Add Bluetooth Audio And Inductive Charging To Your Car

Bluetooth audio in your car makes it easy to push music from your phone to your car's stereo system, but you lose out on those benefits when you still have to plug in to charge. Reader and DIYer Ryan Wold solved this problem by installing an inductive charger inside his vehicle.

Ryan didn't have Bluetooth in his car already, so he needed to purchase an adaptor. The problem with most adapters, however, is that they require you to press a button to connect each time. When you want to mount your adaptor under a dashboard, you can't exactly push that button.

Using the HomeSpot NFC-enabled Bluetooth Receiver, Ryan was able to conceal it under his dash and just tap his phone on the surface to connect. On top of that, he wired an NFC charger into his car to allow wireless charging as well.

The entire setup doesn't see too difficult to pull off, costs very little, and appears completely integrated with his car. If you want to try this yourself, check out his video above for instructions. (Remember, while this is fine for music, if you want to use Bluetooth for phone calls, most Australian states require you to have a commercial mount.)

Wireless Phone Charger + Bluetooth Music in Car [YouTube]


Comments

    Of course in NSW you would need to integrate your inductive charger into a phone holder to satisfy road safety laws.

      What if it's held in place with magnets, like the Palm TouchStone inductive charger? Does that count as a phone holder?
      Like in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKQum2ItWXE

    VIC too. If you're clamping your phone for that you might as well just wire it. I've got a Brodit mount for my iphone 5 which I love, and I use a Belkin aircast auto to stream via Bluetooth into the car's AUX in. Funnily enough, I don't need to press the button for it to pair either.

    I don't know what he was doing wrong, but my Lumia 920 will auto reconnect to Bluetooth devices when they turn on.

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