Join Date: 6th June 2011
Location: Essex, UK
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Factor hands free seems rubbish? - switch to parrot?
Having switched from a parrot in my old car to my 56 plate civic EX everyone I speak to says the hands free sounds awful.
I have never considered replacing it as I dont want the steering wheel buttons to be there but not be used, however today I found out about something that you wire in and it lets you use the wheel buttons to control the parrot (9100, 9200 etc).
I was just wondering if anyone has done this and how you found the difference?
I have a mini USB phone also so I know that the 9100 (I think) that my wife has in our other car lets you connect via USB, although I'm buggered if I can get it to work. That thing has been so temperamental since the day we got it (automatically playing music when you first connect phone without you telling it to... being difficult to then stop... and virtually impossible to restart later when you want to use it!)
If I can get this installed and working I'd just need a cigarette lighter socket charger in the glove box for emergencies and I'm good to go.
I did like the idea of connecting a large external hard drive for music via one of the aftermarket solutions but this wont solve the bluetooth issue. In a dream world the parrot would let me connect a hard drive to it too but I dont think thats possible?
Basically after anyones thoughts on this!