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costanza 12-22-13 11:55 PM

Galaxy S4 audio adapter (that also charges) suggestions? 2006 GS300 RWD
 
Have standard stereo w/o nav. Looking for good, reliable wired micro USB adapter for playing audio while charging phone. Control of phone by steering wheel buttons would be a huge plus! Looking to spend around $100. Suggestions? I've seen brands like vais, grom and isimple, but not sure which is good, nor which model fits my needs. Thanks :)

lex-ative 12-23-13 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by costanza (Post 8292928)
Have standard stereo w/o nav. Looking for good, reliable wired micro USB adapter for playing audio while charging phone. Control of phone by steering wheel buttons would be a huge plus! Looking to spend around $100. Suggestions? I've seen brands like vais, grom and isimple, but not sure which is good, nor which model fits my needs. Thanks :)

$100? Unless you plan to do the install yourself, you will be looking at around 2-300 bucks...

For $100 I would suggest a $35 charging cable with plug and a $20 tape deck adapter, homeslice...

costanza 12-23-13 12:41 PM

Yes. I'd do it myself. Just installed a USA-spec iPod interface in a g35. It was around $100. I already use the tape adapter. I want something better (1 cable solution like iPod interface) with steering wheel control of the S4's android music player + charging function. I know very little about the units that are marketed for android use vs iPod/iPhone.

Ironman50 12-23-13 12:55 PM

open your wallet and install the best.......Vaistech.....made exclusively for Lexus & Toyota.

best on the market.

costanza 12-23-13 01:03 PM

Which model?

worker 12-23-13 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ironman50 (Post 8293667)
open your wallet and install the best.......Vaistech.....made exclusively for Lexus & Toyota.

best on the market.

talk is cheap.. LINKS? :D

imo, get a regular car charger and buy an expensive bluetooth stereo headset. On the go anywhere and everywhere.. maybe except the swimming pool and beach and rain and alike. :D

costanza 12-23-13 05:49 PM

No bluetooth, headset or otherwise. Can someone please tell me which model will accomplish my goal? Tia

YaMomma 12-23-13 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by costanza (Post 8294024)
No bluetooth, headset or otherwise. Can someone please tell me which model will accomplish my goal? Tia

They are talking about the MML from Vaistech.

http://www.vaistech.com/site/mml.php

I don't have one installed but I have a 06 GS300 and researched this before.

http://www.vaistech.com/manuals/SL3i...on%20Guide.pdf

costanza 12-23-13 10:27 PM

I don't see android phones in the sales blurb. It will interface S4 music player with steering wheel controls while charging phone? Thanks!!!!

worker 12-23-13 10:40 PM

I'm talking about something like this http://reviews.cnet.com/headsets/lg-...-34532029.html

but while you driving you should listen to only one side cause this thing can isolate the sound pretty good.

costanza 12-23-13 10:47 PM

No bluetooth. No headset. Wired connection to car stereo and speakers for audio + charging of the galaxy s4.

YaMomma 12-23-13 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by costanza (Post 8294306)
I don't see android phones in the sales blurb. It will interface S4 music player with steering wheel controls while charging phone? Thanks!!!!

You would use your phone as a USB storage device, so you couldn't play Pandora or anything like that but it would play any mp3 files located on your SD Card. It makes the car think the storage device is a CD so your steering wheel controls will still work. It should also charge your phone since anytime your phone is connected to USB it's charging.

I don't have this installed so I can't promise you anything but this is the route I was going to take with my Samsung Note 2. At the end of the day it wasn't worth 250 to me because I have Sirius in my car. Give the company a call I'm sure they can provide more information than me since I've never used this product.

worker 12-24-13 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by costanza (Post 8294319)
No bluetooth. No headset. Wired connection to car stereo and speakers for audio + charging of the galaxy s4.

I've tried that, horrible feedback making the sound like a bad AM station. It only stop if you unplug one of the two.

Wireless is the only way I know to avoid this feedback.

goodluck.

costanza 12-24-13 07:05 AM

I have an el cheapo passive power+audio, 3.5mm-miniplug to 30-pin cable that gives me noise connected to iPhone. I only spent like $2-3 in it, so no surprise. U were getting feedback using an actual interface device like we r discussing? Must b really really poor design. The USA-spec iPod interface I just installed in my bud's g35 has no noise. It charges while transferring audio via a single cable, but I need S4/andriod version.
I've noted the MML interface. What's the next best at closer to my budget? What r the good brands that support charging+audio on S4? Never heard of any of them besides PIE. The USA-spec was a gamble that seems to have paid off.

msequence 12-24-13 09:52 AM

Anyone know if the I-VIC-i works on our cars. It says not compatible with 2,3rd,4th gen nav systems. But it shows works with some 2006+ Lexus models. ?? A bit confused.


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