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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2008, 11:39:52 PM »
I currently have a nokia CK-7W, it's faultless for a cheap kit. Run's through the car speakers.

Swapping it on thursday for a Parrot MKi9000. The only reason being, i use sony ericsson phones, currently on a W960i with the latter version bluetooth. This isn't 100% compatible with the CK-7W.

The afore mentioned parrot kit was recomended to me by four different autoelectrians and phone kit installers.


Will keep you posted on my findings on thursday.

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2008, 10:35:23 AM »
Thanks for you post Golfgirl - really helpful.

NotNormal, would be interesting to see/know what your MKi9000 is like. I like the look of it but again, am more worried about security so would like to know where you stick it, how easy it is to use, whether it was worth the cost over say CK3100 and whether your phone works well with it.

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2008, 10:39:00 PM »
Thanks for you post Golfgirl - really helpful.

No probs....if you're ever passing through Worcs and want to meet up to have a play with it or hear the sound quality, let me know and we'll try and sort something out.

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2008, 11:12:06 PM »
NotNormal, would be interesting to see/know what your MKi9000 is like. I like the look of it but again, am more worried about security so would like to know where you stick it, how easy it is to use, whether it was worth the cost over say CK3100 and whether your phone works well with it.

Hey, right, had it fitted today.
Things to note :

The wireless control button, very handy

The microphone is stereo

Anf the bird that talksto you sounds hot lol


First impressions, great bitta kit.
Easy to use
Easy to code new phones in.

Using my Sony Ericsson W960i and a nokia 6*** (not sure which, it's just my work one!)

My SE is a walkman phone and had 8GB memory thus plently of space for tunes.
The Parrot plays these and plays them well along with volume and track control from the parrot button.

The vocal qualitly is great, from both phones, when talking to people.
It has a good clear sound, in both directions even at speed

It also has iPod, USB and 1/8inch audio jack input too.
it is very connectable, good for gadget freaks like me

Worth looking at this bit of kit if your in the market for a hands free car kit.  8)

« Last Edit: November 27, 2008, 11:20:00 PM by NotNormal »
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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2008, 03:53:03 PM »
looking at getting a couple of kits installed and thought about the parrot option as seen some neat installs, anyone tried a blackberry pearl with them, it never talked to my previous nokia kit properly

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2008, 04:20:45 PM »
folks if your phone is disconnecting then go to the options on your SE phone and check your powersave option is on this will allow your phone to only connect to your handsfree unit, it discons as the phone sometimes comes into contact with other bluetooth devices and tries to connect to them, i did this and haven't had any issues since and i only use SE phones.

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2008, 04:50:47 PM »
folks if your phone is disconnecting then go to the options on your SE phone and check your powersave option is on this will allow your phone to only connect to your handsfree unit, it discons as the phone sometimes comes into contact with other bluetooth devices and tries to connect to them, i did this and haven't had any issues since and i only use SE phones.

Tried this with my SE, option on or off it still discon'd but only on incomming. Out going it's fine. I have been told it's a bluetooth and software age related thing.



As an addendum to my earleir post, the MKi9000 kit also has the input option for adding both types of wired display's. (small and large) at a later date should you so wish  :happy2: 8)
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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2008, 06:00:24 PM »
Thanks for the review NotNormal. Where did you place the display thing in the car?

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2008, 06:22:51 PM »
Thanks for the review NotNormal. Where did you place the display thing in the car?

Mine is the version without a display.

I like as little non-genuine clutter in my cabin's as i can TBH

I've placed the button on the dash insert infront of the indicator/cruise controll stalk.
I'll post a pic over the weekend if your struggeling to know where i mean with the discription  :smiley:
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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2008, 08:16:57 PM »
Sorry misread it and thought I'd seen MKi9100. I'm thinking of the 9100 or 9200 version with the display but I also like the CK3100 (with display). Where were the mics placed?

Struggling to remember which side the indicator stalk's on, and I've been away from the car for 20 hours!

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2008, 09:25:28 AM »
I've got the Bury CC9060 in mine cost £150 with the fitting if i remember right :) great bit of kit.



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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2008, 09:08:32 PM »
Stealth, why arent you considering vRStu's OEM Bluetooth skoda kit designed to work in conjuntion with the mk5???, much better then any aftermarket unit, risking not only theft having one of these things mounted, you wouldnt know ones fitted if you went with Stu's kit. Cant recommend it enough.Works with mfsw and highline aswell as SatNav/radio.Unless you have nether MFSW or midline, then go parrot or along those lines.

I havent read the rest of the thread, and sorry if its already been covered.  :happy2:

Edit, just read and you havent got highline  :sad:

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2008, 09:16:11 PM »
...unless you have nether MFSW or midline...

Exactamundo!

Midline and no MFSW otherwise I'd have gotten the VW OEM kit in a flash

In fact, all I got with the ED30 was armrest and iPod connection. At the time, that was the highest specced 57-plate low mileage ED30 on the VW database! Or I could have ordered a brand new GTI with all the gizmos and wait donkey years for it to arrive.

I'm glad I didn't wait.

As for the parrot kit, it may have to wait until after april as I've already planned to get my hands on vagcom first.

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2009, 12:09:26 AM »
I was tempted with vrStu's kit but didn't like the idea of it using a different button to the phone button on the steering wheel!

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Re: Bluetooth Kits
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2009, 12:11:16 AM »
Stealth, why arent you considering vRStu's OEM Bluetooth skoda kit designed to work in conjuntion with the mk5???, much better then any aftermarket unit, risking not only theft having one of these things mounted, you wouldnt know ones fitted if you went with Stu's kit.


My Parrot is hidden.  The only part you can see is the microphone.  Even that was hidden at first but my callers couldn't hear me so I had to move it to the A-Pillar.

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