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The Best Bluetooth-Aux Adapter

TL;DR the Tunai Firefly provides music streaming without an unneeded battery or interfering with stock phone calls. Like anyone with a non-navigation 370Z, my car does not accept media streaming

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Old 12-20-2019, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TL;DR the Tunai Firefly provides music streaming without an unneeded battery or interfering with stock phone calls.

Like anyone with a non-navigation 370Z, my car does not accept media streaming over Bluetooth, only phone calls. There are countless Bluetooth-Aux adapters on the market but the vast majority contain features which are superfluous and only get in the way of the intended use case.

Specifically, most contain a microphone to support phone calls. The problem is that our cars already have Bluetooth for phone calls which are undoubtedly far superior with ideal microphone placement compared to a dongle. We don't want multiple handset devices competing to take a phone call. The second unneeded feature is a battery. Not only is this not needed, but it can malfunction in extreme temperatures, and limit the life of the device. Not only that, but the battery can also require manually turning it on and off.

What we're looking for is a Bluetooth-aux adapter with less features. We simply need it to turn on when the car starts, turn off when the car stops, and accept streaming music ONLY.

As it turns out, I've found the perfect device for this use case, which was actually rather hard to find. Search for a "Tunai Firefly" on Amazon or eBay. It's just a wire with a USB plug on one end (for power) and an aux plug on the other. No battery, no microphone, no buttons. Hopefully this helps someone else who wants Bluetooth streaming on their stock, non-nav model.
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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OK, I'll bite … tired of the cord hang'in out of the console & streaming seems to be the only way to get semi-decent sound out of this "Bose" sound system.
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I just ordered one. I'll let you know how it goes!
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It works. i'm stoked to not have to plug my phone in every time i want to listen to music.
The phone still connects to the car for calls, and the tunai for music.
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It works. i'm stoked to not have to plug my phone in every time i want to listen to music.
The phone still connects to the car for calls, and the tunai for music.
COOL - Got Mine But Have Not Tried It Yet...
Where Did You Plug It In At (Center Console Or Under Dash)
Did You Tuck The AUX Cable Or Let It Exposed?...

I Have An Audio Cable From The Console Compartment To The Radio AUX Installed Under The Console - Hoping To Use This Cable...
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Where Did You Plug It In At (Center Console Or Under Dash)
Did You Tuck The AUX Cable Or Let It Exposed?...

I Have An Audio Cable From The Console Compartment To The Radio AUX Installed Under The Console - Hoping To Use This Cable...
Center console. I just ran it from a usb charger to the aux port. there really wasn't a way to tuck it. The cord is the perfect length to plug it in with the usb i had.
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Just got this and it works very well. I just miss being able to skip songs like you can with USB.
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Just got this and it works very well. I just miss being able to skip songs like you can with USB.
I never got to use the USB so i wouldn't know. I never could get it to connect to my galaxy, though it works with my friends iphones just fine.
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I never got to use the USB so i wouldn't know. I never could get it to connect to my galaxy, though it works with my friends iphones just fine.


Probably because back on 2009 ipods where all the rage.
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Probably because back on 2009 ipods where all the rage.
I know it. I'll never forget my ipod video loaded up with 32gigs of crap music. I'd like to think my music taste has gotten better over the years but in reality i know i still listen to garbage.
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