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    Mobile phone earpiece questions.

    Folks.

    Firstly, I'm not the most tech savvy man on the planet so this is a mystery to me...

    My rather marvellous 9 year old Scania doesn't have any means of bluetoothing the phone to it so I have one of those "Borg implant" earpieces stuck in my lug 'ole all day.

    I'm quite happy with my current one but the drawback is that I can call the last dialled number by double tapping the thing twice but for any other number I have to use the phone, which is neither legal or safe or even sensible. I recently had a spell in a new Scania that was all singing and dancing and at the press of a button on the steering wheel I could make voice prompted calls via my phone contacts.

    Do earpieces exist that have that ability, as in Alexa or Siri, and can anyone recommend such a thing??

    Much thanks.

    Martyn.

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    The smart tech is not in the ear piece it is mostly in the phone. Or in the case of many cars in the device that acts as an intermediate & syncs to the phone just using your mic & earpiece as input / output.

    This might do:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-S...9378942&sr=8-3

    https://www.halfords.com/technology/...er-472459.html

    RGds

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    Quote Originally Posted by wibble32 View Post
    The smart tech is not in the ear piece it is mostly in the phone. Or in the case of many cars in the device that acts as an intermediate & syncs to the phone just using your mic & earpiece as input / output.

    This might do:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-S...9378942&sr=8-3

    https://www.halfords.com/technology/...er-472459.html

    RGds
    Thanks Mr wibble .

    Given that the write-ups for both of them is in language that I barely understand, do I in simple terms pair them with my phone then press a button and say something along the lines of "Phone, call office"? At which point my phone calls the office and when it connects an ethereal voice emanates from the transmitter thing??

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    Look at Jabra, I would think a chat at a truck stop would get the best advice for your needs.

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    My car (2003 Audi) doesn't have Bluetooth.

    I get round the problem with a widget that receives bluetooth from the mobile and transmits on an FM frequency to the radio (find an empty frequency on the radio) - it cost me about 8.00 a few years back and is very easy to set up. Like your earpiece the widget will only call the last caller on the phone.

    I didn't opt for the type of unit identified by Wibble because of needing to charge it up. The widget in the cigarette lighterif permanently plugged in. I've been using mine (now on second one) for years or more

    I'll find a link to one similar and post it in a moment.

    It is also very useful because if you have enough mobile data to use then you can listen to internet radio or your online playlist or podcasts etc over the car's sound system.

    Depending on your mobile then you may already have voice command on it. I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 (quite old now) and, having switched on the voice control option, just say to the phone "hi, Bixby, call ????? home/mobile". The verbal part "????? home/mobile" matches how you have entered the contact name into your phone list and home/mobile etc must match the field entered into the phone. eg if you entered a mobile phone number in the 'home phone' box on the contact list you ask for "????? home".

    What mobile do you have?
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    Something like this:-

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125417592...CABEgIzSfD_BwE

    The in car experience is very good (just turn the radio up to hear better).

    People I have called have said that they can only just hear me at times / I now talk loudly at the widget.

    The widget does pick up interferance but not a prob unless listening to a quiet bit of music and certainly not a problem when using the phone.
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    Oh, I forgot to ask:-

    1. Does your vehile's stereo have a bluetooth built in?
    2. Does your vehile's stereo have a UDB port?

    If so, you don't need the FM transmitter widget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange One. View Post
    Thanks Mr wibble .

    Given that the write-ups for both of them is in language that I barely understand, do I in simple terms pair them with my phone then press a button and say something along the lines of "Phone, call office"? At which point my phone calls the office and when it connects an ethereal voice emanates from the transmitter thing??

    I would advocate getting yourself to Halfords and a chat with someone there and ask for a quick demo.

    Rgds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    Oh, I forgot to ask:-

    1. Does your vehile's stereo have a bluetooth built in?
    2. Does your vehile's stereo have a UDB port?

    If so, you don't need the FM transmitter widget.
    Finless

    UDB = USB without thumbs??

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    If it's your rig, I can recommend one of these:

    https://chameleondirect.co.uk/produc...it-with-music/


 
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