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Verizon Offers Music-Streaming Device for Car Stereos

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Jan 17, 2008, 2:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The Venturi Mini is a link between your cell phone and car stereo, allowing you to stream music directly from your phone. The Mini connects to your phone via stereo Bluetooth and to your car stereo with its built-in FM transmitter. Once paired, your music will flow from your phone to the Mini and then to the car stereo. It plugs into 12 volt outlets, has a built-in noise filtering microphone, and will turn your car stereo into a hands-free speakerphone. It costs $129.

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VOICE OF REASON

Jan 17, 2008, 2:29 PM

potentially silly question....

Will it function the same with a device from another carrier if at all?
I don't see why not. Bluetooth is bluetooth and FM is FM.
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dublea

Jan 17, 2008, 8:58 PM

Already been done... (music has anyway)

So this is basically an FM modulator that plays the music from your phone to an FM channel? Thats kinda silly due to the poor quality of FM. Its going to be like one of those ipod or dvd adapters that plays it through your stereo via FM and any time you travel under a power line get a boost of static!

Its nice to see the phone functions also built into the device but the static would get on my last nerves.

Anywho... these devices have already been made at more than half the cost. Just buy an FM modulator that works with any MP3/CD players and get they headset adapter at your local RadioShack. The best way to connect your cellphone to your car stereo is to just have a BT enabled stereo, plain and simple.

Also, the Fusiq or Musiq ...
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I won't argue about the quality of most consumer FM transmitters, but the problem is not quite with FM technology itself.

FM is an analog technology - and a very good one at that - which means it is capable of perfect sound in perfect conditions. F...
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You can't get 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapters at RadioShack. At least not in stereo. But they are widely available over the internet, so for a fraction of the cost, you can get an adapter and a standard FM transmitter. Or if your stereo has line-in, just g...
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jskrenes

Jan 17, 2008, 4:11 PM

I was thinking...

It would be a device that would connect to your car stereo and use VZW's network to stream music from your home PC to the car. THAT would be cool.
 
 
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