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Old 05-02-12, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default Best way to connect Android phone to LS430 stereo system?

I listen to a lot of podcasts and currently use a shoddy tape adapter. Wanted to find suggestions on how to better connect my phone to the stereo system.

The Coby CA-745 FM transmitter has good reviews and is about $20, but I'd like to see if there were any hard wire type solutions.

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Those two choices are just about the only options we have for droids. Too bad we can't stream music thru bluetooth like in other cars. I have a Droid 2 global but my music is done thru ipod and a vaistech adapter. I do plan on using a tape adapter for phones calls to get better sound when I'm talking and driving.
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I'm not familiar with droids, but since you have a headphone jack, you can buy a the aux VaisTech and connect via aux.

http://www.vaistech.com/dev/sl2u.php

Edit: Their site even says it is a solution for Android.
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Actually just ordered this after consulting my friend with a car audio shop.

http://www.gromaudio.com/store/aux_a...r.html#package

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Can playlist/Songs be controlled via Factory steering wheel buttons? Also will the playlist show on Factory Nav? If yes, this seems to be a great alternative without having to spend $249 for Vaistech unit.
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I don't think the $75 unit does it, but perhaps the $129 unit does.

http://www.gromaudio.com/store/usb_a...interface.html
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Actually just ordered this after consulting my friend with a car audio shop.

http://www.gromaudio.com/store/aux_a...r.html#package

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Curious how it works for you... please post results after install... thanks!
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Sounds pretty damn cool!! In for results

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Just had my friend come over and install the unit. Very easy install and works as described. I notice my HTC Thunderbolt isn't as loud as his iPhone 4 when connected at the same volumes.
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Can you use the steering wheel controls? How do you access the Bluetooth music on the phone in stock radio. Ive been looking for this months!!
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For my Android phone, this connects via the audio jack and has a USB port to charge. No steering wheel controls, maybe with the iPod.

No Bluetooth music with stock radio.
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Looking for something like this, but in $129 version. I think they say it on their website that it provides for the steering controls. If someone installed that and is using it successfully, I'd sure like to hear from them before I shell out the 129
Also would like to know how one would hide the wire so it does not look too much aftermarket-ish.
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awesome, thanks for the review, might jump on the 129$ version
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I have the wires tucked under the side of the center console, exiting on the passenger side by the cup holders. When not in use, I just tuck the wires between the center console and passenger seat area.
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i have the 129$ one ordered, should get it this week/weekend sometime. Ill keep you guys posted on it
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