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A Hertz, an Iphone and Crackerjack GPS?

Once I had a Garminfone, and when I’d rent a car, I’d plug the phone into the car’s USB outlet, run the GPS, and listen to podcasts, the radio, or just sit in silence. Now I have an iPhone 5s running on OS10, and I recently rented a Hertz, and found much of that impossible. Worse, Applemaps led me the long way round the Northeast recently, adding several hours to my trip. Soon, I’ll need to drive home. Please suggest a new mapping program. Without GPS, I’ll never get home at all. [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Oct 14, 2016 - 23 answers

One hearing aid and one earbud

I have one bad ear and one good ear. Would there be any way to wear one hearing aid and one earbud and have my phone push audio to both of them at once? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Sep 17, 2016 - 7 answers

Best way to wirelessly connect two sets of headphones to a phone

I like to listen to the same podcasts as my girlfriend while going for walks, but using a cable splitter and wired headphones is pretty frustrating. Is there a good way to either connect two pairs of headsets over bluetooth and/or listen on one set of plugged in wired headsets while the other person listens wirelessly over bluetooth? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Sep 7, 2016 - 2 answers

Best Bluetooth Headset with No Features?

I'm looking for a comfortable, loud, good-sounding bluetooth dingus with no features to use with my iPhone. Something that doesn't talk to me, doesn't play my music, doesn't have firmware updates. I want dead simple like a can opener. [more inside]
posted by churl on Sep 3, 2016 - 2 answers

Bluetooth Interference

A bluetooth dead zone has mysterious appeared in my basement, which happens to be exactly where I have my bike trainer set up to use Zwift, which requires the use of bluetooth sensors. Everything worked perfectly fine 10 days ago, when I last used it, and I have not changed a single thing about my setup. I'm not sure how to find out what is the source of this new interference, or what to do about it if I find it. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Apr 8, 2016 - 2 answers

How do trigger an iPhone app based on location?

Is there any way for me to trigger or open a specific app when I get to a particular location and then shut it down when I leave? I've got IFTTT but the app in question isn't part of their channels, so all I can do at the moment is trigger a reminder when I enter or leave the location in question. Is there another way to get this done? Am I missing something obvious?? Google has not been helpful so far. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Apr 5, 2016 - 8 answers

How can I control my iPhone without touching it?

I need to give a demonstration on an iPhone 6+, and need to have full control of the device. Difficulty level: I will not be holding the phone, and will not have a desk surface for a traditional mouse. In a perfect and just world, I would simply be able to connect a bluetooth mouse and use it like any other input device, but I understand that iOS does not support mice. Assume I do not need any multi touch gestures, just taps and swipes. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Mar 17, 2015 - 10 answers

Promiscuous iOS Bluetooth

Is there a way to prevent an iPhone running iOS 8.1.2 from automatically pairing with known bluetooth devices? The phone is jailbroken if that helps. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Feb 26, 2015 - 2 answers

How can I safely use my iPhone 5 when I'm driving?

I want to make and receive calls when I'm driving, but I want to do it as safely as possible. I've tried two different Bluetooth devices, and they were both terrible. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on May 24, 2014 - 16 answers

I'm looking for a bluetooth button. No features. Just. A. Button.

So I used WAZE for my morning commute on my iPhone. It's on my dash and out of easy reach. But sometimes I get an idea for a thing I need to do when I get to the office. Or a text I need to send. So I have to stretch and reach over for the iPhone button to hold it down and dictate it to Siri. Then I thought: What if I just had a button. On me. So that's what I'm looking for. A button I can have close to me that I can press to activate the same function on the iPhone. Not a headset. Or a speakerphone. My car's functionality there works great. Just a button to trigger the thing that's a foot out of easy reach. Now It'd be great if it was like a pin on and didn't look awful so it could be semi decorative. But frankly even if it was big and ugly and I could mount it on the wheel that would work too. So...anyone know any straight button options?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 18, 2014 - 11 answers

iPhone controlled Bluetooth Home Speaker system with multiple zones

Are there any good alternatives to the SONOS system that would let me control music across my entire house from my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Oct 10, 2013 - 8 answers

These thumbs weren't made for typing

Suggest a portable keyboard to use with my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Feb 13, 2013 - 11 answers

How to play music wirelessly on home theater system.

Rdio/Bluetooth/home theater receiver/iPhone...please help me out of this mush. [more inside]
posted by st starseed on May 15, 2012 - 4 answers

A whole new world with iphone keyboard?

How can I best use my new bluetooth keyboard with my iphone? [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Argggh, I just want a radio that doesn't think I'm in Guam

I'd like to purchase an aftermarket radio for my Ford Freestyle. I purchased an eclipse radio 4 years ago but it has turned into an epic POS. I'd like the following features: -Bluetooth -ability to plug in my iPhone to play podcasts and Pandora etc -gps navigation -xm would be nice, but the other features are more important I researched my last radio and got the worst POS imaginable. So your suggestions are welcome. I'd be ecstatic if I could find something that functioned at this point.
posted by bananafish on Jan 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Problems with music over Bluetooth

I'm having problems playing music in my car from my iPhone via Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Nov 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Need help with a jailbroken iPhone bluetooth problem

I just purchased a Belkin Aircast bluetooth car adapter to use with a 1st generation Iphone. It's not working the way it's supposed to and I suspect it's because my iPhone is jailbroken. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Sep 23, 2011 - 6 answers


Use iPhone as Bluetooth mouse? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Jan 30, 2011 - 8 answers

tonight there's going to be a Jailbreak

iPhone 4, iOS 4.1, Jailbreakable? What route should I take? What am I in for? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Oct 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Best audio/communication solution for snowsports helmet?

Best ski/snowboard helmet w/audio (mic preferred) integration? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Dec 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Need remote waterproof speaker

Does anyone make a waterproof bluetooth speaker that I can use in the shower to listen to audio books from my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Nov 4, 2009 - 7 answers

iPhone app limitation by Apple?

I'm wondering if there are Apple-imposed limitations that would prevent this no-brainer iPhone app from being created. I'd love to be able to go to one place on my iPhone to turn off/on all the power-sucking tidbits: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc. As it is now, you have to drill down through all parts of the interface to access that stuff. Does Apple allow an app to access the WiFi on/off function, for instance? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Aug 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Where are the iPhone Bluetooth keyboards?

Three iPhone keyboard questions: Bluetooth keyboard support in 3.0? Any product announcements? Support for 2G iPhones? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Jun 25, 2009 - 2 answers

iPhone OS 3.0 Questions

With the release of iPhone OS 3.0, I have some questions that I'd like answered. One relates to Stereo Bluetooth headphone recommendations, and the others relate to internet tethering. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 18, 2009 - 9 answers

I just want to listen to podcasts wirelessly.

How to stream music to my iphone through my bluetooth headset. The cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp on Jan 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Two Headsets - One Source - Iphone and A2DP FTW...

How can I connect two stereo (bluetooth?) wireless headphones to a single music source? What products are on the market to do this? [more inside]
posted by jwhowa on Nov 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Bluetooth headset reccommendations for iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G filter: I'm about to purchase and iPhone 3G and need the help of the hive mind to determine the best bluetooth headset to get. [more inside]
posted by ChazB on Sep 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Phone+music stereo headset?

I’ve just started using my first PDA/Smartphone (Blackberry 8820) and I need some recommendations for a headset. I know there are tons of questions already—and even more online resources—for finding the best Bluetooth earpiece, but I’m not looking specifically for your standard Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jul 16, 2008 - 3 answers

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