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Original Air Date: May 23, 2013

Connecting New Smartphones To Older Cars

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It’s time for another Data Doctors Tech Tip.

Many of us hold on to our cars these days. They run longer, the don’t break down as often and we know everything about them.

The problem is, our technology has evolved, but your car hasn’t. So how can you connect today’s smartphones to yesterdays cars?

The Smartini BT, may be just the tech you need to pimp out your old ride.

The Smartmini plugs into a 12-volt power port in your car. They used to be called cigarette lighters for you old timers.

The device does 2 things... it talks to your phone or tablet via bluetooth, and transmits the signal to your FM radio.

Now, if you’re wanting to hear your music, the Smartmini is able to make a wireless, one way connection by broadcasting to an open frequency on the FM radio, you just tune in to listen. Like you do right here!
?The best way to get a clear signal is the let the Smartini do it for you.

You don’t need a bluetooth device to play your tunes, there's also a standard input jack. The Smartini BT even has an output for cars that have a mini jack.

On the other side, you'll find a powered USB port. It’s able to charge a smartphone, but not your tablets. As an added bonus, the device also features a Bluetooth 2.1 connection which adds hands-free calling.

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