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Pidu

Member Since 03 Jan 2012
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Goodbye Ford

19 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

So after 2.5 years of faultless drive it is time to say goodbye to my focus. It turned to be very reliable car. As new car arrived focus is for sale now. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge, your advices, mod ideas and great atmosphere on the forum.

 

All the best and see you around.


Number Plates

14 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

I would like to get new number plates. Not in a hurry, looking for good look and quality, so wanted to get them again of ebay from previously recommended seller dhjplates, but it looks like they don't sell any more. Could you recommend other seller?

Next thing - private reg. Wife told me to get a private reg as my birthday gift :) Very nice of her I would say. As regs similar to my nick are available it crossed my mind that possibly my nick is hm.... not proper in English hahaha It came with me from Poland, it meant nothing there, just a nickname. Does "PIDU" have some bad meaning / association / connection with short cut etc in English? :D I know, should have asked before registered here, but would like to avoid driving with silly reg on my car :lol:
So be serious about it please :) I believe in you, do not let me down please ;)

Aux Bluetooth Dongle

22 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

Have seen some discussion regarding AUX cables in other thread and wanted to share with you my latest experience with AUX Bluetooth dongle. I got tired of wires and connecting my phone to play music each time I get into the car.. After some research I found out that there is quite a lot of wireless solutions available. Did some reading and went for HTC A100 Car Audio Bridge. Below some pictures from the web, I did not take any pictures on my own.

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Small device of pendrive size with built in battery that is supposed to last 5hrs playing music and 120hrs standby time when paired device is out of range, but I still turn it off if I'm not going anywhere within next couple of hours. Dongle can be charged via USB and still used while charging. All you do is simply plug it into AUX and pair it with your bluetooth enabled phone. Instead of connecting AUX cable you press little button on the device to turn it on and it pairs with your phone within seconds, hit play on your phone and enjoy music. I moved my AUX port next to heated rear window button long time ago and it appeared very handy now, but dongle can be used with any kind of 3.5mm jack extension cables in case of need. It will work in any audio system with AUX, also at home.

Now the best part - audio quality is very good, some even say it's better than when using AUX cable. Not really sure if I can write anything else regarding this matter :) I'm really happy with this gadget. During my days off last week I was driving around the town few times daily, till now I didn't have to charge it.

In case of incoming call voice can be heard on car speakers. I'm not using this feature as I have BT handsfree kit in my car, phone is connected with both of them and if I receive phone call handsfree kit takes over AUX dongle.

Cheapest option to get it is Amazon - 30 quid, ebay is much more expensive.

Some may say they prefer AUX cable for 1-2 quid as it is way cheaper and does not require charging from time to time and I will not argue with that, just wanted to present other available solution for those who like gadgets ;)