What is your "Setup"

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What is your "Setup"

Postby mitchejj » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:12 am

Inspired by this posting I thought it might be interesting to hear everyones waze setup.

I'll go first...
2006 Prius
iPhone 3G, OS 3.1
Kensington Car Mount
Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset to steam audio content from the phone
Belkin iPhone Charger (F8Z446) utilizing an USB "extension" cable.
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:28 am

I like your style! :D

Not only do we have the same car, we also have the same phone and the same car mount. I can't remember who makes my car charger, I think it's Griffin, but it has a neat lit ring on it that shows red, orange, or green depending on charge status. I'm using the car's built-in Bluetooth for voice calls and a standard 3.5mm cable for audio into the car's Aux-IN port.
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby mitchejj » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:01 am

sketch wrote:I like your style! :D

Not only do we have the same car, we also have the same phone and the same car mount. I can't remember who makes my car charger, I think it's Griffin, but it has a neat lit ring on it that shows red, orange, or green depending on charge status. I'm using the car's built-in Bluetooth for voice calls and a standard 3.5mm cable for audio into the car's Aux-IN port.


I was using the Aux-IN port via the 3.5mm cable however from time to time I would get way to much static when the I had the phone charging... I had one of those value chargers, so I upgraded in hopes that was the problem, I also upgraded the 3.5mm cable... and bought ferrite clips for the cables... I considered a few other options but in the end the Jabra BT3030 was a great fit... I could also use it in the gym and keep my phone safe in a locker.

BTW love the charger status light...
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby sketch » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:41 am

mitchejj wrote:
sketch wrote:I like your style! :D

Not only do we have the same car, we also have the same phone and the same car mount. I can't remember who makes my car charger, I think it's Griffin, but it has a neat lit ring on it that shows red, orange, or green depending on charge status. I'm using the car's built-in Bluetooth for voice calls and a standard 3.5mm cable for audio into the car's Aux-IN port.


I was using the Aux-IN port via the 3.5mm cable however from time to time I would get way to much static when the I had the phone charging... I had one of those value chargers, so I upgraded in hopes that was the problem, I also upgraded the 3.5mm cable... and bought ferrite clips for the cables... I considered a few other options but in the end the Jabra BT3030 was a great fit... I could also use it in the gym and keep my phone safe in a locker.

BTW love the charger status light...


Ah yes, the dreaded ground loop. I don't know if it's the new charger, the arrangement of the cables, or the car, but with my new charger I've never gotten this interference. For what it's worth, I ran Waze on a family trip in my mother's CX-9, and there was quite a lot of interference.

That BT3030 sounds very cool -- having one less cable to plug in is always welcome, but I'm worried that calls through it wouldn't work out too nicely. The iPhone doesn't accept more than one handsfree at a time, does it?

Also, I think I remember you saying you had your windshield mount in that little front side window? I think I tried that and found the phone a bit too far away, but I might give it another shot.

And, yeah, the charge status is cool, but having Waze running all the time, all I ever see is orange :roll:
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby kasrhp » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:01 am

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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby mitchejj » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:54 pm

sketch wrote:Ah yes, the dreaded ground loop. I don't know if it's the new charger, the arrangement of the cables, or the car, but with my new charger I've never gotten this interference. For what it's worth, I ran Waze on a family trip in my mother's CX-9, and there was quite a lot of interference.

That BT3030 sounds very cool -- having one less cable to plug in is always welcome, but I'm worried that calls through it wouldn't work out too nicely. The iPhone doesn't accept more than one handsfree at a time, does it?

Also, I think I remember you saying you had your windshield mount in that little front side window? I think I tried that and found the phone a bit too far away, but I might give it another shot.

And, yeah, the charge status is cool, but having Waze running all the time, all I ever see is orange :roll:


The interference occurred nearly every time I hit a bump, and in Michigan... well that happens ALOT.

I thought the iPhone only accepts on headset as well, but I often look at the bluetooth settings and see both connected... the issue is you never know where the call will go (iPhone, Prius, BT3030) so you need to adjust your audio source... not all that ideal.

And yes that side mount is a distance it kind of works for me, just the right spot for a quick glance, it took a few weeks to become accustomed to the set up.
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby MarkOnTheRoads » Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:12 pm

My waze runs in an iPhone.
Kensington Car mount.
Motorola Bluetooth
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby chinh » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:59 pm

Bmw Convertible
iPhone 3G, OS 3.0.1 --Tmobile
Had an A/C vent clamp, but blocking A/C vent wasnt a great option.
using center DASH for now.
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby ariesboy475 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:23 pm

'08 A4 Avant S-Line
Tmo G1, Cyan 4.0.4
Waze labeled car mount.
A4 built-in bluetooth
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Re: What is your "Setup"

Postby jdavis77 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:14 am

I'm going to sound like quite the chump compared to you guys. I drive a 92 Honda Civic ex. I'm also on the iphone 3g but running 3.01 and on T-Mobile! Edge data doesn't seem to be a problem for waze!
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