. Just had to buy one a week or two ago. Went with a flat style cable this time. I have tried cheap cables and expensive cables and everything in between they always wear out after a year to year and a half.

My car was in the shop for a few days a couple of weeks ago and the rental car I had had Bluetooth. That was really nice. If Best Buy had had a Bluetooth receiver that had controls on the receiver I would have got one instead of another cable. Next time I start having issues I plan to order one of these.

My car is too old to have an Aux In jack (although I could get something that plugs into the back of the stereo head unit and turns the OEM CD Changer into an Aux jack).

So instead, I use a FlexSmart2 for Bluetooth between my phone, have the USB 2A port on it for charging, and then use it's Aux Out to an old-school tape adapter (because VW still had tape decks in cars built in 2005).

Finally dumped the old minivan and replaced it with a 2016 Pilot about a month and a half ago; the radio is literally just an older Android 4.2.2 tablet on the dashboard, all touchscreen, and it syncs with my phone perfectly. I put widgets for Slacker, Google Play Music, and Podcast Addict on my phone's home screen, along with shortcuts to my favorite Slacker stations. So, I get in my car, my phone magically starts talking to my car, and, thanks to T-Mobile unlimited data, I just stream whatever the hell I want right through my speakers. It's unspeakably awesome.

They gave me a 90-day Sirius XM subscription with the new car and keep trying to get me to renew it. Uh, no thanks, guys, I think I got this covered.

Rykin wrote:

My car has an Aux port but I am getting tired of buying cables every year. Just had to buy one a week or two ago. Went with a flat style cable this time. I have tried cheap cables and expensive cables and everything in between they always wear out after a year to year and a half.

My car was in the shop for a few days a couple of weeks ago and the rental car I had had Bluetooth. That was really nice. If Best Buy had had a Bluetooth receiver that had controls on the receiver I would have got one instead of another cable. Next time I start having issues I plan to order one of these.

I can just plug a USB stick into mine with a few episodes on. FI can flip between episodes and choose what to listen to. It even resumes the podcast where I left off after I've been out of the car.

Rykin wrote:
Concave wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I have a new car with all the bells and whistles (bells and whistles are the law in the UK. It's all the fog and heavy rain) and the thing I'm most excited about is a little USB connector that will allow me to listen to podcasts.

My current car is the first one I've owned with an aux in socket and I was equally excited.

My car has an Aux port but I am getting tired of buying cables every year. Just had to buy one a week or two ago. Went with a flat style cable this time. I have tried cheap cables and expensive cables and everything in between they always wear out after a year to year and a half.

My car was in the shop for a few days a couple of weeks ago and the rental car I had had Bluetooth. That was really nice. If Best Buy had had a Bluetooth receiver that had controls on the receiver I would have got one instead of another cable. Next time I start having issues I plan to order one of these.

I've got one like that (this one), hooked to a cable and permanently plugged into one of these via a right angle usb that I'm going to hide completely from view soon once I do a minor bit of dremel work. The bluetooth will sit in the open bay under the head unit so I can hit the buttons to reconnect. It also has volume buttons that double as forward / back a track that I find useful.

My friend was able to tap into his 12v lead and hook up one of these in his and his dad's cars. I went the safer route and avoided tapping into wires, after checking to make sure the unit didn't draw power through the lighter port when the car was off. My wife's Xterra has one port that is always on, while the others (3 total) aren't.

Rykin wrote:
Concave wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I have a new car with all the bells and whistles (bells and whistles are the law in the UK. It's all the fog and heavy rain) and the thing I'm most excited about is a little USB connector that will allow me to listen to podcasts.

My current car is the first one I've owned with an aux in socket and I was equally excited.

My car has an Aux port but I am getting tired of buying cables every year. Just had to buy one a week or two ago. Went with a flat style cable this time. I have tried cheap cables and expensive cables and everything in between they always wear out after a year to year and a half.

My car was in the shop for a few days a couple of weeks ago and the rental car I had had Bluetooth. That was really nice. If Best Buy had had a Bluetooth receiver that had controls on the receiver I would have got one instead of another cable. Next time I start having issues I plan to order one of these.

I got myself one of these four months ago, and I love it. I ran the wires under the molding so it's out of the way. I listen to a lot of serial podcasts on my 60 minute commute, so I rarely even have to take my iPod out of my work. I just push the button and off it goes.