Ok, I'm trying to find a good bluetooth unit for my wife's Honda. The problem is that bluetooth was available from the factory, but only with the really crappy nav unit. I'm trying to find a nice clean way to add bluetooth to her factory stereo.
- I will not replace the factory HU
- The factory HU has both USB and AUX in
- The USB port seems to work with any flash drive or ipod/iphone we throw at it, and has full control over the USB-attached device (can navigate iphone playlists, albums, etc).
Here's my ideal solution: A small bluetooth dongle like those you can get for computers. It autoconnects when the car is started (powered off the USB port), displays the contact/call info on the dash, and lets me use the factory steering wheel buttons to hang up/dial. I know I can't just plug into a generic bluetooth dongle and expect it to work, but you'd think there would be something out there like this.
I have found lots of cheap-looking bluetooth dongles that are powered off the cigarette jack and have an AUX plug. That would technically work, but isn't very elegant, and means whatever audio we're listening to prior to the call MUST come from the phone. Also, the USB port is in the glovebox, so it would be much easier to hide a small box or dongle out of sight there, as opposed to plugging into the AUX jack, which is right on the front of the dash.
Any ideas/options? Thanks!